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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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4/25/2017 - "I APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT YOU CAN ORDER 5 OR MORE ORNAMENTS AND NO SHIPPING CHARGES. THAT IS GREAT WHEN YOU HAVE TO BUY A LIST OF ORNAMENTS. I DO HAVE MORE TO BUY, HOWEVER I HAVE TO WAIT FOR THE NEW ORNAMENTS ARRIVE. THAT'S OKAY WITH ME BECAUSE I HAVE A HEAD START ON MY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. AN ORNAMENT AND A GIFT OF MONEY WILL DUE. THANK YOU. Judith P."

10/4/2016 - "They had an item I was looking for and it was better than I hoped! Karen H. "

11/30/2016 - "I order ornaments each Christmas for my kids. It's a tradition that I will continue to do as long as I am able. Anonymous Respondent"

11/20/2016 - "Love all my ornaments. Barb S."

10/5/2016 - "I love being able to personalize the ornaments each year for my three grandchildren, according to what they are "into" that year. The quality is good and they are always so cute. Linda J."

12/20/2016 - "Incredible!!!!!! Stephanie H."

12/30/2016 - "The recipients loved the two gifts that were personalized! Very proud to give such a different gift. They will have it forever and remember he special year in their life! Anonymous Respondent"

7/14/2016 - "Hi Dianne - I have used your company for ornaments for several years. They have been wonderful family gifts reflecting the person or an event of the past year. I was very happy to see the advent fabric calendar. We had one when my children were small and I am looking forward to giving it to my son who has two little boys. Your website is easy to use and your emails are not overwhelming. I am happy to give you my feedback. Satisfied Customer since 2012"

11/25/2016 - "I loved the fact that I was able to find unique ornaments at a good price. Every year on Christmas Eve each of my children, grandchildren, receive an ornament representing something personal for them for the past year. When they were young, they opened it at dinner then hung it on the tree and went to bed to wait Santa. We continue this tradition. Well this year my daughter started Med School. The white doctor coat is perfect to remember her White Coat Ceremony this past September. Thank you. I think this will be everyone's favorite this year. Terry C."

4/28/2017 - "Always satisfied. Anonymous Respondent"

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