Christmas is a big celebration in our house, just as it was for both Gary and I as we grew up. I am lucky to have original Shiny Brite christmas balls from both sides of the family. I display them in different ways as the mood strikes. The past few years they have taken pride of place on our mantel. The Fassbender ornaments are marked with red thread running through the top, so as I get them out and look at them each year, I remember who I received them from. The ornaments were silvered on the inside as well as the outside to they would retain their “shiny brite” appearance for longer periods of time. And these ornaments have definitely remained shiny brite through even after many decades of use.