The stories and traditions of the holidays create a sense of joy and comfort that lifts the spirits of children—and grown-ups, too—throughout this time of year. For many, there is magic in believing as Santa Claus and his reindeer represent a season filled with enchanting moments, which build happy memories that last a lifetime.
The reverse design by Canadian artist Lisa Thomson inspires a renewed belief in the magic of the holidays. In this winter wonderland, three snowflake-shaped Swarovski® crystal elements add a sparkle to the night air as fluffy, white snowflakes gently fall upon the slumbering landscape. The view is an unusual one, with brick chimneys in the background and overlapping the rim to the right of the image; given the presence of certain hooved creatures and a famous sleigh, it becomes immediately clear that it is Christmas Eve and we are rare witnesses to a special moment. There on a residential rooftop, two reindeer are prominently showcased, their features beautifully rendered with detailed engraving. The viewer’s eye is naturally drawn to the two round, yellow Swarovski® crystal elements that hang from the reindeer’s harnesses and glisten against the snowy backdrop. As they stand waiting, one reindeer turns its head back to glance at the sleigh, as though it is at the ready to signal their passenger’s return so that they may continue on their magical journey.
A treasured keepsake, or a delightful stocking stuffer, this coin would make a great addition to any holiday-themed collection and a perfect holiday gift.