The Celts and Germanic tribes worshiped the oak as a sacred tree. It stands for strength, power, endurance and immortality, also the ability of prophecy. The fruit of the oak, the acorns are a symbol for eternity and life energy, for fertility and rebirth. An acorn contains only a tiny seed, but a mighty oak tree will grow out of it, just like the birth of a small child in a stable in Bethlehem was the beginning of Christianity. The place of origin of the glass ornaments is the area around Lauscha in Thuringia. In the beginning it was just a substitute for real fruit which a poor glass-blower could not afford. With time, the diversity of glass ornaments for Christmas trees grew. Their popularity grew and they became a real bestseller. This hand made item comes to you safely packed and together with an MAROLIN® certificate of authenticity.