Like Nutcrackers and Smokers, Pyramids come from the Erzgebirge (“Ore Mountains”) region of Germany. Heat rises from candles burning at the Pyramid’s base. This causes the fan and the top to spin, often spinning with it figures or a scene at the base.
The first pyramid designed in the Erzgebirge may have depicted miners descending into the mines with angels to protect them. Today, Pyramids are most closely associated with the Christmas season, though there are many craftspeople making Easter, Springtime, and Modern pyramids for a year-round experience.