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Bronner's Ornament Legends, Symbols & Traditions Book Updated Edition
$5.99
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.
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Bronner #1166090.
Symbol Of The Cherry Blossom Glass Ornament
$9.99
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.
Symbol Of The Dragonfly Glass Ornament
Glittering like a jewel in the sunlight, a dragonfly gracefully skims an indigo pond blooming with vibrant pink water lilies. This serene scene is artfully depicted on our lustrous white ornament in a myriad of vibrant glazes and iridescent glitter accents. Expertly crafted of glass in Hungary, this two-sided keepsake measures 3" round and is printed on the reverse side with a charming paragraph detailing the fascinating Symbol of the Dragonfly.

Sorry, this item is currently out of stock. We expect new supplies in early August, 2016. If you wish to backorder now, you may do so by calling 1-800-361-6736.

Sitting Tiger Glass Ornament
$11.99
This fabulous feline will delight the tiger collector on your Christmas list! Our 4¾" tall tiger ornament was skillfully crafted from glass and resin in amazing detail. Accented with shimmering glitter, this beautiful orange and black striped sitting tiger comes ready to hang with a gold cord.
(Symbol of the Tiger card included.)
St. Patrick Round Glass Ornament
Reg. $9.99 Sale $7.98
Born in Scotland around the year 385, St. Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. This exclusive 3¼" round glass ornament features a colorful portrait of the Saint we honor each March 17th on the anniversary of his death. Depicted holding a cloverleaf and staff with a cross symbol, our St. Patrick ornament is proudly produced in the USA. An inspiring synopsis of the Saint's life can be read on the reverse side.
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Polish Star Legend Glass Ornament
$9.99
The star plays an important role in traditional Polish Christmas celebrations. On Christmas Eve the first star of the night is named Gwiazda, meaning little star, in tribute to the Star of Bethlehem. At the moment it appears, greetings and good wishes are exchanged and families partake of Wigilia, the most carefully planned meal of the year. Produced exclusively for Bronner's by our supplier in Hungary, our 3" tall Polish Star glass ornament features an 8 pointed star painted in a vibrant red hue and accented with sparkling glitter. The tradition of the Polish star is printed on the reverse side of this distinctive ornament.
Brown And Beige Owl Round Glass Ornament
$9.99
Whoooo's been credited throughout history for providing forewarning and good counsel? Why, the humble owl, of course! Comparisons have been made between the owl's visual ability to pierce the darkness and the light of Christ dissolving the darkness of the world. Artfully crafted in Hungary, our brown and beige owl round glass ornament measures 3" tall and features a depiction of a brown and beige owl on the front while the Legend of the Owl can be read on the reverse side.
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St. Francis Of Assisi Round Glass Ornament
$9.99
Born in 1182, St. Francis of Assisi is credited with popularizing the use of the Nativity scene in Christmas celebrations. This exclusive 3¼" tall glass ornament features a colorful portrait of the patron saint of animals and the environment. Depicted holding a dove and a Bible in a field of wildflowers, our St. Francis of Assisi ornament is proudly produced in the USA. An inspiring synopsis of the Saint's life can be read on the reverse side.
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Pink Pig With Glitter Glass Ornament
$9.99
This little porker will add an element of whimsy to your tree if not your Christmas dinner! Skillfully crafted of glass and colored with a generous amount of pink and irridescent glitter, this little ham measures 3" tall and comes ready to hang with a silver cord.
(Symbol of the Pig card included.)
Red And Green Rooster Glass Ornament Clip On
$18.99
Forget the ho-ho-ho this Christmas! A cock-a-doodle-doo will do with our whimsical rooster ornament! This exceptional ornament was mouth-blown and hand-painted by skilled artists in Poland using vivid glazes in festive hues. With a tail made of real soft and lush green feathers, this 3" tall red and green glass rooster conveniently clips on to the branches of your Christmas tree and will be happy to alert everyone that the Christmas season is here!
Legend of the Rooster card included.
