In 16th-century Europe, holiday revelers began the tradition of cutting down fir trees and bringing them indoors to decorate as part of their Christmas celebrations. Without the electricity that provides so much festive light to our Christmas trees today, people relied on candles to illuminate their trees. The candles’ flickering light beautifully represented bright stars shining in the wintry sky.
Now, an innovative first-of-its-kind shines new light on this centuries-old tradition with the Thomas Kinkade Holiday Traditions Tabletop Tree, available in a limited edition exclusively from The Bradford Exchange.
Individually crafted from materials that recreate the natural texture of real pine and dusted with glittery snow, this lovely tabletop Christmas tree is adorned with shiny red and gold ornaments, sprigs of handcrafted holly leaf clusters and red berries. A strand of long-lasting LED lights illuminates the tree throughout and makes the star topper glow from within.
But what makes this Thomas Kinkade holiday decor presentation truly appealing are the sculpted, tapered, flameless candles in hand-painted, ornate holders. At the touch of a switch, the transparent yellow “flame” atop each candle flickers, creating the illusion of actual candlelight.
A convenient, four-hour timer turns the lights on and off automatically – night after night! Standing nearly two feet tall, this elegant tree rests upon an ornate tree stand, hand-cast and hand-painted in a burnished golden color and enhanced with bas-relief holly leaves and scrollwork with the look of a precious antique.
This unique stand also provides the perfect canvas for one of Thomas Kinkade’s most cherished holiday paintings, “Victorian Christmas II.” No matter where you choose to display this Thomas Kinkade holiday treasure, it’s a wonderful way to enjoy the flickering candlelight of Christmases of old. And it’s sure to become a treasured part of your own family traditions.
A wonderful way to enjoy the flickering candlelight reminiscent of Christmases of old, this Thomas Kinkade holiday decor is sure to become a treasured part of your own family traditions.
- Features a convenient, four-hour timer that turns the lights on and off automatically, night after night
- Requires batteries (not included) and AC adapter ready
- Measures approximately 22″ H; 55.9 cm H