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Bronner's Ornament Legends, Symbols & Traditions Book Updated Edition
Christmas traditions bring an element of warmth and continuity to our holiday celebrations. This delightful soft-cover book explores 100 of the special legends and symbols that have inspired the beautiful ornaments sold at Bronner's CHRISTmas wonderland. The legend of the drummer boy and the symbol of the starfish are just two of the fascinating customs found in this text proudly printed in the USA. Featuring beautiful full-color illustrations by Bronner's staff artist Connie V. Larsen, our 52 page souvenir legends book is an updated edition of the text published in 2004 and includes 28 new entries. Our exclusive read is sure to stir memories, reinforce family traditions, and encourage the retelling of stories and legends you love so well for many years to come as your family draws closer!
When closed, this Bronner's Ornament Legends, Symbols & Traditions Book Updated Edition measures 9" tall by 6" wide. Created and printed in the USA.
Please select the alternate image for an additional view.
Bronner #1166090.
Symbol Of The Cherry Blossom Glass Ornament
Symbolic of good fortune, love and affection, cherry blossoms are appreciated around the world as an early sign of spring. Exclusively crafted for Bronner's from glass in Hungary, this 3" round shimmering white ornament depicts a branch with a vibrant pink cherry blossom. Printed on the reverse side of this gorgeous keepsake is the Symbol of the Cherry Blossom which details the colorful legends associated with this perennial favorite.
Bronner #1186598.
Pinata Glass Ornament
With eye-catching glazes and sparkling glitter accents, this unique piñata ornament will be the talk of your Christmas tree this year! This festive ornament is 3" tall and crafted of glass from Old World Christmas®.
(Tradition of the Piñata card included.)
Mug Of Beer Glass Ornament
A frothy beverage for your delight! Crafted of glass, this exclusive 3½" tall mug of beer glass ornament is sure to add a refreshing touch to your tree this holiday season!
(Tradition of Beer card included.)
Bronner #1124347.
Burgundy Bell With Candle And Flower Glass Ornament
Ring in the New Year with this beautiful burgundy bell ornament! Hand-crafted and painted in Germany, this exquisite 2½" glass bell ornament has a lovely reflective burgundy finish with gold and white flowers accented in glitter.
(Legend of the Christmas Bells card included.)
Spider Web Glass Ornament
This creepy spider and its glittering silver web will spin up some fun for you and your family this Holiday Season! This unique and exclusive spider ornament is 3¼" tall and crafted of glass.
(Legend of the Christmas Spider card included.)
Small Red Ladybug Ornament
Created exclusively for Bronner's, this charming ladybug ornament is just waiting to bring you good luck this holiday season! With vivid glazes and realistic detail, this adorable ladybug ornament is 2¼" wide and crafted of glass.
(Legend of the Ladybug card included.)
Rooster Christmas Ornament
According to legend, the rooster has only crowed once at midnight. This was to announce the birth of the Baby Jesus. For this reason, Spanish and Latin American countries call their midnight mass on Christmas Eve the Mass of the Rooster, or Misa Del Gallo. Allow this charming 3¼" tall glass rooster ornament to signal the start of your family's holiday celebrations!
(Legend of the Rooster card included.)
Bronner #1055341.
Pretzel Glass Ornament
Deliciously detailed with shimmering salt and bread-colored glazes, this 3½" Bronner's exclusive glass pretzel ornament will be a taste-temping treat on your tree this Christmas!
(Tradition of the Pretzel card included.)
Mistletoe Ball Ornament
Coming ready to hang with a white ribbon, this mistletoe is a perfect decoration for a holiday kiss! Representing peace to enemies and lovers alike, this 5" life-like mistletoe ball ornament is sure to bring an irresistible holiday cheer to your celebrations!
(Symbol of the Mistletoe card included.)
Green Shamrock Glass Ornament
Allow this shimmering 2½" tall green shamrock ornament to give your tree a lucky sparkle this holiday season! This stunning shamrock ornament is crafted of glass exclusively for Bronners.
(Symbol of the Shamrock card included.)
