We didn't realize, until a couple of years ago, that we collected vintage Christmas along with all the other collections. We opened up the Holiday closet one day and it was full from top to bottom. It was at that moment that we realized we had gotten "hooked" on Christmas, too.
It is hard to say what is our favorite but we do enjoying finding World War 2 ornaments with their original hangers. Since war production had a monopoly on metals Christmas ornaments had to be hung with paper hangers. This one is unusual.
These were made of light cardboard and painted silver.
You pinched the end of the hanger and slipped it into the ornament.
That was one way to get it on the tree.
We get most excited when we find the ornaments with the cardboard caps with string hangers though. So many people replaced the hangers with metal ones after the war. So we always thrilled to find them all together.