When Sarah was asked to make the Prune People for the Mifflinburg, Pa Christkindl Market, she wasn’t too sure how it was to be done.

With a bit of research and lots of crafting, she has crafted quit a collection.

It stems from an old German story of an old man who was very sick. His neighbor children came to help him. As he was very poor he could not pay them . So he made little people out of dried fruits and nuts and gave them as gifts.

To this day it is a real treasure to have a Prune Person in your possession – esp a Chimney Sweep as he is to bring you good luck when you touch one.

Sarah enjoys letting her imagination run as she crafts the different occupations of her Prune People.

No two Prune Figures are exactly alike.

Sarah has designed different Prune Figures to go with the theme of the yearly Mifflinburg Pa Christkindl Market.

Sarah Miller of Berlin, Pa. has made the prune figures for 20 years for The Mifflinburg Christkindl Market years 1997-2016, using the traditional German, as well as American folk life and folklore figures.

Becky Eshleman, Sarah’s niece has been involved with the prune figures at Mifflinburg’s Christkindl Market since Becky came with her parents to the 2005 Mifflinburg Christkindl Market at 11 years of age.

A transition time of passing the torch of crafting the prune figures occurred from 2012 -2018 from Sarah to Becky.

You may contact either Becky or Sarah and your order will get to Becky.

Becky and Sarah have designed several different sizes of the Prune Figures, a do-it-yourself-kit, and a Find The Prune Man Game.

Call or e-mail for the current prices and availability .

The prices for the Prune People Items range from $8.00 – $20.00 plus sales tax and shipping.

As our items are handmade there maybe a waiting time till we get an item/items completed. 

Thank-you for your patience!


Kervin and Becky Eshleman

17451 Cindy Lane, Hagerstown, Md. 21740




Stephen and Sarah Miller

9018 Glades Pike, Berlin, Pa. 15530