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The History of the Pocket Watch

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Did you know that the pocket watch has been a symbol of affluence from as early as the 16th century? Even today, the pocket watch still offers a certain level of class and prestige and are highly sought after by distinguished gentlemen and ladies worldwide. Learn more about the history of the pocket watch and how it has become such an integral part of fashion over the decades. The First Pocket Watch The first pocket watch was invented by a German watchmaker named Peter Henlein in 1510. By utilizing the recent advancements in mainsprings, Peter was able to create a...

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The History of German Incense Smokers

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Have you ever wondered who came up with the idea of the German Smoker or why it’s been a popular German gift for centuries? Find out more about this traditional handmade wooden toy that has been a popular family tradition for generations. The Use of Incense A German Smoker is much more than a simple toy that sits on your mantle during Christmas time. It’s also an incense burner that is used to symbolize the gift of incense brought to Jesus by the Three Wise Men. For centuries, incense has been seen as a treasured commodity and used for trade...

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The History of the Candle Arch

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As soon as winter starts, wooden arched candles, known as Schwibbogen, start popping up in windows all throughout Germany. It’s an annual tradition that kicks off the Christmas season and creates the atmosphere for this festive time of year. But where did it originate and how long have Germans been placing these elaborately decorated arches in their windows? Find out everything you need to know here about the unique and fascinating history of the candle arch. When It First Started Before electricity was readily available in the early 18th century, miners who lived in the Ore Mountains region of Saxony...

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5 Ways to Gift a Clock

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A clock has always been a well-received gift. But some clocks make better gifts for certain occasions than others. Check out the 5 best ways to gift a clock to a friend or loved one! Housewarming If you want to give a memorable housewarming gift that someone will actually use now and years down the road, a mantel clock is a perfect choice. These types of clocks are highly ornate and decorative and can instantly add a little warmth to their living room. Retirement Retirement is a big deal. Present your loved one with a remarkable gift that will truly honor...

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5 Ornaments to Add to Your Christmas Tree This Year

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Is your Christmas tree looking a little dull this year? It might be time to throw out some of your old decorations and swap them for a few eye-catching ones instead. Traditional, handcrafted and elegant, our array of ornaments can transform your tree into a unique, whimsical, and captivating décor feature. Here are 5 ornaments to add to your Christmas tree this year that will get everyone talking. Music Ornaments If you’re a music lover or performer, mini instrument ornaments can showcase your talent and love. These silver and gold ornaments come in a range of styles and each one...

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