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Victorian Christmas Ornaments

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Santa's Visit
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Adoring Santa
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A Teddy From Santa
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Hugs For Santa
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Up On The Roof
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Santa Bearing Gifts
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Santa's Kiss
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Sledding with Santa
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Hooray For Santa
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Naughty or Nice
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Christmas Wish

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All Snug In Bed

 

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Decorating a Victorian Christmas Tree

In this day and age, less is more. In Victorian England, more was better.

The Victorians loved their Christmas trees and decorated them lavishly. The trees were packed with sparkling, gilded ornaments, as many as the tree could hold, along with cookies, sweetmeats, cakes, candies, and garland. Once the tree was decorated, then candles were put on the trees for light.

Once decorating Christmas trees became a popular tradition in England, elaborate ornaments were crafted either by the artisans of the time or by the ladies at home.

However, Victorian Christmas ornaments were not crafted using the traditional red and green color schemes that are used today.

They had much richer, more opulent colors such as deep burgundies, aquas, deep sapphire blues, dusty rose, and mauves. These colors were usually paired with delicate ivories and creams.

Pearls, ribbons, lace, crystal prisms, and sparkling glass beads were used to adorn ornaments. Glass beaded garland and ornate silver and gold gilded pieces were also very popular during Queen Victoria's reign.

As much as Victorian women loved things that sparkle and shine, they also loved making ornaments made from natural elements too.

Most ornaments of the time were handmade at home by the wives and children of the family. Just as all the fine needlework such as embroidery, needlepoint, crochet, and tatting were crafts accomplished by the genteel woman of the time, so were the crafting of Christmas ornaments.

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