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
Bees are very industrious, and they must work together to produce honey that insures the hive's survival. Teams of bees build honeycombs, collect nectar and create golden honey. This glass ornament symbolizes the diligence and teamwork that are often necessary to achieve life's great rewards.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
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
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
Giving gifts has been a Christmas tradition for millennia, echoing back to the birth of Jesus when the Magi brought him gifts. Fast forward to the last century, and it’s interesting to see how gift giving changed with the times. Here’s a look at the most popular gifts—toys—through the decades, starting at the turn of the 19th century.
Being together at Christmas is the highlight of the holiday season. Celebrate with those you love this year with some planning ahead. The perfect Christmas party doesn’t have to be precious or put together—it can be wild and funny—and it will be remembered with joy for years to come.
Gift cards aren’t always the answer when it comes to gift giving. They are an easy, convenient option, but they aren’t very personal and many go wasted. Ornaments, specifically Old World Christmas ornaments always make great gifts (and not just at Christmas!), and we recommend shopping early for the best selection.