Christmas baubles on a tree captures the spirit of Christmas tradition. Originally Christmas trees were decorated in apples, strings of popcorn, white candy canes and pastries in the shapes of stars, hearts and flowers. The origins of the first glass baubles can be traced back to Germany where their popularity boomed in the early 1800's. The popularity of the bauble quickly took hold throughout Europe circa 1840's after a picture of the young Queen Victoria's Christmas tree was shown in a London newspaper adorned with lights and baubles.
Throughout the centuries every nation has added their own theme to the Christmas bauble and this has created a myriad of designs, sizes and colours. Today the bauble is usually produced in a range of plastics rather than glass, however there are still some beautiful collectable glass baubles available and collected by families to be passed on to future generations.
Father Christmas brings you a huge range of baubles that will delight and inspire you to your perfect Christmas tree. From shiny, matte and glitter, patterned, plain and large and small, there is a colour and style for every budget and design.
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