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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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12/15/2016 - "They called me to double check something I wanted that to me goes above and beyond. Most places just print and send with out caring. Will continue to buy from here in the future! Joanne M."

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10/24/2016 - "There was an issue with the first ornament that arrived but I called and they had a new ornament on the way the same day that I called. They were very helpful. The second ornament arrived and was perfect. I have already recommended them to several other friends. They were great to work with and the ornament was exactly what I was wanted. Jane"

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12/27/2016 - "Love the ornament I was able to get. There were two other ornaments that I would have loved to have but they were already out of stock. Debbie R."

12/15/2016 - "Absolutely loved the quality of the 1st purchase so much that I made a 2nd one. Even though I had an ornament for my granddaughter (crutches) yours was of better quality. Consequently, she will have 2 ornaments to remind her of her "accident." Quality is very very good. I shall return next season. Lynda K."

1/2/2017 - "I was so worried as we got our ornament in 2005 and was wanting to update for our son as we discovered we never added his name to our family favorite (stocking hung by fire) and i immediately went I wonder what we will have to choose to replace it and was so HAPPY to see after all those year our family favorite was still available. Jason G."

10/23/2016 - "I just received my order! The ornaments are perfect! So well done! Thank You. Jeanette P."

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