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Christmas Sloth Ornament

$21.99

This critter is the original tree-hugger, whose prehistoric ancestors were the size of an elephant! Although arboreal by design, sloths love to swim and are faster in the water than on land. Their rough fur is often covered in bugs & algae, both of which make fantastic camouflage. Let’s all climb a tree & take a nap!
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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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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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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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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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Barn Owl Ornament

$21.99

Known by many names, such as Straw and Ghost, this nocturnal hunter consumes about 4 rodents a night. They mate for life, and have a distinct screech. Its powerful eyesight & sensitive hearing make the owl a successful bird of prey.
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Blossom Opossum Ornament

$17.99

This adorable creature is hardly playing possum as she snuggles a beautiful blossom. Opossums are well-known for their involuntary behavior of mimicking the look and smell of a dead animal when they feel threatened. Opossums are also unique for using their tail as a fifth limb as they climb, hang and balance.
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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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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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Fox Ornament

$17.99

In many Native American cultures the fox is thought to be wise, due to its cunning nature. It is also considered a trickster for the same reason. Foxes are adaptable and opportunistic, but are also family-oriented, often forming lifelong attachments when - raising their young.
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Whitetail Deer Ornament

$24.99

The deer has an excellent sense of hearing. When unsure of a sound, it stays still, or freezes , to blend in with its surroundings. While gentle, the deer is determined to follow its own path. The stag, or male deer, symbolizes life, wisdom, and virility.
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Bald Eagle Ornament

$21.99

For centuries it was believed that the eagle could look directly into the sun and that it was reborn by diving into a fountain. Christians adopted this symbolism, comparing the eagle looking into the sun to Christ looking at His Father and the fountain as the renewal of the soul through baptism. Today, an eagle may often be spied on the baptismal fonts in older churches.
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Howling Wolf Ornament

$17.99

Wolves are featured in the myths and legends of many countries. In European fairy tales, wolves are often portrayed as cunning and evil. But in other cultures, including many Native American tribes, wolves are viewed as wise, resourceful, and intelligent creatures. Like the Native People, wolves choose their mates wisely and do not part until death, making the two spiritually entwined.
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Vintage Bear 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.
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Black Bear Ornament

$21.99

Bears are symbols of strength and bravery, and are often found on European heraldry. Because bears hibernate, they signify resurrection and the power of life over death. Bears can also represent bad temper, but most of the time they are gentle and good-natured, and often quite playful.
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Hungry Squirrel Ornament

$19.99

Known for its playfulness and bushy tail, the squirrel is found on every continent except Australia and Antarctica. Its tail can be used for balance, as a form of parachute when falling from a high tree, or as a blanket in cold weather.
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Baby Giraffe Ornament

$17.99

This traditional and 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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Vintage Raccoon Ornament

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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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Rainbow Trout Ornament

$17.99

Gone Fishing are an angler's favorite words. The beautiful Rainbow Trout is one of the most popular sport 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 the environment, and gives an insight into the value of life.
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Leopard Ornament

$21.99

The nocturnal Leopard is the most elusive of the large cats. It is very powerful and able to run in bursts of speed up to 36 miles per hour. Unlike most cats, it likes to swim. The shrewd Leopard can survive in diverse environments and is found in the desert as well as the jungle.
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Squirrel Ornament

$17.99

Known for its playfulness and bushy tail, the squirrel is found on every continent except Australia and Antarctica. Its tail can be used for balance, as a form of parachute when falling from a high tree, and as a blanket in cold weather.
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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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Panda Ornament

$21.99

Many years ago, Chinese emperors kept rare animals within their palace gardens, and the most treasured were the pandas. The Chinese poet Bai Joyo wrote that the panda had magical powers which could ward off evil spirits and natural disasters, and prevent disease. Today, pandas are still well-loved and extremely rare.
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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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Vintage Moose 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.
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Reindeer Ornament

$29.99

In the 1822 poem A Visit from St. Nicholas, Santa Claus traveled in a sleigh pulled by eight magical flying reindeer. This was inspired by the legend of the Norwegian Julbok, or Christmas goat, that pulled the chariot of Thor, the thunder god. Santa’s Reindeer make his magical trip possible.
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Red-tailed Hawk Ornament

$19.99

The Redtailed Hawk is a bird of prey that ranges throughout North America. Its distinctive tail feathers are considered sacred to Native Americans and are used in costumes and religious ceremonies. As a wellknown animal on a totem pole, the hawk represents communication.
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Highland Cow Christmas Ornament

$24.99

The Scottish breed of cattle, the Highland cow has long horns and a wavy wooly coat to protect it from the rainy and windy conditions. The hearty cows are a symbol of nourishment and health.
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Koala Bear Ornament

$17.99

Living in the trees of Australia is one of the world's most lovable animals, the Koala Bear. With a round face, big nose, and fluffy ears, the Koala has often been used as a model for teddy bears. But these "bears" actually aren't bears at all, they are marsupials. Once hunted for their thick fur, Koalas are now a protected species.
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Raccoon Ornament

$17.99

Raccoons are recognizable by their masked faces and bushy tails. Intelligent and mild mannered, they are good climbers and swimmers, and will fight bravely if cornered. With their nimble hands, raccoons can easily open doors and containers, which gets them into mischief!
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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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