25 December 2009
Merry Christmas from the Grand Duchy of Stollen!!!
For our Christmas Day illustration, it's fitting to present an image of Great Britain's Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, and children around their family Christmas tree. It was Prince Albert, of course, who is credited with bringing the custom of the tree to England from Germany. What the history books conveniently neglect to tell us that the rest of German-speaking Central Europe borrowed the custom of the Christmas tree from the House of Stollen-Meckerfritz. No doubt, Irwin-Amadeus II and his Aunt Agatha are enjoying a little late night eggnog beneath their own Christmas tree right now before retiring for the night!