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• Many of the ornaments in the early years of decorating trees were handmade from paper, cloth or even foods, such as cookies. Handstitched snowflakes were also very popular. • Special items that emerged for decorating trees in America were cranberries and popcorn. Early Americans would string the readily available, colorful foods for trimming their trees. •

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President Franklin Pierce was the first U.S. president to have a Christmas tree in the White House, in 1856. The first “national” Christmas tree erected was by President Woodrow Wilson in 1913. However, the first “official” tree was not switched on complete with electric lights until President Calvin Coolidge moved the tree to its location near the White House in 1923.

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• Up until the 1880s Christmas ornaments were mainly handmade by families and friends and given as gifts. Many were disposed of after a season. The only ornaments sold publicly were hand-cast lead and hand-blown glass German decorations. •


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For most people the holidays are a joyful time of family, friends, food, and fun. At a time when everyone is supposed to be happy, there are many who are sad, lonely, & depressed. The passing of a loved one, the constant rewind of broken relationships, the loss of income, the passing of a pet are just a few holes that are magnified during the holidays. Here are some tools to help make this a Holy Christmas • Take comfort in knowing that the scattered pieces of the puzzle are forming a new picture. • Allow the tears to flow. Each tear carries a gift of healing. • Believe: faith allows you to elevate yourself in the assurance of what you hope for even though you can’t see it. • Adopt and commit to Holy traditions that benefit others & yourself

• Ornaments became highly prized possessions with the special touches of individual craftsmanship. Germany captured the world market for glass Christmas ornaments for many years. • Another German city, Dresden, near Lauscha, started its own ornament businesses, different from the glass ornaments of their neighbors. The Dresden artists constructed brightly colored designs of birds, fish and other animals out of pressed and embossed paper. Their treasures were a hit as well; for weddings, birthdays and other occasions in addition to Christmas. •

As the decorations gained popularity in the United States, F.W. Woolworth, an early American mass merchandiser, began importing German glass ornaments in the 1880s. By 1890, he was reportedly selling approximately $25 million worth of the ornaments! When World War I broke out in 1914 many things, including sentiments toward purchases of Christmas ornaments, changed. There was a backlash against all things German. Sales and production of German ornaments slowed, but only for a while. Also, Japan started producing ornaments on a huge scale in the 1920s and took a slice out of the ornament market that Germany held. The Japanese specialized in newer and more colorful designs. The Czech Republic also became known for their fancy Christmas ornaments and shipped many to the U.S.

• More than 250 million Christmas ornaments were being imported to America by 1935, mostly from Germany, Japan, and the Czech Republic. This was when U.S. businessman and German immigrant, Max Eckhardt, an importer of ornaments, knew that America needed to be producing, not just importing.

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Eckhardt and Bill Thompson of the F.W. Woolworth Company worked together to convince the Corning Glass Company of Corning, New York to enter the ornament market. Corning had been making thousands of light bulbs out of very thin glass using a “ribbon” glassblowing machine. The machine could produce 2,000 bulbs per minute! Eckhardt believed the machine could be altered to produce Christmas ornaments instead of light bulbs.

• Corning began trials with their equipment and employees, making ornaments in various shapes and sizes. Soon, it was clear they had the equipment and abilities for the job. Woolworth’s requested production of over 230,000 glass holiday items for their stores. In 1939 they began selling the American-made ornaments. • By 1940, Corning Glass was producing nearly 300,000 decorations per day and shipping them all over the U.S. Corning actually sold most of their ornaments to Shiny Brite, a company owned by Max Eckhardt. Eckhardt’s business was so big, he had four New Jersey locations and his main office and display room in New York City. • Eckhardt’s Shiny Brite factories continued making glass Christmas balls and decorations throughout World War II. They used innovative solutions when products were rationed. When metal paints and varnish were not available, the company would use lighter paints and cardboard instead of the usual metal tops and heavy paint. • In the post-war era, Shiny Brite began using vibrant hues and used metal tops again for their ornaments. They were stamped to show that Shiny Brite ornaments were U.S.- made! The boxes were even marked “American made.” These are valuable collectibles today.

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Fruit cake has been baked as a holiday treat since at least the 16th century – and maybe before. Some think the same cake has traveled the globe many times and no one wants to eat it! • Fruitcake, sometimes spelled as one word, other times as two, is defined as: “ 1) a rich cake containing nuts, dried or candied fruits, and spices; also as: 2) a foolish, eccentric, or crazy person.” • The earliest known recipe for fruitcake that exists was from ancient Rome. Among the ingredients were pomegranate seeds, raisins, and pine nuts, mixed in a barley mash. Later, honey, preserved fruits and spices were added. • Because fruitcake’s dense consistency and its longevity allowed for it to be held for many days, early hunters and warriors took it with them on long journeys. • In 16th century Europe, fruitcakes were baked at the end of the nut harvest and saved until the beginning of the following year’s harvest. The thought was that this would help bring another successful harvest the next year. Europeans also referred to fruitcake as plum cake and it was reserved for special occasions because it was so “sinfully rich.” It later became an essential serving for Victorian tea time. •

In 18th century England, a belief arose that if unmarried wedding guests put a slice of fruitcake under their pillow at night they would dream of who they were destined to marry.

• December is National Fruit Cake Month and Claxton, Georgia is the Fruit Cake Capital of the World.

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• Even though fruit cake is and has been the butt of many jokes for years, Albert Parker saw a fine product with a future when he purchased the Claxton Bakery in 1945.


• The Claxton Bakery was opened in 1910 by Savino Tos, an Italian immigrant who had moved to Georgia from New York City. He operated the bakery until 1945 when he sold the business to Albert, who had worked there since he was 11 years old.

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• When Albert noticed that grocery stores were starting to sell fresh bread and other bakery items on their shelves, he knew that he needed to do something to set his bakery apart. He decided to specialize in the “high quality fruit cake” that townspeople had been enjoying during the holiday season each year. In the first year that his company mass produced fruit cakes, Parker and his small crew of employees baked 45,000 pounds of Claxton Fruit Cakes! • Even if you think you don’t like fruit cake, maybe you should try a Claxton specialty. Look for the cakes with a unique horse and buggy label. They are sold by mail order and in many stores every year during the holidays. They are also used for fundraising by more than 1,000 civic organizations in the U.S. The Civitan Club of Tampa, Florida first started the fundraising tradition in the early 1950s. • The term “nutty as a fruitcake” was coined in 1935 when some American bakeries with access to cheaper nuts started adding larger quantities of nuts to their cakes. Claxton Fruit Cakes are “approximately 70% choice fruits and nuts.” • By the way, December 27th is National Fruitcake Day. Also, just so you are aware, there is an internet web presence for “The Society for the Protection and Preservation of Fruitcake!”


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