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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.
Angel With Horn Glass Floral Ornament
Meticulously crafted in Poland in the tradition of mouth-blown glass, this exquisite ornament has an eye-catching reflective champagne finish and a slightly elliptical shape. Hand-painted with shimmering glazes in hues of glistening gold, our 4½" tall angel with horn ornament is accented with sparkling, iridescent glitter and features an equally ornate floral design on the reverse side.
Guardian Angel card included.
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(Guardian Angel 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.)
Drummer Boy Resin Ornament
As the legend has it, this adorable little drummer boy has no gift for the Christ child other than his simple heartfelt gift of music! Beautifully crafted of resin, our 5" tall drummer boy is beautifully detailed from his sweet face down to his boots. Bring a touch of this tradition home to your friends and family with this charming little drummer boy resin ornament!
Lady Of Guadalupe Glass Ornament
In tribute of the 1531 miracle, allow this Virgin Mary to appear on your tree! Crafted of glass from Old World Christmas®, this beautiful 4¾" tall ornament with vibrant glazes and sparkling glitter accents is a wonderful way to honor Mexico's patron saint, the Lady of Guadalupe.
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(Our Lady of Guadalupe legend card included.)
Candle Satin Champagne With Gold Clip On Ornament
Illuminate the holidays with our brilliantly -designed candle clip on ornament with faux flame. Our candle clip on ornament features a satin-finished glaze in a champagne color with the look of high gloss melted wax and a glittering gold flame. This beautiful candle ornament is proudly crafted in Germany and measures 3½" tall from the tip of the flame down to the gold metal candle holder and clip. Receive glowing comments about this delightful candle ornament when you add it to your Christmas tree!
(Tradition of the Candle card included.)
Brown And Beige Owl Round Glass Ornament
Whoooo's been credited throughout history for providing forewarning and good counsel? Why, the humble owl, of course! Comparisons have been made between the owl's visual ability to pierce the darkness and the light of Christ dissolving the darkness of the world. Artfully crafted in Hungary, our brown and beige owl round glass ornament measures 3" tall and features a depiction of a brown and beige owl on the front while the Legend of the Owl can be read on the reverse side.
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St. Francis Of Assisi Round Glass Ornament
Born in 1182, St. Francis of Assisi is credited with popularizing the use of the Nativity scene in Christmas celebrations. This exclusive 3¼" tall glass ornament features a colorful portrait of the patron saint of animals and the environment. Depicted holding a dove and a Bible in a field of wildflowers, our St. Francis of Assisi ornament is proudly produced in the USA. An inspiring synopsis of the Saint's life can be read on the reverse side.
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Our Lady Of Czestochowa Ornament
Today the shrine of Jasna Gora in Czesochowa continues to attract millions of visitors annually who honor its miraculous image. This charming Madonna with baby ornament is 4" tall and crafted of glass from Poland.
(Our Lady of Czestochowa Story card included.)
St. Nicholas Ornament
Masterfully crafted with shimmering, colorful glazes and detailed with sparkling glitter accents, this St. Nicholas ornament will add classic Christmas charm to your tree! Artfully crafted of glass from Poland, this charming Santa Claus ornament is 5" tall.
(Story of St. Nicholas…Santa Claus 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.)
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.)
5 Inch Nutcracker Soldier Glass Ornament
Ever vigilant, our nutcracker soldier is sure to keep a watchful eye on the gifts stacked under the tree! Skillfully mouth-blown in Poland, our 5" tall nutcracker is dressed in a traditional uniform of red tunic and blue trousers, boots, and tall cap. Resplendent with vibrant glazes and gold glitter accents, this beautiful ornament will add irresistible charm to your holidays!
White Star Lacy Glass Ornament
Twinkling with sparkling white glitter and edged with a lacy border, this clear glass star is sure to shine bright for years to come. Accented with a dazzling crystal gemstone, this elegant 3-dimensional ornament measures 2½" tall and is masterfully crafted in the Czech Republic.
Symbol of the Star included.