Lily Of The Valley With Legend Ivory Glass Ornament
$10.99
A perennial favorite, lilies of the valley symbolize sweetness and purity. Legend claims that when Mary cried at the crucifixion of Jesus, her tears fell softly to the ground and turned into these delicate, bell-shaped flowers, sometimes called "Mary's tears". Our exclusive 3¼" tall lily of the valley ornament is artfully crafted of glass and hand-painted with vivid glazes and sparkling glitter accents. The legend of the lily of the valley is printed on the reverse side of this attractive ornament. Made in the USA.
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Bronner #1167242.
Victorian Santa With Tree Glass Ornament
$32.99
His eyes…how they twinkle, his dimples…how merry, his cheeks are like roses, his nose like a cherry! Our exquisite 7" tall Victorian Santa with tree glass ornament is artfully crafted in Poland using vivid glazes and sparkling glitter accents. Holding a staff in one hand and a festively decorated tree in another, visions of this jolly St. Nick ornament are likely to dance in your head!
(Story of St. Nicholas…Santa Claus card included.)
Icicle 6 Inch Iridescent Spun Glass Icicle Ornament
$3.99
Add an element of brilliant shine to your tree with this eye-catching design. Crafted of spun glass, our twisted icicle form reflects prisms of iridescent light. A natural accent for any tree, our 6" tall icicle comes ready to hang with a silver cord.
(Legend of the Icicle card included.)
Edelweiss Flower Glass Ornament
$15.99
Soft and white, clean and bright, Edelweiss has long been a symbol of Alpine folklore. Our enchanting ornament was skillfully crafted in Germany in the style of European mouth blown glass. With vivid glazes and sparkling glitter accents, this 2¾" tall Edelweiss flower glass ornament is ready to greet you with blossoms of snow that will bloom and grow in your ornament collection for many years to come!
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(Symbol of the Edelweiss card included.)
Gray Cat With Santa Hat Glass Ornament
$14.99
A Christmas without this darling ornament would surely be a cat-astrophie! Artfully crafted in Poland, this exceptional glass ornament is skillfully hand-painted with vivid glazes and sparkling glitter accents. Our adorable 4" tall gray cat with Santa hat ornament will make a purr-fect gift for the feline lover on your Christmas list!
(Legend of the Cat card included.)
Legend of the Donkey's Cross Round Ornament
$9.99
Our 3¼" tall legend of the donkey’s cross round ornament is carefully made from glass in the USA exclusively for Bronner's. Our special keepsake features the humble donkey grazing peacefully in a patch of fresh green grass on the front of the ornament, while the inspiring legend of the donkey cross is inscribed on the back.
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Glistening Candy Cane Glass Ornament
$11.99
More than just eye-candy, this ornament is a symbolic reminder of the Divine at Christmas time! It is told that the delicious candy cane received its shape after a shepherd's crook and that the twisting ribbons of color signify the Holy one. Our 4¼" tall glistening candy cane ornament is crafted of glass from Old World Christmas® with a stunning coat of glitter and embellished by a festive sprig of holly. Allow this timeless keepsake to inspire a festive and reverent spirit for CHRISTmases to come!
(Tradition of the Candy Cane card included.)
Gray Portly Elephant Glass Ornament
$11.99
Whimsically designed, this portly gray elephant glass ornament will add an element of unexpected humor to your tree! Crafted by skilled artisans in the Czech Republic, our endearing 2½" tall elephant is hand-painted with charming attention to detail. They say an elephant never forgets…. this ornament is a great reminder that the holiday season should be filled with laughter and joy!
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(Symbol of the Elephant card included.)
Teal Glittered Seahorse Ornament
$4.99
We've scoured the Seven Seas to find this rare species of seahorses! Measuring 6" tall, this plastic seahorse is completely covered in shimmering teal glitter, tiny green beads, and blue rhinestones. Our charming teal glittered seahorse ornament comes ready to hang with a silver cord.
Tradition of the Sea Horse card included.

Read our Tradition of the Sea Horse.

St. Christopher Round Glass Ornament
Reg. $9.99 Sale $7.98
Lovingly known as the patron saint of travelers, St. Christopher used his enormous size and physical strength to assist people across a dangerous river. One day, according to legend, St. Christopher transported a young child who proved to be Christ himself. This exclusive 3¼" tall glass ornament features a colorful portrait of the Saint carrying the Christ child on his shoulder. Proudly produced in the USA, our St. Christopher ornament includes an inspiring synopsis of the Saint's life which can be read on the reverse side.
