Our Top 5 Christmas Ornaments for 2020

Fall may have just arrived, but time flies, and before you know it, it will be time to deck the halls and decorate your Christmas tree. Now is the perfect time to prepare for the most wonderful time of the year!

2020 has been a tough year, and you may fear that this year’s holiday season will be no different. While the coronavirus and other concerns may very well still be around, in a way, that’s all the more reason to put more energy into celebrating the warmth and beauty of Christmas.

Here at Silver Superstore, we are big fans of Christmas as well as sacred keepsakes that serve to commemorate times of joy, such as the holiday season (even if it’s in the midst of dark times). 

So, in the spirit of commemorating the upcoming holiday season, we’d like to share a brief history of Christmas ornaments as well as our favorite and most popular keepsake ornaments of 2020.

A brief history of Christmas ornaments

The tradition of decorating Christmas trees is said to date back to sixteenth-century Germany. It began with decorating trees with apples to represent the forbidden fruit trees in the Bible. The tradition spread out from Germany across Europe, and people started decorating trees with candles and pastries in the shapes of angels, hearts, stars, and flowers. Traditional decorations expanded to include paper ornaments, painted nutshells, and tinsel. 

Up until the nineteenth century, English and American Christians saw the Christmas tree as strange, frivolous, and pagan-looking. That all changed when Queen Victoria decorated a Christmas tree to celebrate her and her husband’s German heritage. After that, the tradition didn’t seem so bad, and the practice quickly spread through the United Kingdom and the United States.

Today, decorating the Christmas tree with symbolic and sentimental ornaments is a sacred holiday tradition countless families across the world cherish every year. 

2020 Annual Cross, 50th Ed.

Now in its 50th edition, the Reed & Barton Annual Cross builds on its long-standing tradition of reminding us what the holiday season is all about. This year, Reed & Barton has added an edge plated in gold to commemorate the last 50 years of its annual crosses. The design of the 2020 Annual Cross stems from the very first cross produced in the series back in 1971. 

2020 Wallace Candy Cane, 40th Ed.

The 2020 Wallace Gold Plate Candy Cane Ornament is the 40th Edition in this collectible series. This beautiful ornament features white festive stars and green diamonds on a red background with gold-plated striping. This limited edition collectible is a perfect inexpensive collectible item and is wonderful as a gift for the grandchildren. They love these keepsakes.

2020 Wallace Sleigh Bell, Silverplate 50th Ed. 

The 2020 Wallace Silverplate Sleigh Bell Christmas ornament is the 50th Edition. This year, the bell features a sleigh and sleigh bell motif around the bell which is embossed with the year 2020. The Wallace Sleigh Bell is one of the best-selling collectible silver Christmas tree ornaments and makes a perfect personalized Christmas decoration. 

2020 Christmas Bell

The top-selling bell returns for 2020 as the Annual Christmas Bell from Reed & Barton. Engraved with the phrase Christmas 2020 this collectible silverplate bell is the perfect gift for anyone during the holiday season. This Reed and Barton Christmas Ornament’s lustrous finish and weight will make it a treasured heirloom for years to come.

2020 Gorham Snowflake, 51st Ed.

This heirloom quality Gorham sterling silver 2020 Snowflake Christmas ornament will be an elegant addition to your home and Christmas décor. The snowflake comes with a red ribbon that will add a beautiful touch of joy to a holiday package, tree or mantel. This is the 51st Edition of the treasured annual collectible. This snowflake is one of our best-selling ornaments across all silver manufacturers.