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Beach Bag Ornament

$21.99

Packed full of essentials for a day at the beach, the beach bag is a functional and fashionable part of every trip to the beach. Load up a towel, sunglasses, sunscreen and beach toys and you re set for a day of fun in the sun!
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Beach House Ornament

$29.99

Designed to weather the harsh climate of salty air, winds and rain, beach houses have a homey and rustic feel that washes up childhood memories of sand castles, kite flying, beach combing and long sandy walks. One can almost smell the salty air when hanging the beach house ornament!
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Green Sea Turtle Ornament

$19.99

Having traveled the seas for over 100 million years, sea turtles have essentially remained unchanged. They survived beyond the extinction of the dinosaurs and are still present in the world’s oceans today. All sea turtles are on the endangered or threatened species lists.
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Blue Crab Ornament

$17.99

Cancer, the crab, is the fourth sign of the zodiac. People born under this sign are traditional, sensitive, and nurturing. In ancient Greece, the crab was considered to be sacred, and in many eastern countries they are a good omen. In China the crab is a symbol of wealth and a happy marriage.
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Mermaid Ornament

$21.99

Legends of mermaids date back to ancient times. Always lovely, mermaids are human to the waist and have a fish tail below. They have beautiful voices and love to sing. Stories are told of mermaids rescuing sailors, or falling in love with a human and giving up the sea to be with the one they love.
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Hula Dancer Ornament

$21.99

Hula is the traditional folk dance of Hawaii. It is designed not only to entertain, but to instruct and inspire. All the movements have a special meaning to "tell" the stories and history of the Hawaiian people. The gestures follow the singing and the music - follows the dancer’s feet.
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Junonia Shell Ornament

$14.99

In many cultures, the shell is a symbol representing birth, life, resurrection, love and good luck. In China, the shell is one of the Eight Good Prophetic Symbols signifying a prosperous journey. The Junonia Shell is found along the east coast and in the Gulf of Mexico.
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Christmas Palm Tree

$21.99

Christmastime doesn't always encompass snowmen, cold weather and hot chocolate. Imagine unwrapping presents on the beach sitting around a palm tree wearing shorts and t-shirts. String your lights around the trunk of the palm tree and spread Christmas cheer to fellow beach combers! Mele Kalikimaka! Merry Christmas!
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Hermit Crab Ornament

$15.99

Despite their name and reputation, hermit crabs are social creatures and can live together in pairs or groups. A hermit crab’s reputation is known for being independent, reclusive and anti-social. Perhaps this ornament is the perfect gift for the hermit crab in your life.
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

$17.99

Lighthouses are sources of inspiration and comfort. The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse is the tallest in the nation and a symbol of North Carolina. Its light can be seen 20 miles out to sea and warns sailors of the treacherous Diamond Shoals. Its spiral stripes have earned it the nickname of The Big Barber Pole .
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Cape May Lighthouse

$14.99

Found at the tip of New Jersey s southern shore, the Cape May Lighthouse attracts visitors from around the world to the coastal resort city. The lighthouse is spectacular and breathtaking and it is surrounded by beautiful Victorian buildings that are sure to impress visitors.
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Crab Louie Ornament

$17.99

Cancer, the crab, is the fourth sign of the zodiac. People born under this sign are sensitive, traditional, and nurturing. In ancient Greece, crabs were considered to be sacred, and in many eastern countries they are a good omen. In China the crab is a symbol of wealth and a happy marriage.
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Beach Bucket Ornament

$21.99

The Beach Bucket ornament is a reminder of summer childhood days spent at the shore. Memories of hotdogs, ice cream and playing in the sand come to mind. In those days a good, sturdy Beach Bucket and small shovel was all that was needed for hours of fun.
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Cruiser Bike Ornament

$19.99

Cruiser bikes, also known as beach cruisers, are popular with casual bicyclists and vacationers because they are stable and easy to ride. The bikes were the most popular bicycles in the U.S. from 1930s to the 1950s and since the late 1990s have become popular again.
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Beach Snowman Christmas Ornament

$19.99

Winter can be filled with cold, blustery and harsh weather. Occasionally, a snowman sneaks away to a hot summer beach, even if only in his imagination. Our friend has gathered his sunglasses, sand toys, floaties and seashells for some fun in the sun!
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Golden Seashell Ornament

