When we think of Christmas, we often think of the beautiful decorations that are used to celebrate the season. The first Christmas tree ornaments began centuries ago in Europe when roses were first attached to the boughs of an evergreen tree. As the trees moved indoors, the tradition of decorating them with nuts and sweets evolved.
But the watershed period in the history of ornaments took place in Lauscha, Germany in the 1880s. Artisans began blowing small hollow glass “baubles” and hand-painting them as ornaments. And the mass production of ornaments continued in America in the early part of the twentieth century.
Yes, ornaments help create the atmosphere we all love at this time of year. But Christmas is far more about how we express our own love for Jesus Christ as we celebrate His birth.