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Take Your Christmas Ornaments to the Next Level with Personalization

Our Christmas ornaments shine at Christmas, but they can’t be under estimated during the year. Old World Christmas has an ornament for every event. With spring and summer weddings, high school and college graduation, new babies, new homes and special vacations, we have an ornament for each of those (and more). We think our ornaments can stand alone. They ship well, we have very little breakage, they pack well, and they are always received with a happy smile and warm heart. Our Christmas ornaments are thoughtful gifts. But, with a hand-painted or scripted date and/or name, we think personalization takes each ornament to the next level.

Personalized Ornaments for 2021

Though we don’t offer personalization services from our warehouse, we think anyone can personalize our Christmas ornaments with the right pen and a steady hand. The majority of our ornaments have a space for personalization. It might be a wide base like the super popular New York City skyline ornament or the new home ornament. A specific date or year could be written with a thicker acrylic paint pen on the base of the ornament. You can get a whole set or one at a time. 

Some ornaments don’t have a wide-open space for personalization, but with a finer-tipped pen like these or even a fine-tipped Sharpie, you can still personalize hard-to-get spaces on our ornaments. This adorable Christmas Owl Ornament or Peppermint Twist Santa probably need a finer-tipped pen in the smaller spaces for personalization. 

Peppermint Twist Santa

If it doesn’t have a big base or a squeaky-small spot for personalization, many ornaments have the perfect space for a medium-sized paint pen. This baby onesie ornament, in pink, blue or white has enough space on the back to commemorate the baby’s name and birth date to remember forever. 

Personalized Baby Ornaments

But, what if you don’t have a steady hand or you do, but your penmanship is atrocious? There are skilled, local artisans you can connect with on a site like Thumbtack, who can do all the personalization for you. If you purchased all the ornaments you needed for the season or year, you could find a calligrapher, pass off all the ornaments at once, and have spectacular, personalized gifts to give all year long. 

Vinyl stickers, strategically placed also work well to personalize our Christmas ornaments. Etsy has countless vendors selling personalized vinyl stickers at reasonable prices. You can pick the size, color, font and message to make your Christmas ornaments stand out with meaning. 

If you are stuck thinking about gifts for the year ahead, consider the massive collection of glass-blown, glittering ornaments for every occasion from Old World Christmas. The ornament alone is a special gift, but personalizing it sets it apart. Don’t miss our wedding ornament collection, our baby ornament collection, our graduation and school ornaments, as well as our collegiate collection, and if you don’t want to do any do-it-yourself personalizing, we have an entire collection of dated ornaments that commemorate the special year. 

April 15, 2021 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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