Established in 1926, Route was one of the original U.S. highways. Its 2,400 mile route from Chicago to Los Angeles travels through some of the most celebrated portions of the American West. It became known as the “Main Street of America.” It symbolizes Americans’ love of the automobile and wide open spaces.
Each figurative glass ornament produced by Old World Christmas is hand crafted in age-old tradition using the same techniques that originated in the 1800's.
Molten glass is mouth-blown into finely carved molds made exclusively for Old World Christmas, before a hot solution of liquid silver is poured inside. The ornaments are then hand-painted and glittered in a series of labor-intensive steps to achieve the beautiful creations.