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Ornament Guide

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Time for Christmas Decorations!

Why are there ornaments on Christmas trees?

Modern Christmas trees originated from 16th-century Germany. The tradition of decorating trees and evergreen boughs dates back even further. Trees were an early symbol of Christian trinity and Christ.

Early European trees were decorated with Baked goods, sweets and fruits. Glass ornaments soon were added to the collection together with Christian symbolism. They would come in shapes of stars, angels and other Christian symbols.

Over the years candles and fir trees have been used in Germany and other European countries during the festive season, these traditions are later being brought into homes. Early societies and European countries had different themes of decorations. Lauscha, Germany was the origin of the round baubles. Ornaments were later on produced in shapes and forms of saints, children and animals.

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Different types of ornamentsΒ Β 

Ball Ornaments

Some say the ball shape is to mimic apples, they often act as the base decoration of the tree. They can be made of plastic, glass and metal, some exquisite ones are even made of hand blown glass and hand painted.

Shaped Ornaments

These ornaments are often made of lightweight metal, plastic and glass, can be in any shapes like tear drops, snowflake and icicles.

DIY Ornaments

These are handmade ornaments often being passed down generations. It can be in any materials but wood is quite a popular material as it can’t be broken even when dropped.

Keepsake Ornaments

Many families purchase 1 ornament each year of Christmas and keep it as a special memory to pass down, these are often splurged or represent a city or places during a vacation.

Novelty Ornaments

These are ornaments that are often quite special - bauble that spin, plushies, toys that light up or play music etc. You may also personalised your name on ornament to add personal touch to the overall Christmas decoration.

Aside from decorations, colours have their own traditions.

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