Ball Ornaments

Ball Christmas Ornaments

The first Christmas ornaments were noted in the 1800s as fruits and nuts, usually apples, decorate evergreen trees. In 1858, people ceased using apples as decors because of the harsh winter that destroyed the apple trees. Amidst the unfortunate event, a glassblower craftsman from Meisenthal in the Moselle thought of a replacement to the apple decors, thus the colorful Christmas glass ball was born. Through the years, Christmas balls took many designs and stories with them. Here in BestPysanky, glass balls are hand painted with intricate patterns and designs, detailed sceneries such as famous cities, winter houses and the nativity scene and of course the all-time favorite Christmas characters such as angels, Santa Claus, the snowman, the Nutcracker the gingerbread man.