Light this Haunted Mansion at your own risk! With a small hole on its underside designed to borrow a standard bulb from your Christmas tree your mansion will light up. Upon lighting your cottage, you will immediately discover the first of many secrets, the spook-tacularly crafted scene inside. What else can you find lurking around this haunting scene?
Light this Creepy Cemetery at your own risk! With a small hole on its underside designed to borrow a standard bulb from your Christmas tree your cemetery will light up. Upon lighting your cottage, you will immediately discover the first of many secrets, the spook-tacularly crafted scene inside. We hear there are a ghost and zombie haunting this cemetery, can you find them?
Light this pumpkin patch at your own risk! With a small hole on its underside designed to borrow a standard bulb from your Christmas tree your pumpkin patch will light up. Upon lighting your cottage, you will immediately discover the first of many secrets, the spook-tacularly crafted scene inside. Looks like a crow and cat have taken up residence here, can you find them?
The Spooky Tree is a boo-tiful addition to your Ginger Boo collection. You never know what you will find lurking around this intricately crafted display piece. Let your imagination run wild what do you see?
Light the Witches Convention at your own risk! With a small hole on its underside designed to borrow a standard bulb from your Christmas tree your cottage will light up. Upon lighting your cottage, you will immediately discover the first of many secrets, the spook-tacularly crafted scene inside. Looks like the witches brought a long a friend or two; can you find the ghost and two cats? How many witches can you find in attendance at this convention?
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.
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.
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 are proud of our 2021 best-sellers list. A lot of hard work goes into each ornament from concept, design, production, to packing and shipping. We’re so proud that our loyal customers come back for more of our beautiful ornaments each year, and we hope some of our favorite ornaments this year made it on your tree!
It truly the best time of the year, and what makes it so great is time together with those you love. And there are many ways to celebrate! With a little creativity and planning any Christmas party can be special, memorable, and become a new tradition. Here are a few of our favorite Christmas party ideas to plan for some of your favorite people.
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