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Ski Boat Ornament

$24.99

Summer days spent on the lake or river are all about relaxation, fun and sunshine. The ski boat is built for pulling water skiers, wake boarders and float tubes behind the boat. Ski boats have incredible power, and maneuverability to maximize fun in sun.
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Joyful Ornament

$19.99

Christmas is the greatest season of joy each year. Families and friends gather to share joy, laughter and cheerfulness. As you hang the JOY ornament on your tree, reflect on the joyful memories of seasons past and dream of the future joy your family will share.
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Basketball Hoop Ornament

$21.99

Swish! Basketball was invented in 1891 by a physical education teacher looking for a safer activity than football. For over 100 years, the sport has been drawing people in to play and watch. Children around the world practice for hours hoping to become the next basketball star!
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Ginger Cottages Gingerman Ornament

$19.99

Christmas traditions make the holiday so memorable and special. For many families that includes baking gingerbread creations. The perfect blend of ginger, molasses, spices, flour butter and eggs create the perfect cookie to decorate. Take a moment and you can almost smell the gingerbread baking!
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Hostess Snoball Ornament

$19.99

Decadent chocolate cake coated in a gooey, yummy marshmallow and rolled in colorful pink coconut flakes. This delightful treat will surely add some sparkle to your holiday.
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Pool Float Snowman Ornament

$24.99

Where do snowmen go on a warm summer day? To the pool, of course! Their pool is as icy as the Arctic Ocean to prevent them from melting away. Lounging on a floatie with a refreshing drink is the best way to spend a sunny day!
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Memorial Cardinal Ornament

$21.99

Christmas is a special time for families to gather. When a loved one passes on it is difficult to face the holidays without their presence. The Memorial Cardinal ornament was created to honor and recognize the loved ones who have gone before us and keep their memory alive during the Christmas season.
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Sleepy Golden Retriever Ornament

$27.99

Shh! This sleepy golden retriever has settled into slumber after a day of running, chasing and fun. Golden retrievers selflessly give humans their unconditional love and attention. Often serving as man’s best friend and work assistant, it's no wonder golden retrievers are one of the most popular dogs.
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White Elephant Ornament

$24.99

A fun modern Christmas tradition is a white elephant gift exchange. Folks gather to exchange impractical or extravagant gifts. The history of the White Elephant comes from Thailand; the king gave albino elephants to courtiers who displeased him so that the cost of keeping the animal would ruin the person.
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Chimpanzee Ornament

$21.99

Chimpanzees are a fan favorite for their likeness to human children. They spend their days in groups, acting up, playing, chatting and eating. Chimpanzees are incredibly smart animals who use tools and can even think ahead to solve problems. Their playful childlike nature is surely entertaining. Add this banana-loving chimp to your zoo animal ornament collection!
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Christmas Koala Ornament

$21.99

Did you know that Koalas have fingerprints just like humans? In fact, scientists struggle to identify the fingerprints left on this candy cane as koala or human. One thing is for certain, this koala wishes you a Merry Christmas!
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Bunch Of Bananas Ornament

$19.99

Often referred to as Nature's Wonder Fruit, bananas are one of the most widely consumed foods in the world. Sweet and easy to peel and eat, they contain fiber, minerals, and major vitamins, which makes them an ideal high energy snack. Go bananas and add this fruit ornament to your tree this year.
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Crate Of Oranges Ornament

$24.99

The orange harvest boasts crates of delicious, juicy oranges year after year. Farmers tend to trees each day, investing time, energy and love into the fruit that will fill your fruit bowl and provide precious nutrients. If you ate an orange today, thank a farmer and add this fruit ornament to your tree!
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Mango Ornament

$17.99

Mango trees are a symbol of love and happiness with magical power to grant wishes. In India, a basket of mangos gestures friendship. Mangos are a delicious fruit when ripe but are bitterly sour if picked too early. The mango ornament is never sour, making it a perfectly sweet gift.
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Root Beer Float Ornament

$19.99

Root beer floats are the perfect blend of ice cream and fizzy soda. One snowy day the inventor noticed Colorado's mountains resembled a scoop of ice cream floating on a soda. He decided to try it and the Black Cow was born. Today, it's known as a root beer float.
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Bearded Dragon Ornament

