I know that there’s Christmas ornaments, but are there Easter ornaments? Have any been made historically? I’ve never seen them but that doesn’t mean that they don’t exist though.
(Not counting rabbits, eggs, etc.)
First, Lent is a time of penance, even more than Advent. It is not the time for beautiful ornaments, it is very understandable that it is more visually austere. some even cover or remove statues and ornaments.
And Easter is not just Easter Sunday, the liturgy covers Palm Sunday and the Triduum (Holy Thursday + Good Friday + Easter Vigil on Saturday night).
As liturgical ornaments, I have always seen Paschal candle, in Brazil, Portugal, and US. I have also seen some people using much smaller versions at home for private devotion.
Also, some people like wreaths, although it is more common in Advent. Some also take home the palms from Palm Sunday procession, and use them as decoration during holy week (or just give a small one to children to play).
yes, ornaments are not so common as in Christmas. Maybe because lent, a very distinctive liturgy with the most beautiful liturgical objects and music as possible (as a child I liked it except for the long readings), and abstinence of meat is already enough to keep Easter in mind?
Or was it the exchange of gifts, the family reunion and the related media gift propaganda bombardment that did create the need for Santa Claus ornaments?
Passion reenactments are more common than Christmas ones. Not sure if it counts as an 'ornament', but it is a kind of public religious art.
And Holy Thursday has beautiful ornamented procession, e.g., see the people decorating the path where Jesus in the Eucharist will pass. This one really should count as public decorative art.