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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.

An angel on top a Christmas tree branch with small silver bells

Written by Dianne Weller
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10/8/2019 - "Just a neat place to shop. Everything you need in one place. Ronald J."

10/29/2019 - "I enjoy buying a new family Christmas ornament every year. This year I was looking for a different animal than I have on the tree and I was able to find the fox family ornament that was different from any that I had. I would love to see more new and unique animals in the coming years. What about hedgehogs or elephants? Paula S."

2/18/2019 - "This was my first order from Ornament Shop and the experience was very impressive from start the finish. It came quickly, as promised, and was high quality and the personalized words were just beautiful! I will be a return customer for sure! Janet K."

9/24/2019 - "I loved the variety of gifts and that you can personalize them. I do highly recommend to my friends and family. Great way to really surprise a loved one. Randy R."

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10/24/2019 - "I enjoyed shopping with ornament Shop.com. Diane M."

10/28/2019 - "I sent an email last week letting you all know how pleased I am with my first order from your company. I purchase ornaments each year for my 5 nieces/nephews. I love your selection of items, NO POSTAGE, and a 10% discount Susan K."

10/29/2019 - "I enjoyed shopping on this website. It was easy to manage. Joyce B."

9/16/2019 - "Found OrnamentShop.com through Google search. Site had a large variety of items that I was interested in. Found the light up Hippo Christmas ornament. Always looking for a special Hippo every yr for my sister and her grandkids for Christmas. Only negative was at checkout it asked if I'd like to receive special offers/coupons but wouldn't let me select to receive them. William B."

8/25/2019 - "I was very happy with all the ornaments I purchased. Carolyn C."

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