For over 125 years, American brand Lenox has been delivering timeless pieces for the home, adored by all who use their products. They have put in effort to make the most creative and beautiful pieces that will stand out anywhere they are placed. Lenox is one of the most popular names out there – it has even featured at the White House! So look no further for sophistication and beauty, for Lenox has it all.
Looking for the right piece by Lenox that screams Christmas and class? Then the 5-Piece Ornament Set is your best bet. It’s a beautiful combination of Christmas themes, and each ornament comes in its own red Lenox box. These pieces are made from ivory china and are handcrafted, giving them an authentic look. They are made to last and will definitely earn their place on your Christmas tree.
If this isn’t what you’re looking for, Lenox still has Christmas pieces that are equally deserving of a place on your Christmas tree. You might want to check these out:
You’ll love all the Lenox Christmas pieces, we’re sure of that.
If you want some Christmas decorations for your home that look unique and different, Sea Team is the brand for you. With them, you’ll get the very best ornaments for Christmas, bringing joy to you and your family.
This glittering gold and white 24-piece from Sea Team is both child and pet-friendly. Unlike the normal stiff Christmas tree pendants, these ornaments are handmade, making them especially unique. The blend of colors will adorn your Christmas - and best of all, these pieces are shatterproof!
Not the biggest fan of gold? You have nothing to worry about! Sea Team still has pieces like this one in different colors and different styles so you can touch up your Christmas tree in many different ways. Here are some you may like:
With these Sea Team ornaments, your Christmas is definitely going to be better.
Disney has been around for a long time, giving us magical moments, so it’s no surprise they still lead the Christmas decorations field. They have made children smile across generations and today’s youngsters are no exception. So, let the kids be even more excited this festive season by bringing in some Disney merchandise. They’ll be sure to love them.
This Sofia the First ornament is the perfect way for your child to be an active participant in the decorating. This 7-piece ornament set features characters that your child will love, and the materials are safe for kids. You won’t even have to worry about your child playing with the ornament too much because these ornaments are shatterproof.
But if your child doesn’t particularly like Sofia the First, other Disney ornaments are sure to make your child happy. Here are some of them:
Your child will delight in decorating the Christmas tree with these pieces from Disney.
Kurt S. Adler (KSA) is a brand that is widely known for its holiday ornaments and products. For 70 years, they have produced popular Christmas items sold all over America. Their devotion to satisfying customers’ needs is what makes them a one stop shop for all your holiday decorations. Your Christmas will come alive with them. Kurt Adler's Hollywood Nutcrackers Collection is one of the most sought after Christmas items, year after year.
There’s a new baby girl or boy in the family and the holidays have come! What better way to celebrate your little one’s first Christmas in the family than with the Noble Gems Glass Baby's Christmas Ornament Set? Available in pink or blue, this ensemble is sure to make your Christmas tree shine with everything that perfectly embodies your family. It even comes in a well-cushioned box resembling a jewelry box, keeping your quality ornaments safe! This set is incredibly cute and lasts for a very long time, so when the recipient grows up she could pass it on to the next generation!
Not quite what you were looking for? Kurt S. Adler has many beautiful ornaments whether it’s for a baby’s first Christmas or a nativity. Check some of these out:
Oriental Trading Company has been around for more than 80 years and they are still the largest direct retailer of supplies, décor and other things alike. This brand takes special care of its customers and only has their best interests at heart, always striving to make better products. When you purchase this glass icicle ornament set, you enjoy beauty but are also giving back to the community.
The Multicolor Glass Icicle is a holiday special that adds a certain hue to your Christmas tree, especially when it is lit up. Even after Christmas, it can be used on your windows or if you don’t want it on display, you can use them to stuff stockings. This product has many uses apart from its original ornamental function. It’s one you’re sure to love in your Christmas collection.
If you don’t like this one, however, there are more options to choose from by Oriental Trading Company. You may like the following:
We’re sure that with these ornaments you’ll love your Christmas just as much as we loved the products from Oriental Trading Company.
Nothing says Christmas like some shiny, pretty ornaments hanging inside and outside your home or sitting pretty on your center tables and shelves. True, the season is beautiful without any help from us, what with all the white snow, enchantingly clear star-lit sky and twinkling icicles, but we decorate anyway because it increases the Christmas cheer, and with the right kind of ornaments, all the golds, whites, greens, reds and sparkles would pull even the most devoted disciple of Ebenezer Scrooge into the general feeling of goodwill that accompanies the season.
Decorating for Christmas usually starts with your tree and then spreads out to other areas of the house; choose a theme, set the mood with your favorite carols and get to decorating. However, all the trees and all the themes in the world would not be complete without the right Christmas ornaments, and they are basically of two types: individual ornaments and tree toppers. Individual ornaments are those pieces that we hang on our trees or other parts of the house, one after another. Other decorations include interesting centerpieces and mantelpieces, and those we place on shelves and other similar places.
The tree toppers are those large ornaments that are placed at the top of the Christmas tree. The first toppers were burning candles, but they were replaced by electrically powered toppers due to fire hazards. They come in different shapes, but the popular choices are usually angels, stars, snowflakes, snowmen and good ol’ Santa.
