Contact Us

All Those Tree Ornaments Have A Meaning


So many of the Christmas traditions we observe in this country were brought to this country by European immigrants – the idea of the Christmas tree itself even, and originally they were decorated with candles.

Of course, it’s a whole lot safer to decorate them with electric lights these days. But the ornaments we put on trees can be traced back to Germany, when the world famous Muller family began offering their hand-blown glass ornaments for sale in 1596.

And descendants of the original Muller family are still offering those glass ornaments more than 400 years later under the company name Inge-Glas that’s famous around the world.

And every one of the ornaments has a special meaning.

  • A house ornament symbolizes family shelter and protection.
  • A bird ornament reflects happiness and joy.
  • A heart ornament means there’s true love in the home.
  • An angel ornament asks for God’s guidance in the home.
  • A rabbit on the tree symbolizes peace with nature.
  • A fruit basket is for generosity and plenty to eat.
  • An acorn ornament represents the gift of life from the birth of the Christ child and symbolizes good luck because it comes from the sacred oak tree.
  • A teapot ornament symbolizes hospitality.
  • Frogs are traditionally symbols of good luck because frogs can’t move backwards or from side to side. They’re always moving forward suggesting reaching goals and accomplishments.

In German tradition, the pickle ornament was always the last ornament to be placed on the tree, hidden somewhere in the branches. On Christmas morning the first child to find the pickle would get a special Christmas present and could open their gifts first.

Best of WYRK

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Country Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Country Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.