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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 have shopped from OrnamentShop before and have never had any issues. If I ever have a question, I know someone from there customer service department will get back to me quickly. Anonymous Respondent"

8/27/2018 - "Good friend took her granddaughter to London and I wanted an ornament as a remembrance. The first ornament was personalized correctly but the ornament itself had a defect. I took a picture and emailed OrnamentShop about a replacement. They immediately responded that a replacement ornament was in the mail to me. That was all I had to do. The replacement was perfect. Their service in response to my problem was outstanding! Will shop with them again. Maryella S."

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7/8/2019 - "I have ordered many ornaments from this site and have been very pleased with my ornaments. This time I was shopping for an ornament to memorialize my son's engagement and will give it as a gift at a bridal shower. Lorraine E."

10/17/2018 - "I tried to purchase this item last year, but it was sold out. I'm glad it is available this year. Bev M."

8/25/2018 - "Wow! I just had to thank you for the beautiful packing job keeping all my ornaments so safe. They are beautiful, unique, high quality ornaments. I cannot wait to give them as gifts. I know where to go from now on for ornaments!! Thanks so much. Marilyn D."

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1/1/2019 - "I'd gladly rate Ornament Shop 11's, 12's in all categories! The hockey skates ornament is a quality item, personalization is perfect, earlier delivery than I expected, cost was fair. I received a personal response asap after I emailed my Thank You and praise! Cynthia A."

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