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Gentle Cardinal Ornament

$17.99

Birds are symbols of happiness and joy, so they are regarded as a necessity on the Christmas tree. Glassblowers often kept wild birds during the winter months since the sound of the gas flame in the workshop prompted the birds to sing. Then when spring arrived, the birds returned to freedom.
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Red Hat Snowbird Ornament

$17.99

Birds are symbols of happiness and joy, so they are regarded as a necessity on the Christmas tree. Glassblowers often kept wild birds during the winter months since the sound of the gas flame in the workshop prompted the birds to sing. Then when spring arrived, the birds returned to freedom. From assortment 18107
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Bright Red Cardinal Ornament

$17.99

Birds are symbols of happiness and joy, so they are regarded as a necessity on the Christmas tree. Glassblowers often kept wild birds during the winter months since the sound of the gas flame in the workshop prompted the birds to sing. Then when spring arrived, the birds returned to freedom.
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Blue Miniature Parakeet Ornament

$13.99

With their brightly colored plumage, engaging behavior, and ability to talk, Parakeets are one of nature s most beautiful and fascinating creatures. In the wild, they are found in lowland tropical forests and are strong flyers who feed on fruits, seeds, nuts, and berries. From assortment 18049
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Sitting Penguin Chick Ornament

$14.99

With their distinctive black and white coloring and awkward waddle, penguins look like little comedians wearing tuxedos. Although they live in the Antarctic, they are considered to be Santa’s friends since these playful birds favor snow and ice. From assortment 16102.
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Peregrine Falcon Ornament

$24.99

The peregrine falcon is known to some people as the duck hawk. About the size of a crow, the peregrine falcon can swoop down to capture prey at 200 miles per hour! This makes it the fastest animal in the world!
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Swans In Love Ornament

$24.99

The love story of swans is remarkable and inspiring. The courtship is beautiful to witness as they woe each other. Swans mate for life and are the classic symbol of devotion and love as they curve their necks to entwine in the perfect shape of a heart.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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Vintage Chickadee Ornament

$17.99

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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Virtual Friends Ornament

$24.99

Staying connected to family and friends throughout the years becomes more difficult due to busy schedules, travel costs and other obstacles. Thankfully in the information age, technology is available to keep us connected. Miles apart and in our homes, we are able to gather using video chat.
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Shiny Red Northern Cardinal Ornament

$17.99

Birds are symbols of happiness and joy, so they are regarded as a necessity on the Christmas tree. Glassblowers often kept wild birds during the winter months since the sound of the gas flame in the workshop prompted the birds to sing. Then when spring arrived, the birds returned to freedom. From Assortment 18044.
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Vintage Cardinal 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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Pigeon Ornament

$21.99

Pigeons have exceptional navigational skills. They use the sun as a guide to allow them to navigate the world. It is said pigeons have an internal magnetic compass that aids their navigation. Hang a pigeon on your tree and navigate your way to a happy Christmas.
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Sun Conure Ornament

$19.99

The sweet tempered Sun Conure is one of the more popular conures of its size due to its striking plumage. They are most recognized by its bright orange and yellow coloration. Sun Conures are lively, vocal and expressive. Hang this sunny beauty on your tree as you enjoy the spirit of Christmas.
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Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

$19.99

The scissor-tailed flycatcher is an elegant gray and salmon-pink colored bird with an absurdly long tail. Providing unique beauty could have been a life s purpose yet, they also serve farmers and gardeners by feasting upon harmful insects. The scissor-tailed flycatcher is a symbol of unique beauty and service.
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Bird In Nest Ornament

$19.99

There’s no place like home. This blue bird has made a cozy nest to wait out the winter days. A bird’s nest will shelter the bird from storms and provide breathtaking views of the winter wonderland and spring’s arrival. The nest may even become home to the next generation of the bird family.
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Partridge In A Pear Ornament

$17.99

In the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, the partridge in a pear tree symbolizes Christ. Years ago, the song served as a secret means of teaching English Catholic’s the basics of their faith which was outlawed at the time. This carol has lost many of its old connotations and is now a merry standard of the holiday season.
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Birdbath Ornament

$19.99

Gardeners and birdwatchers place birdbaths in the garden to attract feathered friends. During the hot and dry summer days, birds especially flock to this friendly water source to seek refreshment. The birdwatcher is rewarded with the lovely reminder to put others’ needs before your own and to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.
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Vintage Hairy Woodpecker Ornament

$17.99

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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Vintage Wise Old Owl Ornament

$17.99

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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Toucan Ornament

$24.99 $12.49

Toucans are native to South America and are most notably recognized for their large beaks. A toucan’s beak can grow larger than its body! Native tribes describe the toucan as a symbol of communication and showmanship. The toucan s colorful appearance and large bill indicate a desire to be seen and heard.
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Vintage Bird Cage Ornament

$24.99 $12.49

Today, bird cages are used to house birds and for home decor, without the bird. Vintage bird cages are a popular collector’s item for bird lovers. If you listen closely, you can almost hear a song being sung by our feathered friend in this lovely vintage cage.
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Roadrunner Ornament

$27.99

The Roadrunner is a longlegged ground bird that lives in the deserts of the Southwest United States. Able to fly, but preferring to run, its name came from its habit of running along the road in front of stagecoaches. The Roadrunner symbolizes mental agility and speed of thought.
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Hooded Oriole Ornament

$9.99 $4.99

Named for the male's bright hood, this oriole is at home in the southwestern U.S. Glassblowers often kept wild birds during the winter. The sound of the gas flame prompted the birds to sing. When spring arrived, the birds were set free. Birds are symbols of happiness and joy on the Christmas tree.
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Sparkling Snowbird Ornament

$14.99

Birds are symbols of joy and happiness, and so they are regarded as a necessity on the Christmas tree. Glassblowers often kept wild birds during the winter months since the sound of the gas flame in the workshop prompted the birds to sing. Then when spring arrived, the birds returned to freedom.
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Swallow Ornament

$14.99

Birds are symbols of joy and happiness, and so they are regarded as a necessity on the Christmas tree. Glassblowers often kept wild birds during the winter months since the sound of the gas flame in the workshop prompted the birds to sing. Then when spring arrived, the birds returned to freedom.
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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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