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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.
Large Shiny Pickle Glass Ornament
Are you in a pickle over your ornament collection? Why not add this darling 3¾" tall "gherkin" to your tree? Artfully crafted of glass, this large, shiny pickle ornament comes ready to hang with a gold cord.
(Tradition of the Pickle card included.)
Bronner #1167796.
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 Rose With Leaves Ornament
Not your garden variety bloom, this dazzling rose is simply petal perfect! Hand-painted with shimmering glazes and sparkling glitter accents, our resplendent glass rose with leaves ornament measures 4" tall and comes ready to hang with a gold cord.
(Legend of the Christmas Rose card included.)
Camouflage Pickle Glass Ornament
Reg. $6.99 Sale $4.98
The tradition of finding the pickle hidden on the Christmas tree is a bit more challenging with the addition of camouflage paint! Perfect for the serviceman or hunter on your list, our 4" tall camouflage pickle ornament comes ready to hang with a gold cord and is cleverly designed to blend in seamlessly into any holiday celebration.
(Legend of the Pickle card included.)
Pink Pig With Glitter Glass Ornament
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.)
Cardinal In Nest Ornament
Cradled in the branches of your Christmas tree or holiday wreath, our charming cardinal in nest ornament will add a natural element to your decorating theme. Simply secure our 3" tall x 5½" wide nesting cardinal to your tree or wreath with the attached metal clips to create a dramatic statement wherever you chose!
(Symbol of the Bird Nest card included.)
Unicorn Ornament
A streak of shimmering silver sequins graces this enchanting creature from the tip of his magical horn to the end of his flowing tail. Crafted of plastic with a soft faux fur covering, our snowy white unicorn measures 4½" tall and comes ready to hang with a silver cord.
Legend of the Unicorn card included.
Gold Angel Wing Glass Ornament
"He will give his angels charge over you to keep you in all His ways." Psalm 91:11. Our shimmering gold angel wins ornament is artfully crafted of glass in Poland and symbolizes God's care for us through the presence of angels. Hand-painted with reflective glazes and sparkling glitter accents, this 3¼" tall keepsake comes complete with the Symbol of the Guardian Angel Feather card.
Angel Wings Frosted Ornament
Soaring serenely on the branches of your Christmas tree, these angel wings will serve as a tangible reminder of your spiritual faith. Crafted in acrylic, our angel wings frosted ornament is artfully detailed and accented with shimmering glitter. Coming ready to hang with a silver cord, these 3½" tall angel wings have a wingspan of 6½".
(Symbol of the Guardian Angel Feathers card included.)
Sand Dollar Ornament
Relive memories of tropical breezes and warm seas with this nautical novelty! Our sand dollar ornament is the color of a white sandy beach with sparkling accents of iridescent glitter. This glistening sea creature measures 3¼" tall and comes ready to hang with a shimmering gold cord. You'll be surfing up smiles with our authentic sand dollar ornament when you add this natural touch to your Christmas tree!
(Legend of the Sand Dollar 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.)
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.
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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.
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.)
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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