New Buzz and a Small Rebellion: Christmas Tree Candles Make Comeback as "Slow Christmas" Spreads After 90 years, Christmas tree candles and vintage Christmas candle holders are carving out a special holiday niche. Phila-based online shop offers a pre-season look at original imports from Germany.
News-Antique.com - Nov 02,2013 - When it comes to Christmas lights, LED rules. LED Christmas tree lights, LED icicles and ready-made LED Christmas trees are grabbing market share and flooding the shelves.
LED Christmas lights may be low energy -- but they’re definitely high-tech. And some shoppers are balking.
This season, a Philadelphia-based web Christmas tree shop is offering a line of German vintage Christmas tree candle holders and Christmas candles as an alternative for consumers who want to “get the LED out.”
Tastes run deep and mighty battles are fought in families every year when it comes time to put up Christmas decorations.
The issue often has to do with Christmas lights. Increasingly, it’s also a discussion about High-Tech vs. Low-Tech and what an alternative “Slow Christmas” could look like, points out Tom Conrad whose online shop Christmas Gifts from Germany offered a pre-season look at its Christmas tree candle holders from Bavaria.
The line includes vintage-look clip on Christmas tree candle holders (or candle clips) in gold and silver.
It also includes a brilliant clip on candle holder with a star design, several styles of traditional hanging pendulum Christmas tree candle holders in gold and silver, as well as special Christmas candles made especially to fit the holders.
For our great-grandparents, who celebrated the holidays in the pre-electric era, Christmas candles were the only option when it came to trimming the tree.
Today, we have a choice. But finding a product that has been teetering on the verge of extinction since it slipped off the market 90 years ago is a challenge.
Christmas tree candle holders and specialty candles are not a hardware store item. Virtually no Christmas retailers stock them, and you won’t find them at the mall or in big box stores.
Slow Christmas Shoppers can find exactly what they’re looking for at the Christmas Gifts from Germany web shop, christmasgiftsfromgermany dot com.
The shop has made a specialty of German Christmas candles and authentic German-made candle holders sourced directly from Bavaria, and is known for its high-quality products.
“Christmas decorations are one way you can express how you feel about the holidays,” according to owner Tom Conrad.
Shoppers who want to slow down and get the holidays off steroids are carving out a special niche for vintage Christmas tree candles, candle clips and pendulum candle holders.
“We’re happy to help them in their quest,” added Conrad.