Cone Zone

A new lunchbox or backpack might be on the list for your kindergartener’s first day of school. So why is little Eliza Hinchcliffe holding a shiny paper cone that’s bigger than she is? “My daughter Eliza will be starting kindergarten this year. Her great-grandma, ‘Oma Gila,’ will be passing on a German tradition,” explained Eliza’s mother, Christa Hinchcliffe, who shared this photo shot by Allison Mcdonald. When a German child starts kindergarten, they are given a Schultüte (pronounced SHOOL-too-ta), a handmade, decorated paper cone filled with gifts. Christa was the first grandchild to receive this one, and after being passed along to various cousins and siblings, now it’s her daughter’s turn. Hope there’s room for it in Eliza’s backpack.

Cone Zone

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