St. Stephen is often depicted as a young man holding a miniature church.
Here he is depicted as a child, also holding a church in miniature. St. Stephen's Day is the day after Christmas, that is why the candles
are just put out in the wreath at the center of the composition.
You can see the finished St. Stephens' Day Painting and read more about St. Stephen's lore at My Good Babushka.