Many years ago, religious Holidays were the only ones feasts for most people. Therefore, they tried to prolong the holidays as long as possible. Over time, Christmas, instead of one day turned into twelve days celebration.
The first Christmas trees were decorated with fresh flowers and fruit. Later there were added sweets, nuts and other foods. Then – Christmas candles. Over time glassblowers began producing hollow glass Christmas decorations to replace fruits and other heavy decorations. Wealthy families could afford Christmas decorations made of gold and silver. Braybrook & Britten offers silver Christmas tree finery, sterling silver ornaments, silver pudding charms and silver cake decorations. You do not have to be rich to afford it now.
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