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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.

An angel on top a Christmas tree branch with small silver bells

Written by Dianne Weller
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12/16/2018 - "I love my ornaments. I told my friends about your company! Pat L."

10/9/2018 - "I love the quality of the ornaments I purchase from OrnamentShop, so I continue to order from them year after year. I only wish that there were a "NEW" Category because when you order every year you tend to forget which ornaments you have purchased and I have given the same ornament with different years on them. It has become a bit of a joke in my family. Linda S."

12/21/2018 - "I really love this site and will order again. Louis K."

7/23/2018 - "The Ornament Shop has periodic sales which are quite good. Their website is easy to use and the selection is great. Beverly L."

10/6/2018 - "I ordered personalized ornaments for all the children in our family. They have the cutest ones. The only thing I couldn’t find was a girl that does math and a big boy artist. Also, the LEGO builder was geared very young. But everything else I found and was perfect! Rachel B."

9/8/2018 - "The site was easy to figure out and see what I was looking for.Judy F."

10/9/2018 - "I do this every year for my family and they look forward to what I have chosen for them each year. Carla B."

12/26/2018 - "Just wanted to say that the Christmas decoration I ordered from you was SPOT ON the hit of my Christmas soiree! It wasn’t an ornament per se, but more a little plaque to sit on a shelf and I had you put all of my animals names on their own little stocking which hangs off the chimney: 3 horses, 4 dogs and 2 cats! It was such a conversation piece and everyone loved it!!!!! Your company is the ONLY company I order my personalized Christmas ornaments from EACH AND EVERY CHRISTMAS holiday season!!!! Thank you for helping to make memories for me and my family each and every year and GOD BLESS!!!!! Thanks, Patrice C."

11/19/2018 - "I ordered from another site last year and they engraved the names, but since one of my children has a special character (ó) in his name, it couldn’t be made like that. OrnamentShop.com's ornaments are hand personalized which is great, especially when I saw that my ornament included the special character. It feels more personal to me. The shipping was super fast also, I received my item within a week! Amber W."

12/28/2018 - "Hi! This is the fifth year we ordered ornaments from your shop! We love the cute designs and that we can get a different and personalized ornament each year. We also bought one for getting our first home this year! The quality is amazing, the spelling is always correct, and we get compliments on them all the time! Harli S."

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