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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.
Glass Hedgehog In Overalls Ornament
Reg. $19.99 Sale $13.98
Have you heard that hedgehogs are especially trendy this year? Sporting an artfully spiked hairdo, this dapper fellow measures 3¾" tall and is dressed in bright green overalls, a vibrant red shirt and dashing bow tie. Expertly mouth-blown in Poland with glistening glazes and dazzling glitter accents, our glass hedgehog in overalls ornament is certain to add a touch of whimsy to the tree!
Symbol of the Hedgehog card included.
Angel With Silver Gown Glass Ornament
Reg. $18.99 Sale $13.98
Expertly mouth-blown in Poland, our exquisite angel with silver gown ornament is charmingly hand-painted with opalescent glazes and accents of glistening glitter. Measuring 5" tall, this beautiful keepsake makes a divine gift for the angel collector on your Christmas list! (Guardian Angel card included.)
Stork With Baby Girl Glass Ornament
Reg. $10.99 Sale $7.98
Is there a new little bundle of joy in the family? Mark the happy occasion with our stork with baby girl ornament! Vibrant glazes in pink, green, pearl and gold coalesce with iridescent glitter to make this 5¼" tall keepsake a real stand-out on the tree. Coming ready to hang with a silver cord, this whimsical design is sure to rekindle special memories for many seasons to come.
(Symbol of the Stork card included.)
White Glass Drop Ornament With Poinsettia Design
Add a festive flair to your holiday décor with this gorgeous white glass drop ornament with poinsettia design. Masterfully crafted in Poland with gorgeous hand-painted glazes and shimmering glitter accents, this exceptional 8½" tall keepsake is sure to add lustrous beauty to any tree.
Legend of the Poinsettia card included.
Mouth Blown Candy Cane Glass Ornament
Relive childhood dreams of candy canes and other sweet treats dancing in your head with our classic candy cane ornament! Deliciously-designed from expertly mouth-blown glass in Poland, our candy cane ornament features a beautiful clear glass cane with hand-painted red stripes and white stripes accented in shimmering iridescent glitter . Measuring approximately 5¼" tall, this tasty treat is sure to be real eye-candy on the Christmas tree for years to come!
(Tradition of the Candy Cane card included.)
Arctic Polar Bear With Cub Glass Ornament
Do you have a bare branch on your tree for this adorable pair? Exquisitely mouth-blown in Poland, our dazzling ornament depicts a polar bear and cub shimmering with hand-painted glazes and dazzling white glitter accents. Measuring 3¼" tall, this stunning keepsake makes a great gift for the Arctic enthusiast on your Christmas list!
Symbol of the Polar Bear card included.
Cardinal On Branch Glass Ornament
Give your favorite bird enthusiast a special tweet with our charming cardinal on branch ornament! Skillfully crafted of glass in Poland, this gorgeous 5¾" tall keepsake is artfully hand-painted with a brilliant blend of opalescent glazes and sparkling glitter accents and is sure to keep your bird-watcher happily gazing for many seasons to come!
(Symbol of the Cardinal card included.)
Glass Carrot Bunch Ornament
Gardeners will really dig this organic design! Hand-painted in a-peel-ing hues of orange and green, our 5" tall glass carrot bunch ornament shimmers with accents of iridescent glitter and comes ready to hang with a silver cord.
(Symbol of the Carrot card included.)
Gold Robed Angel Ornament
Robed in a shimmering gold gown, this awesome angel is a sight to behold! Hand-painted with shimmering glazes and iridescent glitter accents, this exquisite glass design is expertly mouth-blown in Poland and makes a divine Christmas gift!
Guardian Angels card included.
Owl With Baby Resin Ornament
Your special bird watcher will be singing a happy tune when they see this delightful ornament! Depicting a wide-eyed owl with her sleeping owlet baby perched contentedly on a log, this adorable 3" tall ornament is artfully detailed in resin and comes ready to display on a red cord. Symbol of the Owl card included.
Frog On Lilly Pad Glass Ornament
Ribbbbit! A cheerful green frog suns himself contentedly atop a lily pad in this charming glass design expertly crafted in Poland. Shimmering with radiant green glazes and accents of dazzling glitter, this enchanting 3" tall ornament is sure to fill your tree with hop-iness and delight!
Symbol of the Frog card included.
Robin Resin Ornament
Your special bird watcher will be singing a happy tune when they see this delightful ornament! Perched cheerfully on top of a flower strewn log, our 3¼" tall red-breasted robin is artfully detailed in resin and comes ready to display on a red cord. Legend of the Robin card included.
Heart With Rhinestones Glass Ornament
Decorate "to your hearts content" with this lovely two-sided design! Masterfully crafted of glass in Poland, our eye-catching heart ornament is artfully adorned with a dazzling pattern of prismatic gemstones and measures 2¾" tall. Simply fabulous!
Symbol of the Heart card included.
Santa With Walking Stick And Bag Of Gifts Glass Ornament
A myriad of colorful glazes and sparkling glitter accents make this enchanting St. Nick a must-have for Santa collectors! Expertly crafted of glass from Poland, this shimmering keepsake depicts Santa with a star-topped walking stick toting a bag of festively wrapped gifts. Measuring 6½" tall, this handsome Santa is sure to add a festive touch to your holiday ho-ho home!
(Story of St. Nicholas…Santa Claus card included.)
Bronner #1186642.
