FREE PERSONALIZATION on ornaments
and FREE SHIPPING when you buy 5 or more!

Benefit from
our Emails!

Great discounts & content. Sign Up!

Or, learn more about
our emails!
Find the perfect ornament: Gift finder Tool

Christmas A to Z

Learn interesting, unusual, unique and useful facts and tips about Christmas and the winter holiday season, in America and around the world.

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
Back to list

Read what our customers say about our Personalized Christmas Ornaments and their shopping experience!

Hover over testimonials to stop scrolling

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."

6/21/2014 - "Bought a requested shower gift. Ornament for the wishing well. The wine barrel ornament with their names, place & date. It was perfect since they got engaged in Napa. It was nicely made. Lovely! Cornelia S."

7/26/2014 - "Hello - I received my order last week and love it! This was my first time on your site and I found it just by searching for the shoes. Thank you so much and I will be back! Linda L."

8/27/2014 - "I HAVE BEEN ORDERING FOR SEVERAL YEARS. HIGH QUALITY PRODUCT AND HELPFUL STAFF KEEPS ME COMING BACK. Mary Jane H."

10/16/2014 - "OrnamentShop does an amazing job! Ornaments are unusual; packed perfectly and arrive within two days. Anonymous Respondent "

11/12/2014 - "Thank you so much for correcting my order and also for how quickly you did so. I will be more than happy to order from this company again in the future. You have wonderful Customer Service. Thank you! Nelda O."

12/2/2014 - "You have the best ornaments. You make it easy to find just the right ornament for each person. My grandchildren look forward to their personalized ornament each year. Personalized with OrnamentShop does not just mean putting their name on....it means I get to pick out exactly what each individual is into for the year and put their name on it. I love it! I have recommended your website to many people and will continue to use you every Christmas. Thank you, Jo S."

10/19/2014 - "I have ordered ornaments for children and grandchildren and myself for the past several years and have been very pleased with every single one. There was an error in personalization one year and it was taken care of promptly and easily. My daughter has a 2 word first name and this is the first and only so far place that has always been able to personalize her ornaments without any problem. I will continue to order and recommend this business to anyone who is searching for personalized ornaments. The selection offered is varied and large. It does not take a very long time considering each ornament is personalized to get my order shipped to me. Katherine B."

11/12/2014 - "First of all I want to thank you for making such beautiful ornaments. I only buy from here. I look forward to my order arriving and I highly recommend my friends to also buy from Ornament Shop. Mrs. H."

10/5/2014 - "Your ornaments always meet my expectations!! I will continue to order from you for years to come! Robin M."

See all testimonials dating back to 2005!

Go Top
Your source for personalized Christmas ornaments and gifts for all occasions.
Baby's First Christmas Ornaments
History of Ornaments
Xmas Trivia
Join Our Affiliate Program
Our Scholarship Offer
Privacy Policy
Security
Website Terms of Use

Follow us!

For unique and decorative Christmas ornaments from around the world, visit our sister site... Christmas Ornaments