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Red-eyed Tree Frog Ornament

$19.99

The red-eyed tree frog spends its days lounging on large tropical leaves with its red eyes and blue underside hidden from predators. However, if a predator comes close, the frog opens its bright red eyes and stares at the hunter to scare it away. Now that is a superpower of nature!
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Military Tank Ornament

$27.99

Picture a front-line combat scene and most people will include a powerful military tank. Boasting heavy firepower, strong armor, and the ability to travel over terrains, tanks are a mainstay of warfare in the 20th and 21st centuries.
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Jar Of Pickles Ornament

$21.99

Pickled cucumbers are a staple in kitchens across North America. One of the most popular is the dill pickle. Eaten whole, sliced, diced, or speared, pickles are a great way to preserve the year s cucumber harvest. Americans eat over 2.5 billion pounds of pickles each year!
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Limelight Flare Reflection

$17.99

Inspired by the 1940s and 1950s, the Vintage Reflections Collection is made from blown glass and decorated to replicate the mercury finish of traditional Victorian ornaments. Limelight Flare Reflection with radiating indents and bright colors captures the nostalgic reflections of the seasonal spirit.
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Little Dragon Ornament

$21.99

A dragon is a serpentine legendary creature appearing in folklore around the world. To most, dragons live in the middle ages, flying and breathing fire. These winged, horned, four-legged creatures spell doom and destruction, but none so cutely as this little dragon.
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Army Man Toy Ornament

$17.99

This simple plastic and almost indestructible toy has entertained millions of children since 1938. Unlike the more expensive toy soldiers in hobby shops, these soldiers were simplified so that all could afford to create a troop. Relive the hours of play battle as you hang the Army Man Toy ornament.
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Irish Santa Ornament

$21.99

The legend of Santa Claus is derived from the European figure of St. Nicholas. Throughout the world he became the folk hero all children dream about on Christmas Eve. This Santa proudly wears traditional green clothing of Ireland and carries a pot of gold adorned with a shamrock. This Irish Santa will grace your Christmas tree with the "Luck of the Irish."
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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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Peapod Ornament

$9.99

The pea can be traced all the way back to 4800 BC in Egypt. Thomas Jefferson introduced English peas to the United States and grew them on his estate. The Peapod protects the delicate peas inside and is usually discarded, except with the more delicate snow pea which is a staple in Chinese cuisine.
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Pickle Chips Ornament

$13.99

Whether sweet or dill, pickles are one of America's favorite snacks, condiments, and accompaniments. The pickle's tangy flavors can be savored when eaten fresh from the jar, as relish on a hot dog, or as chips on a cheeseburger or sandwich. Americans eat over 2.5 billion pounds of pickles per year!
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Glistening Pickle Ornament

$13.99

Long ago when parents decorated the Christmas tree, they hung the pickle ornament last, hiding it in the green boughs. When the children were allowed to view the tree, they would begin searching for the pickle ornament because they knew they would receive an extra gift for being the most observant.
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Brontosaurus Ornament

$21.99

The Brontosaurus is one of the most iconic dinosaurs. The term Brontosaurus means thunder lizard. The Brontosaurus was a large, long-necked animal with a long tail. It is believed the animals measured up to 72 feet long from head to tail!
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Happy Froggy Ornament

$13.99

Frogs have long denoted good luck in business. Since a frog only travels forward, he is always progressing and as such he represents a prosperous future. So a frog ornament is often given as a gift at graduations, weddings, or to someone beginning a new business venture.
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Sitting Frog Ornament

$17.99

Frogs have long denoted good luck in business. Since a frog only travels forward, he is always progressing and as such he represents a prosperous future. So a frog ornament is often given as a gift at graduations, weddings, or to someone beginning a new business venture.
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Tortoise Ornament

$17.99

In the story The Tortoise and the Hare, turtles show us that slow and steady wins the race. Since turtles carry their homes on their backs, they are at home anywhere! When threatened, turtles can withdraw into their shells to protect themselves. Turtle ornaments remind us of the security that our hearth and home offer.
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Largemouth Bass Ornament

