First Annual Old World Christmas Ornament Contest

Old World Christmas is known for its beautiful, glass-blown Christmas ornaments. With over 1500 ornaments to choose from it’s easy to fill up a shopping cart with at least a half-dozen or more. Each year we design, produce, and add to our collection about 150 new ornaments. As we welcome new beauties into the collection we retire and say goodbye to old favorites. This keeps our ornament collection fresh and fabulous every year. But even with an extensive collection, have you ever wished we’d carry an ornament we don’t currently have? Then we have the contest for you.

New ornament ideas come from our own team, cultural phenomenon's, current events, and our fabulous customers. With all the ways we get ideas we wish we could put each idea into production. Sadly we can’t. Our ornament line would be too big and lose appeal. Of all the ways we get ideas for new ornaments, hearing from our customers is our favorite. Usually, a handful of customer ideas make it into production, and we get a lot of satisfaction seeing an ornament going from the design stage to dangling and twirling on the sales floor.

This year we were very excited to announce Old World Christmas’ first-annual ornament contest. Though we always welcome ornament suggestions, we are excited about this ornament contest because we like the prize. Starting this year we are encouraging every customer to submit their best ideas during our ornament contest for new ornaments, and the idea we pick as our favorite will not only be put into production for the following season, but when it is produced the person who suggested the idea will receive five of their brand-new ornaments to hang on the tree, give away, and definitely brag about. It’s a win-win situation, and we have loved seeing how many submissions have been rolling in.


Our Master Decorator, Sarah, hopes you’ll join our annual contest and suggest your best idea for the next best-selling ornament. We launched the contest on the first-annual National Ornament Day (on September 25th), and we had so much fun we plan on making it our yearly tradition. We’re not sure why it took so long for National Ornament Day to become official because we celebrate ornament day every day. We are happy that National Ornament Day is in September because it gives us plenty of time to solicit customer suggestions. Once we announce a winner our design team gets to work. They will sketch and design until they’ve come up with the perfect plan. Then our production team will skillfully make a prototype of the ornament. When it’s approved it will go into production for everyone to love, especially you.

Please be sure to signup for our email notifications and follow us on social to make sure you don't miss our annual ornament contest. We can’t wait to see your ideas!

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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.

1 comment

I suggested this idea before I knew about The contest! I know this idea will sell real well esp for people in Cleveland, Ohio and all the suburbs! Back in the 60’s Halles was a store in downtown Cleveland,Ohio! He was Mr Jingaling keeper of Santa’s keys! Their is a song about him also! I have a little booklet talking about him! He handed out Big keys made from card stock as a momentum of your visit!Kids visited him just like Santa! Me and my family and friends would love to have an Ornament of Mr. Jingleling!

Laurie Bartlebaugh

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