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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Staff Favorites Part 1
Though it is commonly thought that tiny elves design, paint, and sprinkle glitter on the Old World Christmas ornaments, but there is actually a team of creative, hard-working people behind each one. We’re excited to introduce our team, along with their favorite ornaments, over the next few weeks, and fill you in on what ornament they love and why.
The Power of Personalizing
The variety and uniqueness of Old World Christmas ornaments makes our glittering, blown-glass ornaments the easy choice not only for a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, but all year our ornaments add beautiful touches in unique ways. With over 1500 ornaments, there is a special one for everyone. Personalization, either a DIY version or hiring a professional, adds the finishing touch to a thoughtful gift that commemorates a significant moment.
Decorating A Table for Every Holiday
Creative decorations, thoughtfully planned out, set the mood. There are so many creative touches that add to a festive holiday table. Obviously, Old World Christmas is partial to Christmas—we love a Christmas tree decorated with our blown glass ornaments, but we also love seeing our ornaments decorating spaces and celebrating memorable events throughout the entire year.