A hundred years ago home economics textbooks sometimes had “Christmas Lessons” where the students learned how to make candy. One book recognized that “small children are better without candy. . . ” before moving on to describing how to make candy.
This lesson reminds me of another lesson that I did a post on several years ago. That lesson was on making candy gift boxes.
How to Make a Triangular Candy (Gift) Box
9 thoughts on “1921 Christmas Home Economics Lesson”
Christmas lessons sound as though they would have been fun. My mother had a few nice recipes for fudge which she would occasionally use around Christmas time. The fudge was mostly for giving away .
It was interesting that they said candy was fine for adults. I find the older I get, the more I have to cut back on sweets. I guess they did not have a yearly blood sugar test. None the less, I do make Christmas candy.
I’m making these boxes! Thanks Sheryl!
Your post leaves a nice festive feeling.
COVID has put a big crimp in cookie and candy giving this year…. but i still made cookies and my Fireball Whiskey Fudge is still waiting to be made!
I love the candy box! How clever, and the post on how to make it was fun to read.
What lovely boxes..thank you for sharing Sheryl 🙂
I know some adult children who are better without candy as well!! 🙂
I grew up with very limited candy in the 1950’s. I wonder when it became so commonplace to have it and snacks available all the time to kids.