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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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9/9/2015 - "Sorry I haven't written before now. A while ago, I ordered my 2015 Christmas ornaments from you. Some were for my husband and me and the others were for gifts for the kids, grandchildren and friends. As always, you never disappoint! I LOVED the ornaments. They arrived on time (as stated), were safely packed and were outstanding! I so look forward to picking out the ornaments every year. Thank you, again, for the excellent ornaments. I really, really appreciate your superb service! A very happy customer, Susan W."

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10/18/2015 - "Received my order today... everything is just great... colors, size, quality of ornaments is outstanding! Thank You Jeannie C."

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12/9/2015 - "Ornaments were higher quality than expected. Thank you! Linda S."

11/23/2015 - "Good to have a substantial selection from which to choose. These ornaments are for my grandchildren and their teachers. I don't care to drag around two young children to stores to pick out a limited selection, if any, for gifts for their teachers. Ornament Shop made this process unnecessary and pleasant to do from my own home. I do believe I'll expand my horizons next year for holiday gift selections. Pauline R."

11/12/2015 - "I like the quality and variety of the ornaments. Cost was reasonable and the shipping time was quick.Carol T."

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7/15/2015 - "I got the ornament today!!!! I can' believe it, this is wonderful. Tell everyone involved how much every effort was appreciated! i was hoping for Friday but Wednesday---this is FANTASTIC! What great customer service! the ornament is perfect and I'm sure the couple will love it! I will continue to buy my wedding gifts from your company and will spread the word of what great service you provide. I promise to order earlier next time too! Thank you so much! One Happy customer! Deb R."

12/2/2015 - "I ordered several ornaments for my family. Each one is beautifully designed and personalized. Love them! Will definitely be back for more in the future. Marilyn H."

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