The blown glass ornaments on the School Ornaments Visa Gift Card are a beautiful tradition of Christmas decorating dating back to the 1840s in Lauscha, Germany, about 60 miles north of Nuernberg. Glass blowers there has lost their bead-making trade to competitors who developed a better manufacturing process. Lauscha glass blowers made some glass balls, which they coated inside with silver to make them shine and hung them on Christmas trees. It caught on, and soon they added paints and made pinecone ornaments and hundreds of other shapes. Tell your friends about it when you give them School Ornaments Visa Gift Cards.