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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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3/28/2018 - "The ornament shop is AWESOME!!! They did an extra personalization for me in a very tight fit!!! I am so proud of my ornament !!! I order one every year and greatly appreciate the excellent service this company provides!! Tammie C."

7/2/2017 - "Love the selection! Pamela D."

12/26/2017 - "My Aunt started a tradition of giving us a yearly ornament. I was sad when she couldn’t find them because WM stopped carrying them. So I started the search to find another vendor. I was very excited to find your company. I was able to keep the tradition going. I wish they had more to choose from and it was very easy to order. Rita P."

6/24/2017 - "Unique ornaments for a variety of interests! Barbara Y."

5/1/2018 - "I have bought over 10 personalized ornaments from Ornament Shop in the past 2 years. The quality is excellent and everyone has enjoyed their gifts! I especially enjoy the variety of options available in glass ornaments! Anonymous Respondent"

11/15/2017 - "Thanks for getting back to me Debbie. I have been ordering special personalized ornaments for my grandchildren and now great grandchildren since 2012. As you know, there are a number of sites that offer personalized ornaments, but none that I like better than OrnamentShop.com. You guys have the most unique ornaments, and always fitting for whatever each child is 'into' that year. In addition to the high quality of the ornaments themselves, it is soooo nice to look back to the orders I have placed in years past to see what I purchased for which child. By having that record, I am able to get something unique for each child each and every year. I have already placed my order for all 9 (3 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren) this year and can't wait to see them. Thanks again for your prompt service and quality product. Pat L."

7/24/2017 - "Love the personalization. Anne H."

12/21/2017 - "I have enjoyed shopping Ornament shop over the last several years. I started giving my Grandchildren ornaments as a Christmas gift, started 17 yrs ago, I would run all over town trying to find just the right ornament for each of the 5 grandkids. Now I can find what I am looking for on your site which makes my hunt so much easier. Thank you for keeping this Grandma from running from store to store. Merry Christmas. Never problems with my orders or shipments. Sharon B."

3/23/2018 - "Great customer service! I purchased this at the last minute for one of my clients. Not only did they make sure I received it in time, but the ornament was perfect. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking for personalized ornament! Amber V."

3/8/2018 - "This seller was very helpful in placing and tracking my order. Product arrived on time/early and met all expectations. Martin B."

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