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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.
Panda Glass Ornament
This endangered species is looking for safe refuge in your tree! Measuring 3¾" tall, this glass panda ornament is beautifully detailed and shimmers with subtle glittering accents. Comes ready to hang with a silver cord.
(Legend of the Panda 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.
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.
Clear Wine Bottle With Cup Glass Ornament
Classy and distinctive, our clear glass wine bottle ornament is brilliantly beautiful. Hand-painted with gracefully glittered grape leaves and adorned with gemstone grapes, the bottle suspends a charming blown-glass cup of wine. 7½" high, this clear wine bottle glass ornament is ready to hang with a gold cord.
(Tradition of Wine card included.)
Legend of the Donkey's Cross Round Ornament
Our 3¼" tall legend of the donkey’s cross round ornament is carefully made from glass in the USA exclusively for Bronner's. Our special keepsake features the humble donkey grazing peacefully in a patch of fresh green grass on the front of the ornament, while the inspiring legend of the donkey cross is inscribed on the back.
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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.)
Gold Jesus Fish Glass Ornament
Jesus was a shepherd of souls and a fisher of men. Exclusively designed and crafted for Bronner's, this 1¼" tall by 3¾" wide Jesus fish ornament is formed of glass and features a brilliant gold satin finish against a shimmering silver surface. Coming ready to hang with a gold cord, this Jesus fish ornament displays a cross on the back. As the ultimate symbol for Christians, this keepsake will make a great gift for your Pastor, church group, friends, or family at CHRISTmas or any time of the year!
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(Symbol of the Fish card included.)
Bronner #1180594.
Pineapple Glass Ornament
Bring a bit more of a tropical feel to your tree this holiday season with this pineapple glass ornament! With eye-catching details and beautiful gold, amber, and green glitter accents, this 5" glass ornament is sure to make your possibly chilly Christmas vacation seem a bit warmer. Comes ready to hang with a gold cord.
(Tradition of the Pineapple card included.)
Growler With Hoppy Christmas Glass Ornament
Artfully hand-crafted of glass from Poland with vibrant glazes and shimmering glitter accents, this 3¾" tall beer growler features a decorative label with the sentiment Hoppy Christmas! Perfect for the beer connoisseur on your Christmas list!
(Tradition of Beer card included.)
Bronner #1172752.
Santa Face With Fur Hat Glass Ornament
Let's face it… Santa with his red rosy cheeks and faux fur trimmed hat is classic! Our endearing 4½" tall ornament is artfully crafted from glass with glittering accents that bring this jolly old soul to life. Coming ready to hang with a gold cord, this Santa face with fur hat ornament will be perfect on your tree for years to come.
(Story of St. Nicholas…Santa Claus card included.)
5 Inch Glass Goldfish Ornament
'Tis the sea-son to add a splash of color and whimsy to your tree! Masterfully crafted of glass and resin with dazzling gold glitter accents, our brilliant 5" wide goldfish ornament features lively curving fins shimmering with prismatic gold glitter. Swimming with charm and coming ready to hang with a gold cord, this special keepsake is perfect for the aquatic lover on your Christmas list!
(Symbol of the Fish card included.)
4 Inch Land Turtle Glass Ornament
Shell-ebrate the holidays with the tantalizing charm of this terrific tortoise! Artfully hand-crafted of glass, our 1¾" tall by 4" wide land turtle ornament is hand-painted with shimmering emerald glazes and sparkling glitter accents. Coming ready to hang with a gold cord, this turtle ornament will make the perfect gift for your nature lover!
(Symbol of the Turtle card included.)
Bronner #1179432.
Santa's Magic Key Ornament
No chimney? No problem! Santa can use this special key to open your door and leave all the goodies behind. Artfully crafted from resin and metal, Santa's Magic Key ornament measures 4¼" tall and comes ready to hang with a red ribbon.
(Story of Santa's Magic Key card included.)
Pink Glass Pig With Curly Tail Ornament
Steering clear of the holiday platter is the sincere wish of this little porker! Coming ready to hang with a gold cord, our pink pig ornament is richly colored in soft salmon hues with a darling hand-painted face. Measuring 2¾" tall x 3½" wide, this little piggy is crafted of glass.
(Symbol of the Pig card included.)
Bronner #1182306.
Red Egg With Sunflowers Glass Ornament
This stunning red egg with sunflowers ornament will make a sunsational addition to your Christmas tree this year! Set against a vibrant red satin finished background, our sunflower design is truly eye-popping. Exquisitely made in Poland of mouth-blown glass, our unique egg-shaped ornament is hand-painted by skilled artists in beautiful colors. With sparkling gold glitter accents, this 2½" tall red egg with sunflowers ornament is sure to be the pick of this holiday season!
(Tradition of the Sunflower card included.)
Symbol Of The Butterfly Monarch Glass Ornament
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.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Glass Ornament
Your favorite chocoholic is sure to be chip-per when they see this tasteful treat hanging in the tree! Exclusively crafted for Bronner's from glass and coming ready to hang with a gold cord, this 3" tall chocolate chip cookie ornament is made to perfection to please everyone from bakers to those that love to consume the sweet confection. Our chocolate chip cookie ornament has style that will never stale or go to waist!
(Tradition of the Chocolate Chip Cookie card included.)
Donkey Christmas Ornament
Legend tells us the donkey that carried Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday followed Him to Calvary. Appalled by the sight of Jesus on the cross, the donkey turned away but could not leave. It is said that the shadow of the cross fell upon the shoulders and back of the donkey. A cross marking found on many donkeys today remains a testimony of the love and devotion of a humble, little donkey.
Add a touch of this love and devotion to your Christmas tree this year with our stunning donkey ornament. Crafted of glass and resin, this charming donkey ornament is exclusively made for Bronner's and is 4" tall by 4" wide.
(Legend of the Donkey card included.)
Bronner #1106520.
Bumblebee Trail Glass Ornament
Our bee-autiful bumblebee glass ornament will make a sweet addition to your Christmas tree! This bee has left a trail of activity, buzzing along a dashed line on our pearlescent glass ornament. Adorned with glittering iridescent white wings, our bumblebee trail glass ornament is sure to make a honey of a gift for nature enthusiasts! Measuring 3" tall, our bumblebee trail glass ornament is exclusively crafted in Hungary for Bronner's. Bee ready for a swarm of smiles when you bring this adorable keepsake home for the holidays!
(Symbol of the Bee 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.)
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.)
Chili Pepper Glass Ornament
This red hot chili pepper is sure to bring a bold flair to your tree for seasons to come! Artfully formed from glass, this 2" tall chili pepper ornament features rich and flavorful colors with simple glittering accents and comes ready to hang with a gold cord.
(Tradition of the Chili Pepper card included.)
Cardinal On Branch With Symbol Glass Ornament
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 the cardinal also known as the "Christmas bird."
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Bronner #1180091.
Santa With Tree And Satchel Glass Ornament
A wealth of eye-catching accents gives our Victorian Santa tree-mendous charm! Skillfully rendered in glass, our 6¼" tall Santa wears an elegant crimson robe accented with glistening gold glitter and faux fur trim. Complete with a snow-flocked sisal tree adorned with sparkling Christmas ornaments, our Santa with tree and satchel ornament comes ready to hang with a gold cord.
(Story of St. Nicholas….Santa Claus card included.)
Dolphin Glass Ornament
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.)
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.
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.)
The Symbol Of The Hedgehog Glass Ornament
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.
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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