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Santa With Face Mask Ornament

$21.99

Santa wants to keep you and his friends at the North Pole safe this Christmas so he s wearing a mask. You may not see Santa s smile behind the mask but the twinkle in his eyes will let you know that he s happy to see you re on his nice list this year!
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Toilet Paper Ornament

$14.99

A basic necessity of life today, toilet paper is taken for granted by many. Before toilet paper was produced, people used stones, leaves and sand for hygiene. The first toilet paper was produced in China during the 6th century. And the first use in the USA was in 1857.
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Bowl Of Mac & Cheese Ornament

$16.99

Macaroni noodles covered in delicious cheddar cheese; does a meal get any better than Mac & Cheese? People have enjoyed this comfort food dish since the 14th century when it was first recorded in a cookbook. Today, Mac & Cheese recipes can transform the simple meal-in-a-box into a culinary masterpiece.
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Passport Ornament

$19.99

If you want to travel the world, you ll need your valid passport at the ready! Issued by the US State Department, this little booklet is not just an official document; it s a wonderful memento of places visited around the globe. You can be a citizen of the world with this handy credential. Bon voyage!
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Pickle Ornament

$8.99

Long ago when parents decorated the Christmas tree they hung the pickle ornament last, hiding it in the green boughs. When the children were allowed to view the tree, they would begin searching for the pickle ornament because they knew they would receive an extra gift for being the most observant.
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Doodle Dog Ornament

$22.99

Doodle dogs, part poodle, are ever-increasing in popularity. The adorable, cuddly creatures are popular for their intelligence, trainability, and allergy-friendly qualities. Dogs selflessly give humans their unconditional love and loyalty. Serving as faithful companions, they enjoy their status as man s best friend.
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Monarch Butterfly Ornament

$22.99

The Monarch Butterfly is the best-known butterfly in North America. These gentle and spectacular creatures are known for their long annual migration spanning from Canada to Mexico. Monarchs begin traveling south in August and return north in the spring, bringing joy, wonder and amazement to people throughout their travels.
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Guinea Pig Ornament

$19.99

A Guinea Pig is neither from Guinea nor a pig. The pig part of their name is found in German and Russian translations. Years ago, as people set sail for the New World, they gathered provisions including little sea pigs. Today, Guinea Pigs are kept as pets.
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Narwhal Ornament

$17.99

Swimming the icy waters of the Arctic Sea, narwhals are known for the long, thin tusk adorning their heads. The seemingly useless tusk is not used for hunting or fighting. Long ago narwhal sightings reinforced the belief of unicorns. Imagine stumbling upon a washed-up tusk on shore, thinking you'd found a unicorn horn!
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Pickle Chips Ornament

$11.99

Whether sweet or dill, pickles are one of America's favorite snacks, condiments, and accompaniments. The pickle's tangy flavors can be savored when eaten fresh from the jar, as relish on a hot dog, or as chips on a cheeseburger or sandwich. Americans eat over 2.5 billion pounds of pickles per year!
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Floating Sea Otter Ornament

$19.99

The sea otter makes its home on the shores of the Pacific Ocean where it swims, dives and forages. Sea otters are exceptional animals for their use of tools. They are known to use rocks to dislodge and open shells so the hungry otter can feast.
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Black Labrador Ornament

$14.99

Dogs selflessly give humans their unconditional love and loyalty. Throughout history, dogs have been faithful friends and workmates, even giving their lives to protect or rescue their owners. No wonder dogs are considered man s best friend.
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Hand Sanitizer Ornament

$19.99

If you ve ever been on a cruise ship, you ve probably heard staff saying Washy, washy or no yummy, yummy! as they squirt sanitizer in your hands. Hand sanitizer is a liquid, gel or foam used to decrease germs and bacteria on the hands.
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Avocado Ornament

$9.99

Legend has it that the first avocado was eaten by a Mayan Princess in Mexico around 300 B.C. It is also known as the alligator pear which describes the fruit s texture and pear shape. This beautiful glass ornament was carefully crafted for you to enjoy as a holiday decoration.
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New Driver Ornament

$19.99

Getting behind the wheel of a car is a big responsibility and a huge right of passage in the American culture. After years of observing others driving, and months of studying and practice, a new driver is given a license and full access to the roads. Congratulations, new driver! Enjoy the open road!
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Crochet Ornament

