With just two weeks until Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017, we’d like to help you get prepared for your visit by introducing our holiday store called “An der Weihnachtsecke”. In German, this means, “At the Christmas Corner”. In it, we will feature the following:
This year’s commemorative mug will only be available for sale an der Weihnachtsecke. Be sure to purchase yours before they run out. You can make a donation of $25/mug before November 29th to guarantee your mug and pick it up at the event.
For this year’s mug design, we again collaborated with German designer Sabine Voigt. She previously worked for Rolling Stone Magazine and continues to design mugs for Christmas markets around the world. We chose to incorporate our new logo this year, designed by Lessing-Flynn Advertising.
We had the pleasure of working with Straub Marketing to procure our commemorative mugs this year. Straub Marketing is a complete brand management company specializing in creative, print, promotional, apparel and fulfillment. The Straub team, with over 40 years of industry experience, creates seamless brand strategies, specifically customized by evaluating the organizational, circumstantial or event needs of clients.
From glass to stoneware, from boot to Maß, we’ve got your beer drinking vessels covered. With a variety of price points, you’re sure to find something for the casual drinker or collector in your life. There are also several limited edition pieces available.
Many of the steins sold at Christkindlmarket Des Moines 2017 are original productions from original Thewalt molds. These steins are produced in the same time-honored tradition, entirely made in the Westerwald (“Western Forest”), just a few kilometers from the original Thewalt factory. Several original skilled Thewalt workers are still making these new steins. Established in 1893 and producing steins until 2009, the Thewalt factory earned global recognition with emphasis on unsurpassed quality, using only the best materials and workmanship.
These steins were made from molds acquired from the original factory of Paul Werner Corzelius (some of which are over 100 years old!). These steins was made just a few kilometers from the original Gerz Sessenbach and Corzelius Hoehr Grenzhausen factory sites.
We will be offering advents calendars, German/Swiss/English chocolate, Baumkuchen, Mozart Kugeln, Asbach chocolate, a variety of marzipan confections, Pannetone, German/Danish/English cookies and a variety of stollen.
These individually hand-blown and hand-painted ornaments, lovingly made by a family-owned and operated business in Germany, are truly one of a kind. The first Christmas tree ornaments made of glass originated in their hometown of Lauscha in 1847.
We had a great time working with Straub Marketing, our 2017 Preferred Brand Solutions Vendor, to design our Christkindlmarket Des Moines merchandise. We will be offering totes, tumblers, knit caps, beanies, mittens and scarves.