As we ring in the holiday season, we would like to introduce you to a Brooklyn-born line of holiday ornaments, Monster Crackers – a fun spin on your classic holiday nutcracker and a perfect present for Halloween-lovers, Christmas-lovers, and everyone else in between. Along with being a welcomed change from the stereotypical reindeer, Santa, and snowmen of Christmas past, Monster Crackers aims to crush gender-norms and underrepresentation and prove that the classic Christmas ornament isn’t just what it’s been cracked up to be.
Shining a light on the status quo of today’s society, the monsters of Monster Crackers represent underrepresented, marginalized communities with their range of characters not usually found in kid’s stories or on a Christmas tree. Unlike your average soldier dude nutcracker, Monster Crackers emphasizes the beauty in the diversity of each “monster” to inspire both children and adults to have the courage to be yourself when you feel a little different. Monster Crackers is expanding the meaning of the holiday season with both their products and illustrated children’s books of tales about individuality and self-acceptance.
A great gift for the holidays as well as year-round for your loved ones, each unique ornament is $20 and makes a perfect stocking stuffer. The line of 15 collectible hand-crafted, solid wood ornaments is currently available on www.MonsterCracker.com or at their URBANSPACE locations in the Union Square Holiday Market and Columbus Circle Holiday Market.