Plastic Moravian star decoration
Also a Herrnhut star, but this time made of plastic and therefore suitable for use outside. Descendents of the Evangelical Brethren from Moravia moved to Upper Lusatia at the beginning of the 18th Century and founded Herrnhut. This was the starting point of a worldwide mission. As part of their system of education, children from missionary families were put into boarding schools. To make the separation from their parents easier, particularly during Advent, a teacher began making stars out of card and paper about 150 years ago. Soon the pupils were making the stars themselves.