Don’t forget the glass ball ornaments!

Don’t forget the glass ball ornaments!

The other night, January 7, 2013 I was watching a Christmas movie. Yes, I’m still watching Christmas movies and I still have the tree and other decorations lit up! Back to the point…I was watching a Christmas movie when I glanced over at the Christmas tree. I was trying to figure out what makes a Christmas tree so calmingly beautiful. Is it the ornaments? Is it the lights? Is it the shape of the tree? Is it the little village under the tree? It can’t be the presents because all of the presents are long gone. What I came up with is, maybe it is all of it!


Because I was looking so intently at the tree I noticed that each of the glass ball ornaments had many flecks of sparkle on them from reflecting the lights. On one ornament alone I counted 21 little flecks. 21 times the 24 glass ball ornaments I have on the tree equals 504 flecks of sparkle. I thought, “Boy, that’s a lot of added tree sparkle just by making sure your tree decorations include glass ball ornaments (not ones with the matte finish).”

When I decorated Santa’s and my first Christmas tree (1974) I bought a few boxes of glass ball ornaments put them on the tree along with some lights and voilà my tree was decorated! I started collecting more unique ornaments but for years the mainstay was the glass ball ornaments.

tree-glass-ball-ornaments-2-72Now after almost 40 years my tree decorations mainly consist of ornaments collected throughout the years. Quite a few of them are Hallmark or other non-shiny ornaments. I’ve always included glass ball ornaments to accentuate a particular color theme for my tree. For many years a used pink glass ball ornaments on the tree and now for the last 15 years I have used red. Like I said this was just to accentuate a color theme. It was only this year that I discovered the sparkle that they add to a tree. So, even if you decorate your tree with unique ornaments or if you decorate your tree with a country look….Don’t forget the glass ball ornaments! They add sparkle and sparkle is magical!

5 Responses to Don’t forget the glass ball ornaments!

  • Mrs. Claus you are so clever. No wonder our home always looks so beautiful. I love you.

  • I love glass ball ornaments.  I have a few very special ones that make me smile every year when I take them out.  I especially love the one my nephew, Will, made for me.  It's a clear glass ball covered in glitter.  Simple, but oh so special.


  • Hi Mrs, Claus,

    It's so funny that you should mention the glass ornaments this year, because that's exactly what I discovered about my tree too. I loved the way the glass ornaments sparkled….so I bought a few more and some bigger ones too and "voila" I transformed my tradiional handmade ornament tree into a twinkling masterpiece.  As I looked upon my tree this holiday season, I reflected on how grateful I am that my blessings outnumber all of the shimmering ornaments.  Can't wait until next year.

  • I agree the glass ball ornaments are very important to the look of the tree. It is so easy to get caught up in the unique or "special" ornaments, but it is the simple glass balls that really make the finishing touch and provide a cohesive, and sparkling look to the tree. Thanks for the reminder Mrs. Claus!

  • Thanks for sharing!!! It seems like we are all on the same page. Yay, for glass ball ornaments.