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Washington D.c. Ornament

$29.99

Millions of people visit the United States capitol each year to see the great and historical sights of the nation. Visitors flock to the Washington Monument, the White House, Lincoln Memorial, Capitol Building and the Smithsonian Museum. One of the most popular attractions each spring is the Cherry Blossom Festival.
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Christmastime Cottage Ornament

$29.99

Nestled in quaint little villages, cottages represent the heritage and culture of the glass ornament artisans. They often created images that reflected their day-to-day lives. Therefore, cottage ornaments were proudly styled after the humble homes in which the glassblowers lived and worked.
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Bodie Island Lighthouse Ornament

$16.99

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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Diner Ornament

$24.99 $12.49

Diners often stay open 24 hours a day, especially in cities, making them an essential part of urban culture. Styling was borrowed from railroad dining cars, hence the term diner. Diners are symbols of American optimism and represent the period of prosperity in the 1950s.
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Cape May Lighthouse Ornament

$12.99

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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Jersey Shore Ornament

$29.99

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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Nashville Ornament

$29.99

Oh, the delights of Music City: home of the Grand Ole Opry & GooGoo candy, as well as Maxwell House Coffee & the Pancake Pantry. There s a life-size replica of the Parthenon, complete with 42 Athena statue. It s illegal to keep a cheetah as a pet, but you can drown your sorrows at Santa s Pub, where it s Christmas all year!
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Christmas Chapel Ornament

$19.99

Standing in town squares, cathedrals and churches represent the heritage and culture of the people. Since glassblowers often created images that reflected their day-to-day lives, some ornaments were proudly styled after the lovely churches found in their own hometowns.
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Covered Bridge Ornament

$18.99

Covered Bridges recall simpler times and small towns where everyone knew their neighbors. Nicknamed kissing bridges, reasons are varied as to why they were covered perhaps to preserve the truss structure, to prevent oxen from balking when crossing water, or protect travelers during storms
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Mount Rushmore Ornament

$24.99

Mount Rushmore is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The granite rockface is one of the most recognizable monuments in the United States. Originally, Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln were to be depicted from head to waist but lack of funding forced construction to halt in 1941.
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Statue Of Liberty Ornament

$21.99

The Statue of Liberty is an icon of liberty and freedom and is one of the most recognizable and revered structures in the world. Given to the United States in 1886, by France in recognition of their friendship, "Lady Liberty" symbolizes enlightenment, knowledge and freedom from oppression and tyranny.
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Igloo Ornament

$24.99

In the land of winter, snow and ice, Mr. and Mrs. Penguin love to add sparkle and shine to their igloo at Christmastime. The lovely pair hang lights and decorate with lovely ornaments upon the tree to show their holiday spirit and bring light to the dark days of winter.
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New Orleans Ornament

$29.99

New Orleans, referred to as the most unique city in the U.S., was named for the Duke of Orleans. The city was established by French colonists and is still strongly influenced by the culture. Known for the distinct French and Spanish Creole architecture, the city is famous for the annual Mardi Gras festival.
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Leaning Tower Of Pisa Ornament

$24.99

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the freestanding bell tower of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. Constructed in stages beginning in 1174, it started to lean when the third of its eight stories was built. It still stands today and is one of the most famous structures in Italy.
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Drosselmeyer's Nutcrackers-GC107

$19.99

Drosselmeyer s Nutcrackers 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. How many nutcrackers can you find?
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Currituck Lighthouse Ornament

$15.99

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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Santa's Ski Lodge-GC126

$19.99

Santa s Ski Lodge 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 someone is napping on the job, can you find him?
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Barn Ornament

$21.99

Painted in traditional barn red and white, with chickens, a cow, and an old-fashioned tractor parked beside it, it s a typical day in the farmyard. The Barn ornament reminds us of American life on the farm and traditional country values honesty, hard work, and love of the land.
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Portland Head Lighthouse Ornament

$17.99

The Portland Head Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in Maine. Warning sailors as they approach the entrance of the primary shipping channel into the Portland Harbor, the Portland Head Lighthouse is as functional as it is beautiful. Surrounded by Victorian architecture, the lighthouse attracts countless sightseers each year.
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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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Goody Goody Gum Drop Shop-GC117

$17.99

Goody Goody Gum Drop Shop 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. How many kinds of candy can you find? How many gum drops can you find?
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Seattle Skyline Ornament

$29.99

Seattle is a major seaport and the largest city in the Northwestern U.S. This unique glass ornament depicts some of the landmarks of this beautiful city. Most notable are the Space Needle and Monorail from the 1962 World's Fair, Pike Place Market, the Smith Tower and the Experience Music Project.
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Philadelphia Ornament

$29.99

The City of Brotherly Love was founded by Quaker William Penn in 1682 as a place of religious tolerance. Pennsylvania s largest town is rich with history & has numerous claims to fame. By 1751 Benjamin Franklin founded the first library & hospital there. The Philly Cheesesteak was invented in the 1930s, but didn t include cheese until the 40s.
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Elf Cottage (Illuminated)-GC001 Ornament

$17.99

Unlike most of the other designs the Elf Cottage comes equipped with its very own light. Upon lighting your cottage, you will immediately discover the first of many secrets, the beautifully crafted scene inside. This is just the beginning Can you find the others? Maybe a gingerbread man or two?
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Observatory Ornament

$19.99 $9.99

Since time began, people have been curious about the heavens. Observatories have allowed people to study the stars and planets of outer space. The final frontier, outer space offers so much unknown that it makes the human mind to really wonder what lies beyond our planet.
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Totem Pole Ornament

$29.99

Totem Poles are made by the Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest. Carved from giant trees, each is a beautiful piece of artwork and tells a story. Consisting of animal "totems," or symbols, standing upon each other, the poles also tell of the tribe's status and history.
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Peppermint Twist Pretzel Shop-GC132

$21.99

Peppermint Twist Pretzel Shop 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. There are more than two dozen baked and hidden pretzels in this pretzel shop, can you find them? There may also be a few gingerbread men hiding.
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Nativity Chapel-GC102N

$19.99

Nativity Chapel 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. One of the crosses is easy to find, can you find the other? The dove is a symbol of love, how many can you find?
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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.

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, 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.