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Bronner's Ornament Legends, Symbols & Traditions Book Updated Edition
$5.99
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
$9.99
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.
Dolphin Glass Ornament
$14.99
Celebrate the majesty and mystery of the oceans' warm waters, with our sea-loving dolphin ornament! Beautifully finished in a silvery-blue color and sun-kissed with sparkling glitter from the tip of its bottlenose to its tail. Measuring 5" tall, this man-friendly mammal makes a wonderful gift for nature enthusiasts!
(Symbol of the Dolphin card included.)
Green And White Pine Cone Glass Ornament
$4.99
This pretty pinecone ornament will look right at home nestled in the branches of your tree! Expertly crafted of glass and painted in hues of moss green and pearl-white, this 3" tall ornament is accented with shimmering white glitter that dusts each tip like a gentle snowfall. Coming ready to hang with a silver cord, this green and white pinecone ornament is a natural beauty outdoor enthusiasts are sure to pine for!
(Tradition of the Pine Cone card included.)
Star Of Bethlehem Gold And Silver Glass Ornament
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Representing the guiding light that led the magi to the Christ-child, the star has been used to decorate Christmas trees for centuries. Our brilliant star of Bethlehem is crafted of glass with an alternating pattern of matte and shiny finishes and accented with sparkling gold glitter. Predominantly gold in color, this Christmas star has a shiny silver center that captures the light with a mesmerizing radiance. Coming ready to hang with a gold cord, this beautiful 4" tall ornament will likely be the star of your ornament collection!
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(Symbol of the Star of Bethlehem card included.)
Glistening Candy Cane Glass Ornament
$11.99
More than just eye-candy, this ornament is a symbolic reminder of the Divine at Christmas time! It is told that the delicious candy cane received its shape after a shepherd's crook and that the twisting ribbons of color signify the Holy one. Our 4¼" tall glistening candy cane ornament is crafted of glass from Old World Christmas® with a stunning coat of glitter and embellished by a festive sprig of holly. Allow this timeless keepsake to inspire a festive and reverent spirit for CHRISTmases to come!
(Tradition of the Candy Cane card included.)
Teal Glittered Seahorse Ornament
$4.99
We've scoured the Seven Seas to find this rare species of seahorses! Measuring 6" tall, this plastic seahorse is completely covered in shimmering teal glitter, tiny green beads, and blue rhinestones. Our charming teal glittered seahorse ornament comes ready to hang with a silver cord.
Tradition of the Sea Horse card included.

Read our Tradition of the Sea Horse.

Symbol Of The Claddagh Ring Glass Ornament
$9.99
An international symbol of love and friendship, this Claddagh ring ornament is sure to become a loyal addition to your tree year after year! Our 3" tall ornament is finished in smooth white satin and is exclusively crafted for Bronner's from glass in Hungary. The symbolic Irish Claddagh emblem, featuring a pair of hands holding a crowned heart, is prominently displayed in a metallic gold finish on the front with the words "love • loyalty • friendship", while the "Symbol of the Claddagh Ring" is printed in black on the back.
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Gray Cat With Santa Hat Glass Ornament
$13.99
A Christmas without this darling ornament would surely be a cat-astrophie! Artfully crafted in Poland, this exceptional glass ornament is skillfully hand-painted with vivid glazes and sparkling glitter accents. Our adorable 4" tall gray cat with Santa hat ornament will make a purr-fect gift for the feline lover on your Christmas list!
(Legend of the Cat card included.)
Gray Portly Elephant Glass Ornament
$11.99
Whimsically designed, this portly gray elephant glass ornament will add an element of unexpected humor to your tree! Crafted by skilled artisans in the Czech Republic, our endearing 2½" tall elephant is hand-painted with charming attention to detail. They say an elephant never forgets…. this ornament is a great reminder that the holiday season should be filled with laughter and joy!
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(Symbol of the Elephant card included.)
