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Staff Favorites Part 1

Though it is commonly thought that tiny elves design, paint, and sprinkle glitter on the Old World Christmas ornaments, but there is actually a team of creative, hard-working people behind each one. We’re excited to introduce our team, along with their favorite ornaments, over the next few weeks, and fill you in on what ornament they love and why.  

We’re going to start where the magic is initially sparked: product development. It’s made up of three individuals, who are not elves, but might love Christmas just as much. 


Carly’s favorite ornament is the travel trailer because it was one of the first ornaments she designed for Old World Christmas. She saves prime real estate on her tree each Christmas for her own travel trailer ornament, and loves seeing it come out of storage each winter. Carly thoughtfully designed a classic Christmas color scheme for the trailer—red, green and white—but it doesn’t specifically look Christmassy as much as it looks nostalgic and inviting. The silver glitter around the edges finishes the look. She has given this ornament to many family and friends over the years—especially to the ones that love camping in the outdoors—and it’s always been a hit. 


Sooki is on both the Product Development team and the Management team, but we still made her only pick one ornament, which she found to be a hard task. With a new line coming out each year, she found it nearly impossible to pick only one favorite. Though she was tempted to pick one of the creatively detailed food ornaments like the Bowl of Ramen or the Red Wine Bottle, and she almost got swayed by the adorable animals in Santa hats like the Christmas Bunny, she eventually landed on the ornament she always comes back to: the Believe ornament. The dazzling glitter and tree embodies the spirit of Christmas. Each year when she adds it to her tree she is reminded of the magic Christmas brings to families all around the word. The word also reminds her of her faith, “Believe” truly is the reason for the season. 


Glenn is the founder and designer of our newest Ginger Cottages line at Old World Christmas (we can’t wait for you to get your hands on them this summer!). Glenn pairs imaginative details with precise design and Ginger Cottages become a treasured part of your Christmas tree decor. Each Ginger Cottage can be lit from within with a single light from a strand of Christmas tree lights. Glenn’s favorite ornament is the Ginger Cottages Clock Tower. Because he was the creative genius behind this intricate ornament, he knows all the secrets it contains. He claims the secrets are all found on the clock tower, and can be revealed with the mice, cheese and kitty cat. 

Glenn leaves us with a riddle that might hint towards a deeper plot within the clock: 

"Hickory Dickory Doc, there are three mice on this clock"

Now what do mice eat? Well Cheese...

And what likes mice? Kitty Cats.

We are so thankful at Old World Christmas for the bright minds and hard-working individuals who make up our team. We believe that all of our ornaments add meaning, nostalgia and humor to the Christmas season, and we’ll introduce more favorites in the coming weeks.

March 27, 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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