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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.
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
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.)
Hummingbird Heart Glass Ornament
This stunning ruby-throated hummingbird was reproduced with great detail created by Bronner artist, Ginger Don. Crafted in the USA, this soothing and exclusive heart shaped ornament measures 3½" and makes a wonderful gift for your gardening, bird, or flower enthusiast.
(Symbol of the Hummingbird 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.)
Pine Cone With Pine Branch Ornament
It’s natural to mistake this ornament for the real thing when hanging from your tree! This 3" tall glass ornament features a naturally painted pinecone with glitter accents and a forest green pine branch. Our pinecone with pine branch ornament comes ready to hang with a gold cord.
(Tradition of the Pine Cone 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.)
Stocking With Snowman Ornament
Stocking the tree has never been more fun than with this delightful ornament! This 4¼" tall glass ornament features a painted winter scene of a snowman with stunning glitter accents on a lovely red and white stocking. This charming stocking with a snowman ornament comes ready to hang with a white ribbon.
(Legend of the Christmas Stocking card included.)
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.)
Sunflower Glass Ornament
Brighten up your Christmas display with our sunflower ornament! Crafted of glass and accentuated with glistening gold, brown, and green glitter, this beautiful ornament comes ready to hang with a gold cord. Measuring 3" tall, this vibrant sunflower will add the perfect touch to any summer-themed tree!
(Tradition of the Sunflower card included.)
Frog Round Glass Ornament
With this toad-ally awesome gift, we're predicting Christmas will be froggy with a 100% chance of elation from your frog enthusiast! Exclusively crafted for Bronner's from glass in Hungary, our 3" tall Christmas ornament decorates a frosted olive surface with a grinning frog. Easily displayed on any ornament stand, our frog round glass ornament would be hop-py to add a ribbet-ing touch to your home or office décor!
(Symbol of the Frog card included.)
Clear Wine Bottle With Cup Glass Ornament
Classy and distinctive, our clear glass wine bottle ornament is brilliantly beautiful. Hand-painted with gracefully glittered grape leaves and adorned with gemstone grapes, the bottle suspends a charming blown-glass cup of wine. 7½" high, this clear wine bottle glass ornament is ready to hang with a gold cord.
(Tradition of Wine card included.)
Acorn With Leaf Ornament
Your loved ones will go nuts this year when they see this exquisite acorn and leaf ornament! Painted in natural browns and green, this ornament is sprinkled with a dash of glitter to add some sparkle. Not only is this 3" tall glass ornament pleasant to look at on your tree, but it reminds us that something as humble as a tiny acorn can produce a mighty oak tree.
(Symbol of the Acorn card included.)
Red Egg With Flowers Ornament
Beautifully crafted in Poland, our glass red egg is simply gorgeous. Hand-painted spring flowers dance within a crystal chain on a rich red background. Traditionally exchanged as Easter gifts in Eastern European countries, painted eggs have long been a symbol of Christ’s resurrection and eternal life. Measuring 2½" tall, our red egg with pink flowers will be a meaningful and stunning addition to your tree.
(Tradition of the Painted Egg card included.)
Violet Dragonfly Glass Ornament
Symbolic of new life and joy, dragonflies are revered around the world. This exquisite dragonfly ornament has a purple, matte finish. Exclusively rendered of glass in Poland, this 4" beauty is resplendent with images of dragonflies accented with glitter and acrylic gems on both sides.
(Symbol of the Dragonfly card included.)
Irish Cross Porcelain Ornament
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind always be at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields, And until we meet again, May God hold you In the palm of his hand.

Your special Irish family will love this cross porcelain ornament! Measuring 4¾" tall by 3¼" wide, this Irish cross ornament is masterfully crafted of porcelain and trimmed with shining gold paint. The popular Irish Blessing is printed in green on the cross with a large shamrock in the center. Our beautiful Irish cross porcelain ornament will make a great conversation piece in your home!
(Legend of the Celtic Cross card included.)
Legend Of The Dogwood Glass Ornament
Blossoming near Easter, dogwood flowers serve as a beautiful reminder of the loving and selfless sacrifice Christ made long ago, both in each "nail stained" petal and as its blooms gently take the form of the cross. Carefully crafted of glass in the USA exclusively for Bronner's, this 3¼" tall ornament features the tranquil artwork of a dogwood cross by staff artist Connie V. Larson on a smooth white surface and the heart-felt legend printed in crimson on the reverse side. This legend of the dogwood ornament makes a great gift at Christmas, Easter, or any time of the year to your Pastor or loved ones!
Please select the inset image for an alternate view, revealing the special legend.
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.)
Hummingbird Glass Clip-On Ornament
Don't let this little hummingbird fly away! Crafted of glass and acrylic, our gorgeous 3" tall hummingbird clip-on ornament is painted in exotic colors of green, coral, black, turquoise, and cream. Beautiful feather details are enhanced with sparkling glitter and will make this one eye-catching addition to your tree!
(Symbol of the Hummingbird card included.)
Snowman Face Glass Ornament
This frosty friend has got a face as white as the pure driven snow, deep black eyes, and a smile that will melt you every time! Exclusively crafted for Bronner's in Hungary, this 3" glass ornament features a vivid white surface with a snowman face printed in rich black enamel and a deliciously orange carrot nose of glitter. This snowman face ornament is sure to be a seasonal sensation on your tree for years to come!
(Tradition of the Snowman 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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