You are using an unsupported version of Internet Explorer. Please update your browser to the latest version, or download Chrome or Firefox.
Wholesale Application
×

Want to learn more about becoming a wholesale customer? Visit our wholesale christmas ornaments page. If you're ready to fill out an application, you can do so below!

Filter + View Grid
List
X

TL Disp-Snowflake(Lg)-GCD105SL

$15.99

Ginger Cottage Tealight Display-Snowflake is a wonderful way to illuminate and display Ginger Cottages. Each large tealight display comes with two battery operated tealights, just turn them on and let the magic begin. Illuminate your cottage with this tealight display and discover the secrets inside. This large tealight display is a beautiful way to showcase two Ginger Cottages.
View Product
X

TL Display-Spooky(Sm)-GCD105B

$12.99

Ginger Cottage Tealight Display-Spooky is a wonderful way to illuminate and display Ginger Boo. Each tealight display comes with a battery operated tealight, just turn it on and let the magic begin. Illuminate your cottage with this tealight display and discover the secrets inside. This small tealight display is a boo-tiful way to showcase one Ginger Cottage.
View Product
X

Frosty Tree Top

$34.99

Add some wintery fun to your Christmas tree by adding Frosty the Snowman atop your Tannenbaum! Our Frosty Tree Top is a whimsical way to adorn your Christmas tree. Each Christmas tree topper is made of blown-glass, which is then painstakingly hand-painted and glittered, then individually packed in an Old World Christmas printed gift box. Our Frosty Tree Top makes a thoughtful housewarming gift, creating a new Tradition to Cherish.
View Product
X

Witch With Cauldron Night Light

$99.99

In 2001, we introduced our "Witch With Caldron" Night Light to our collection of collectible figural lights. This friendly lady is brewing up a festive concoction for spirited Halloween festivities. As with our other Old World Christmas Night Lights, our Witch Light is made of blown-glass, with detailed hand-painting and glittering. Add her to your family's Halloween celebration and make a new Tradition to Cherish!
View Product
X

Wishes & Dreams Santa Night Light

$99.99

In 2014, we released our 30th Anniversary edition Santa night light - "Wishes & Dreams" Santa. This collectible glass light reminds us of the generosity of Old St. Nick, as two small children tell Santa what they want for Christmas. Each exclusive Old World Christmas night light is made of matte blown glass, which is then painted & glittered by hand (light bulb included). Make "Wishes & Dreams" Santa part of your family's Christmas Traditions to Cherish!
View Product
X

Santa With Tree Ornament

$14.99

The legend of Santa Claus is derived from the European figure St. Nicholas and American writers who wrote children s poems in the 19th century. Santa Claus became the jolly man clad in red the folk hero all children dream about on Christmas Eve. Santa Claus embodies childhood innocence and magical delight.
View Product
X

Glistening Cone Ornament

$14.99

Growing on majestic firs and pine trees, cones are natural decorations. They were among the very first molded glass ornaments made. Cones were believed to be symbols of motherhood and fertility, so they were given to brides to hang on their Christmas trees.
View Product
X

Mr.jack O'lantern Candle Light

$29.99

Mr Jack O'Lantern candle light is a great way to add a glow to your Halloween festivities. Just place him over a tea light and let him scare away all those Halloween spooks.
View Product
X

Tealight Display-Bone(Sm)-GCD105D

$12.99

Ginger Cottage Tealight Display-Bone is a wonderful way to illuminate and display K9 Cottages. Each tealight display comes with a battery operated tealight, just turn it on and let the magic begin. Illuminate your cottage with this tealight display and discover the secrets inside. This small tealight display is a beautiful way to showcase one K9 Cottage.
View Product
X

Santa's Bright-eyed Buddy Light

$99.99

Our 2015 Old World Christmas Santa Night Light - "Santa's Bright-eyed Buddy" - depicts a sweet little elf, ready to help Santa make toys for all the boys and girls on his "Nice" list! This collectible Santa Night Light is made of blown-glass, which is artfully hand-painted and glittered with great attention to detail. Make this Old World Christmas Santa light part of your family's holiday collection.
View Product
X

Santa With Penguin Pals Light

$99.99

Santa with Penguin Pals is our adorable figural night light for 2013. This highly detailed blown glass light depicts Santa sharing the joy of Christmas with a few of his favorite penguin friends. Each figural night light is hand-painted & glittered, which sparkles warmly when lit, adding the warmth of Christmas to any room in your house. Each Santa with Penguin Pals light comes with wood base and U.L. approved light, and is approximately 11" tall.
View Product
X

TL Display-Spooky(Lg)-GCD105BL

$15.99

Ginger Cottage Tealight Display-Spooky is a wonderful way to illuminate and display Ginger Boos. Each large tealight display comes with two battery operated tealights, just turn them on and let the magic begin. Illuminate your cottage with this tealight display and discover the secrets inside. This large tealight display is a boo-tiful way to showcase two Ginger Boo.
View Product
X

Snowman With Tree Candle Light

$29.99

Snowman with Tree Candle light is a beautiful way to celebrate the season. Place this snowman over a tea light, no worries he won't melt, and let him warm your heart and the hearts of those you love. This beautifully detailed candle light is a wonderful way to brighten your holidays.
View Product
X

Caroling Santa Night Light

$99.99

Our 2016 Old World Christmas Santa Night Light - "Caroling Santa" - reminds us to bundle up, gather some family and friends, and stroll through the neighborhood, singing joyful songs of the season. Santa is shown bundled up, singing along with a few of his favorite penguin pals. As with all our night lights, this collectible Santa Night Light is made of blown-glass, which is then artfully hand-painted and glittered with great attention to detail. Make this Old World Christmas Santa light part of your family's Christmas decorations and why not go caroling?
View Product
X

Santa With Tree Candle Light

$29.99

Santa with Tree Candle light is a fabulous way to share the warmth of the season. Place Santa over a tea light and let him warm your heart and the hearts of those you love. This beautifully detailed candle light is a wonderful way to brighten your holidays.
View Product
1541 products

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.