I recently found a traditional American Christmas ornament: the putz glitter houses which are made from cardboard and glitter. They became popular in the beginning of the twentieth century.After World War II,
several Japanese companies started mass-producing cardboard or paper
houses, churches, and other buildings. These small buildings usually had
holes in the back or the bottom through which Christmas lights were
placed to provide illumination. The buildings had tiny colored
cellophane windows and were decorated with mica-dusted roofs to give the
appearance of snow. Since these buildings were made of inexpensive
material and were widely available throughout the United States, they became a very popular Christmas decoration. You can find vintage ones on ebay. Aren't they soooo lovely and kitschy and Christmassy?