Craftsman, a craft-oriented company, has developed an interactive tool to help people understand how a tree’s decorations are shaped and carved.
The tool is a handprint-printing app, and the company says it will soon launch to the public.
Crafted Handprints is a free app designed to provide a “visual explanation” to people of the shapes and colours of Christmas trees, and to help understand the symbolism and story behind the tree’s decoration.
“It will give them a visual explanation of how the decorations are designed and carved,” says co-founder Nick Giesbrecht.
“In the real world, a tree is a symbol of many different things: love, faith, the winter solstice, Christmas ornaments, Christmas trees in different parts of the world.
The meaning of these things varies greatly from one place to another, but we’re trying to give a real-time explanation of what is going on behind the scenes.”
We’ve done a lot of research and we’ve found that the shapes of a Christmas tree can be influenced by what people see around them.
“The company says people can find the most common shapes by looking for the word Christmas on a tree.”
The Christmas Tree is an important symbol for people of all ages, and we wanted a tool that would help people see that the tree is an integral part of their own lives, and not just a decoration for them.””
People have many different beliefs about Christmas, so we wanted to give them the best way to find out.”
“The Christmas Tree is an important symbol for people of all ages, and we wanted a tool that would help people see that the tree is an integral part of their own lives, and not just a decoration for them.”
Giesbouws co-founders are planning to open the app to other Christmas makers.
“There are some other companies out there that are already doing this and we think it would be very useful for others,” he says.
“One of the things we’re hoping is that we can get a lot more people to take up the craft and get involved in it.”
With this app we’re not only making it easy for people to have an idea of what a Christmas Tree looks like, but also we want to be able to help them understand what Christmas is all about.
“The app, called Crafted, is currently available on the App Store for iOS, Android and Windows.