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Wedding Heart Ornament

$17.99

The Wedding Heart combines the most powerful symbols of love the heart, roses, and rings. Entwined, the rings are round-shaped circles having no end that symbolize mutual and everlasting love. When exchanged, they are outward signs of fidelity, trust, and true devotion.
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Wedding Cake Christmas Ornament

$24.99

In the Middle Ages, guests brought sweet buns that were placed in a pile over which the bride and groom kissed. The taller the pile, the more prosperous the couple. This evolved into the tiered cake we know today. This Wedding Cake ornament serves as a keepsake of the special day or anniversary.
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Bride's Ornaments Collection

$119.99

According to tradition, the newlywed couple’s Christmas tree should include the following 12 ornaments to ensure a happy life together: Rabbit (hope & faith), Angel (God’s guidance in the home), Fish (God’s blessing), Santa (unselfishness & goodwill), Pine Cone (motherhood & faith), Rose (beauty & affection), Fruit Basket (generosity), Bird (happiness & joy), Teapot (Hospitality), House (shelter & protection), Heart (true love) and Flower Bouquet (good wishes) Each collection is packed in a lovely keepsake box, including a certificate explaining the ornaments’ meanings. What a lovely way to start a new family’s first tradition!
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Wedding Ornament Collection

$69.99

This delightful Wedding Collection includes six beautiful blown-glass ornaments, each hand-painted & glittered by artisans. Each collection comes packaged in a keepsake box, including a certificate of remembrance to document the wedding day. The set includes: Wedding Bells, Rose Bouquet, Wedding Heart, Bride, Wedding Chapel and Groom. The Wedding Collection makes a wonderful present & a cherished memento.
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Chilled Champagne

$19.99

Symbol of festive celebration, a bottle of bubbly is a welcome addition to any party. Best served cool, ideally 45-48 degrees Fahrenheit, the sparkling wine will be less gassy & will open with less spillage. Buckets are designed to hold a bottle, as well as ice & water. Cheers!
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Love Birds Ornament

$17.99

Since ancient times, doves have been considered sacred, as well as a symbols of peace. The expression "loveydovey" is applied to sweetly affectionate couples because their love is so strong that it can only be separated by death.
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Champagne Toast Ornament

$19.99

Champagne emits 30 bubbles a second! The tall glass flutes evolved to help minimize overflow. This beautiful glass ornament makes a great gift or keepsake for any special occasion or celebration.
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Groom - Brunette Ornament

$12.99

Dressed in his best for his special day, this groom has a beautiful wedding ring for his bride. He wears a flower that also appears in the bridal bouquet in his buttonhole. This custom stems from the medieval tradition of a Knight wearing his Lady’s colors as a declaration of his love. The Groom ornament is a perfect gift or a wedding keepsake.
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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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Bride - Blonde Ornament

$12.99

This beautiful bride wears a traditional white dress, which is a symbol of joy and happiness. She carries a bouquet of flowers bringing beauty and elegance as well as old world customs to her special day. The Bride ornament is a perfect gift for a wedding keepsake.
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Groom - Blonde Ornament

$12.99 $6.49

Dressed in his best for his special day, this groom has a beautiful wedding ring for his bride. He wears a flower that also appears in the bridal bouquet in his buttonhole. This custom stems from the medieval tradition of a Knight wearing his Lady’s colors as a declaration of his love. The Groom ornament is a perfect gift or a wedding keepsake.
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Wedding Chapel-GC102

$21.99

Wedding 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. Do you recognize this royal couple? Two hearts become one, can you find it?
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Cheers Ornament

$17.99

Champagne is considered a lucky wine. The bottle, the cork, and the wine itself all have connotations of good fortune, so this beautiful glass Champagne Bottle ornament makes a great gift or keepsake for any special occasion or celebration.
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Tuxedo Ornament

$17.99 $8.99

Dressed to impress! Men dress in tuxedos for the most formal and important occasions such as marriage ceremonies, fancy parties and dances. A tuxedo is made up of a white linen shirt, vest, bow tie and jacket. Occasionally, a man will take the extra step, adding cufflinks, a pocket square and a top hat.
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Wedding Bells Ornament

$14.99

Traditionally, bells have been used throughout Europe and America to ring in the Christmas season and other special occasions. This beautiful wedding bell ornament symbolizes the love and joy of the wedding ceremony, and makes a perfect gift or keepsake.
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Wedding Chapel Ornament

$24.99

Brides and grooms spend endless hours planning their wedding. A wedding begins an exciting new chapter in a person’s life. Bride, groom, family and friends gather to witness the exchanging of vows and then celebrate the newly married couple as they embark on a new life.
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Swans In Love Ornament

$24.99

The love story of swans is remarkable and inspiring. The courtship is beautiful to witness as they woe each other. Swans mate for life and are the classic symbol of devotion and love as they curve their necks to entwine in the perfect shape of a heart.
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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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