For many of us, one of the most cherished parts of decorating a Christmas tree is the ornaments we choose. They offer a glimpse into our personalities, into what’s special to us, and into our history. Whether hand made by our children, ornate crystal or glass, or whimsical, our ornaments are items we take special care with, many people even purchasing special storage boxes for them to protect them from getting broken or being exposed to the elements when we box them up for the year. And each holiday season, the process of taking each ornament gently out of its box to put on the tree usually conjures up a multitude of memories from Christmases past.
Ornaments began as simple strings of handmade threads or food items, and under Puritan society never were very popular in the United States. That is until the late 19th century when they began being imported from Germany. It didn’t take long for these early hand blown glass ornaments to kick off, and by 1890, the five and dime that would later become the infamous Woolworth’s sold $25 million worth of ornaments per year. For anything to boast that kind of sales at 1890’s prices is an amazing testament to its popularity, and it doesn’t take much to realize that with all the specialty options ranging from NFL to Disney to HGTV, ornaments are still a mainstay in our culture. Therefore it only makes sense that we would offer a large variety of holiday greeting cards that place these treasures front and center, some plain, some tied with ribbon, and some even decorated like the globe. Glittery, patriotic, or international, we offer ornament cards suitable for every taste and purpose.