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A Social History of Christmas Ornaments - Introduction

R

emember near the end of the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”when we hear the jingling of a small silver bell? Jimmy Stewart’s small daughter says “Look, Daddy, teacher says every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings.”

The bell she’s pointing to is hanging amongst a host of other ornaments on a Christmas tree.

Why there? Why are there Christmas trees and why do they have all that stuff hanging from their branches.

That’s what we’d like to talk about in this social history of Christmas ornaments.

We call it a social history because it’s far from a definitive examination of every type of ornament ever made, by people from countries across the globe. It’s really meant to be a broad overview of ornaments over the years and the impact they’ve had on our memories of Christmas.

Written by Dianne Weller
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9/25/2014 -"I have been collecting annual Christmas Ornaments for thirty years. Ornament Shop has been the only source for the last 4 years. Thank You Ornament Shop!!! Charles W."

8/14/2014 -"I am so happy with the ornaments. They are adorable! I love all the options I have to purchase an ornament specific to each grandchild. We have given ornaments to each child for years and have traditionally purchased in-store ornaments. But Ornament Shop items can be personalized instead of just having the year on them. We will purchase from you from now on. We have 8 grandchildren so I will be doing a lot of shopping in the years to come. Marsha S."

7/21/2014 -"Fun shopping experience! Unique, one of a kind gift. Debbie A."

8/22/2014 -"One of my personalized items was incorrect, but they are replacing it with no hassle. The ornaments are great quality and adorable! I order them every year! Rebecca C. "

12/30/2013 -"Dianne, Just a quick note. You may recall my order, all the "State Troopers" and few office worker ornaments. The Trooper ornaments went over very well, I would tell you that one of the ladies with the figure in front of a computer, actually cried and we were not sure if they were tears of joy or sadness. Luckily they were for joy, and she said she had never gotten such a lovely gift before. So, your ornaments were a success for many Troopers and staff with the Florida Highway Patrol. Thanks, Randy "

11/5/2013 -"All ornaments looked great.....I have been ordering from you for years and have NEVER been disappointed...Keep up the good work.....Will continue for years to come. Pamela P."

12/11/2013 -"Thank you! Just to let you all know I am very pleased with the quality of your products and the promptness of the service I receive! Keep up the great job! You've earned my business! I'm a very satisfied customer! Merry Christmas! Wendy P"

8/14/2014 -"I am so happy with the ornaments. They are adorable! I love all the options I have to purchase an ornament specific to each grandchild. We have given ornaments to each child for years and have traditionally purchased in-store ornaments. But Ornament Shop items can be personalized instead of just having the year on them. We will purchase from you from now on. We have 8 grandchildren so I will be doing a lot of shopping in the years to come. Marsha S."

12/29/2013 -"I give ornaments to my grandchildren each year and they are very pleased that I try to find an ornament that reflects a happening in their life the previous year. Elizabeth L."

10/30/2013 -"I received the ornaments and was amazed at the awesome job you did. The ornaments far exceeded my expectations ! Things Remembered can't begin to compare with your work ! I will NEVER order from anywhere else. Fantastic work! Thank you so very much, I know the recipients will love them as much as I do ! You guys are GREAT !!!!!!!!!! Sylvia"

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