Christmas Hand Blown Glass Ornaments
Hand Blown Christmas Glass Ornaments
Christmas celebrations are rich in traditions, and most families that celebrate Christmas have their own. In some cases it is a special activity. In others it can be as simple as having a special ornament on a tree.
In our case we had a tree full of ornaments that were break proof when our children were small, except for one certain ornament that was always carefully placed out of the danger zone. As it turned out this was a good decision, but not for the children. It seems the bottom ornaments temp cocker spaniels.
But, still there is always room for a special ornament, or set of special ornaments. Just be careful with the placement.
Hand blown glass ornaments are particularly appealing. They can be quite attractive, and represent the care and skill of the artisans who made them. Such endeavors are becoming rare, but still some European families continue old traditions. For this we shuld all be grateful.
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Workmanship Cannot Be Duplicated by Machines
When an object is hand made it has a special appeal. Machines cannot insert those details that a skilled artisan can add. Indeed, hand made ornaments often are one of a kind. Exact duplication is not really the goal of the artist who designed the original ornament from which the rest are fashioned.
The German ornaments include pickle ornaments. A German Christmas tradition is to hide a pickle ornament in the tree just before the children find their gifts. One small additional gift has no name on it, and belongs to the child who first finds the pickle. Perhaps one tradition you could start is the German pickle tradition.
Italian Glass Blowing
Add an Italian touch to your Christmas tree with an Italina glass ornament.
Hand Blown Christmas Ornaments
Hand blown glass allows for the ornament to be very beautiful, but at the same time the ornament is very dainty. Hand blown glass is easily broken. Care in handling these delicate pieces, and proper storage in a sturdy container, are essential. It is not pleasant to open stored Christmas ornaments the day the Christmas tree is to be decorated and find small bits of glass.