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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.
Blue Egg with Flowers Glass Ornament
Our elegant egg ornament features gold swirls on a matte blue finish. Crafted of glass accentuated with beautiful flowers lavishly coated in dazzling glitter, this 3¾" tall unique egg will make the perfect addition to any holiday décor!
(Tradition of the Painted Egg card included.)
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Ornament
Shining a little light on your holiday celebrations is this charming lighthouse ornament with glittering accents! This festive 5" glass ornament represents the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina, which is the tallest lighthouse in the nation. Because of its unique spiral pattern, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse has been nicknamed “The Big Barber Pole."
(Symbol of the Lighthouse card included.)
Hummingbird Glass Ornament
Humming around the branches of your tree for seasons to come, this stunning bird makes the perfect gift for your special gardener or bird enthusiast! Expertly crafted from glass in Poland, this 3" tall hummingbird ornament shimmers in delicate details and glittering accents.
(Symbol of the Hummingbird card included.)
Scottish Bagpipe Playing Santa Glass Ornament
This Scottish Santa wishes you and yours a very Nollaig Chridheil by playing a spirited bagpipe solo! Artfully crafted of glass from Poland and painted plaid with glittering accents, this 5½" tall ornament will add a touch of Scotland's enchanting charm to your tree.
(Tradition of the Bagpipes card included.)
St. Patrick With Sheep And Staff Ornament
Dressed in stunning greens and shamrocks, St. Patrick is ready to join your Irish décor! Holding a lamb and coiled metal staff, our saintly ornament is artfully crafted from formed glass and resin. Glistening glitter accents give this 4¾" tall green Santa eye-catching appeal. Coming ready to hang with a gold cord, this St. Patrick with sheep and staff ornament will make a terrific gift for your special Irishman!
(Story of St. Patrick card included.)
Black And White Cow Glass Ornament
Cow enthusiasts alike will be able to spot this utter-ly beautiful bovine on your tree in a heartbeat! Marvelously crafted from glass with soft flocked patches, our black and white cow ornament comes ready to hang with a gold cord. Measuring 3¾" tall, this wholesome cow will round-out your farm animal lover's gift with appeal he or she will be happy to milk for seasons to come!
(Symbol of the Cow card included.)
White Lighthouse Glass Ornament
Add a beacon of light to your tree with this magnificent white lighthouse ornament! Coming ready to hang with a gold cord, this 4" tall ornament is sure to shine in your collection with its radiant glazes and glittering accents. Our white lighthouse glass ornament makes a thoughtful gift your lighthouse enthusiast is shore to love for years to come!
(Symbol of the Lighthouse card included.)
Acorn Cluster Glass Ornament
Fall into the season by decorating your tree or favorite wreath with this rustic cluster of 7 acorns. Beautifully crafted of glass, each 1¾" tall acorn is strung together on a stem of raffia for a total hanging height of 7¼". This attractive cluster of acorns shimmers with glittering accents and comes ready to hang with a gold cord. It's ok to get nuts with excitement over this marvelous ornament cluster!
(Symbol of the Acorn card included.)
Egg Black And White With Flowers Ornament
Add a glistening addition to your Easter décor with this beautiful egg! Crafted of glass in Poland and painted a cream white, this 3½" egg is accentuated with vibrant green, black and gold glazes, and dazzling gold, green, red, silver, blue and pink glitter. This one-of-a-kind Easter egg will add the perfect touch to your holiday décor!
(Tradition of the Painted Egg 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.)
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.)
Small Garlic Clove Glass Ornament
Add a clove of garlic to your recipe for one zesty Christmas celebration! Crafted of glass from Poland, our 1½" garlic clove ornament is sure to spice up your tree for years to come. A soft satin glaze adds a realistic appeal.
(Tradition of Garlic card included.)
