Sock Monkey Pair Christmas Ornament
44071 Merck Family's Old World Christmas
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No one knows who made the first Sock Monkey, but for over 100 years children have loved them. Since 1920, Nelson Knitting Mills has included a set of instructions with each pair of its Red Heel socks. This ornament recalls the simple childhood pleasure of a soft, cuddly toy.
Each figural glass ornament produced for The Merck Family's Old World Christmas is hand crafted in age-old tradition using the same techniques that originated in the 1800's. Molten glass is mouth-blown into finely carved molds available only to the Merck Family's Old World Christmas, before a hot solution of liquid silver is poured inside. The ornaments are then hand-painted and glittered in a series of labor-intensive steps to achieve the beautiful creations.