Christmas balls are added to every Christmas tree surrounding the globe, but if you look at a vintage Christmas ball and compare it to today’s Christmas balls, one will find there is a very distinctive difference between the two. Vintage Christmas balls have a duller metallic color, the shapes are different, and the hooks to hold them were made from a heavier metal. A fabric wrapped ball, or a ball wrapped with a silk material presented a softer elegant look.
Ornaments of the past are a wonderful addition to any Christmas tree. It will show the generation of today that things were made different and look different. Not only the balls have a different look, but some of the ornaments made were made from glass or were mold pressed. It is a great way to actually show some history to someone, instead of them just reading it from a book.