Matthew Bliss, creator of The Modern Christmas Tree, was inspired by his grandfather, Lawrence “Bud” Stoecker, to re-create the dazzling Modern Christmas Tree. Grandpa Bud was an architect and engineer who shared stories of growing up in the Colorado Rockies in scarcity and lack that eventually led him to build his holiday presents, instead of buying them. Bud’s creativity allowed him to provide things for his family, such as a workbench for his 4 year old grandson, creating an ice-skating rink in the backyard, and eventually creating the first Modern Christmas Tree - a perfect and eco-friendly alternative to a live holiday tree.
Grandpa Bud eventually suffered from debilitating Alzheimer’s disease, making a huge impact on his grandson. In 2012, the first Modern Christmas trees was patented and sold in memory of Grandpa Bud’s passing. Like Grandfather, like Grandson, Matt keeps his Grandpa’s creative spirit and generosity alive through actively donating to the Alzheimer’s Foundation and contributes a portion of every tree sale to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Made of durable, lightweight acrylic and stainless steel.
MCT-FW7+MCT-ROA01 , MCT-FW7+MCT-SAOA03
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