Christmas Traditions > Christmas Ornaments

In the early 1800’s, Christmas trees in Germany were typically decorated with candles, cookies, fruit, paper novelties, and candy.

Then, a glassblower in Lauscha, a district long recognized for the quality of its glass, crafted some small glass balls to hang on his family’s tree.

Within a few years, Lauscha glassblowers were filling orders by the thousands. In 1880, F. W. Woolworth brought the ornaments made in Lauscha to the United States.