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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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7/10/2017 - "THIS IS THE SECOND TIME ORDERING. FIRST WAS MORE THAN I EXPECTED AND MADE RECIPENTS VERY HAPPY. Grace G."

1/27/2017 - "Great products, Great customer service, and great deals. Patti A."

11/14/2016 - "Very pleased with the quality and service. Diana S."

11/18/2016 - "Still love this shop! So glad to find some great ornaments this year and was able to get my mom to purchase from you this year as well. Now she'll be hooked! Can't wait to see what they look like when they come in the mail. :) It'd be great if shipping was covered for smaller purchases. It makes me think twice before ordering and wait until I'm gonna buy a bunch. Also, maybe a gift wrapping option that wasn't so pricey! Other than that, I'm thrilled with the company each time I buy something. Merry Christmas, y'all! Good luck with this holiday season. Meredith C."

7/24/2017 - "I have ordered from Ornament Shop every year for many years and the experience has always been a great one. Candice F."

12/10/2016 - "I use Ornament shop every year for my Christmas Ornaments. I love the wide range of options. Anonymous Respondent"

11/20/2016 - "I usually buy all my personalized ornaments from personal creations, but this year I was not happy with their selection. I got your catalog in the mail and saw some unique items so I decided to buy from you this year. Joann M."

12/9/2016 - "This was my first order from this company and I was very pleased with ornament and the service. Connie M."

11/18/2016 - "I have been ordering from Ornament Shop for several years and I have always been satisfied with my purchases. I have only had to contact them once and I was completely satisfied with their response to my concerns. Karen B."

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