Make Christmas Even More Fun With A Traditional Smoking Man
If you love a little bit of magic at Christmas, then consider placing a traditional German Smoking Man (“Räuchermännchen'') in your house this year. Smoking men represent another great tradition that originated from the Ore Mountains, otherwise known as Erzgebirge - a low mountain range in the east of Germany, synonymous with the creation of many fascinating Christmas decorations including Nutcracker Dolls and Christmas Pyramids.
What is a Smoking Man?
Available in a huge variety of designs, typically a smoking man is an incense smoker, who features as the form of a little wooden figurine with a hollow cavity around the mouth area, in which an incense candle or cone can be placed. Once lit, take delight in watching the smoke rise out of the figurine's mouth, spreading a magical fragrance around your home and chosen space.
Why Do Smoking Men Smoke Incense?
For five thousand years, incense, like gold spices and gems, has been revered as one of the most precious gifts of kings and emperors. The festivity of the Three Wise Men is still celebrated in Germany on January 6. Christian and Germanic folklore led people to believe that the evil spirits of the “Raunaechte” (longest nights of the year) could be driven away by noise and light (see our Christmas Pyramids). Once the devils and evil spirits had left the house, fine incense was burned to bless health and the home. So be sure to let one of our smoking men bless your home this Christmas with your desired incense fragrance.
Consider a Smoking Man This Christmas
Wildly popular across the German Christmas markets, smoking men are a fun and treasured Christmas decoration across all of Europe. Perhaps this Christmas why not consider a traditional Christmas decoration from the heart of Germany that is both unique and different to the standard Christmas decorations that you will find across many big brand retailers in Australia. Not only will it create a talking point amongst your family and friends; it will also fill your home with the magical aura of burning incense- available in a huge range of scents to suit your exact tastes.
Be Spoilt For Choice at our Large Range of Smoking Men
You’ll be truly amazed by our huge range of smoking men available both in store and online from the Clock Shop! Browse our extensive range of smoking men available in over 100 unique and traditional designs which include Santas, traditional smoking men, chefs and their kitchens, chimney sweeps, pilots, gnomes and so much more!
Did you know we also stock a huge range of incense to go with your chosen smoking man? At the Clock Shop you’ll find so many wonderful types of incense fragrances on offer, including gingerbread, cinnamon, chocolate, marzipan and baked apple just to name a few. Let these wonderful scents fill your house this Christmas time to add just that little bit extra to the Christmas charm already in the air.
Browse the Best Selection of Christmas Decorations Online!
There's something extra special about having your very own authentic, handcrafted German Christmas decorations. Cherish them for your own home or give a great gift to a friend or loved one. Browse through the Clock Shop's huge range of authentic Christmas decorations at any time, all year round. We always keep the spirit of Christmas alive at the Clock Shop- the best German Christmas shop in Australia!
Are you looking for a very special handcrafted German Christmas keepsake that is imported directly from Germany? Why not consider the Raeuchermaenner (also known as smoke men), the Weihnachtspyramide (known as the Christmas pyramids), or perhaps even the famous benevolent protector of your home- the Nussknacker, more commonly known as the nutcracker. We also offer so much more, including Christmas snow globes, incense, candles and even advent calendars! Decorate your home into the very whimsical atmosphere that a German Christmas is world famous for no matter where you live!
Why Buy from the Clock Shop?
Our small family run business has been standing in the same location since 1993, providing Australia with an option for consistent quality timepieces. We pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service, striving to create both memorable and unique experiences for customers both in store and online. We import the majority of our products from a number of regions in Germany including the Black Forest, with a handful of products also being sourced from a number of European countries as well as from the UK. The products that we carry all have the hallmarks of quality and precision engineering, ensuring longevity that customers have come to expect. Every year, some of our team travel directly to Germany to meet with our chosen manufacturers and trusted suppliers, discussing new models and products with master carvers. We hand select our products individually to guarantee you the highest quality and standard.
Please don’t hesitate to phone us for more information on any of our products or to discuss specific details in person. Our friendly staff will be happy to assist you with your selection and provide you with all the information you need to choose the correct product for you.
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