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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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9/4/2017 - "Love your ornaments. Great way to recognize events in our lives forever. James B."

8/12/2017 - "VERY easy website to order from! Have ordered ornaments in the past for my grandchildren. Diana H."

7/8/2018 - "We get ALL of our ornaments from Ornamentshop. LOVE what they have! Angela P."

10/22/2017 - "Hi Dianne! My ornament came today! I love it! Can't wait to give it to my son & his family! The ornament matches the nutcracker pj's I bought my grandson! Thanks again Melanie K."

12/31/2017 - "The ornaments ordered were PERFECT!! Personalized and PERFECT to add to family's memories each year!! Marteena R."

10/3/2017 - "I shop OrnamentShop every year for my family's Christmas gifts. A huge selection of personalized ornaments. Gina K."

9/8/2017 - "My order arrived today and it is absolutely beautiful!!! It is even lovelier than I expected. Everything I have ordered from you is so lovely and whoever does the lettering does a really wonderful job. Each year I send your ornaments to my family in Northern Ireland for Christmas and they are always so thrilled each and every time. Thank you so much for your wonderful service. Carol C."

6/25/2018 - "I worked with Jenny your customer service representative and she was wonderful to work with. Anonymous Respondent"

11/7/2017 - "This is my second order. My first order was in October, when I placed an order for 20 ornaments. I was a little apprehensive about placing an order of that size with an organization I'd never done business with, and was especially concerned about the the style of the personalization. But, I had no reason to be. Upon receipt, every ornament was just as described and with professional personalization. I love them and I know the recipients will, too! In addition, they were received very quickly and were packed with extreme care. I am so impressed with OrnamentShop.com! Sincerely, Dee B."

7/28/2017 - "I LOVE The OrnamentShop. I found you online a few years ago when I was looking for a special ornament for my niece. I have ordered at least 10 ornaments from you for the last 3 years and will continue to do so. This is the first time I took advantage of the summer sale. Thank you. I have told EVERYONE I know about you. =) Janis H."

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