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Encyclopedia > Tinsel

Tinsel is a common Christmas decoration, popular because of its glittery appearance


See [1] (http://www.tinseland.com/e/content_mgnt/showquestion.asp?faq=40&fldAuto=69) for some info


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What is Tinsel? (569 words)
Strands of sparkling tinsel were often added to early Christmas trees to accent the glow of lit candles or to recreate the starry sky over the Nativity.
Tinsel remnants may have to swept up by hand before a vacuum cleaner can be used safely.
Tinsel garlands are often wrapped around the individual branches of a Christmas tree after the lights have been added but before ornaments are placed.
Christmas tree - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3191 words)
Tinsel and several types of garland or ribbon are commonly used to decorate a Christmas tree.
Delicate mould-blown and painted colored glass Christmas ornaments were a specialty of Czech glass factories from the late 19th century, and have since become a large industry, complete with famous-name designers.
Strands of tinsel may be hung in groups from longer branches to simulate icicles, though this trend has gradually fallen off since the late 1970s.
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