Christmas ornaments are usually sold in sets; this is more economical, as you get a number of coordinating ornaments, thus eliminating the need to hunt for matching items and buy them singly. They come in different shapes and sizes and you can incorporate some Christmas bling with metallic colors and ornaments. You can also opt to invest in vintage Christmas ornaments that are not only timeless but also elegant and show stopping.
Christmas decorating is fun, especially when the whole family is involved, and after a rewarding day of decorating, the whole family can sit down to enjoy dinner with a set of lovely Christmas-themed dinnerware.
We advise that you shop off-season to get great deals on these pretty little things. Decorating with Christmas ornaments is a nice way to create memories that you’ll smile on, and who knows, you just might find a gift from Santa in your Christmas stocking for a job well done.
The price of Christmas ornaments will depend to a large extent on the materials that they’re made of and the quantity. If you intend to buy plastic, fiberboard or Styrofoam ornaments, you’ll be spending less and, seeing as they usually come in sets, you get good value for money. What’s more, in a family with young kids and inquisitive pets, they’re going to last longer. If, on the other hand, you’d rather have those beautifully fragile china and glass ornaments, you’re going to have to pay more. They’re also sold in sets, but a 12-piece plastic ornament set would probably cost less than a 12-piece china set; since those delicate beauties are usually collectors’ items, you’d be investing in more than just an ornament. Vintage Christmas ornaments are also becoming popular and are worth the pricey tag. Christmas ornaments are available in a range of prices from $10 to $200, and although you’ll find cheap Christmas ornament sets, we don’t trust them to be durable or not contain some banned ingredient.
When you’re shopping for Christmas decorations, there are certain things you need to keep in mind to get just the right kind. They include:
The materials Christmas ornaments are made of are as diverse as they can get. You’ll find these pretties in shatterproof materials, glass, crystal, metal, wood, acrylic, ceramic, china, paper etc. Let’s dwell on this for a bit, shall we? Okay.
Shatterproof ornaments are a popular choice for Christmas decorations and the reason for this is quite simple – they’re shatterproof. You don’t have to be extra cautious with these, and everyone – including young kids and pets – can join in when decorating your beloved tree with them. The options used to be limited to the traditional ball-shaped pieces but today, they’re available as flat circles, Christmas trees and other interesting shapes.
Glass ornaments are beautiful and timeless pieces. They add a touch of fragile beauty to the Christmas spirit. Their fragility and the technicality of their production process bequeath them a higher value than a number of the ornament types. You’ll have to be careful with these ones though, as they usually aren’t impact-friendly, but if they’re carefully handled, they can be kept and used year after year and still look pretty.
Crystal ornaments are a beauty in themselves. Their reflective properties make them twinkle, creating entrancing effects that complement the white snow and make your home seem like a winter wonderland. They’re a step above the glass ornaments and heavier too, but take care not to drop them. They’re available in different festive shapes, such as snowflakes and stars.
Metal ornaments can be made of gold, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, silver or pewter. They’re cut in various designs and you’ll find an interesting assortment of angels, stars, snowflakes, hearts and more. The first tinsel decorations were actually made of metal, and they didn’t come cheap.
Another popular material used in the manufacture of Christmas ornaments is acrylic. They have the appearance of glass but aren’t as expensive. Ornaments made of this material come in a lot of shapes and sizes and they’re also durable.
Wooden ornaments are great options for those of us who want to celebrate the season and still be responsible to Mother Earth. They can be laser-cut to your specific tastes, or you can choose from the beautiful assortment in the market. You can use them to create a traditional feel or something more contemporary.
The best way to get about the business of choosing ornaments for the season is by deciding on a theme. Yeah, we know that Christmas in itself is a theme, so think about it as a theme within a much bigger theme. A theme will help you pick pieces that’ll unify your decoration, creating an aesthetically pleasant cohesiveness. Creating your own theme with ornaments that you’ve personally shopped for or received as gifts will make the whole idea of Christmas decorating more fun and less tasking; it’ll even give you a chance to display your creative genius.
So how do you go about picking a theme? You can start by deciding whether you’d like a traditional or contemporary Christmas. If you choose the former, you can look for decorations such as stocky Santa figurines, wooden ornaments, large Christmas trees (take the size of your fireplace into consideration for this one), traditional Christmas colors etc. If you have a fireplace, so much the better, as you can use it as a focal point for your decorating.
For a contemporary Christmas, try using colors that are related to the traditional Christmas colors. You can combine traditional red with some pink; try some other shades of green, white and blue; introduce some other metallic colors and use them to complement the more traditional gold and silver.
After you’ve decided on a theme, the next thing would be to consider the number of Christmas ornaments that’ll adequately get the job done. Scale is also important here, as choosing pieces that are too large will overwhelm your space, and too-small pieces won’t do either. The thing here is to work toward a balance between the number of the ornaments, their size and the size of your space. Having said that, how big is your tree? Christmas ornaments are usually sold in sets, and you can find sets with enough pieces to decorate your tree or buy two or more of a set for larger trees.
Get the rest of your space into the festive mood by hanging some ornaments from those sets in other parts of the room. This will not only add some Christmas beauty to the place but will create a subtle uniformity that’s charming.
Ensure that fragile pieces have a warranty that’ll protect you, especially in the case of ornaments with moving parts. This way, you won’t lose money and can even get replacement parts sent to you. Talking about parts, if you have a growing family with little kids, keep them away from those ornaments with pieces that they can pose a choking hazard.