Happy Birthday Jesus Candy Cane Tradition Glass Ornament
Tradition Of The Candy Cane
The candy cane begins with a stick of white candy. The white symbolizes the purity of the Christmas season. Its hard consistency represents the Solid Rock, the foundation of the Church and the firmness of the promises of God. The candy is formed into a "J" to represent the precious name of Jesus. It can also represent the staff of the Good Shepherd with which He reaches the lambs who have gone astray. One large red stripe is for the blood shed by Christ on the cross, so that we may have eternal life.

Bring this tradition home today with this Bronner's exclusive ornament! With a stunning red satin finish, this charming ornament has the tradition of the candy cane printed in white along the back of the ornament and "Happy Birthday JESUS" across the front. Remember the reason for the season and give this wonderful ornament to all your friends and family this year. This unique ornament is 3" tall and crafted of glass from Hungary.
(Tradition of the Candy Cane card included.)
St. Francis of Assisi Ornament
Artfully crafted from formed glass with shimmering, colorful, glazed accents, this beautiful 5" ornament portrays St. Francis of Assisi tenderly caring for two doves and a deer. Our exclusive St. Francis ornament will make a wonderful gift for your special animal lover!
(St. Francis of Assisi Story card included.)
Mexican Seashell Glass Ornament
Remember your special vacation to the white sandy beaches of the tropics with this exquisitely detailed seashell ornament! With vivid glazes and sparkling iridescent accents, this Mexican seashell will also make a wonderful addition to your tropical-themed tree. This unique ornament is 4" tall and crafted of glass from Old World Christmas®.
(Symbol of the Mexican Seashell card included.)
Buffalo Glass Ornament
This stunning brown buffalo is looking forward to roaming the depths of your Christmas tree this year! With eye-catching glazes and sparkling glitter accents, this exquisitely detailed exclusive bison ornament is 3" tall by 4¼" wide and crafted of glass. Comes ready to hang with a gold cord.
(Symbol of the Buffalo card included.)
Bronner #1115077.
Polish Santa Resin Ornament
Literally wearing his heritage on his sleeve, this Santa would love to display his Polish pride for your yuletide! Crafted of resin and coming ready to hang with a red cord, this 5" tall Bronner's exclusive ornament will add a touch of Poland to your tree.
(Tradition of the Polish Star card included.)
Bronner #1105824.
Personalized Green and White Claddagh Ring Ornament
The famous Claddagh ring symbol is masterfully depicted in white glaze on the smooth emerald-color surface of this personalized exclusive 3" glass ornament. Back text: The hand represents friendship, the crown royalty and the heart love. Because of its history and unique design the Claddagh ring is being used internationally as a token of great love and friendship. Whether personalized with a green paint pen by our professional Bronner's artists at no additional charge or plain, this unique Claddagh ring ornament will make a wonderful gift for your loved ones this Christmas! Made in Hungary.
Please note: Do not forget to include the "&" symbol if you would like it to appear on the ornament.
Please select the alternate image for a view of this ornament without personalization.
Glitter Dove Ornament
Wish your loved ones “Peace on Earth" year after year with this charming dove ornament! With sparkling iridescent glitter, our breathtaking dove ornament is 3½" tall and crafted of plastic. Comes ready to hang with a silver cord.
(Symbol of the Dove card included.)
Sitting Bumble Bee Glass Ornament
The bee is a symbol of industry, resourcefulness, and prosperity. These tiny creatures show us there is success and satisfaction in working together harmoniously, while still enjoying the sweetness of life.
There's no resisting this bumble bee's sweetness! From antennae to stinger, this 3" sitting bee is meticulously crafted from glass and detailed with shimmering glazes and sparkling glitter. He'll bee on your tree in no time!
Made in Poland.
(Symbol of the Bee card included.)
Clear White Poinsettia Ornament
It's clear to see that this translucent 3" glass ornament is accented by a striking design at every angle! With two white poinsettias blanketed in a gleaming coat of glitter, this ornaments center is topped with clear beads reminiscent of the flowers' center; unity is created in this ornament with its playful white lines! This gorgeous ornament is made in Czech Republic and makes a great conversation piece for your Christmas tree for season's to come!
(Legend of the Poinsettia card included.)
