Christopher Radko Ornaments

Written by Jenni Wiltz
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In the past few years, Christopher Radko Ornaments have become wildly popular with collectors. Christopher Radko products are sold in such fine stores as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Harrod's of London, and Bloomingdale's. Two year-round stores devoted to selling only Christopher Radko ornaments opened in 2000 (both are in New York).

Radko designs first appeared in 1986, although they hearken back to the old German glass-blown ornaments of the nineteenth century. Each ornament is hand-made from start to finish and takes seven days to complete. The Radko label is an assurance that your ornament was created by a skilled artisan trained with precise attention to detail.

The Story of Christopher Radko Ornaments

These magnificent ornaments were produced because of a terrible accident (an accident to the Radko family Christmas tree, that is). When the tree collapsed and broke the family's treasured collection of old world Christmas ornaments, Christopher Radko decided to do something about it. He began searching for ways to recreate the beautiful decorations his family had lost.

He was able to find a craftsman in Poland who remembered the old way of making ornaments, and persuaded him to recreate some of the designs that had been broken. Before he could put the finished products on his own family's tree, however, his friends became so enthralled with them that they offered to buy them. Since then, Christopher Radko has gone on to design Christmas decorations for charity events, celebrities, and even the White House.

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