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Most Popular Old World Christmas Ornaments

There’s a good chance that at this point in the New Year that the last few dried-out pine needles have been vacuumed up, the red and green wrapping paper is at the bottom of the pile, and the ornaments have been tucked away and stored for safekeeping. At Old World Christmas, we like looking back at our most popular Christmas ornaments of 2019 before we look ahead to what they might be next Christmas. And we’re excited to show you our best sellers of 2019. Some on our list are tried and true and have been our most popular ornaments for years, but it’s always interesting when a new one bumps up in popularity and fun for our customers to see if their Christmas tree were decorated with any from the ornaments from our list. This year our top 11 consisted of a good mix of food, animals and travel along with a couple ornaments with meaning and significance.

Though it surprises some, the pickle was our top ornament of 2019. Always one of our most popular, the pickle is a favorite because traditionally long ago when parents decorated the tree, the prized pickle was hung last, hiding it well in the green boughs. When the children were allowed to view the tree, they would hunt first for the pickle knowing they would receive an extra gift for being the most observant. Pickles blend in remarkably well on green trees!

Our NFL team helmet ornaments are fan favorites across the country. Each team has a variety of designs--hoodies, beanies and footballs, but the helmet is on our top 11 list. This ornament is perfect for football season which extends through the Christmas season so it can take its place front and center on your Christmas tree showing loyalty to the home team. We’re also excited about our extensive collegiate team collection!


Along the same lines of favorites and food, the taco ornament made our top 11 list in 2019. It might not bring an extra gift like the pickle does, but tacos bring happiness to hungry tummies and look festive dangling from an evergreen branch.

Animals are always popular picks, and 2019 was no exception. Top on the list was the always-popular smiling sloth as well as the sweet and loyal black lab. The cheery northern cardinal was our best-selling bird in 2019, but the collection of delicate song birds was on our list too. These little song birds come in a set of six and clip onto branches instead of hang from them. With wings spread in full flight, our gorgeous monarch butterfly ornament also secured it’s place on our top 11 list.

Our customers are world travelers because the passport ornament was a top seller, and would pair so well with real airline tickets to an exotic destination for Christmas.

When Santa gets overloaded with his job, we think we figured out how he does it successfully: through the mail! Postman Santa was on our most popular ornament list in 2019, delivering letters and packages to loved ones across the world. 

A thoughtful ornament collection for the newlywed couple is our bride collection gift set, and it’s on our top 11 most popular ornament list for 2019.  It’s a meaningful collection of twelve ornaments, each with a symbolic blessing and all add thoughtful beauty to a well-decorated Christmas tree. We are happy this ornament set is popular because it means that couples getting married not around Christmas are still getting a jump start on decorating their first Christmas tree as a married couple. This set is safely packaged in a keepsake box to ensure the ornaments look new every year.

If your tree in 2019 was missing some of our most popular ornaments, make sure your 2020 tree doesn’t. Add to your Old World Christmas ornament collection with your favorite blown glass ornaments. A hint of sparkle, old-world charm and meaning makes every Christmas tree more personal.

February 26, 2020 by Rachael Mitchell

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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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