The Merck Family’s Old World Christmas was founded by Tim and Beth Merck. The Mercks are credited with revitalizing the art of mouth-blown fine glass ornaments as a result of their reintroducing figural designs to the United States in 1979. Today, Old World Christmas is one of the leading distributors of the world’s most extensive collections of mouth-blown glass ornaments.
Each ornament 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 exclusive to 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.