Christmas wasn’t widely celebrated in the US until the 1800s, because of the Puritans’ influence. Christmas ornaments were first brought to America by families immigrating from Germany and England in the 1840s.
Ornaments became a big hit. F.W. Woolworth of five-and-dime fame had reluctantly stocked his stores with German-made ornaments in 1880. By 1890, he was selling $25 million worth of ornaments at nickel and dime prices. By 1935, more then 250 million Christmas tree ornaments were being imported to the US.
In 1973, Hallmark introduced six glass ball ornaments and 12 yarn figures as the first collection of Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments. Since 1973, Hallmark has introduced more than 8,000 different Keepsakes Ornaments and more than 100 ornament series, groups of ornaments that share a specific theme. http://goo.gl/gyRuDp
VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150
QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.”
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