Here is a shopping for balls to hang on the tree in traditional Christmas colors: red, gold, silver and white. Essentials that always prove themselves for a monochrome fir decoration. We can also associate the colors in pairs: gold and silver, red and gold or white and gold. A small escape towards more unusual shades like purple or eggplant, as well as black, brings a bohemian touch. And for white and silver, we can opt for a variant: transparency. But do you know why we hang balls on the Christmas tree? In 1858, they replaced the apples that traditionally dressed Christmas spruce. Winter was so severe that year that he did not give apples. It was a glassmaker from Meisenthal in Moselle who had the idea of replacing apples with balls imitating them. Interesting, right?