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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.
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.

Standing Hedgehog Glass Ornament
A sparkling personality makes this little 4½" critter shine! Our standing hedgehog ornament is hand-painted with a myriad of vibrant glazes and shimmering glitter accents and comes ready to hang with a gold cord.
(Symbol of the Hedgehog card included.)
Bronner #1186487.

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.

Teapot With Roses Glass Ornament
I'm a little teapot short and stout! Complete with handle and spout, our gorgeous keepsake is skillfully crafted of glass with opalescent glazes and a pretty pink and green rose motif. Measuring 3" tall and coming ready to hang with a gold cord, this beau-tea-ful ornament is sure to serve you well for many seasons to come!
Symbol of the Teapot card included.
Blue, Yellow And Pink Glass Seahorse Ornament
We've scoured the Seven Seas to find this rare beauty! Individually mouth-blown in Poland, our 5" tall blue, yellow and pink glass seahorse ornament shimmers in a rainbow of vibrant hues. Shimmering with iridescent glitter, this whimsical fish is sure to become a sea-sonal favorite!
(Tradition of the Sea Horse card included.)
Beehive Glass Ornament
What's all the buzzzzzzz about? Our beautiful beehive glass ornament, of course! Expertly mouth-blown in Poland, this exquisite keepsake depicts a swarm of honey bees in field of wildflowers busily tending their comb. Alight with vibrant glazes and shimmering glitter accents, this 3¼" tall keepsake is sure to bee appreciated by the apiarist or nature lover on your Christmas list!
Symbol of the Bee card included.
Red Heart With Gold Vine Design Glass Ornament
Need a heart-felt gift for someone you hold dear? This lovely red heart with gold vine design is masterfully crafted of glass in Germany and shimmers with eye-catching glitter accents. Measuring a petite 1½" tall, this exquisite heart ornament is sure to make a big impression with your loved on this Christmas!
Symbol of the Heart card included.
Glass Chimney Sweep Ornament
Santa's not the only man who's familiar with a chimney! Masterfully crafted of glass in Poland, our chimney sweep glass ornament shimmers with ebony glazes and sparkling silver accents and measures a petite 2¾" tall. Reminiscent of days gone by, this charming keepsake is sure to sweep you off your feet!
Legend of the Chimney Sweep 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.
Shamrock With Top Hat Glass Ornament
Pay tribute to your Irish heritage or cap off a special visit to the Isle with our whimsical shamrock with top hat ornament! Charmingly crafted of glass, this 4½" tall keepsake shimmers with vibrant emerald glazes and accents of shimmering glitter and comes ready to hang with a gold cord.
(Symbol of the Shamrock card included.)
Bronner #1185664.
Glass Apple With Slice Ornament
This fresh design is hand-picked from our tree to yours! Skillfully crafted in Poland with a variety of opalescent glazes and glistening glitter accents, our red glass apple with slice ornament measures 2½" tall and is sure to be a fruit-full addition to your holidays!
Legend of the Apple card included.
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.
Blown Glass Clown Ornament
What could be more entertaining than this Italian blown glass design? Hand-painted with a variety of vibrant primary colors, our whimsical clown has an artfully detailed face accented with a ruffled ribbon collar. Measuring 6½" tall, this fun keepsake has all the charm of a three-ringed circus!
Tradition of the Clown card included.
Brown Jersey Cow Glass Ornament
Need an udder-ly unique ornament for your animal-themed tree? Crafted by skilled artisans in Poland, our brown jersey cow glass ornament measures 2¼" tall x 4" wide and is hand-painted with glistening glazes and accents of iridescent glitter.
Symbol of the Cow card included.
Doves On Heart Glass Ornament
Masterfully crafted of glass in Poland with a gorgeous two-sided design, this unique heart-shaped ornament depicts two "birds of peace" fluttering over a single golden bell. Shimmering with opalescent glazes and accents of shimmering glitter, our 4" tall doves on heart glass ornament will make a special Christmas or wedding gift!
Symbol of the Dove card included.
Standing Lion Glass Ornament
Proud and majestic, our standing lion glass ornament just might be the mane attraction on your holiday tree! Masterfully mouth-blown in Poland, our 3" tall x 4" wide keepsake is hand-painted with dazzling gold glazes and accents of shimmering glitter and is sure to cause an uproar of excitement with friends and family this Christmas!
Symbol of the Lion 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.
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.
Black Angus Cow Glass Ornament
Need an udder-ly unique ornament for your animal-themed tree? Crafted by skilled artisans in Poland, our black angus cow glass ornament measures 2¼" tall x 4" wide and is hand-painted with glistening ebony glazes and accents of iridescent glitter.
Symbol of the Cow card included.
Black Glass Bell With Glitter Tree Design
Decorate your home with the incredi-bell style of this stunning keepsake! Our black glass bell is artfully edged with a snowy white field dotted with sparkling red and silver pine trees. Measuring 2¼" tall, this gorgeous ornament is expertly hand-crafted in Germany.
Legend of the Christmas bells 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.
Blue And Turquoise Glass Dragonfly Glass Ornament
Capture the essence of summer with this whimsical dragonfly decoration! Artfully rendered of glass in Poland, our blue and turquoise dragonfly ornament is accented with a graceful tail imaginatively crafted of wire and silver colored beads. Shimmering with patterns of dazzling iridescent glitter, this 4¾" tall keepsake is sure to make your spirits soar for many seasons to come!
Symbol of the Dragonfly card included.
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.
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.
Brown Pine Cone Glass Ornament
Symbolic of everlasting life, evergreens thrive in the coldest winter. Pine cones have been used for centuries as Christmas decorations. This 3¼" tall glass ornament is hand crafted in Germany from a mold in the traditional European style. The opalescent toffee brown colored finish is adorned with gold glittered accents. This beautiful pine cone ornament will add a natural element to your holiday tree.
(Tradition of the Pine Cone card included.)
Heart Glass Ornament
This petite 2¼" tall x 2" heart-shaped white glass ornament is not short on style with its bursts of deep red and shiny gold. Exquisitely manufactured and skillfully hand pained on both sides, you’ll want to give this German made ornament to someone you love.
(Symbol of the Heart card included.)
Opal Brown Pinecone With Gold Glitter Ornament
Pinecones are a natural addition to anyone’s evergreen tree! Accented with sparkling gold glitter, our pearly brown pinecone is 2½" tall and crafted of glass from Germany. This opal mocha pinecone is sure to have your friends and family pining for more!
(Tradition of the Pine Cone card included.)
Sunflower Formed Glass Ornament
Your tree will bloom with a sunny touch of summer delight when you display this magnificent flower ornament! Exquisitely crafted from formed glass in Poland with stunning glitter and microbead accents, this 4" tall sunflower Christmas ornament is sure to be in season even during the holidays. Use this mesmerizing ornament to brighten up your gardening enthusiast's gift with a touch of natural beauty!
(Tradition of the Sunflower card included.)
Black And White Rooster With Feather Ornament
Legend holds that the only time the rooster crowed at midnight was when Christ was born. This charmingly crafted rooster is constructed in Poland of mouth-blown and hand-painted glass. Real feathers adorn his tail. Mounted on a spring clip, our watchful Rooster will appear to perch right on a branch of your Christmas tree. 3¼" tall x 4".
(Legend of the Rooster 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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