If you've ever opened a box of ornaments only to see that the "Baby's First Christmas" glass ball that to commemorates your son's first Christmas has been broken, you already know the importance of proper Christmas ornament storage. It can be heartbreaking to see that an irreplaceable heirloom has been damaged because someone placed a heavy item on top of the flimsy cardboard shoe box you used as storage.
Besides preventing ornament damage, Christmas ornament storage boxes have another great benefit: A box that was created to hold glass balls has a dozen individual compartments. The box is designed this way to prevent ornaments from rolling into each other and chipping paint.
However, the most important benefit of proper ornament storage is the ability to keep your treasured decorations safe from pests. Pests will not think twice about turning the hand crocheted snow flakes that were passed down from Aunt Mary into a nest for their young. Since most people store their Christmas décor in places vulnerable to mice, squirrels or crickets, damage from pests is a very real possibility. The only way to be sure your heirlooms don't become mouse food is to use storage containers that are designed to safely store Christmas decorations.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|