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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.
Bee On Christmas Wreath Glass Ornament
Reg. $14.99 Sale $9.98
Have you heard the buzz about this whimsical design? Featuring an adorable bee wearing a Santa hat and relaxing in the center of a Christmas wreath, this amusing 5" tall ornament is imaginatively crafted of glass and resin and comes ready to hang with a gold cord. Friends and family are sure to bee amused when they notice the gold jingle bell dangling from the end of this yellow jacket's stinger!
(Symbol of the Bee card included.)
5 Inch Glass Lighthouse Ornament
Reg. $13.99 Sale $9.98
Brighten your tree with this beautiful nautical design! Hand-painted with glistening glazes and sparkling glitter accents, our 5" tall glass lighthouse ornament features a classic six-sided design integrated into a house below. Coming ready to hang with a gold cord, this special keepsake makes a great gift friends and family are sure to take a shine to.
(Symbol of the Lighthouse card included.)
Snowman Glitter Glass Ornament
Reg. $5.99 Sale $3.98
Perfect for the snowman collector on your Christmas list, this unique glass ornament shimmers with an interior coating of glistening silver glitter. Carrying a darling little Christmas tree, our charming snowman is dressed in a red jacket with a blue scarf and mittens and top hat and measures 3¼" tall. Coming ready to hang with a silver cord, this adorable snowman will surely melt some hearts!
Tradition of the Snowman card included
Glass Lion Formed Ornament
Reg. $9.99 Sale $6.98
The majestic lion is a symbol of power, strength and dignity. This impressive glass ornament measures 4¼" tall and features a sitting lion with a remarkably detailed face framed by a glittering bronze mane. Sure to cause an up-roar of excitement this holiday season, our magnificent king of beasts comes ready to hang with a gold cord.
(Symbol of the Lion card included.)
4 Inch Cowboy Boot Glass Ornament
We've rustled up a fancy design for your western-themed tree! Even city folk are sure to 'preciate the mighty fine workmanship of our 4" tall cowboy boot. Filled with festive Christmas items, this hand-painted keepsake is adorned with holly leaves and accents of sparkling iridescent glitter. Coming ready to hang with a gold cord, this charming boot is sure to fit your style for many years to come!
(Tradition of the Cowboy Boot card included.)
Glass Nutcracker Formed Ornament
Reg. $8.99 Sale $5.98
Our festive nutcracker solder ornament makes a suite holiday gift for friends and family! Delightfully hand-painted with vibrant glazes and shimmering glitter accents, our 5½" tall glass nutcracker ornament comes ready to hang with a gold cord and is sure to command attention for many seasons to come!
(Tradition of the Nutcracker card included.)
Starfish With Sunglasses Glass Ornament
Reg. $10.99 Sale $7.98
Destined to be the star of your tree, this whimsical glass ornament measures 4" tall. Featuring a fluorescent green starfish wearing bright pink sunglasses, this amusing ornament shimmers with a variety of colorful sequins and comes ready to hang with a silver cord.
(Symbol of the Starfish 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.
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.
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.
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!
Frog King With Cape Ornament
His Royal Majesty, King Ribbit III wishes to take a long holiday respite reigning in the branches of your tree! Kissed with a myriad of glittering and sequins accents and a gold fabric crown, this formed glass frog king ornament hangs on a gold cord at approximately 4½" tall. Our adorable prince charming is sure to win hearts year after year!
Symbol of the Frog card included.
Our Lady Of Czestochowa Ornament
Today the shrine of Jasna Gora in Czesochowa continues to attract millions of visitors annually who honor its miraculous image. This charming Madonna with baby ornament is 4" tall and crafted of glass from Poland.
(Our Lady of Czestochowa Story card included.)
St. Nicholas Ornament
Masterfully crafted with shimmering, colorful glazes and detailed with sparkling glitter accents, this St. Nicholas ornament will add classic Christmas charm to your tree! Artfully crafted of glass from Poland, this charming Santa Claus ornament is 5" tall.
(Story of St. Nicholas…Santa Claus card included.)
Blue Egg with Flowers Glass Ornament
Our elegant egg ornament features gold swirls on a matte blue finish. Crafted of glass accentuated with beautiful flowers lavishly coated in dazzling glitter, this 3¾" tall unique egg will make the perfect addition to any holiday décor!
(Tradition of the Painted Egg 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.)
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.)
Cream Rose Clip Ornament
Rose ornaments on a Christmas tree are symbolic of beauty and are believed to be an expression of affection and love.

Beautifully crafted from glass with shimmering cream and green glazes with sparkling white bead accents, this 4" tall glass rose ornament will always be in full bloom year after year on your tree!
Features a sturdy gold metal clip for stay-put placement.
(Legend of the Christmas Rose 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.)
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.)
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.
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.)
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Ornament
Shining a little light on your holiday celebrations is this charming lighthouse ornament with glittering accents! This festive 5" glass ornament represents the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina, which is the tallest lighthouse in the nation. Because of its unique spiral pattern, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse has been nicknamed “The Big Barber Pole."
(Symbol of the Lighthouse card included.)
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.)
5.5 Inch Spun Clear Glass Icicles Set of 12
Add genuine old-fashioned elegance to your tree with these hand-twisted icicle ornaments. Coming ready to hang with a silver cord, each stunning icicle ornament measures 5½" tall and is crafted of spun glass. This package of 12 icicles will be a must this year.
(Legend of the Icicle card included.)
Bronner #1017436.
Holly And Mistletoe Glass Ornament
This beautiful gold, green, and red ornament is sure to put you in the holly-day spirit! Made in Poland and crafted of glass, our matte gold ornament features shiny green leaves, ravishing red glitter berries, and matte white and shiny gold paint accents. Measuring 3¾" tall, this holly and mistletoe ornament will be a terrific addition to your tradition-themed tree!
(Legend of the Holly card included.)
Pink Unicorn Ornament
This beautiful unicorn ornament is sure to make a wonderful addition to your Christmas tree this Holiday Season! These Christmas unicorns are depicted all the way around this stunning 3" tall pink transparent glass ornament. With glittering iridescent accents, this charming unicorn ornament is sure to be a treasured keepsake with your loved one for years to come! Made in Hungary.
(Legend of the Unicorn 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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