There’s a nip in the air that signals the Holiday season and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate Christmas. And what better way to mark the beginning of this wonderful season by dressing up your Christmas tree with beautiful lights, garlands, and perhaps the most important of them all, the ornaments. Here are some unique and fascinating handmade Christmas ornaments that will become your next favorite keepsake.
What Is The Story Behind Christmas Ornaments?
Modern Christmas Ornaments were believed to have originated from 16th century Germany. Evergreen trees were decorated with things like apples and berries, and are called paradise trees. This tradition eventually made its way into the homes of devout Christians, then spread across Europe and finally reached America around the 18th to 19th century. As time passed by, ornaments became more artful and now made from various materials, and come in so many colors, shapes, and sizes.
What Are The Types Of Christmas Ornaments?
Christmas ornaments are typically plastic, glass, metal, and wood. They come in so many shapes, colors, and sizes, but here are the most common types of ornaments people use to decorate their Christmas trees.
Ball Ornaments– These are the most popular and standard Christmas ornaments, usually made of metal, glass, or plastic.
Shaped Ornaments– These are ornaments with the common basic shapes to the more distinct ones like your snowflakes, bells, icicles, etc.
DIY Ornaments– Handmade ornaments that are usually made of wood or fabric material.
Keepsake Ornaments– Most families have the tradition of buying or making distinct ornaments every year. They evoke special family memories and can also serve as family heirlooms.
Novelty Ornaments– These are non traditional ornaments, like stuffed animals, and those that light up or play music.