Pink Portly Pig Glass Ornament
$11.99
Whimsically designed, this portly pink pig glass ornament will add an element of unexpected humor to your tree! Crafted by skilled artisans in the Czech Republic, our endearing 2½" tall pig is hand-painted with charming attention to detail. Ham it up this Christmas with an ornament certain to add laughter and fun to your holiday celebrations!
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(Symbol of the Pig card included.)
Victorian Santa With Tree Glass Ornament
$30.99
His eyes…how they twinkle, his dimples…how merry, his cheeks are like roses, his nose like a cherry! Our exquisite 7" tall Victorian Santa with tree glass ornament is artfully crafted in Poland using vivid glazes and sparkling glitter accents. Holding a staff in one hand and a festively decorated tree in another, visions of this jolly St. Nick ornament are likely to dance in your head!
Story of St. Nicholas…Santa Claus card included.

Read St Nicholas...Santa Claus.

Legend Of The Dreamcatcher Glass Ornament
$9.99
Catch this dreamy ornament for the tree! Exclusively crafted for Bronner's from glass in Hungary, our 3" tall ornament is beautifully colored in a smooth satin beige finish. A Native American dreamcatcher is incredibly detailed on the front with dangling feathers and glittering turquoise "beads" while the "Legend of the Dreamcatcher" can be read in black on the back. Your Native American Indian enthusiast is sure to think you're a dream catcher when he or she sees this exquisite keepsake hanging on the tree!
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Bronner #1164339.
Brown And Beige Owl Round Glass Ornament
$9.99
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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Edelweiss Flower Glass Ornament
$15.99
Soft and white, clean and bright, Edelweiss has long been a symbol of Alpine folklore. Our enchanting ornament was skillfully crafted in Germany in the style of European mouth blown glass. With vivid glazes and sparkling glitter accents, this 2¾" tall Edelweiss flower glass ornament is ready to greet you with blossoms of snow that will bloom and grow in your ornament collection for many years to come!
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(Symbol of the Edelweiss card included.)
Personalized Green and White Claddagh Ring Ornament
$10.99
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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Tree Frog On Bamboo Glass Ornament
$13.99
Transform your tree by leaps and bounds with this charming tree frog ornament! Expertly crafted of glass in Poland, our bamboo-climbing cutie shimmers with hand-painted glazes and accents of shimmering glitter. Measuring 3½" tall, this fantastic frog is sure to add a little hop-iness to your holidays!
(Symbol of the Frog card included.)
Panda Bear With Bamboo Snack Glass Ornament
$23.99
Skillfully mouth-blown in Germany, this adorable glass design depicts a panda bear contentedly munching on his bamboo snack. Artfully hand-painted with opalescent glazes and accents of glistening glitter, this beautiful 3½" tall ornament makes an un-bear-ably cute addition to your animal-themed tree.
(Legend of the Panda card included.)
Starfish Formed Glass Ornament
$15.99
Sea-ze the opportunity to make this vibrant ornament the star of your tree! Skillfully crafted of glass in Poland, our vibrant starfish ornament is hand-painted in vivid hues of orange and gold. Shimmering with accents of iridescent glitter, this 3½" tall design is shore to be a treasured part of your ornament collection!
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(Symbol of the Starfish card included.)
Cardinal Glass Clip On Ornament With Feathers
$11.99
Christened the "Christmas bird" for its spectacular red color, the cardinal has become a symbol of the beauty and warmth of the holiday season. Our brilliant cardinal clip on ornament is artfully crafted in glass in the Czech Republic with touches of shimmering glitter and an eye-catching feather tail. Measuring 3½" tall, this pretty bird is sure to capture your interest for many seasons to come.
(Symbol of the Cardinal card included.)
Symbol Of The Butterfly Monarch Glass Ornament
$9.99
Symbolic of resurrection and eternal life, butterflies also represent flight, freedom, and creative thinking. Our beautiful Monarch butterfly ornament is artfully crafted of glass in Hungary with a satin white finish featuring our vibrant orange and black butterfly alighting on a flowering milkweed plant. This rare specimen measures 3" tall. The Symbol of the Butterfly is printed on the reverse side, which details the colorful legends associated with this perennial garden favorite.
