Buzzing Bees and beautiful butterflies are the mainstay of the insect collection at Old World Christmas. Insects may be small but they are a very important part of any ecosystem and they are also a great edition to any Christmas tree.
The Monarch Butterfly is the best-known butterfly in North America. These gentle and spectacular creatures are known for their long annual migration spanning from Canada to Mexico. Monarchs begin traveling south in August and return north in the spring, bringing joy, wonder and amazement to people throughout their travels.View Product
Ladybugs received their name centuries ago in Europe. When farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary for help against aphids ruining their crops, their prayers were answered by the arrival of thousands of beetles. The bugs were named to honor Mary, Our Lady, and so they were called Ladybugs.View Product
A Bee Skep is a coiled straw hive that was used before today's modern hives. Bees are very industrious, and they must work together to produce the honey to insure the hive's survival. This glass ornament symbolizes the diligence and teamwork that are often necessary to achieve life s great rewards.View Product
A formicarium, or ant habitat allows you to observe ants in a colony. A French scientist invented the formicarium in an attempt to make a three-dimensional ant nest into a virtual two dimensions. Since 1900, scientists young and old have studied ant habitats. Don t break the glass or you ll find ants in your pants!View Product
A spider in a Christmas tree is said to bring good luck. While you may not want to find a live spider, this tarantula ornament will bring as much luck as the real spider. Tarantulas are known for making shimmering silk. Similarly, the glitter of this ornament will shimmer under the tree lights without frightView Product
Did you know that a Dragonfly can fly both forwards and backwards, hover, and make sudden turns? With its quick darting movements, the Dragonfly appears to be a living flash of light. It is the state insect of Alaska because its flying is reminiscent of the skillful bush pilots' maneuvers. The Dragonfly is also a wonderful symbol of change and self-realization, bringing a sense of joy and lightness to life.View Product
Take Your Christmas Ornaments to the Next Level with Personalization
We think our ornaments can stand alone. They ship well, we have very little breakage, they pack well, and they are always received with a happy smile and warm heart. Our Christmas ornaments are thoughtful gifts. But, with a hand-painted or scripted date and/or name, we think personalization takes each ornament to the next level.
How To Dispose of Real and Artificial Christmas Trees
Whether you have a tree up or not, at some point it will be time to dispose of the tree (we still won’t judge you if that happens in the summer), and there are proper ways to dispose and recycle both real and artificial trees.
The Best Christmas is a Nostalgic Christmas
Besides being the title of a Hallmark-style movie, a nostalgic Christmas makes for the best kind of Christmas. But, why do we get nostalgic about Christmas in the first place? There are deep ties for many people to warm, fuzzy feelings during the holiday season, and there are deep psychological reasons why.