A tradition since the early 19th century, German and Austrian children were presented with a schultüt or school cone such as this one - all decorated and filled with chocolates and other candies, small toys, school supplies and other surprises. Such a sweet tradition was begun to make the children less anxious about awaiting their first day of school - thus making it sweeter for them.
Parents and grandparents would try to make a very nice surprise package for each child. And now you can continue that same tradition. Or, you might choose to use them for other holidays or birthdays!
Of course, many of the originals were homemade cones, and now many are manufactured with licensed characters. We are delighted that we have some of these to offer, because this decorate-it-yourself style is no longer available (we hope it will return, but we cannot be sure).
You can decorate the plain white area with the child's picture or with any design you choose. Fill up the cone and twist the crepe collar till it closes - add a ribbon if you choose.
This large cone measures 13-1/2 inches long and the top diameter measures 4-1/2 inches. So, lots of surprises will fit inside.
This will arrive with the collar tucked into the cone, so please be careful when pulling it out.