News-Antique.com - Dec 16,2010 - Traditional Christmas tree candle clips, pendulum Christmas tree candle holders, clip-on holders and Christmas tree candles are finding their way back into shoppers’ hearts this year after teetering on the edge of extinction for nearly 90 years.
Antique and vintage style Christmas tree candle holders are a rarity. The fact that the Christmas tree candle holder has survived and is on its way back from obsolescence demonstrates how powerful memories of Christmas past really are and how much this lowly iconic Christmas ornament is loved.
They still occasionally turn up in antique shops or at flea markets and are usually quickly snapped up. But the average non-collector is likely to draw a blank when shown a candle clip.
Finding a product that has been off the market for 90 years and that most people have never heard of requires persistence. Hardware, candle and specialty stores don’t carry them. Big box home centers such as Lowes and Home Depot have gone over to LED Christmas lighting in a big way and have no time for something as “quaint” as the classic Christmas tree candle and candle holder.
Want to “get the LED out” this year and switch to natural candlelight? The best place to look for Christmas tree candles and candle holders is on the internet. Make sure to buy from a web store that features products that are imported from Germany.
Philadelphia-based ChristmasGiftsfromGermany.com sources original candle clips and pendulum candle holders from the sole remaining German manufacturer, and guarantees their originality.
The choices include:
Candle Clip or Clip-On Christmas Tree Candle Holder: This model has a spring grip that holds on to the tree branch and keeps the candle steady. It includes a wax catcher and has a base you can adjust. Silver or gold.
Pendulum Christmas Tree Candle Holder with Star, Pine Cone or Kugel: This traditional hanging candle holder was used before the candle clips. It has a stem that loops over the limb and a dangling counterweight in the shape of a star, ball ("Kugel") or pine cone.
Christmas Tree Candles: These are specially made for use on trees or with candle chimes. Made in Germany quality! Red or white.
Interest in decorating with Christmas tree candles has been widespread this year and the volume of early-season orders was so strong that the Philadelphia company rushed more stock from Germany.
Christmas tree candles, candle clips and pendulum candle holders are creating more buzz this holiday season than they have since electric Christmas lights captured the market after World War I, proving that that a product that has been out of sight for over 80 years can make a comeback.
Christmas candles, candle clips, pendulum candles and other German Christmas decorations are available from www.ChristmasGiftsFromGermany DOT com. Further information is available by email at christmasgiftsfromgermany AT gmail DOT com or by phone at 215 991 9892.