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Poinsettia In Pot Glass Ornament
$23.99
Mexican legend tells of a boy who had no gift to put by the figure of baby Jesus in church on Christmas Eve. On his way to church, he heard an angel tell him to pick some dried weeds for his gift. As he laid them at the statue's feet, the weeds miraculously turned into brilliant red flowers. Our lovely 3" tall by 4" wide poinsettia in pot ornament is artfully hand-crafted of glass in Poland and features vibrant glazes and shimmering glitter accents. This exquisitely detailed poinsettia in basket ornament will make a wonderful gift for your loved ones this year!
(Legend of the Poinsettia card included.)
Christmas Spider Ornament
$8.50
According to legend, the origin of hanging tinsel on the Christmas tree began when Santa spotted a family of spiders on a Christmas tree and with a touch turned each web to sparkling silver and gold. This dazzling 5½" tall Christmas spider ornament is artfully crafted of wire with iridescent glitter accents and comes ready to hang with a silver cord.
(Legend of the Christmas Spider card included.)
Beer Styles Glass Ornament
$8.99
This bubbly ornament is good for what ales you! Our fun beer styles ornament is artfully crafted from glass in Hungary and measures 3" tall. Resembling a glass of beer, the bottom half of this clear ornament is painted in an amber hue topped with foamy white froth and cascading bubbles. The types of beer Pilsner, IPA, Wheat, Pale Ale, Stout, Lager, Amber, and Belgian appear in brown and wrap around the circumference of this refreshing design. Hoppy Holidays!
(Tradition of the Beer card included.)
Santa's Magic Key Ornament
$12.99
No chimney? No problem! Santa can use this special key to open your door and leave all the goodies behind. Artfully crafted from resin and metal, Santa's Magic Key ornament measures 4¼" tall and comes ready to hang with a red ribbon.
(Story of Santa's Magic Key card included.)
Gray Cat Glass Ornament
$14.99
A Christmas without this darling ornament would surely be a cat-astrophie! Hand-crafted of glass in Germany, our 3½" tall gray cat ornament is expertly detailed with charming hand-painted accents you'll be paws-atively delighted with!
(Legend of the Cat card included.)
Shelled Peanut Glass Ornament
$5.99
You'll go nuts over this snack-size favorite! Artfully crafted from glass in Germany, this 3" tall peanut ornament will make an appetizing addition to your tree that is sure to satisfy your peanut lover for years to come.
(Symbol of the peanut card included.)
Resting Tiger Glass Ornament
$10.99
The life-like eyes and detailed face of our sitting tiger ornament is sure to cause quite an up-roar on the branches of your tree! Masterfully crafted from glass and accented with vivid glazes and glistening stripes, our 2¾" tall x 4½" wide tiger comes ready to hang with a gold cord.
(Symbol of the Tiger card included.)
Heirloom Rooster Glass Ornament
$16.99
According to Spanish and Latin American legend, the rooster crowed once at midnight to announce the birth of the Baby Jesus. Why not start a new family tradition by displaying this heirloom rooster ornament on your tree? Exquisitely crafted of glass from Old World Christmas®, our 4¼" rooster ornament is decorated with the vibrant glazes and eye-catching glitter accents you're sure to appreciate.
(Legend of the Rooster card included.)
Purple Butterfly Round Glass Ornament
$9.99
Adorned with vibrant images of butterflies in flight, this exquisite ornament is artfully crafted of glass and hand-painted with reflective glazes and accents of shimmering glitter. Coming ready to hang with a silver cord, our 4¼" tall purple butterfly ornament is the natural choice for your tree!
(Symbol of the Butterfly card included.)
Glass Sea Turtle Ornament
$14.99
Shell-ebrate Christmas with this unique sea turtle ornament! Crafted of glass with resin fins, our exquisitely detailed sea turtle ornament is painted in vibrant glazes and accented with shimmering glitter. Coming ready to hang with a gold cord, this charming 1½" tall by 4" wide turtle is sure to make your seas-on bright!
(Symbol of the Turtle 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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