About Biedermann Ornaments
For generations families near Stuttgart, Germany have engaged in ornament cutting, designing their own unique decorations to give friends and relatives as gifts during the holiday season.
The Biedermanns originated the creation of a single Christmas ornament commemorating each year, drawing on the talent from this region. In the fall of 1970 several artisan families were chosen to design and cut the first ornament, which depicted the town square of Schwaebisch Gmuend.
Since that first edition, each year a group of artists has selected a single design from those submitted by the townspeople and the ornament to be cut for the coming season is chosen. This is now a tradition that the people of Schwaebisch Gmuend and America cherish. Designs through the years have been selected from those created by school children and adults. Master Cutter, Georg Neumaier, directs the production of the Biedermann Commemorative Ornament and is also involved in selecting the year's winning design.
How They're Made
Courtesy of Martin Schmidt
Going Back in Time
1984: The now very valuable original brass ornament was supplemented by the first edition silver-plated ornament.
1987: Beginning this year, alternate years depict the story of "The Twelve Days of Christmas". This series ended in 2009.
1998: Began the first edition of the "Christmas Quotations" Series of ornaments.
2011:New series "Worlds Favorite Christmas Songs" kicked off with "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire". 2013 featured the song "Happy Xmas (War is Over)" and "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" in 2015.
The Biedermann family takes great pride in offering the Biedermann Commemorative Ornaments to you, the collector, and to all connoisseurs of tasteful, high quality craftsmanship.
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