A little bit about us
Inspired by Children to Create a Company for Children
The Company's Founder spent her early years going to school in Germany. She fondly remembers her parents presenting her with what was known as a "Schultüte" (School Cone, on her very first day at school. It was filled with a range of exciting and practical items including stationery, books, toys, and not forgetting those lovely sweet treats!
Our Founder came from a long line of family members in Germany who celebrated their First Day at School in the same way. Here is a photo of her father celebrating his First Day at School in 1962.
Now a mother of three, her treasured memory, inspired her to set up, Kiddicone, a company in which she could share the joy of receiving these School Cones with other children, as well as her own.
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School Cones are historically and traditionally popular in Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. Recently the trend has spread as far as America, Australia, and Japan!
School Cones first appeared in Germany around 1810 and their popularity spread from the big towns to the smaller towns and villages. Back then the Cones were made from paper and filled with sweets and chocolate and referred to as "candy cones", which inspired the shape of the boxes we see in parts of the world today.
School Cones were once marked with a child's name, and then taken by the parent or Godparent to a School. A ceremony was held where the individual Cones would be hung on a metal tree, ready for the child attending the School, to find and pick off. The Cones resembled fruits on trees and so when they were ripe, it was time for the child to go to school. In 1853 a story referring to a candy cone was written to support this theory.
Around 1910, the first manufacturing site began to appear in Germany which produced School Cones for the growing market.
A Company for the UK and Ireland
To give children the best possible start in life at school, we are keen to support funding for Nurseries, Pre-Schools, and Primary Schools in the UK and Ireland. If you would like information on how to join our growing number of Nurseries and Schools offering our products for sale then please contact: [email protected].
We are very proud to be a company which supplies School Cones for children in the UK and Ireland. The First Day at School is such an important event in anyone's life, and our Kiddicones make it a time for fun and celebration which will be remembered in many years to come!
Why Buy from Us?
- A company providing School Cones for children in the UK and Ireland
- We offer high quality School Cones which are manufactured in Germany
- We provide funding to Nurseries, Pre-Schools and Primary Schools through the sale of our products.