Some people prefer a classy Christmas tree with matching ornaments. Others, notsomuch. Either way, or many people, Christmas trees carry the richness of families and friends, our triumphs, challenges, and joy. Trimming the tree brings back memories with each addition of a cherished decoration — whether shiny, delicate, and stylish or handmade, silly, and hodgepodge or somewhere in between.
We like a tree that expresses the personality of its person, and that tells a story. Which brings us to these personality filled colorful baubles.
4 styles of these 3" round hand-painted paper mache ball ornaments.:
But why do people hang balls–baubles on their trees?
The idea for baubles originated from the Roman tradition to hang fruit from trees. Over time, the tradition transformed into baubles and became a popular practice in the 1800s, when inventor Hans Greiner produced glass ornaments in the shape of fruits and nuts, and then into what we now see as a traditional round bauble.