Fashion to decorate the New year tree came to us from the sixteenth century
Christmas tree is not only mandatory attribute of the holiday, but also a mirror reflecting the worldview of the era. Let’s see how early decorated forest beauties and looked like Christmas toys 20-30 years ago.
Without a vivid decorated Christmas tree it is impossible to imagine New year celebration! Led dance around the Christmas tree, decorate it with toys, candy, garlands, leave gifts under it – all became an integral and beautiful custom of families in the whole world!
Silver stars, flowers, and tinsel appeared in the XVIII century. But in 1848, in the town Laws in Thuringia was made the first Christmas balls. They were made of colored or clear glass, coated inside with a layer of lead, and the outside decorated with sequins.
Toys that are manufactured in the town Laws
Vintage Christmas decorations
In 80-e years became very popular to the rain, foil, and fluffy tinsel: silver, orange, yellow. Since the late 1980s, the commitment was won by the fashion for all sorts of horoscopes and this could not be reflected in the Christmas industry. In 1990-e years, there are many Christmas balls with images of animals-symbols of the coming year. Another sales leader: lanterns foil. That is, cheap and cheerful. What else is necessary for happiness?
Looked like a classic rain foil
Since the late 1980s, the commitment was won by the fashion for such toys
On the top of the tree 20 years ago, and now, by tradition, staged a brilliant five-pointed star. And, of course, decorated the tree with garlands: pine cones, lanterns, tiny lights and glass garlands, rain. Hung on strings and candy. The tree was very beautiful, elegant, she stood, like a fairy Princess.
Old Christmas tree decoration on the top of a tree
Hung on strings and candy
Such glass garlands adorned the early Christmas trees
Also loved in the 90s decorate the tree snowflakes. They were cut out of napkins or thin paper, only it was a guarantee that you get the real gourmet snowflake. Cut them out not all, it needed a special talent. At this time, the shelves are also flooded cheap plastic balls of the same color and a wide color Chinese garlands. Very popular were beads in the shape of icicles.
As the New year comes at midnight, was produced in the form of toys hours. Them on the tree was given a Central place. Most of these Soviet Christmas toys hanging on the top.
Creative snowflakes out of paper
Watch for the Christmas tree
Also on the tree hang these flags postcards
In the 2000s the tree has a few “americanpussy”: there are the small Golden bells, red bows , and Santa Claus. On the balls draw a symbol of the year and winter landscapes. Then the fashion is lush and the rain. Also during this period the popular original, homemade toys: figurines of straw, paper, Hanks of wool and pieces of fabric; plush animals, felted swans and angels and the like.
How dressed Christmas tree in 2000