Thursday, 1 December 2011

Advent Fact


Between the years of 1840 and 1945, the glassmaking German town of Lauscha (a word which translates as ‘eaves-dropper’) in the mountains of Nuremberg, supplied the entire globe with glass tree baubles for over 100 consecutive Christmases almost single-handedly.

The local glassmakers of the town conceived the idea of making glass decorations to hang on the Christmas tree (replacing the then traditional fruit and candy), resulting in almost every house in the town being converted into a little glassmaking factory to meet rising demands.

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