News-Antique.com - Dec 23,2008 - Santa Fe, Dec. 23, 2008 -- You may not think of yourself as a collector but how many Christmas ornaments do you have stashed away?
Come on. Even non collectors usually add at least one ornament a year to their holiday menagerie. Or, maybe a relative adds one for you. In any case ornaments seem to spill over when the Christmas boxes come out.
Real collectors specialize in all kinds of Christmas ornaments just like you. Some only want ornaments that hang from trees. Others want standing Santas filling the nooks and crannies around the house. Other folks want Nativity scenes, snowmen, angels or reindeer.
Obviously, ornaments donít necessarily need to be old for collectors to want them either. It's all in the eye of the beholder.
The era of mass-production in the United States gave birth to a consumer economy and Christmas like a lot of other things bulged from the feeding frenzy. Canít buy enough. Canít get enough. Canít have enough.
How many times have you heard someone say theyíre tired of Christmas? Maybe they arenít tired of Christmas. Theyíre tired of what...
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