Top Hat Skeleton Christmas Ornament
Size: 4 1/4"
26068 Merck Family's Old World Christmas
Free Gift Box Included.
Hang Tag: Halloween has its origins in the ancient festival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year, when spirits were allowed to return to the earth to visit. Christianity incorporated this into All Hallow's Eve, October 31, prior to All Saints Day. The Irish brought Halloween to America in the 1840's, with the tradition of dressing costumes and playing pranks in the hope of keeping evil spirits away.
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.