Do not forget to have some form of jewelry for the tree, bracelets or necklaces - not of gleaming precious stones nor yet of gold or silver, but of toothsome nut kernels and delicious, dark rich raisins. With needle and strong thread string first a peanut, then a raisin, a peanut, a raisin, an almond, a raisin, a filbert, a raisin and so on, using as many kinds of nuts as you deem best (Fig. 23). The boy or girl receiving the novelty will be charmed and later may devour the queer beads one by one as they are pulled from the string.
FROM: "CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATIONS, Good to Eat & Good to Look Upon". From "The Delineator" December 1901.