About Candle Bridge
A candle bridge is a popular decorative object that is displayed in the home during the Christmas period. It consists of a bridge or arch, which holds multiple artificial candles that are lit by battery or electricity. The candle bridge is displayed as a Christmas decoration inside the home to give a warm, festive glow and often features as a window decoration.
The history of the candle bridge is unclear, but it is bears a resemblance to the Jewish ?Menorah? candelabra. It is also considered to have originated from a decorative candle called the ?Schwibbogen?, which was used in the Eighteenth Century in Saxony, Germany. A modern candle bridge makes no reference to these possible origins, as it is solely used for the purposes of celebrating the Christmas festival.
Candle bridges are available in contemporary and traditional styles and in a variety of colours. The bridge may be made from a variety of materials, including wood, metal and plastic. There are typically seven candles on the candle bridge, but due to the wide variety of available designs the number of candles can be much greater. A candle bridge is lit by bulbs in the candles, which give the impression of candle flames by emitting a continuous or flickering light. Candle bridges often feature additional decoration on the bridge and base of the candles, such as artificial foliage and holly, or Christmas figures and animals. Some designs have replaced the traditional candles with illuminated Christmas motifs, like stars, to give a more contemporary finish.