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The History of Christmas Ornaments

The History of Christmas Ornaments

Have you ever wondered how some traditions came to be? Christmas has more traditions than most holidays, and new ones evolve regularly. One of the longest standing traditions, decorating the Christmas tree, dates back to the 16th century. Let's trace these traditions back to their origin as we learn more about Christmas ornaments' history.


Tracing Timeless Traditions

The decorating of trees started in Germany and moved to other European countries. It didn't gain popularity in North America until the 1890s. While German-Americans mostly decorated their trees with fruits and nuts, Americans began making homemade ornaments to adorn their trees. Of course, Christmas lights later became a part of the tradition with the introduction of electricity. Over time,  Christmas tree decorating evolved and began to include handmade and personalized decorations like Mr. and Mrs. ornaments.

As ornaments gained popularity, these decorations began to pop up in department stores. Glass bulbs, or baubles, that mimic fruits and nuts quickly became a popular Christmas décor purchase. After glass blown bulbs gained popularity, manufacturers began to create plastic molded ornaments, too. Though round is most common, today, we see a variety of Christmas ornaments with different shapes and materials. 

Eventually, companies began to develop limited edition and collectible ornaments that everyone wanted to get their hands on as keepsakes for their family tree. Today, there are plenty of options to create customized ornaments for yourself or the special people in your life. 

 Christmas tree with ornaments.

Christmas Gifts for Couples 

You can commemorate significant events with our special occasion ornaments. For instance, newlyweds can remember their wedding day at Christmas each year with a Mr. and Mrs. ornament. Gifting a personalized Christmas ornament is a beautiful gift for couples that are getting married.

Here are our top picks for Mr. and Mrs. ornaments: 


Our Mr. and Mrs. ornaments are just part of our couples and wedding collection. We also celebrate growing families, engagements, and a variety of life's special moments. 


First Christmas ornament.

Ornaments for All

Unpacking ornaments to decorate your tree is a beautiful time for the family to reminisce on family milestones. When it comes to gifting unique and special ornaments, our variety goes beyond celebrating new couples and families - we have keepsakes for all of the special ones in your life:

  • Babies/Kids
  • Merging families
  • New Homes
  • Memorial
  • Pets

Whether you're gathered around the tree or at the table for a Christmas feast, the holidays are special times with friends, family, and the ones you love. Our ornaments collections seek to bring decor and good cheer, and great memories to everyone around you. From the humorous to the sentimental, we have an ornament for everyone on your holiday shopping list. 

Make this holiday season unforgettable with personalized gifts for the special people in your life. Whether you're seeking to learn more about the past or look forward to the future with starting your holiday shopping, let Loftipop be your one-stop-shop for all of your needs this Christmas season.

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