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Black Labrador Ornament

$17.99

Dogs selflessly give humans their unconditional love and loyalty. Throughout history, dogs have been faithful friends and workmates, even giving their lives to protect or rescue their owners. No wonder dogs are considered man’s best friend.
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Tuxedo Kitty Ornament

$17.99

As good companions, cats are affectionate and intelligent, but also independent. This is interpreted as cats having regal dispositions. An old English proverb says, In the eyes of a cat, all things belong to the cat. This glass ornament embodies the beauty and regality that cats project in its tuxedo.
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Clip-on Bat Ornament

$19.99

Since bats live in caves, which were seen as the entrance to the netherworld, they were thought to be immortal. Western belief associates the bat with Vampires, spirits who suck the blood of the living. However, in China, the bat is a symbol of long life, happiness and many blessings.
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Blackberry Ornament

$9.99

Blackberries are lovely edible soft fruit. The sweet fruit grows on a prickly, thorny shrub that grows extensively if not maintained. Picking blackberries may result in a few scrapes and scratches but the reward is a delicious sweet treat that s good fresh, frozen, baked or jammed!
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Black Bear Ornament

$21.99

Bears are symbols of strength and bravery, and are often found on European heraldry. Because bears hibernate, they signify resurrection and the power of life over death. Bears can also represent bad temper, but most of the time they are gentle and good-natured, and often quite playful.
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Halloween Kitty Ornament

$17.99

According to legend, black cats are associated with witches and have the gift of foretelling the future and seeing spirits. If a black cat crosses your path, it means bad luck. If it walks toward you, it means good luck. Because of all this, black cats enjoy a close association with Halloween today.
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Witch's Hat Ornament

$14.99

One of the most popular figures associated with Halloween is the Witch. Her pointy black hat, dark cape, broomstick, and black cat make her easy to recognize. Today, she is a traditional favorite at Halloween costume parties and with young trick-or-treaters.
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Kettlebell Weight Ornament

$17.99

The kettlebell is a cast-iron weight used for exercise. They were created in Russia in the 1700s for weighing crops. It is said that these farmers became stronger and found them useful for showing off their strength during festivals. Circus strongmen also were known to lift the enormous weights and skillfully juggle kettlebells.
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Clarinet Ornament

$17.99

The Clarinet evolved from an earlier single-reed, woodwind instrument in the late 1600's. It was improved over the years, and Mozart was the first composer to use the clarinet in a symphony. With its lovely and unique sound, the clarinet is equally at home in orchestras and swing or jazz bands.
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Raven Ornament

$14.99

Ravens are some of the most intelligent birds and are able to mimic many sounds. Because of this they are considered wise and to possess powers of prophesy. In the Bible, ravens fed the prophet Elijah, and so they are considered to be symbols of God’s providing.
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Egyptian Cat Ornament

$17.99

In ancient Egypt, domestic cats were sacred animals to the cat goddesses as they were revered for their powers of protection. This hand-painted glass ornament is adorned with jeweled tones to embody the beauty and highness of a cat goddess.
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Newfoundland Ornament

$19.99

Descendant of the Tibetan Mastiff, this sweet-natured working dog is a natural life guard, protector and help-mate. The "Newfie" can haul wood, take supplies to WWII soldiers, deliver milk to its neighbors or rescue drowning swimmers. Can you guess which canine protected the Darling children in "Peter Pan"?
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Scottish Terrier Ornament

$17.99

Scottish Terriers are small, short-legged, sturdily-built dogs that were originally bred to hunt badgers and foxes. They are absolutely dependable and loyal, but often have a feisty nature. The Scottish Terrier's bold confidence embodies power in a small package.
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Vintage Skunk Ornament

$21.99

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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Skunk Ornament

$21.99

The skunk is a peaceful but fearless animal that always gives a warning before it sprays its very recognizable strong scent. Because of this defense, most animals show the skunk great respect. The skunk represents courage and self-assured confidence.
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Hockey Puck Ornament

$17.99

One of the most popular team sports, Hockey was invented in the mid-1800s in Canada. Played on ice, it requires speed, strength, stamina, great skating ability and fearlessness. This glass Hockey Puck ornament makes a fun gift for any fan or player of the sport.
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Tap Shoe Ornament

$19.99

The unique sounds and movements of tap dancers have entertained audiences for hundreds of years. Tap dancing gained popularity in Vaudeville shows and then emerged as an art form during the evolution of jazz. Today, people of all ages can enjoy dancing to the rhythm of their hearts and feet as they tap dance.
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Black Classic Barbecue Ornament

$21.99

The Barbeque Industry Association notes that Americans "cook over the coals" more than 2.9 billion times a year. Chefs are experimenting with a variety of foods and woods, and eagerly firing up their grills regardless of the weather or season! From assortment 32189
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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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