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A Social History of Christmas Ornaments - Introduction

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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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11/4/2014 - "I have been shopping with you for three years now. I wish I had known about you sooner. I have not been disappointed in the quality and I love the fact I have both the name and the year placed on each ornament. I would not hesitate in recommending Ornament Shop to others. Mary T."

11/8/2014 - "Dear OrnamentShop.com, I received the two ornaments that I ordered a few days ago. I couldnt be more pleased! They are perfect! Thank you for your fast service, reasonable pricing, and great quality items. I will continue to shop from this site and will recommend this website to others. Denise C."

10/24/2014 - "Love the quality & craftsmanship; Customer service is amazing! I had a small issue in the past & it was resolved immediately by the owner, who by the way is extremely friendly and caring! I can't remember at this point, but I don't even think the issue originated with them but was resolved professionally in my favor as the customer.Courtney P."

6/3/2015 - "They are extremely helpful if you have questions about personalization. Patricia S."

8/12/2014 - "The ornaments were exactly what I wanted. The colors were vibrant and the personization was exactly the way I wanted. Good job! Judy R."

10/20/2014 - "I love this store. I buy items to celebrate the things that my daughter is into. I want her to have a Christmas tree full of memories one day. The selection of ornaments and the personalization is wonderful. I will buy from them again. I wish they had more singing ornaments for ethnic kids. Lori W."

10/15/2014 - "I USE THIS SITE EVERY YEAR. I'M NEVER DISAPPOINTED IN THE ORNAMENTS. Cecelia K."

5/16/2015 - "They have a very nice selection and the quality is good. Leeann P."

11/16/2014 - "Hi, I received my ornament order on Friday. The ornaments are SO CUTE. Great quality & so adorable. I can hardly wait to give them to my daughter & son. Thanks so much for providing such outstanding customer service!! Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!! Reva W."

9/16/2014 - "I have ordered from OrnamentShop.com for last 5 years or so. Always satisfied with product and service. Julia G."

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