Modern Christmas Tree Glass Ornament
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, your branches are so stylish! Hand-painted with glistening green glazes, our 4¼" tall glass Christmas tree is artfully crafted in the Czech Republic with a festive pattern of red dots and sparkling gold stars. There's no better place than your tree for this splash of wit and whimsy!
Blue And Green Peacock Glass Ornament
Spread your decorating wings with this pretty peacock ornament! Hand-painted in brilliant hues of turquoise, blue, green and gold, our pretty glass bird is masterfully mouth-blown by skillful artists in Poland and measures 2¾" tall x 5½" wide. Highlighted with dazzling blue glitter accents, you'll be proud to display this gorgeous bird on your tree! Symbol of the Peacock card included.
Standing Polar Bear Glass Ornament
Found in the Arctic north, Polar Bears are considered by native peoples to be powerful, wise, and almost human. Our exquisite glass polar bear ornament is masterfully crafted of glass in Germany with gleaming white glazes and vivid hand-painted accents of ebony. Shimmering with iridescent glitter, this unique 4½" tall keepsake makes a great gift for the Artic enthusiast on your Christmas list!
Symbol of the Polar Bear card included.
Resting Lion Ornament
Exuding an air of confidence, power, and courage, this handsome "king of the beasts" is sure to be a wild addition to your animal or safari themed tree! Artfully crafted of resin in vivid hand-painted hues of golden brown, our 1¾" tall x 3" wide resting lion ornament comes ready to hang with a silver cord. Symbol of the Lion card included.
5 Inch Chimney Sweep Glass Ornament
Santa's not the only man who's familiar with a chimney! Reminiscent of days gone by, our charming ornament depicts an old fashioned chimney sweep holding a coil of rope with a ladder on his back. Expertly crafted of glass in the Czech Republic with ebony glazes and accents of glittering gold, this charming 5" tall ornament is sure to sweep you off your feet! Legend of the Chimney Sweep 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.)
Black Cat Resin Ornament
Allow this amazingly detailed 3¼" tall black cat ornament to cross your path this Christmas!
This resin ornament comes ready to hang with a gold cord.
(Legend of the Cat 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.
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.)
Four-Leaf Clover Glass Ornament
Artfully crafted from glass with eye-catching, deep green glazes and sparkling glitter accents, this exclusive four-leaf clover ornament will add the perfect touch of luck to your tree!
2¾" tall.
(Symbol of the Four-Leaf Clover card included.)
Clear White Poinsettia Ornament
It's clear to see that this translucent 3" glass ornament is accented by a striking design at every angle! With two white poinsettias blanketed in a gleaming coat of glitter, this ornaments center is topped with clear beads reminiscent of the flowers' center; unity is created in this ornament with its playful white lines! This gorgeous ornament is made in Czech Republic and makes a great conversation piece for your Christmas tree for season's to come!
(Legend of the Poinsettia card included.)
Pinata Glass Ornament
With eye-catching glazes and sparkling glitter accents, this unique piñata ornament will be the talk of your Christmas tree this year! This festive ornament is 3" tall and crafted of glass from Old World Christmas®.
(Tradition of the Piñata card included.)
Holly And Mistletoe Glass Ornament
This beautiful gold, green, and red ornament is sure to put you in the holly-day spirit! Made in Poland and crafted of glass, our matte gold ornament features shiny green leaves, ravishing red glitter berries, and matte white and shiny gold paint accents. Measuring 3¾" tall, this holly and mistletoe ornament will be a terrific addition to your tradition-themed tree!
(Legend of the Holly card included.)
Yule Log Glass Clip-On Ornament
Reg. $19.99 Sale $13.98
Keep the home fires burning this Christmas with our traditional yule log design. Complete with candle, plaid ribbon, pinecones, and berries, our 4" tall yule log ornament is crafted by skilled glass artisans in Poland with vivid glazes and touches of sparkling glitter. This elegant yule log glass clip-on ornament is sure to warm the hearts of friends and family this Yuletide season and for many years to come!
(Tradition of the Yule Log 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.)
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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