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Sombrero Ornament

$24.99

Typically tall and broad brimmed, the sombrero is a hat made of straw or felt which is worn in Spain, Mexico, and the southwestern U.S. This decorative sombrero glass ornament was delicately hand-painted with many bright lacquers and glitters for you to enjoy!
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Burrito Ornament

$21.99

The burrito is a traditional food in Mexico and is very popular in the United States too. A tortilla filled with rice, beans, meat, cheese and vegetables. A full meal with every food group wrapped in delicious tortilla. Wrap it up and take a bite!
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Tequila Shot Ornament

$17.99

Tequila is often served as a shot with salt and lime. This is sometimes referred to as training wheels. The drinker licks salt, drinks the tequila and then quickly bites a lime. The salt lessens the burn of the tequila while the lime balances and enhances the flavor of the alcohol. Cheers!
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Lime Slice Ornament

$9.99

Limes are prized for their vibrant green color. They make a beautiful addition to any holiday or culinary display. Limes have a sour taste, so the tart flavor, like life itself, is enhanced and enjoyed with a little sweetness.
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Piñata Ornament

$17.99

The Pi~nata is associated with Mexican fiestas and fun. It also has a Christian meaning. The candies inside the colorful paper figure are temptations, the blindfolded person stands for blind unwavering faith, and the stick symbolizes goodness. When the candies are released they are the just rewards of faith and goodness!
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Guitar Ornament

$17.99

In 1818, a young Austrian priest was trying to devise a way to include music for the Christmas Eve service that night since the church organ was broken. So he wrote a poem and took it to the organist, who composed a melody. That evening the song "Silent Night" was sung to the simple accompaniment of a guitar.
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Tequila Bottle Ornament

$17.99

This feisty spirit can only be produced in the Jalisco region of Mexico, near the city of Tequila. Fermented blue agave honey water can be aged varying lengths of time and can be enjoyed in a margarita, on the rocks or neat. July 24th is National Tequila Day, so pour yourself a shot Tequila!
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Guacamole Ornament

$17.99

This heavenly fruit dip was invented by the Aztecs in Mexico, and can be as simple as mashing ripe avocados & tomatoes with sea salt. Over 45 million pounds of avocado will be eaten on Super Bowl Sunday. Apollo 11 astronauts brought guacamole & chips with them into space. Pass the guac!
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Margarita Ornament

$19.99

With its balance of sweet and tart flavors, the Margarita is a popular cocktail. Its origins remain a mystery shrouded in many legends. Most involve a beautiful woman named Margarita and the bartender who created the drink in her memory. February is National Margarita Day.
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Taco Ornament

$17.99

The Taco is a traditional food in Mexico and is very popular here in the United States too. Consisting of a folded corn tortilla filled with any variety of meat, cheese, beans and vegetables, it is then doused with a spicy sauce. Tacos make a delicious meal or snack.
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Sugar Skull Ornament

$17.99

Sugar Skull, also known as the Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican holiday that brings families and friends together to pray and remember the loved ones who have passed away and to help support the spiritual journey. It is believed the gates of heaven open to allow the spirits of the deceased to reunite with their families.
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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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