The superior quality and high craftsmanship of Christmas figurines make them cherished collectibles & family heirlooms.
History of Christmas figurines
Although the christmas tree appeared initially in America in the year 1700, Christmas ornaments and figurines dates back to times unknown. Almost as early as 15th and the 16th century, households of Germany, Europe and others parts of South America used to practice the tradition of making their own figurines for the festive season. The figurines available during that time were primarily carved from cast lead and manually-blown glass. With time, figurines became more accurately modelled, elaborate and expensive. Figurines made of silk, wool thread and embellished with tinsel as well as chenille became popular as they were easy to make and looked dainty.
Later on, figurines of bone china and porcelain became quite common thanks to the rapid manufacturing technologies employed by worksmen in Japan who exported these figurines in large numbers to States and Europe. Acrylic and handicrafted formats of figurines started initially as interesting craft activities but became a major employment-generating arena in certain parts of North America. In the modern times, figurines depicting Christmas characters are available in diverse materials, the most popular ones being cured resin and treated wood that come in hand-painted structures.
Popular material choices for making Christmas figurines
Figurines are usually carved of wood or resin. The resin used is cured afterwards to lend greater protection and a smooth finish to the figurines. Each piece comes individually painted by hand with attractive hues that exude a very upbeat and celebratory mood. Every figurine is modelled in a way to lend maximum detail to the body and facial features, so that they are able to depict the corresponding Christmas characters, to the core. The paint used to colour the figurines is essentially lead-free and water-based. It is applied in multiple thin coatings. The hair or skin colour of the figurines are painted with soft-smudged colours and blended lines to lend a low contrast and give the impression of a natural look.
Popular Christmas Figurines
Few celebrations spark the same level of festivity, creativity and vibrant charm as Christmas. Although there are many households who prefer to opt for the painstaking approach of modeling figurines for every holiday season to add a little personal touch and original charm to their Christmas celebration, there are several people wh opt to browse through online stores that house an exhaustive range of figurines, collectibles and Christmas ornaments, fashioned to exude tremendous awe and spread the cheer as the Holiday season draws near. Here are some of the most popular wooden and resin Christmas figurines sold by online stores:
Christmas figurines depicting popular Christmas characters like angel, reindeer and Santa Claus and nativity scenes, allow jolly dear St.Nick to visit your house every day. In addition to enhancing the celebratory mood, they also act as indispensable add-ons in Christmas plays, for depicting certain characters and creating a festive effect.
Angel figurines embody the concept of 'Peace on Earth' adage and set a serene, blissful and holy aura to the Christmas. They are almost always preferred by households who wish to celebrate Christmas in accordance to age-old traditions and simulate Heaven on Earth. Made up of wood or resin they come in myriad hues that exude a very smooth and serene appearance. They blend well with all types of Christmas decor owing to their subtle charm and aesthetic beauty.
Santa Claus Figurines
Santa Figurines of Santa Claus inspire the Christmas spirit of giving, by spreading cheer and joyousness among small children and aged people alike. Their cute, bouncy stature and remarkably striking attire makes these figurines as perfect showpieces to adorn the mantel piece as well. Made of wood they last long and make their presence known in several holiday seasons to come.
Snowman figurines are best suited for people who love to keep their Christmas very crispy and upbeat, rather than too high-brow or religious. Snowman figurines sprinkle innocent cheer to the Christmas mood and signal good times to come. They are also a popular favourite among kids.
Nativity Scene Figurines
No Christmas season celebration is really complete without a perfectly decorated and enacted nativity scene. Nativity scenes trace the story of Christmas and instill a sense of holiness to the place. Nativity scenes are replete with characters that can be replicated by articulately made figurines of wood and resin. Every character ranging from baby Jesus to shepherds are available in the form of colorfully hand-painted and attractive figurines.
One thing hasn't really changed about these figurines and that is their aesthetic beauty and real-time appeal that make them indispensable in every Christmas celebration.
No matter which room you choose to garnish with our collectible
Christmas Figurines, our wide variety of scenes is sure to provide you with a suitable decoration. Ranging from nativity scene figurines, Santa figurines, Snowmen figurines, angel figurines our items stand out bold anywhere. We carry a selection of animated Christmas figurines made of porcelain, resin, pewter, among others, to appeal to anyone on your gift list. Some Christmas Figurines even come battery powered and illuminated by LED lights.