Not just for Christmas
Let's Talk|January 2020
Why your festive decorations might be worth more than you think
Fay Watson

There’s little doubt that decorating the Christmas tree is an essential part of getting into the festive spirit. And whether you string up the lights on a tree filled with hand-me-down decorations or each year have a new colour scheme, we invest a lot in our festive ornaments.

It’s a tradition that goes back to the early Victorian period in the UK, when the trend was brought over from Germany, and while decorations at this time mostly came in the form of handmade paper decorations and candles to light up the trees, our love of decorations has been unwavering ever since. But, as well as our obvious sentimental attachment to the tradition, there is also a potential financial incentive to consider as they can often fetch a high price at auction, especially for the more unique and quirky pieces on offer.

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