It’s Time For The Christmas Ball To Drop

Christmas ornament

F/5.3, 1.3, ISO 100.

Day 341 / 365

Why did the Christmas tree go to the barber?

It needed to be trimmed.

Interesting Fact: The first decorated trees were adorned with apples, white candy canes and pastries in the shapes of stars, hearts and flowers. Glass baubles were first made in Lauscha, Germany, by Hans Greiner (1550-1609) who produced garlands of glass beads and tin figures that could be hung on trees. The popularity of these decorations grew into the production of glass figures made by highly skilled artisans with clay molds. The artisans heated a glass tube over a flame, then inserted the tube into a clay mold, blowing the heated glass to expand into the shape of the mold. The original ornaments were only in the shape of fruits and nuts. After the glass cooled, a silver nitrate solution was swirled into it, a silvering technique developed in the 1850s by Justus von Liebig. After the nitrate solution dried, the ornament was hand-painted and topped with a cap and hook. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas_ornament )

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10 Comments

  1. I’m glad they don’t put candles on Christmas trees anymore.
    We use tree lights from my grandfather’s general store, which he had in the 1930s. The original bulbs still work.

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