$17.99

Gone Fishing are an angler s favorite words. Known for its large size and strength, the Largemouth Bass is a favorite game fish. However, fishing isn’t just the thrill of a tight line with a strong fish on, but a sport that teaches patience, respect for nature, and gives an insight into the value of life.
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Small Turtle Ornament

$9.99

In the story The Tortoise and the Hare, turtles show us that slow and steady wins the race. Since turtles carry their homes on their backs, they are at home anywhere! When threatened, turtles can withdraw into their shells to protect themselves. Turtle ornaments remind us of the security that hearth and home offer.
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Frog King Ornament

$17.99

The fairy tale The Frog King by the Grimm Brothers, tells how the kiss of a princess turns an enchanted frog into a prince! Actually, frogs are symbols of sincere friends who love and understand you. Hearing a frog croaking means everything will go well in your life.
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Shamrock Ornament

$9.99

The shamrock is a symbol of the cross and the holy trinity. It has also long been a symbol of Ireland and is said to be used by St. Patrick in his teaching. By showing how the three separate leaves of the shamrock were joined by one stem, he was able to show the people how God could be three in one.
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Brussel Sprout Ornament

$11.99

It s not really a baby cabbage, but it's from the same family. The edible sprout was grown near Brussels, Belgium & the French brought them to Louisiana in the 18th century. There are numerous ways to prepare this healthy & tasty vegetable. They are also the weapon of choice at SantaCon, during the annual Brussel Sprout fight!
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Sweet Pickle Ornament

$9.99

Long ago when parents decorated the Christmas tree, they hung the pickle ornament last, hiding it in the green boughs. When the children were allowed to view the tree, they began searching for the pickle ornament because the first to find it would receive an extra gift from St. Nicholas for being the most observant child.
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Stuffed Green Olive Ornament

$7.99

This beautiful glass ornament was carefully mouth-blown into a finely crafted mold. Then a hot solution of liquid silver was poured inside. Finally, the ornament was delicately hand-painted with many brightly colored lacquers and glitters for you to enjoy!
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Miniature Gurken Ornament

$5.99

Long ago when parents decorated the Christmas tree, they hung the pickle ornament last, hiding it in the green boughs. When the children were allowed to view the tree, they would begin searching for the pickle ornament because they knew they would receive an extra gift for being the most observant.
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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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Pickle Ornament

$9.99

Long ago when parents decorated the Christmas tree they hung the pickle ornament last, hiding it in the green boughs. When the children were allowed to view the tree, they would begin searching for the pickle ornament because they knew they would receive an extra gift for being the most observant.
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Smallmouth Bass Ornament

$19.99

This cousin of the Largemouth Bass has many nicknames, including Smallie & Bronzeback; it is the most trout-like bass, and is an "ambush" predator. This freshwater fish prefers flowing streams & rivers with rocky bottoms (versus still lakes, preferred by the largemouth). Our Smallmouth Bass blown-glass ornament is a great gift for your fisherfolk!
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T-rex Ornament

$19.99

Tyrannosaurus rex, or T. rex, comes from Greek and Latin words meaning "tyrant lizard king." It was a large, fierce, and carnivorous dinosaur that lived in North America 85 to 65 million years ago. T. rex could eat up to pounds of meat and bones in one bite!
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Green Sea Turtle Ornament

$19.99

Having traveled the seas for over 100 million years, sea turtles have essentially remained unchanged. They survived beyond the extinction of the dinosaurs and are still present in the world’s oceans today. All sea turtles are on the endangered or threatened species lists.
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Hop-along Ornament

$13.99

Frogs have long denoted good luck in business. Since a frog only travels forward, he is always progressing and as such he represents a prosperous future. So a frog ornament is often given as a gift at graduations, weddings, or to someone beginning a new business venture.
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Alligator Ornament

$17.99

Alligators are living fossils that can be traced back - million years. Members of the crocodile family, their name comes from the Spanish word for lizard el largato. Over a million alligators live in the southern United States. They are considered to be very clever and are fast learners.
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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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