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Toy’s Fantasy Collection: Inspired By a Centuries-Old German Tradition
According to tradition, when the seasonal skies begin to burn red at sundown, it means that the angels above are baking cookies for all the good children. The angels give their baked confections to St. Nicholas to deliver on December 6th. The Feast of St. Nicholas is a long-kept German tradition that dates back centuries. Children leave a boot and a paper plate (or bunter teller) outside their bedroom doors on the night of December 5th in hopes that St. Nicholas will stop by and leave goodies.
What’s a bunter teller? Literally translating to “colorful plate,” a bunter teller is the name given to the paper plate that’s part of this enchanted German Christmas tradition. Villeroy & Boch embraces this magical tradition each year with the Toy’s Fantasy collection. The porcelain plates in our Toy’s Fantasy collection mimic the shapes of the bunter tellers. Each year, when we release our Toy’s Fantasy, we keep the same “fluted paper plate look” and update them with new themes and designs—making them limited edition collectibles you can share with family and friends and pass down for generations to come!