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Bloody Mary Ornament

$17.99

A Bloody Mary mixes vodka, tomato juice and a combination of spices and is nicknamed the world s most complex cocktail. The cocktail s origin has a varied history linking back to Queen Mary I of England, Hollywood star Mary Pickford and a Chicago bartender. No matter where the drink got its name, it is a popular hangover cure.
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Bourbon Bottle Ornament

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Whiskey gets its name from the Gaelic word usquebaugh meaning "water of life." Legend has it that St. Patrick introduced distilling to Ireland in the fifth century AD, and the Celts are credited with producing the first whiskey. Known as Whisky when produced in Scotland, it is one of the world's most popular drinks. From Assortment 32147.
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Beer Growler Ornament

$17.99

The beer growler is a jug specifically designed to transport draft beer. With the significant growth of craft breweries and home brewed beer, growlers allow beer drinkers the ability to take home their favorite beer. Growlers are not only useful to the beer drinker, but have also become collectors items.
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Beer Tap Ornament

$21.99

Beer is one of the oldest and most widely consumed beverages around the world, sitting just behind water and tea. Legends say the first beer was made 7,000 years ago by accident when grain got wet, fermented and became a pulp. Beer served from a tap is largely known as draught beer.
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Aluminum Beer Keg

$19.99

Folks have loved their beer for millennia, from Thomas Jefferson to Homer Simpson. Plato noted, He was a wise man who invented beer. Originally made of wood, metal kegs increase the safety & shelf life of the elixir within. There is no standard size for a keg, but the US legally defines it as 31 gallons. Cheers!
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Beer Keg Ornament

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The origins of beer date back as far as 10,000 B.C. and virtually every culture throughout history has produced it. Ancient beer had much more nutritional value than bread at that time and was often safer to drink than the water. In some cultures, beer was a dietary staple and was referred to as liquid bread !
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Wine Decanter Ornament

$17.99

Since Ancient Roman times glass and crystal decanters have been used to purify and beautifully display wine. While the wine-making process has been refined over centuries and the need for decanting has reduced, it still makes for a beautiful display and allows for aeration of a beautiful bottle of wine.
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Whiskey Sour Ornament

$17.99

After a long day of work, sipping the perfect blend of whiskey, lemon juice, sugar and egg white is in store! The oldest recorded recipe was published in the Waukesha Plain Dealer newspaper in 1870. Bartenders continue mixing whiskey sour cocktails today.
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Elf Ale Beer Bottle Ornament

$14.99

Beer has been brewed as far back as , B.C., and virtually every culture throughout history has produced it. In Ancient times, beer had much more nutritional value than bread and was often safer to drink than the water. Rather than being kept in a keg, bottled beer can be transported easily and is so much more convenient! From assorment 32175
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Santa Seltzer Ornament

$22.99

In the 2020s, seltzer drinks have made a huge surge in popularity and production. Even Santa Claus is getting into the market. His elves have produced the Santa Seltzer. It s the perfect drink to enjoy during those Christmas parties all winter long!
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Tropical Coconut Drink Ornament

$19.99

Let the Tropical Coconut Drink ornament transport you to a beach, soaking up the warm sun, celebrating Christmas with your toes in the sand. Garnished with an umbrella, slice of pineapple and a flower, a cold coconut drink can be incredibly refreshing!
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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 ornament, 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.

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. We also have custom ornaments available so you can add a personal touch.

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