First Russian Christmas ornaments were manufactured in the Russian estate of Prince Menshikov in the first part of the 19th century. There were glass mouth-blown beads and glass balls. They were very expensive and never produced in large amounts.
There is such a thing as Russian Christmas, it's just celebrated a little bit later than what you're used to. Enjoy live music, fortune telling, and a special dish of duck with apples as you either enjoy the holiday as if you were back in the Motherland or if you want to experience it for the first time. Grounds for celebration.
The first Russian Christmas cards were printed in with a charitable purpose by the community of St. A series of ten copies of watercolors by St. Petersburg's artists were issued in order to raise funds for the Russian Red Cross.
There was the case when one woman was discharged from her job just because she had a decorated Christmas tree at home. Well, you could not see Soviet glass ornament angels and the Christmas Star were substituted for the communistic five-pointed red star. The first Soviet New Year ornaments were made predominantly of cotton, cardboard and extruded wood dust.
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Russian Christmas Folk Traditions. He brings gifts to the children at New Year's, which is the most popular Russian holiday celebration. His grand-daughter, the " Snowmaiden ," accompanies him to help distribute the gifts.