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Toilet Paper Ornament

$17.99

A basic necessity of life today, toilet paper is taken for granted by many. Before toilet paper was produced, people used stones, leaves and sand for hygiene. The first toilet paper was produced in China during the 6th century. And the first use in the USA was in 1857.
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Passport Ornament

$21.99

If you want to travel the world, you ll need your valid passport at the ready! Issued by the US State Department, this little booklet is not just an official document; it s a wonderful memento of places visited around the globe. You can be a citizen of the world with this handy credential. Bon voyage!
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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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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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Vintage Squirrel Ornament

$21.99

Inspired by our favorite forest friends, the Vintage Woodland Collection is made from blown glass and decorated to replicate the mercury finish of traditional Victorian ornaments. With their rustic charm and simple beauty, these pieces invite the seasonal spirit of the natural world into your home. This realistic-looking squirrel is the perfect wildlife ornament for any lover of the outdoors.
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Narwhal Ornament

$19.99

Swimming the icy waters of the Arctic Sea, narwhals are known for the long, thin tusk adorning their heads. The seemingly useless tusk is not used for hunting or fighting. Long ago narwhal sightings reinforced the belief of unicorns. Imagine stumbling upon a washed-up tusk on shore, thinking you’d found a unicorn horn!
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Black Labrador Ornament

$17.99

Dogs selflessly give humans their unconditional love and loyalty. Throughout history, dogs have been faithful friends and workmates, even giving their lives to protect or rescue their owners. No wonder dogs are considered man’s best friend.
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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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Sasquatch Ornament

$21.99

In the Pacific Northwest’s wilderness roams a hairy, ape-like creature and leaving footprints. Depictions often portray Sasquatch, also known as Bigfoot as a cross between humans and apes. Whether this animal exists or not, it is worth keeping a watchful eye out when traipsing through the forest.
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Bacon Strips Ornament

$17.99

Bacon, a staple breakfast food often paired with eggs, seems to go in and out of favor in the culinary world. It currently is experiencing a dramatic increase in popularity. Now, it is even found in sweet foods such as donuts and ice cream!
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Manatee Ornament

$17.99

Manatees are large, gentle sea mammals that live in warm coastal seas and water ways. Legends of mermaids most likely came from sightings of long-tailed manatees, who cradle their young in their arms. Manatees are very rare and an endangered species.
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Buffalo Ornament

$19.99

The buffalo symbolized abundance, generosity of spirit, and the sacredness of life to native North American tribes. Buffalo meat, hides, and bones were used for food, shelter, clothing, and tools. Buffalo freely roamed the plains in huge herds prior to the westward expansion of the U.S.
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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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Morel Mushrooms Ornament

$14.99

Mushrooms are associated with nature and the beauty of the forest. Finding a mushroom in the woods is like finding a lucky penny good fortune is just around the corner! A mushroom ornament on your Christmas tree symbolizes a reverence for nature and the hope for good fortune in the coming year.
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Little Elephant Ornament

$19.99

Elephants have long been symbols of strength, fidelity, wisdom, protection, and prosperity. In many cultures they are considered sacred animals. When shown with their trunks up, elephants are believed to bring good luck, and even to be the granters of wishes. Give this zoo animal ornament to the animal lover in your life.
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S Shaped Ornament Hooks

$9.99

Our decorative ornament hooks are a wonderful way to beautifully and safely hang your Old World Christmas ornaments on your tree. Each gold finished swirl ornament hook securely attaches to your tree branch or bough, so there’s no need to worry about your beloved blown-glass ornaments falling off! Each box includes 24 spiral ornament hangers. Happy Decorating!
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Golden Retriever Ornament

$19.99

Dogs selflessly give humans their unconditional love and loyalty. Throughout history, dogs have been faithful friends and workmates, even giving their lives to protect or rescue their owners. No wonder dogs are considered man’s best friend.
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Dog Bowl Ornament

$17.99

Dogs selflessly give humans their unconditional love and loyalty. Throughout history, dogs have been faithful friends and workmates, even giving their lives to protect or rescue their owners. No wonder dogs are considered man s best friend. Show love for your four-legged friend with the dog bowl ornament.
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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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Vintage Cottontail Bunny

$17.99

Inspired by our favorite forest friends, the Vintage Woodland Collection is made from blown glass and decorated to replicate the mercury finish of traditional Victorian ornaments. With their rustic charm and simple beauty, these pieces invite the seasonal spirit of the natural world into your home.
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Tuxedo Kitty Ornament

$17.99

As good companions, cats are affectionate and intelligent, but also independent. This is interpreted as cats having regal dispositions. An old English proverb says, In the eyes of a cat, all things belong to the cat. This glass ornament embodies the beauty and regality that cats project in its tuxedo.
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Chocolate Labrador Ornament

$17.99

Dogs selflessly give humans their unconditional love and loyalty. Throughout history, dogs have been faithful friends and workmates, even giving their lives to protect or rescue their owners. No wonder dogs are considered man’s best friend.
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Clip-on Bat Ornament

$19.99

Since bats live in caves, which were seen as the entrance to the netherworld, they were thought to be immortal. Western belief associates the bat with Vampires, spirits who suck the blood of the living. However, in China, the bat is a symbol of long life, happiness and many blessings.
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Short Stack Ornament

$17.99

Pancakes are traditionally served on Candlemas and Shrove Tuesday to celebrate renewal, family life and hopes for good fortune and happiness. It is customary in France to touch the handle of the frying pan and make a wish while the pancake is turned, holding a coin in the hand.
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Northern Cardinal Ornament

$17.99

Birds are symbols of happiness and joy, 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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Large Red Cardinal 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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Horseshoe Crab Ornament

$14.99

Did you know a horseshoe crab is not a crab, but more closely related to spiders? These bottom-dwelling coastal creatures have a fascinating anatomy with four eyes, twelve legs and a tiny set of pinchers. Horseshoe crabs bury themselves in mud and sand to feast on clams, worms and other small creatures.
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Cockapoo Puppy Ornament

$14.99

Dogs selflessly give humans their unconditional love and loyalty. Throughout history, dogs have been faithful friends and workmates, even giving their lives to protect or rescue their owners. No wonder dogs are considered man’s best friend.
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Science Beaker Ornament

$14.99

The Erlenmeyer flask was named after the German scientist who created it back in 1860. This conical flask is great for mixing concoctions, while minimizing spillage. If you aren't a scientist, you can always use one as a flower vase, or a decanter for your favorite refreshing beverage.
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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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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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