December 14 – Tinsel time

Pictured is a current adaptation of tinsel, made of plastic. Original tinsel was made of silver.

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Pictured is a current adaptation of tinsel, made of plastic. Original tinsel was made of silver.

By: Dylan DaCunha, Editor

Tinsel originated in the 1600s in Germany. People would originally spin it out of silver. At one point the United States would ban it for containing lead. However, current tinsel is harmless.