December 24, 2012

25 Days of Christmas CoCo Style - Day 24: Snow Globes

There is something so magical about snow globes. From as far back as I can remember, I have been fascinated by them. This fascination led me to look up the beginning of the snow globe.

Precisely when the first snow globe (also called a" waterglobe", "snowstorm" or "snowdome") was made remains unclear, but they appear to date from France during the early 19th century. They may have appeared as a successor to the glass paperweight, which became popular a few years earlier. Snow globes appeared at the Paris Universal Expo of 1878, and by 1879 at least five companies were producing snow globes and selling them throughout Europe.
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