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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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Polar Bear Moon Watch

$19.99

Show someone how special they are to you with this ornament that captures the heart of Christmas. A friend, a hug, the moon and a refreshing Coke , life is good. Celebrate all the Coke lovers in your life today. Ginger Cottages Coca-Cola ornaments are a salute to Christmases past, each ornament encompasses Coke s quintessential presence and the nostalgia of days gone by.
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Polar Bear Hug-CCO113

$19.99

Looks like these two have the meaning of the season summed up. All you need is a friend, hug and an ice-cold Coke . Celebrate all the Coke lovers in your life today. Ginger Cottages Coca-Cola ornaments are a salute to Christmases past, each ornament encompasses Coke s quintessential presence and the nostalgia of days gone by.
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Bff Hearts Ornament

$24.99

Some friends come and go but a best friend stays with you for life to share trust, interests and experiences. Sometimes years can pass between visits and yet it feels as though you never skipped a beat. Recognize and remember your best friend this Christmas by sharing a BBF Heart ornament.
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Claddagh Ornament

$15.99

The Claddagh is a traditional Irish design incorporating two hands clasping a heart and surmounted by a crown. These elements symbolize love, friendship and loyalty. When given as a gift, the Claddagh expresses with these hands I give you my heart and I crown it with my love.
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Gingerbread Friends

$24.99

This beautiful glass ornament was carefully mouth-blown into a finely crafted mold. Then a hot solution of liquid silver was poured inside. Finally, it was delicately hand-painted and glittered for you to enjoy and cherish as a holiday heirloom!
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Best Friends Ornament

$21.99

Long ago, when toys were scarce and neighbors could be miles away, children looked forward to snowfalls with great anticipation. This wonderful gift from heaven afforded them the opportunity to create a new companion their very own snowman!
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Welcome Ornament

$19.99

As the entrance to the home, a doorway welcomes us with the promise of warmth and family waiting inside. During the holidays, a welcoming home invites guests to come in and enjoy the company of friends, delicious food and an abundance of good cheer.
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Feathered Friends Ornament

$17.99

Birds are symbols of happiness and joy, 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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Raining Cats & Dogs

$21.99

It s raining cats and dogs! Grab an umbrella and your best pet friend to snuggle up and ride out the storm together. Dogs and cats are special to their owners and become part of the family with the love, comfort and joy they bring.
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Yellow Rose Ornament

$17.99

A rose is one of the most beautiful flowers of nature. It expresses promise, hope and new beginnings, but is contrasted by the sharp thorns. The thorns protect the delicate bush and allow it to share its beauty. A yellow rose is often associated with showing affection and friendship.
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Love Ornament

$17.99

Celebrate the love of family and friends during the holiday season. The love of Christ, whose birth is celebrated at Christmastime is the reason for the season. No matter what love you re celebrating, you will LOVE this mouth-blown glass ornament.
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Two Peas In A Pod Ornament

$17.99

When two people get along really well and always seem to be by each other s side, or if they just have lots of similarities, they are said to be like two peas in a pod. This cute little whimsical glass ornament has special significance for best friends, twins, or couples in love.
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Snowman With Penguin Pal

$21.99

Everyone loves to hang out with their best friend and these two are no different. Celebrate the snowy season all winter long with your dear friends. And make sure to bundle up in your hat, scarf and mittens! Brr!
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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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Despite the hardships we face in this world, there is a lot to celebrate. Commemorating events with a celebration and gift giving takes on even more meaning in the midst of heartache. We’ve generated 10 important events that should be remembered and applauded with an ornament (or two!).
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3 DIY Christmas Ornament Projects

Creating thoughtful and beautiful Christmas ornaments is part of the gift. It not only makes a memory, it’s a labor of love. Though, obviously, we love Old World Christmas ornaments, DIY ornament crafts look fabulous interspersed with our colorful, glass ornaments.
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