This reminds me of some friends who moved into a new house one winter and didn't have an open fire. The lady of the house said "all I want for Christmas is a roaring fire". The gentleman of the house did his best and bought her a DVD of flickering flames which they could sit and watch whilst sipping on a glass (or two) of port. (You know who you are).
Things have moved on since then, you can get this iPad stand made from a log from here.
The friends, however, now have a real fire with the added benefit of producing real heat!