Is your Christmas tree up yet? Before the days of pre-lit trees, LED lights, aluminum Christmas trees and battery- powered candles, people waited until Christmas Eve to decorate a real cedar, fir, or pine tree with homemade ornaments fashioned from wire, tin, ribbons, or with ornaments imported from German craftsmen who worked in glass and metal to create elaborate confections for the tree. Writing the Christmas scene in EVERY PERFECT GIFT, I imagined Sophie and her friends decorating their tree with such ornaments, and I set out to find one to give away this week.
Here it is. I love it! It’s made here in America by American artists with materials imported from Germany. This beautiful ornament is the prize in today’s 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway and it’s absolutely gorgeous. It’s a Victorian- inspired design made of a silver German wire called Steifkantille, German Lametta tinsel and Dresden trims. In the center is a tiny angel’s face that dates back to the 1880’s–the time in which my character Sophie lived. Martha Stewart was such a fan that she gave this away on her TV show. so you know it has to be good.
It comes gift-boxed and ready to hang on your tree or to tuck into someone’s stocking for a special Christmas gift. Enter to win it on my facebook page:www.facebook.com/dorothylovebooks. Good luck!