$15.99

Crochet takes a simple string of yarn and turns it into fabric. This art of taking something simple and turning it into a masterpiece has warmed many bodies and hearts for centuries. Designs can be simple to incredibly intricate lacework that take hours upon hours to create.
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Bowl Of Ramen Ornament

$24.99

Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup. Ramen originated from China but has become most known as a Japanese dish. Each region of Japan has a slightly different variety of ramen. Ramen is adorned with pork, eggs, and scallions to enhance flavors and add vital nutrients. Ramen is now a delicious dish found around the globe.
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Garden Trowel Ornament

$12.99

Gardens sustain us with their delicious bounty of fruits, herbs and vegetables. They heal us with medicinal plants and inspire us by providing beautiful flowers. Honor your favorite gardener with this beautiful glass Garden Trowel ornament.
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Vintage Squirrel Ornament

$19.99

Inspired by our favorite forest friends, the Vintage Woodland Collection is made from blown glass and decorated to replicate the mercury finish of traditional Victorian ornaments. With their rustic charm and simple beauty, these pieces invite the seasonal spirit of the natural world into your home.
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Miniature Gurken Ornament

$4.99

Long ago when parents decorated the Christmas tree, they hung the pickle ornament last, hiding it in the green boughs. When the children were allowed to view the tree, they would begin searching for the pickle ornament because they knew they would receive an extra gift for being the most observant.
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Hummingbird Ornament

$17.99

Hummingbirds live only in the western hemisphere and are prominent in many Native American legends. These tiny birds often act as intercessors between nature and the spirit world. Since their bright feathers are dazzling in the daylight, they are associated with the sun.
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Stack Of Books Ornament

$21.99

Filled with information, books expand our knowledge and offer new insights. Through literature, books offer inspiration and excitement. They spark imagination and enrich our lives. This ornament makes a wonderful gift for any book lover or scholar.
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24 Ornament S-hooks

$4.99

Our decorative ornament hooks are a wonderful way to beautifully and safely hang your Old World Christmas ornaments on your tree. Each gold finished swirl ornament hook securely attaches to your tree branch or bough, so there's no need to worry about your beloved blown-glass ornaments falling off! Each box includes 24 spiral ornament hangers. Happy Decorating!
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Vintage Cottontail Bunny Ornament

$15.99

Inspired by our favorite forest friends, the Vintage Woodland Collection is made from blown glass and decorated to replicate the mercury finish of traditional Victorian ornaments. With their rustic charm and simple beauty, these pieces invite the seasonal spirit of the natural world into your home.
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Honey Bee Ornament

$14.99

Buzz! Bees hold the world together. Their cross-pollination keeps crops and wild plants thriving. These hard-workers are the only insect to produce food eaten by man, honey. It's not all sweetness; when provoked, they can deliver a sharp sting.
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Toolbox Ornament

$16.99

From construction sites to do-it-yourself projects, a toolbox is a true necessity. Toolboxes organize, carry and protect tools. The toolbox ornament makes a great gift for a favorite builder, craftsman or handyman who will undoubtedly cherish the memories of building, repairing and helping each year as they hang the ornament on their Christmas tree.
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Knitting Yarn Ornament

$14.99

Knitted by hand and made with love. For centuries, people have knitted yarn to create functional and stylish pieces of clothing and accessories. As a creative and beautiful art form, knitting creates personalized, beautiful and richly patterned products. Knitted pieces can be as basic as a washcloth and as intricate and delicate as lace.
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Clip-on Bat Ornament

$16.99

Since bats live in caves, which were seen as the entrance to the netherworld, they were thought to be immortal. Western belief associates the bat with Vampires, spirits who suck the blood of the living. However, in China, the bat is a symbol of long life, happiness and many blessings.
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The History of Christmas Ornaments

In a tiny village tucked away in the mountains of central Germany, the Christmas ornaments we admire today were born. The town of Lauscha, Germany was famously known in the late 16th century for their specialty glassworks, including bowls, beads, drinkware and glass eyes. Around German Europe, families would decorate their Christmas trees with nuts, fruits and tinsel and apples (to represent the forbidden fruit discussed in the Bible), but this tradition was too costly for some lower class families. In 1847, a direct descendant of Lauscha’s first glass maker, Hans Greiner had an epiphany: create Christmas tree decorations that last beyond one Christmas. He went to work creating Christmas ornaments, or Baubels, in the shape of fruits, nuts and other simple designs. Soon the idea to decorate the Christmas tree with these hand-blown glass Christmas ornaments would spread like wildfire and start a worldwide tradition that continues on to this day. 

