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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.
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.
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.
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.)
Red And White Glass Candy Cane Ornament
Add a twist of color to the tree with this sweet treat! Artfully crafted of glass with subtle shimmering glitter accents, our red and white striped glass candy cane ornament measures 5¼" tall and comes ready to hang with a silver cord.
(Symbol of the Candy Cane card included.)
Bronner #1187315.
Santa With Walking Stick And Bag Of Gifts Glass Ornament
A myriad of colorful glazes and sparkling glitter accents make this enchanting St. Nick a must-have for Santa collectors! Expertly crafted of glass from Poland, this shimmering keepsake depicts Santa with a star-topped walking stick toting a bag of festively wrapped gifts. Measuring 6½" tall, this handsome Santa is sure to add a festive touch to your holiday ho-ho home!
(Story of St. Nicholas…Santa Claus card included.)
Bronner #1186642.
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 Poinsettia Glass Ornament
Our red poinsettia ornament is simply blooming with sparkling radiance! Artfully crafted of glass in Poland, this 3½" tall Christmas flower is hand-painted with festive glazes and sparkling glitter accents and is sure to add timeless elegance to the tree!
(Legend of the Poinsettia card included.)
Bronner #1185988.
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.
Red Egg With Floral Pattern Glass Ornament
Masterfully crafted of glass from Poland, this truly egg-straordinary ornament is artfully hand-painted with a myriad of vibrant glazes and glistening glitter accents. Measuring 2½" tall, our red egg with floral pattern is sure to be an eggs-quisite addition to any tree.
(Tradition of the Painted Egg card included.)
Bronner #1186362.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Transparent Red Glass Apple Ornament
No need to polish this apple………it has a shine all its own! Artfully produce-ed from transparent red glass, this 4" tall keepsake is accented with a sparkling leaf shimmering with green and gold glitter. Coming ready to hang with a gold cord, this a-peel-ing ornament makes a great teacher's gift!
Legend of the Apple 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.
Glass Disc Ornament With Peacock Design Dated 2015
You'll be proud to display this dazzling peacock ornament on your tree! Adorned with brilliant jewels and sequins, this gorgeous 3¾" tall glass disc with peacock design shimmers in rich hues of green from fern to aquamarine blue. Coming ready to hang with a gold cord, this vibrant keepsake features the date 2015 in sparkling gold glitter on the reverse side.
Symbol of the Peacock 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.
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.
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.
Glass Stocking With Red, Green And White Stripes
Filled with elfish charm, this 4" glass stocking is artfully accented with sparkling red, green and white stripes. Adorned with a flocked white cuff and a cute pom-pom at the toes, this handsome ornament comes ready to hang with a silver cord is sure to fit your style for many ho-ho-holidays to come!
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.
Teapot With Flowers And Gold Accents Glass Ornament
Brew up a special holiday with this unique tea-themed keepsake! Masterfully crafted of glass from Romania, this lovely teapot with flowers and gold accents features a charming handle and spout shimmering with metallic brass glazes. Hand-painted with a myriad of vibrant glazes, this beau-tea-ful 3¼" tall keepsake is sure to serve you well for many seasons to come!
(Symbol of the Teapot card included.)
Bronner #1187099.
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.
Multi-Color Glass Christmas Tree
Add a touch of whimsy to your tree with this stylish ornament! Hand-painted with opalescent glazes in brilliant hues of green and red, our multi-color glass Christmas tree is patterned with artful swirls, lines and polka dots. Coming ready to hang with a silver cord, this beau-tree-ful ornament measures 5¼" tall.
Symbol of the Christmas Tree card included.
Glass Carrot Bunch Ornament
Gardeners will really dig this organic design! Hand-painted in a-peel-ing hues of orange and green, our 5" tall glass carrot bunch ornament shimmers with accents of iridescent glitter and comes ready to hang with a silver cord.
Symbol of the Carrot card included.
Frog On Lily Pad Glass Ornament
You're sure to have a hop-py holiday with this whimsical frog ornament! Crafted of glass and resin, our shimmering green frog sits on a vibrant felt lily pad shimmering with dazzling sequins. Coming ready to hang with a gold cord, this fantastic 3¼" tall keepsake is sure transform your tree by leaps and bounds!
Symbol of the Frog 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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