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Mexico Christmas Custom Ornament
$8.99
This 3" tall two-tone satin ornament tells the story of the Christmas customs of Mexico. Crafted of glass exclusively for Bronner's from Hungary, our Mexican Christmas custom ornament is sure to be a fun and enlightening conversation piece for years to come!
Custom on the back of the ornament reads:
Color is provided by the brilliant red of the "Flower of the Holy Night," or poinsettia. A popular custom is the posada; beginning December 16, processions go from house to house carrying the images of Joseph and Mary, re-enacting their quest for lodging. On La Nochebuena (Christmas Eve) a shrine of flowers and cedar boughs is prepared for the Christ Child, whose image is placed in it at midnight, with luminaires adding a special glow. On Christmas Day children attempt to break the piñata, a decorated earthenware figure filled with nuts, fruit, candy and trinkets. On the day of Epiphany, January 6, children receive gifts from the Wise Men.
Bronner #1000602.
Norway Christmas Custom Ornament
$8.99
This 3" tall two-tone satin ornament tells the story of the Christmas customs of Norway. Crafted of glass exclusively for Bronner's from Hungary, our Norwegian Christmas custom ornament is sure to be a fun and enlightening conversation piece for years to come!
Custom on the back of the ornament reads:
Evergreen trees are widely used as decorations and are a focus for hymn and carol sings. Norwegian ships even display a Christmas tree on their mast. On the afternoon of Christmas Eve, sheaves of grain are hung outside for birds, and cattle are given extra fodder in remembrance of their presence at Christ's birth. A bowl of rice pudding may also be set out for nissen (barn elf). An ancient Norse figure called Julesvenn brings gifts to children on Christmas Eve. Christmas Day is spent attending church and visiting relatives. After Christmas, costumed children go from door to door seeking treats, indulging in a custom called Julebukk.
Bronner #1000603.
Polish Customs Christmas Greeting Ornament
$9.99
Festive, colorful art complements the Polish Christmas greeting. Christmas customs of Poland are featured on the reverse side of this exclusive 3" tall Wesolych Swiat glass ornament. Made in Hungary.
Please select the inset image to view the Christmas Customs of Poland sentiment that is printed on this ornament's reverse side.
Hungary Christmas Custom Ornament
$8.99
This 3" tall two-tone satin ornament tells the story of the Christmas customs of Hungary. Crafted of glass exclusively for Bronner's from Hungary, our Hungarian Christmas custom ornament is sure to be a fun and enlightening conversation piece for years to come!
Custom on the back of the ornament reads:
St. Nicholas Day, December 6, opens Christmas festivities. St. Nicholas may leave small gifts or birch rods in shoes or boots which children have placed on window sills. Before the Christmas Eve meal, the family gathers by the Christmas tree. After prayer, gifts are given. The Christmas tree is decorated with tissue, felt and Szalon Cukor, a fudge-like candy. When the first star appears the meal is served. By custom an extra place is set for a stranger who might knock at the door in search of hospitality. At midnight, costumed villagers go to mass, where a beautiful crèche is displayed in the church. Children known as Bethlehemesek travel the village streets performing Nativity plays.
Bronner #1000612.
Germany Christmas Custom Ornament
$8.99
This 3" tall two-tone satin ornament tells the story of the Christmas customs of Germany. Crafted of glass exclusively for Bronner's from Hungary, our German Christmas custom ornament is sure to be a fun and enlightening conversation piece for years to come!
Custom on the back of the ornament reads:
Celebrations begin before December 6 with pageants and fairs featuring cookies, breads, sausages, decorations and toys. Many observe Christ's coming by lighting candles on an Advent wreath or opening Advent calendar windows. Decorating the Tannenbaum originated in Germany. On Heiligabend (Christmas Eve) families enjoy decorating the tree with white candles and ornaments of wood, foil, and glass. A Krippe (nativity set) is placed under the tree. Children receive gifts from the Christkind (Christ Child). The season ends with Epiphany, when the Sternsänger carol and roam the streets with star-shaped lanterns symbolizing the Wise Men from the East.
Bronner #1000595.
Poland Christmas Custom Ornament
$8.99
This 3" tall two-tone satin ornament tells the story of the Christmas customs of Poland. Crafted of glass exclusively for Bronner's from Hungary, our Polish Christmas custom ornament is sure to be a fun and enlightening conversation piece for years to come!
Custom on the back of the ornament reads:
The Star of Bethlehem is the most popular Christmas symbol. Christmas is known as Gwiazda, or "Little Star." The first star in the Christmas Eve sky signals the end of a day-long fast of Wigilia, and celebrations begin. Before the Christmas Eve meal is served, the head of the house distributes an oplatki (peace wafer) symbolizing friendship and peace. A straw-sewn place setting is reserved for the humble Christ. Decorations include an elaborate crèche and choinka (Christmas tree) decorated with straw stars, fruit, nuts, cookies and intricately painted eggs. Often, young men carry a lighted star on a pole en route to Pasterka (Shepherd's Mass) at midnight Christmas Eve.
Bronner #1000596.
Wales Christmas Custom Glass Ornament
$8.99
This 3" tall two-tone satin ornament tells the story of the Christmas customs of Wales. Crafted of glass exclusively for Bronner's from Hungary, our Welsh Christmas custom ornament is sure to be a fun and enlightening conversation piece for years to come!
Custom on the back of the ornament reads:
In the pre-dawn hours of Christmas Day, people gathered in rural churches for Plygain, a service where old Welsh carols were sung, traditionally by men, in polyphonic harmony without accompaniment. The brilliant illumination from multi-colored candles brought by the attendees in a processional was an important feature of this service. Another custom unique to Wales is the Calennig, an apple studded with cloves, sprouting a sprig of evergreen on the top and supported on a tripod. It is carried from house to house by children singing carols, hoping for a small gift in return for this symbol of good luck, peace and prosperity in the coming new year.
Bronner #1138679.
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