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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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1/27/2017 - "Ornament Shop has a wonderful selection of ornaments, and they are willing to personalize them with exactly what the purchaser requires. The service is excellent. Anonymous Respondent"

9/16/2016 - "The ornaments came out great! Anonymous Respondent"

10/10/2016 - "My ornaments were absolutely perfect. Thank you so much!!! The family tree is for my mom in a nursing home with Alzheimer's. You are a blessing! Carol C."

12/20/2016 - "We always get our annual ornament(s) from OrnamentShop! They are a little high price wise, so I think shipping should be free regardless.Harli S."

7/12/2016 - "I love these products! I will continue to order from them - I had one item that I made a mistake on and I was happily surprised when they offered to fix it free of charge if shipped it back to them. Debbie R."

12/28/2016 - "I loved the ornaments and so did the people I gave them to. They were wrapped nicely and personalized well. Carol C."

11/21/2016 - "Was easy to order what was wanted. Mary Anne C."

11/19/2016 - "I was excited to find a Hello Kitty ornament that could be personalized. Beth C."

11/22/2016 - "Have always been very happy with all gifts made and sent by The Ornament Shop . Always sent in prompt time with no damage to items bought. Jeanne W."

12/4/2016 - "Great variety. I didn't know about your other products - I thought you only had ornaments. Personalization is also a plus. Josiah D."

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