Decorative ornaments have been around for many years. In Victorian times, people were often allowed to add beautiful ornaments to their Christmas tree. The Victorian era ushered in the concept of “etymology”, the study of symbols and ornamentation that had deep meaning and connotations.
Traditional ornaments used to adorn Christmas trees were bells, garlands of flowers, wreaths, mistletoe, poinsettias and pine cones. Over time, different types of ornaments have emerged. These ornaments are now considered as essential Christmas symbols. There are countless types of decorative Christmas ornaments available in stores today. Among these are Christmas baubles which are small (usually less than an inch wide), delicately designed, embellished with tiny plastic baubles and available in red, green, white, blue, pink or purple.
Other types of ornaments include garlands, swags, rugs and bows. These ornaments can be seen adorning Christmas trees not only in the United States but also in other parts of the world such as Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Some of these Christmas ornaments are specially designed and handcrafted by artisans while others come in ready-made pieces. Decorate your tree this festive season with modern yet personal Christmas ornaments!
Glass baubles are an alternative to more traditional personalized family ornament. They come in a variety of styles and shapes such as round, square, triangular, diamond or pear shaped glass baubles. These glass ornaments can be proudly displayed on your Christmas tree or in a glass box or basket. Other glass baubles are crafted from plastic, metal or wood, or they can be handmade paper or fabric or bead or feather or seed or feather Boas.
Other ornaments can be made from silk, fabrics, leather and other natural fibers. Silk Christmas ornaments are delicate and elegant ornaments that are lightweight and perfect for a holiday table. Fabric ornaments look luxuriantly when draped over your Christmas tree. Leather and other fabrics ornaments make beautiful accents for a Christmas tree and look wonderful displayed on a mantel or hung on a wall. When shopping for ornaments this holiday season, look for handmade ornaments crafted from quality fabrics, metals or plastics. Handcrafted and embellished pieces will last longer and provide more value to your collection. Look for traditional designs like baubles with a seed or flower attached or look for new classic styles like those crafted from glass or silver or Woolworth. Both Woolworth and glass ornaments came in traditional and contemporary styles and patterns so there will surely be something to suit your taste and style this holiday season.