An Ornament for Every First

Celebrating every “first” gives meaning and purpose to life. Our Christmas ornaments give every celebration a way to remember every special event from year to year. We have a list of life’s special firsts with a few ornament recommendations to go with them.

First Day of School

It tugs at mom’s heartstrings, but seeing their baby off to school for the first time is a special day. We love the school bus ornament as the perfect representation of the first day of school, and waving goodbye from the curb. Of course, with the first day of school comes the need for school supplies, and we have the crayons covered. So many exciting “firsts” come with school at every stage, and we sometimes get carried away enjoying every one of the education and school ornaments. 

First Graduation

Once the baby grows up, before you know it, it’s time for graduation. Kindergarten graduation feels like a big first, but the first college graduation or grad-school graduation is an epic first. We love the doctor’s coat and gavel as gifts celebrating a big degree. 

First Baby

A new baby interrupts life in a beautiful way, and the first baby gets all the fuss. Don’t forget Christmas ornaments celebrating baby’s first Christmas, especially if the baby is born in the spring or summer. To make shopping a cinch, we always recommend the baby’s first Christmas ornament set as a sweet keepsake year after year. 

First Anniversary

A first anniversary could celebrate a first wedding anniversary, we have plenty of wedding ornaments as well as very popular wedding ornament set and bridal ornament set. However, there are other first anniversaries worth celebrating! First anniversary of a new job or losing a loved one are other important anniversaries. 

First Drive, Vote & Drink

There are memorable birthdays worth celebrating, but only a couple that come with important first responsibilities. For the 16th birthday, every new driver celebrates their first solo drive (even if it’s in their mom’s minivan!). On their 18th birthday, these new legal adults have the honor of voting for their favorite candidate, whether republican or democrat, for the first time. And, the much-anticipated 21st birthday results in a first cocktail. We have many adult beverage ornaments, everyone has their favorite. 

First Dog

An important first in the life of a family is welcoming a new member: a dog (or cat! Bird! Or Guinea Pig!). A new pet adds life and chaos to a family unlike anything else. Our animal ornaments are always best sellers, and celebrate the important first of a new pet. We’re confident you’ll find the perfect pet ornament for your collection. 

First Fish

Not exactly a pet, but a rite of passage for many men is their first fish. However it’s caught—via fly fishing, spear, rod or net—the fish is always a bit bigger after the fact. There’s no shame in a little bragging, and sportsmen and sportswomen everywhere love our fishing ornaments. From the tackle box to lure to the fish itself, the first fish is a memory not quickly forgotten. 

Celebrate life’s firsts with Old World Christmas ornaments. We have one (or more) for every important first, and we think they should be remembered and celebrated over and over. For those extra big occasions, we have ornament sets to help celebrate. Be sure to check out our personalized Christmas ornaments for to find the perfect personalized one! 

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Rachael Mitchell

Rachael Mitchell is a freelance writer based in Seattle, Washington, and has over 15 years of writing experience. She’d never be able to pick just one favorite ornament, but narrowed it down to the S’more and Tennis Ball. She always looks forward to s’mores in the summer with friends and family adding gourmet ingredients, and played 4 years of college tennis in the mid-west.

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