Bronner #1179739.
Nutcracker Drop Glass Ornament
$26.99
This enchanting nutcracker is sure to have attention from friends and family throughout the holiday season! Expertly mouth blown from glass in Poland and skillfully hand-painted, this 6¼" tall ornament features an elegant gold finish with a nutcracker soldier standing between a present and trumpet and golden stars all accented with subtle glittering accents. Our classic looking nutcracker drop ornament is sure to add a traditional appeal to your Christmas tree.
(Tradition of the Nutcracker card included.)
5 Inch Glass Lion Ornament
$15.99
Our king of the beast comes roaring to life in this enchanting design! Masterfully mouth-blown in Poland with golden glazes and glistening glitter accents, our 5" glass lion is depicted in a contemplative pose you'll find pawsatively endearing! (Symbol of the Lion card included.)
Small Pretzel Glass Ornament
$11.99
Deliciously detailed with golden brown glazes, iridescent glitter and a generous sprinkling of realistic looking "salt", our 2" tall pretzel ornament looks good enough to eat! Expertly hand-crafted of glass in Poland, this tempting treat is perfect for your food-themed tree!
(Tradition of the Pretzel card included.)
The Legend Of The Robin Glass Ornament
$10.99
Our legend of the robin glass ornament makes a great gift for the bird lover on your Christmas list. Artfully crafted of glass in the USA, this beautiful keepsake features a colorful illustration of a robin resting on a pine branch glistening with iridescent white "snow." Printed on the reverse side of this exquisite 3¼" tall ornament is a charming story of a robin who shared the stable with the Holy Family on the night of Christ's birth.
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Bronner #1180090.
The Symbol Of The Hedgehog Glass Ornament
$9.99
Did you know that the hedgehog is symbolic of spring and rejuvenation? Our unique hedgehog ornament is artfully crafted of glass in the USA and features a colorful illustration of the adorable and inspiring creature. Measuring 3¼" tall, this special keepsake is perfect for the nature lover on your Christmas list and comes complete with the symbol of the hedgehog printed on the reverse side.
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Bronner #1180092.
Cardinal On Branch With Symbol Glass Ornament
$10.99
Our symbol of the cardinal glass ornament will make a great gift for the bird lover on your Christmas list. Artfully crafted of glass in the USA, this beautiful keepsake features a colorful illustration of a cardinal resting on a pine branch glistening with iridescent white "snow." Printed on the reverse side of this exquisite 3¼" tall ornament is a fascinating paragraph detailing the symbolism of cardinal also known as the "Christmas bird."
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Bronner #1180091.
Dolphin Pair Glass Ornament
Celebrate the majesty and mystery of the oceans' vast marine life with this dazzling keepsake! Exquisitely mouth blown in Poland, our dolphin pair glass ornament depicts a dolphin and child gracefully arcing over sparkling aqua waves. Beautifully hand-painted with silvery blue glazes and a variety of eye-catching glitter accents, this 2¾" keepsake makes a wonderful gift for the nature enthusiast on your Christmas list!
(Symbol of the Dolphin card included.)
Clear Glass Ornament With Poinsettia Design
$19.99
Elegant appeal and classical charm emanate from this stunning 4½" tall keepsake. Expertly mouth blown from glass in Poland, our clear ornament is wrapped in beautifully hand-painted poinsettias and vibrant green leaves, all accented with fine microbeads, to create a marvelous masterpiece fresh for the picking!
(Legend of the Poinsettia card included.)
Blue Painted Egg Ornament With Flower Designs
$18.99
Truly egg-ceptional, this gorgeous glass design is artfully hand-painted with a myriad of vibrant glazes and shimmering glitter accents. Masterfully crafted in Poland, our 3½" tall blue egg ornament with flower designs is simply egg-quisite!
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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