This 3" tall two-tone satin ornament tells the story of the Christmas customs of France. Crafted of glass exclusively for Bronner's from Hungary, our French 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 crèche (manger) occupies a place of prominence in the French home. Terra cotta figures known as santons (little saints) represent the Holy Family. Area processions include a live lamb, the symbol of the Lamb of God. The Bûche de Noël, a log-shaped cake, has become a favorite Christmas delicacy. Children leave their shoes by the firesideon Christmas Eve hoping Père Noël (Father Christmas) or le Petit Noël (the Christ Child) will fill them with gifts before morning. Their parents attend Christmas masses at midnight and return to a late supper known as le Réveillon. On Epiphany eve, three figures are added to the crèche in celebration of the visit of the Magi.