Scottish Santa Resin Ornament
Pausing to smile before playing a spirited bagpipe solo, this Scottish Santa would love to wish you and yours a very Nollaig Chridheil! Crafted of resin and coming ready to hang with a red cord, this 4½" tall Bronner's exclusive ornament will add a touch of Scotland to your tree.
(Tradition of the Bagpipes card included.)
Bronner #1105826.
Wine Barrel Glass Ornament
This exquisitely detailed wine barrel is sure to please the taste-tempting wine connoisseur on your Christmas list! With vivid glazes and sparkling glitter accents, this charming wine barrel ornament is 3½" tall and crafted of glass from Old World Christmas®. Please click on the inset to view the detail on the back of the ornament.
(Tradition of Wine card included.)
Land Turtle Glass Ornament
With eye-catching glazes and sparkling glitter accents, this adorable land turtle is ready to explore the depths of your Christmas tree! This Bronner's exclusive ornament is sure to make any turtle enthusiast come out of his or her shell. This exquisitely detailed land turtle ornament is 3½" wide and crafted of glass. Comes ready to hang with a gold cord.
Symbol of the Turtle card included.

(Symbol of the Turtle card included.)
Dolphin Jumping Glass Ornament
This stunning marine mammal is ready to jump through the depths of your Christmas tree this year! With eye-catching glazes and sparkling glitter accents, your dolphin lover will be flipping for joy when he or she receives this adorable dolphin ornament as a gift! This Bronner's exclusive dolphin jumping ornament is 2¼" tall by 4¼" wide and crafted of glass. Comes ready to hang with a gold cord.
(Symbol of the Dolphin card included.)
Bronner #1115579.

Sorry, this item is currently out of stock. We expect new supplies in mid October, 2015. If you wish to backorder now, you may do so by calling 1-800-361-6736.

Pickle Ornament
This crunchy pickle is sure to add a snap to your Christmas décor. 4" glass ornament. Handcrafted in Poland.
(Legend of the Pickle card included.)
Glass Of Beer Ornament
Cheers to another great Holiday Season with this foamy glass of cold brew! This frothy glass of beer is going to be a big hit with the beer lovers in your life this year. With glittering iridescent accents, this glass of beer is 4" tall and made of glass.
(Tradition of Beer card included.)
Pickle Legendary Glass Ornament
You'll have no problems finding this pickle in your tree! Old German tradition holds that it is customary to hide a pickle among the branches of your tree and the first child to find it Christmas morning gets an extra gift. Our pickle legendary glass ornament is masterfully crafted in Germany and measures 3¾" tall.
(Legend of the Pickle card included.)
Fuchsia Ball With Butterfly Glass Ornament
For centuries butterflies have entranced us with their beauty and our ornament is no different! Expertly crafted from glass in Poland, this 3" tall ornament hugs the invigorating fuchsia surface with a glittering butterfly featuring colorful rhinestone accents. Glittering polka dots wrap the ornament for an eye-catching allure from every angle. This fuchsia ball with butterfly ornament will make a naturally appealing gift for your nature or insect enthusiast!
(Symbol of the butterfly card included.)
Drummer Boy Resin Ornament
As the legend has it, this adorable little drummer boy has no gift for the Christ child other than his simple heartfelt gift of music! Beautifully crafted of resin, our 5" tall drummer boy is beautifully detailed from his sweet face down to his boots. Bring a touch of this tradition home to your friends and family with this charming little drummer boy resin ornament!
Irish Trinity Cross Glass Ornament
This resplendent cross ornament shimmers with meaning and grace. Crafted of glass from Old World Christmas®, this 4" tall ornament is hand-painted and glittered in complimentary shades of gold and green. Combining Celtic and traditional Christian symbols, our Irish Trinity Cross will be a handsome addition to your tree.
(Legend of the Celtic Cross card included.)
Perfectly illustrating a legend, symbol, or tradition, each ornament in these sections has been chosen by Bronner's as a symbol for the story it represents. Each section has its own special story that adds depth and enjoyment to the beauty of the ornaments. Enjoy these special traditions that will bring meaning and enjoyment to your Christmas for years to come!
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