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!
Writing The Perfect Christmas Card
The Christmas letter can cause a full stop on the whole process. What to write? How much to say? Should it be funny? What if it’s been a hard year? If the Christmas update is intimidating, here are some fool-proof steps toward the perfect Christmas card.
Which Christmas Ornaments Best Describe Your Boyfriend?
All boyfriends are not created equal, but some seem extremely hard to shop for. To show the remarkable diversity and creativity of our glass-blown ornaments, we’ve come up with fire-proof groupings of our well-themed Christmas ornaments to match even the most specific man.
Top 10 Christmas Tree Movies
It’s never too early to begin plans for Christmas 2020. One of the important tasks for preparation is to create a top 10 list of the best Christmas movies. But we took it a step further and made a list of the top 10 iconic Christmas trees IN the top 10 Christmas movies and to top it off, we picked the ornament that we thought would fit best on that tree. Check out Old World Christmas’ list of the top 10 movie Christmas trees and corresponding ornaments, and see if you agree.