December 10, 2013

A bit of history on Christmas ornaments! 

The earliest known Christmas ornaments were apples. The apples represented the temptation of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden . Later added to the tree was cherries in honor of the Virgin Mary. It wasn’t till 1605 that there was a detailed description of a seventeenth-century Christmas tree. According to the description, the ornaments would be roses made out of paper, apples , wafers, and decorations made of shiny bits of gold foil or sugar. A wide variety of ornaments made from food dangled from early German Christmas trees. The Germans hung glided nuts on their trees, and later, cookies.

Encyclopedia of Christmas by Tanya Gulevich 

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