3 Inch Brown Pine Cone Glass Ornament
Are you pine-ing for an extraordinary decoration? Shimmering with rich glazes, our 3" tall brown pine cone ornament is artfully accented with eye-catching glitter highlighting each delicate scale. Masterfully rendered of glass in Poland, our pretty pine cone makes a natural addition to any tree!
(Tradition of the Pine Cone card included.)
Bronner #1186919.
Ladybugs Around Red Glass Ornament
Have you ever wondered how "ladybugs" acquired their unusual name? According to European folklore, when aphids invaded vineyards many years ago, farmers prayed to the Virgin Mary for help. After a swarm of the little red beetles appeared to eat the aphids and save the crops, the farmers named the insects "ladybugs" in Honor of Mary, Our Lady. Symbolizing good luck, this unique ladybug ornament depicts a band of the delightfully spotted insects inching their way all around a vibrant red glass surface. Artfully crafted in Hungary exclusively for Bronner's, this cheerful 3" round keepsake is sure to brighten your tree for many years to come!
(Legend of the Ladybug card included.)
Bronner #1188126.
Standing Polar Bear Glass Ornament
Found in the Arctic north, Polar Bears are considered by native peoples to be powerful, wise, and almost human. Our exquisite glass polar bear ornament is masterfully crafted of glass in Germany with gleaming white glazes and vivid hand-painted accents of ebony. Shimmering with iridescent glitter, this unique 4½" tall keepsake makes a great gift for the Artic enthusiast on your Christmas list!
Symbol of the Polar Bear card included.
Modern Christmas Tree Glass Ornament
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, your branches are so stylish! Hand-painted with glistening green glazes, our 4¼" tall glass Christmas tree is artfully crafted in the Czech Republic with a festive pattern of red dots and sparkling gold stars. There's no better place than your tree for this splash of wit and whimsy!
5 Inch Nutcracker Soldier Glass Ornament
Ever vigilant, our nutcracker soldier is sure to keep a watchful eye on the gifts stacked under the tree! Skillfully mouth-blown in Poland, our 5" tall nutcracker is dressed in a traditional uniform of red tunic and blue trousers, boots, and tall cap. Resplendent with vibrant glazes and gold glitter accents, this beautiful ornament will add irresistible charm to your holidays!
5 Inch Chimney Sweep Glass Ornament
Santa's not the only man who's familiar with a chimney! Reminiscent of days gone by, our charming ornament depicts an old fashioned chimney sweep holding a coil of rope with a ladder on his back. Expertly crafted of glass in the Czech Republic with ebony glazes and accents of glittering gold, this charming 5" tall ornament is sure to sweep you off your feet! Legend of the Chimney Sweep card included.
Bird In Nest Gold Glass Ornament
Perched in the center of this golden orb is a wide-eyed cardinal in a gossamer nest. Skillfully produced in the Czech Republic, this exquisite hand-blown ornament sparkles with iridescent accents of copper and metallic gold and measures 3½" tall.
Symbol of the Bird Nest card included.
Cow In Cart Glass Ornament
Our spotted cow is likely to upset the apple cart….and his cardinal friend….if he doesn't moooo-ve soon! Hand-painted with vibrant glazes and shimmering glitter accents, this whimsical 3¼" tall ornament is charmingly detailed in glass and resin and comes ready to hang with a gold cord. It's udder-ly adorable! Symbol of the Cow card included.
3.25 Inch Poinsettia Form Glass Ornament
Simply blooming with sparkling radiance, this splendid Christmas flower will add timeless elegance to the tree. Shimmering in hues of red and green with dazzling gold glitter accents, our 3¼" tall poinsettia form ornament is expertly crafted of glass and comes ready to hang with a gold cord. Legend of the Poinsettia card included.
White Star Lacy Glass Ornament
Twinkling with sparkling white glitter and edged with a lacy border, this clear glass star is sure to shine bright for years to come. Accented with a dazzling crystal gemstone, this elegant 3-dimensional ornament measures 2½" tall and is masterfully crafted in the Czech Republic.
Symbol of the Star included.
Blue And Green Peacock Glass Ornament
Spread your decorating wings with this pretty peacock ornament! Hand-painted in brilliant hues of turquoise, blue, green and gold, our pretty glass bird is masterfully mouth-blown by skillful artists in Poland and measures 2¾" tall x 5½" wide. Highlighted with dazzling blue glitter accents, you'll be proud to display this gorgeous bird on your tree! Symbol of the Peacock card included.
Santa On Pinata Glass Ornament
With his festive steed, Santa is on his way to celebrate a colorful Christmas fiesta! Exquisitely crafted from glass with glittering accents, this Santa on piñata ornament's vibrant colors are sure to be an eye-catching treat you'll love for years to come. Measuring 4½" tall and coming ready to hang with a gold cord, this irresistible ornament is a smashing gift idea for your favorite fiesta enthusiast at Christmas or any time of the year!
(Tradition of the Piñata card included.)
Angel With Horn Glass Floral Ornament
Meticulously crafted in Poland in the tradition of mouth-blown glass, this exquisite ornament has an eye-catching reflective champagne finish and a slightly elliptical shape. Hand-painted with shimmering glazes in hues of glistening gold, our 4½" tall angel with horn ornament is accented with sparkling, iridescent glitter and features an equally ornate floral design on the reverse side.
Guardian Angel card included.
Please see the alternate image for a view of the reverse side of this ornament.
(Guardian Angel 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!
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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