For more on the history of why Christmas trees have ornaments and other Christmas-inspired tidbits, visit the Old World Christmas blog!

How Christmas Ornaments Are Made Today

Christmas ornaments today have taken on shapes, sizes, colors and designs that would leave Hans Greiner speechless. What’s most impressive, though, is that Christmas ornaments are made in the same way now as they were in 1847, like the Christmas ornaments from Old World Christmas. We’ve taken the time to understand how traditional Christmas ornaments are made, and strive to create the most beautiful, handmade, mouth-blown Christmas ornaments for our loyal customers to cherish and pass down for years to come.

Using heat from a flame, clear glass cylinders with a long blow-pipe are turned consistently, evenly heating the glass. As the glass heats, it softens and glows. This glow tells us when it’s ready to expand and take the shape of the chosen mold. Once the entire bubbled end is glowing and hot, the glass maker blows into the long tube, using air to fill the end of the glass bubble and expanding it into the chosen mold. In order to prevent shattering, the glass maker gradually lowers the temperature to a less intense flame. The newly shaped glass is added to the annealer, (oven for ornaments) to cool. Then, a silvering solution is poured into the Christmas ornament’s stem and the entire thing is dipped into warm water, activating the silvering chemicals for a mirror-like finish of the Christmas ornament. 

Once this is complete, the Christmas ornaments are dipped in lacquer for color and hand painted to accentuate their unique characteristics. The painter will then make an incision on the stem, snap it off, and cover the top with a cap. Now the Christmas ornament is complete and ready for its new owner.

Looking for a Christmas theme this holiday season?

Christmas is all about themes, and it all starts with the Christmas ornaments. Whether It’s a traditional theme or something near and dear to your heart, choosing a theme with colors and Christmas ornaments is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Your tree should be the center of your theme, then all other decorations should follow. Adding things like ribbon, flocking and lights are great additions and ways to show off those beautiful Christmas tree ornaments.

Deck the Halls with Pet Ornament Themes

Pets are a part of the family. Whether they have since past or are still spreading joy to the family, having an ornament that depicts them is a great way to symbolize them. We have a great selection of both cat Christmas ornaments and dog Christmas ornaments, as well as any other pets you might have in our animal ornament page.

Time-Honored Christmas Themes

You can’t go wrong with a traditional themed Christmas ornament. They are something everyone will love and there are so many options to choose from. From Santa to Snowman to a nativity scene to a gingerbread house, Christmas themed ornaments are perfect for any Christmas tree.

Many Enjoy Angel Ornament Themes

Angels have been one of the classic toppers for many years, but they can also be great ornaments. These stoic guardians are perfect for any tree and we have a wide selection of colors and sizes to go with any color scheme you have going. Make an angel Christmas ornament a part of your tree this year.

Ornaments Can Go on More Than Just Christmas Trees

Christmas ornaments today are more than just for your tree. Snow globes are festive, and ornaments can be hung around the house. We have a great selection of ideas for other uses around the house, such as hanging them on hooks and stands or on wreaths. If you’re looking for more ideas on where to hang Christmas tree ornaments for the season or for all year round check out our post which details our top 6 ways to display Christmas ornaments all year.

Hanging Christmas Ornaments Throughout the House

When the tree is overflowing with hanging Christmas ornaments, ornaments hooks and stands are the next best thing. Whether it’s one Christmas ornament in particular you want to show off or a specific theme you’re going for you can use these to represent that perfectly. Christmas ornaments can also be hung year-round with these hooks and stands.

Holiday Snow Globes

It’s believed that snow globes were originally created as a replacement to paper weights. Today they have become perfect decorations found on mantels, tables, windowsills, desks and anywhere else they can be admired. They also make great gifts and collectibles. Check out our selection and add a beautiful, new addition to your decorations.