$27.99

Bearded dragons are desert lizards that have become part of many families as wonderful pets. They are friendly reptiles who often wave their arms in a way that looks like they are waving hello. Named for the underside of the throat, their beard turn black when they are stressed.
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Donkita Ornament

$19.99

A miniature donkey, or Donkita are affectionate, loyal, charming and exotic pets. With a sweet and shaggy face, soft eyes and friendly personality, they're able to soften just about any hardened heart. The donkey signifies patience, courage, meekness and gentleness.
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Two Turtle Doves Ornament

$21.99

In the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, Two Turtle Doves symbolize the Old and New Testaments. Years ago, the song served as a secret means of teaching English Catholics the basics of their faith, which was outlawed at the time. This carol has lost much of its old connotations and is now a merry standard of the holiday season. Add these turtle doves to your tree this year, and check out our other bird ornaments!
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Strawberry Finch Ornament

$17.99

The red avadavat is commonly known as a strawberry finch. This bird is the size of a sparrow and can be found in the open fields and grasslands of tropical Asia. Males are often caged because of their incredibly colorful plumage during breeding season. Spotting, photographing and observing such an incredible bird is an achievement! Get this beautiful bird ornament for the bird watcher in your life!
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Canary Ornament

$15.99

The canary is a perching songbird in the finch family and one of our best-selling bird ornaments. The canary is an expression for great desire in life, shown in the birds singing and flying. However, the spirit dwindles when caged. The lesson learned from the canary is to always soar and sing!
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Alicorn Ornament

$29.99

Alicorns stand out among unicorns because they have wings and the ability to fly. The alicorn still holds all the healing and magical powers of a unicorn. Legend states alicorns are even more rare than unicorns and can bring a person decades of happiness just by touching the horn.
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Puffin Ornament

$19.99

Sometimes referred to as a sea parrot, the puffin spends six to eight months of the year on the open sea. Under water they use their wings to swim while guiding themselves with their feet. Unlike the penguin, they are able to fly. This bird ornament is perfect for anyone who is a fan of these loveable birds.
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Playful Elf Ornament

$21.99

This elf has finished his toy-making duties and is ready for some fun. Elves are jolly and fun-loving, but even the nicest of elves can be mischievous. He hopes luck is on his side and that he doesn’t end up on the naughty list with these crazy antics!
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Nativity Angel Ornament

$24.99

The first Christmas story was told by an angel. The word angel means messenger and so, who better to share the story of Christ's birth than an angel. Hang this beautiful angel ornament to remind your family of the Christmas story.
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Snowman With Face Mask Ornament

$24.99

This snowman ornament wants to keep you and his friends safe this Christmas, so he is wearing a mask. You may not see a smile behind the mask but the twinkle in his eyes will let you know that the magic of Christmas is still alive and well!
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Santa Mug Ornament

$17.99

On a cold winter s day it is so nice to snuggle up with a mug of hot cocoa, tea or coffee and melt away those shivers and chills. A Santa mug shows the big guy that you re a fan and would love to have your name on his Nice List this year.
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Expectant Snowlady Ornament

$19.99

Snowlady is expecting a baby! It’s a winter wonderland and she’ll soon welcome a bundle of joy. Children are a gift from God and bring endless love to a family. Children of every species, human, snow and beyond bring fun and laughter to every life they touch. Add this adorable snowman ornament to your tree or gift it to an expecting friend!
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Snow Woman Chef Ornament

$21.99

Mrs. Claus loves swapping cookie recipes with her friends. This snow woman chef is mixing up a delicious batch of cookies but has to be careful not to stay near the oven too long, or she might melt away.
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St. Nicholas Ornament

$19.99

St. Nicholas was a very kind and benevolent bishop who was legendary for performing miracles many years ago. Today, he is the patron saint of children and the European equivalent of the American Santa Claus. His kindness and generosity remain a part of the holiday spirit and the magic of Christmas.
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Side By Side ATV Ornament

$27.99

Side-by-side ATVs have become an incredibly popular vehicle to explore the outdoors and get off the road. There is a huge appeal in comfortably seating 2-6 people in the vehicle while also providing the extra safety of a roll bar frame. Get off road and go explore the toughest terrain in a side-by-side!
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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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