$14.99

In many cultures, the shell is universally recognized as a positive feminine symbol which represents birth, life, resurrection, love and good luck. In China, the shell is one of the Eight Good Prophetic Symbols and signifies a prosperous journey.
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Bodie Island Lighthouse

$19.99

Standing nearly 170 feet tall, this lighthouse is one of only a dozen brick tower lighthouses left in the US. Built in 1872 near Nags Head, NC, this tower still retains its original first order Fresnel lens. The island was named after the Body family who once lived there.
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Jersey Shore Ornament

$34.99

The Jersey Shore is famous for its boardwalks, arcades, amusement parks that offer hundreds of rides and attractions, making it a popular vacation spot. Cherish memories made on The Shore with this ornament each year as family gathers to decorate the Christmas tree.
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Currituck Lighthouse

$17.99

On December 1, 1875, the beacon of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse filled in a previously dark mile gap along the North Carolina coast. To distinguish the Currituck Beach Lighthouse from other regional lighthouses, its brick exterior was left unpainted.
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Holiday Lighthouse Ornament

$19.99

Lighthouses are sources of inspiration and comfort. Sturdy structures with an ever-beaming light, lighthouses guide sailors to safety during dark skies and tempests. As beacons of light, they symbolize the Light of Christ, Jesus’ love and His guidance throughout the year and the holiday season.
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Holiday Lighthouse-GC119

$24.99

Holiday Lighthouse has a small hole on its underside designed to borrow a standard bulb from your Christmas tree to light up the cottage. Upon lighting your cottage, you will immediately discover the first of many secrets, the beautifully crafted scene inside. Looks like there may be a few helpful items around this lighthouse a telescope, compass and an oar? Do you see them too?
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Ginger Beach Cottage-GCC103

$29.99

Ginger Beach Cottage has a small hole on its underside designed to borrow a standard bulb from your Christmas tree to light up the cottage. Upon lighting your cottage, you will immediately discover the first of many secrets, the beautifully crafted scene inside. Who is that taking a nap and snoring up a storm?
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Coconut Ornament

$14.99

The word, coconut has Portuguese and Spanish roots meaning head or skull. The shape and indentations of the coconut s shell resemble facial features. Coconuts are a distinct fruit because of the large amount of water found inside the shell. Many holiday desserts and treats are made with tasty, sweetened coconut flakes.
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Lighthouse Ornament

$21.99

Lighthouses are sources of inspiration and comfort. Sturdy structures with an ever-beaming light, lighthouses guide sailors to safety during dark skies and tempests. As beacons of light, they symbolize the Light of Christ, Jesus’ love, and His guidance throughout the year and the holiday season.
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Hilton Head Lighthouse Ornament

$19.99

The famous red and white striped lighthouse on Hilton Head Island welcomes visitors year-round to climb to the observation deck. It boasts beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean, the pristine beaches and world-class golf courses of the island.
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Heceta Head Lighthouse

$27.99

Perched 205 feet above the ocean in beautiful Oregon, the Heceta Head Lighthouse still beams its light 21 miles out to sea. The lighthouse and light keeper’s home were built in 1894 and are still used today as a functioning lighthouse and B&B
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Crab Shack Ornament

$29.99

Santa’s Crab Shack has a small hole on its underside designed to borrow a standard bulb from your tree to light up the cottage. Upon lighting your cottage, you will immediately discover the first of many secrets, the beautifully crafted scene inside. Can you find all 25 crabs? What is Santa’s favorite dessert?
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Beachscape Ornament

$29.99

Days spent surfing, eating hot dogs and ice cream are what summer is all about! Summer days spent at the beach and on the boardwalk fill happy memories. Relive those hot summer days as you hang the Beachscape ornament on your Christmas tree each chilly winter.
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Eldred Rock Lighthouse

$34.99 $17.49

Along the banks of the Lynn Canal in Southeast Alaska is the Eldred Rock Lighthouse. This historic site was constructed in 1905 because of the many shipwrecks nearby during the Gold Rush. Notable also is the fact that this is the last of the 12 manned lighthouses that were started in Alaska.
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Wentletrap Shell Ornament

$14.99

In many cultures, the shell is universally recognized as a positive feminine symbol which represents birth, life, resurrection, love and good luck. In China, the shell is one of the Eight Good Prophetic Symbols and signifies a prosperous journey.
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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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