As I got into my car this morning, after an office Christmas Party – I looked to my left and found that my passenger seat was sparkling with green dots of light. Yes – it is that time again. The time when all things wrapped sparkle and twinkle a little messier than during the other 11 months of the year. My sock find themselves covered in glitter, my floors have a glint of shimmer and even my hair has a bit more than grey highlights.
It really only takes me one day to realize that all that sparkles is not fun as we will spend the next 6 months trying to rid ourselves of the additional silver, gold, green and red flicker and flashes of light that will soon adore our shoes, furniture, hands, pets and anything else we touch.
Later in the day, as I was trying to get gold glittered off my pants, I thought, who invited this stuff? I am strange that way.. so I went to Google. The first page that came up wasn’t about what it was or how it was made, it was 2 Google pages of how and where to purchase. I requested the definition and that was when my eyes opened wide and it occurred to me… those tiny pieces of sparkling material use for decoration, that was not the first definition that came up. It was the verb form of glitter that made me stop and have my ah-ha moment.
glit·ter ˈɡlidər/ verb
1.shine with a bright, shimmering, reflected light.
Why is glitter a part of Christmas, the celebration of our Lord’s birth? To remind us that we are to shine bright with a shimmering reflection of The Light in this world. Glitter is a natural part of Christmas. So rejoice – and fear not… and I for one believe that we should have glitter all the months of the year.
For those of you that want to know how it was invented – see below. Merry Christmas!!!
Modernglitteras we know it wasinventedin 1934 by a New Jersey cattle rancher named Henry Ruschmann. Henry also dabbled as a machinist. His hobby led to the accidental discovery of a process that used a machine to precisely cut plastic films into thousands of tiny pieces.
Author:Kelly Lawson Phone: 936-525-9589 Dated: December 30th 2016 Views: 141 About Kelly: My passion is to get you home. It’s that simple. The process is not always that simple, but it’s...