Birthday train wood
Festive(lich) and colorful
One of the decorative elements on a birthday table is in any case the illustration of the proudly reached age: with numbers, with candles in the appropriate number and with a holder that reliably supports all this.
Locomotive and carriages of this birthday train are precisely carved out of the wood of the linden tree with the help of the CNC router, then the holes for the brass holders are neatly drilled out. These hold the numbers and candles in the required perpendicularity (for even greater stability, we recommend drizzling in a drop or two of hot wax before adjusting the candles). Carefully assemble the locomotive and its five carriages, so that they actually roll when you take them off the track in between (preferably without burning candles). Sturdy metal hooks connect the locomotive and wagons together, and you can vary the order of the wagons and thus the colors as you wish. The strong coloring serve water-based stains, so that the velvety feel of the linden wood is preserved and its natural grain remains visible.
And so it can finally come, the most beautiful moment on the birthday morning: when the birthday child, if it could sleep at all from excitement, immediately after waking up to the cheerful colorfully decorated birthday breakfast table runs and stands there first and marvels. That's how we prefer to imagine it - and possibly the child actually stands and marvels for a moment before he or she begins, no less excitedly, to unwrap his or her present, possibly also making a bit of a mess of the decorations ... well, a mess. What the heck, birthday you have after all not every day, and for a naturally long-lasting decoration you have provided with the birthday train of lime wood yes. For many more happy birthday parties.
Congratulations. For Celebrating a Special Moment.
So it can finally come, the most beautiful moment on the birthday morning. The moment when the birthday boy or girl wakes up, if he or she was able to sleep at all because of all the excitement, and runs to the cheerfully and colourfully decorated birthday breakfast table – and stands there in amazement. This is how we prefer to imagine it. Possibly the child actually stands and marvels for a moment before he or she begins, no less excitedly, to unwrap the gifts, perhaps making a bit of a mess of, well, the decorations. So what? After all, it’s not every day you have a birthday. Besides, you are well-provided with a naturally long-lasting decoration by choosing the birthday train made of lime wood – for many more happy birthday parties.
That we joyfully and extensively celebrate birthdays is – for once – not a long-standing tradition. Admittedly, the pharaohs accepted homage on the day of their birth, but was there a single day they didn’t? And the homage was paid to the god, not so much to the person behind the deity. If nothing else, the ancient Romans did not honour the man himself with a birthday celebration but rather his patron god.
Only gradually did the human being as such come into focus. This focus on the individual had its delicate beginnings with the Renaissance, the European Reformation and the French Wars of Religion. The ideas of the Enlightenment also acted as an important driving force for the appreciation of the individual, while the philosophical movement considered the education of the child to a rational human being as one of its most essential tasks. Every step in this development could be celebrated, and the annual birth date was ideally suited as a recurring milestone. Nevertheless, it took well into the 19th century before the lower middle and working classes began to celebrate each person’s birthday. Possibly there were quite simple pecuniary reasons for this; after all, one must be able to afford a celebration, no matter how small. For celebrations have always been held with best wishes for happiness, health and God’s blessing – and with small gifts, for which the birthday boy’s or girl’s family would return the favour with food and drink. That’s what tradition calls for to this day – to the children’s delight in particular, who enthusiastically embrace the experience of being at the centre of joyful celebration and appreciation on this day.
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