This jigsaw puzzle is a beautiful red Christmas tree ornament. The earliest mention of Christmas ornaments is in the 1800’s when fruits and nuts were used to decorate a tree. Later pieces of foil were added and gingerbread people. Glass ornaments for the tree did not come until the mid 1800’s. At that time there were glass ornaments made in Germany for decorating the Christmas tree. Glass ornaments from Germany were brought to America in the late 1800’s and glass ornaments have been part of the American Christmas tradition ever since that time.
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