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Christmas decorations get personal touch in Mexican town

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 - 01:13

Dec. 17 - A Mexican town prepares for Christmas with 'unique' ornaments. Sharon Reich reports.

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With Christmas around the corner, fires are burning in this small Mexican town as artisans create glass ornaments which are sold around the world. Jose Adan Marin is one of the master producers. He says each of the sparkling ornaments is unique. SOUNDBITE: Jose Adan Marin, ornament producer, saying (Spanish): "They are unique -- they are handcrafted. Because one has to follow so many steps to produce them, no one is the same. They are made by blowing into them, calculating (the size) more or less. They look alike, but no one is the same." The town's emergence as a leader of hand-crafted ornaments dates back to the 1960s. A local man who learned to make ornaments in a Chicago factory, returned and set up a workshop. Shoppers in the area are delighted with the selection. SOUNDBITE: Christmas shopper Ivonne Soto saying (Spanish) : "Everything made here is lovely. All the baubles are made with quality, they are very nice and not seen elsewhere. I think the designs they do here are unique. I liked them a lot. They are very pretty and the town is nice also." The town is expected to produce 50 million ornaments this year, and at least half will be sold in cities around the world.

Christmas decorations get personal touch in Mexican town

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 - 01:13

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