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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.
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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.)
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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