Peacock With Feather Tail Glass Ornament
Your special bird enthusiast will sing with delight to receive this dazzling peacock ornament! With a glass body and long feather tail, our spellbinding bird ornament is 3¼" tall by 12" wide. The glamorous tail of our pretty peacock includes teal fluff feathers, turquoise feathers, and three peacock feathers. The body of the bird is accentuated with gold, green, and blue glitter with purple rhinestones. Chunky blue glitter and hunter green feathers accent the head of this stunning peacock ornament. Coming ready to hang with a gold cord, this peacock with feathers glass ornament is sure to be a conversation piece for years to come!
(Symbol of the Peacock card included.)
Sunflower Formed Glass Ornament
Your tree will bloom with a sunny touch of summer delight when you display this magnificent flower ornament! Exquisitely crafted from formed glass in Poland with stunning glitter and microbead accents, this 4" tall sunflower Christmas ornament is sure to be in season even during the holidays. Use this mesmerizing ornament to brighten up your gardening enthusiast's gift with a touch of natural beauty!
(Tradition of the Sunflower card included.)
Edelweiss Bloom Glass Ornament
Whether displayed as a symbol of love or a declaration of bravery, this 2½" glass ornament will bloom with beauty on your tree for seasons to come! Artfully crafted of glass from Germany, this edelweiss bloom ornament is beautifully colored in satin finishes, while glittering accents add an eye-catching and mythical appeal.
(Symbol of the Edelweiss card included.)
Dove And Peace Clear Glass Ornament
Wish your loved ones Peace on Earth year after year with this charming dove ornament! Extraordinarily hand-painted in Italy, this 4" tall mouth-blown glass ornament features a stunning blue and white dove flying through subtle silver swirls. On the opposite side of this beautiful dove and peace clear ornament, the words "Peace on Earth" are painted in shimmering white with iridescent glitter accents.
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(Symbol of the Dove card included.)
Pineapple With Glitter Ornament
Regarded as a symbol of welcome and hospitality, the pineapple is often displayed in coastal towns stretching from New England to Florida! Masterfully crafted of glass, this beautiful ornament is accentuated with dazzling gold glitter. Measuring 4½" tall, this pineapple ornament comes ready to hang with a gold cord. Show your love for a friend or welcome a new neighbor with our pineapple with glitter ornament!
(Tradition of the Pineapple card included.)
Red Chili Peppers Spun Glass Ornament
Add some spicy flavor to your Christmas tree with this string of five red hot chili peppers. Skillfully made of spun glass, each red glass pepper measures 4" and is tied to twine in an authentic Mexican design. Heat up your winter Holiday with this fanciful string of red hot chili peppers.
(Tradition of the Chili Pepper card included.)
Rooster With Wire Tail Glass Ornament
This bird will love to roost among the branches of your Christmas tree! Coming ready to hang with a gold cord, this formed-glass rooster with wire tail is accentuated with dazzling gold and red glitter. This one-of-a-kind rooster will make the perfect addition to any rooster collection!
(Legend of the Rooster card included.)
Black And White Cow With Red Scarf Ornament
Moo-ve the rest of your ornaments over for this beautiful bovine! Crafted of glass and accentuated with dazzling black glitter and a red felt scarf, this 3½" tall by 5" wide cow comes ready to hang with a gold cord. Your farmer or cow enthusiast will be udder-ly ecstatic to receive this cute cow as a gift this Christmas!
(Symbol of the Cow card included.)
Black And White Rooster With Feather Ornament
Legend holds that the only time the rooster crowed at midnight was when Christ was born. This charmingly crafted rooster is constructed in Poland of mouth-blown and hand-painted glass. Real feathers adorn his tail. Mounted on a spring clip, our watchful Rooster will appear to perch right on a branch of your Christmas tree. 3¼" tall x 4".
(Legend of the Rooster card included.)
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 unique 3¼" round 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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Edelweiss Flower Glass Ornament
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.)
Icicle 6 Inch Iridescent Spun Glass Icicle Ornament
Add an element of brilliant shine to your tree with this eye-catching design. Crafted of spun glass, our twisted icicle form reflects prisms of iridescent light. A natural accent for any tree, our 6" tall icicle comes ready to hang with a silver cord.
(Legend of the Icicle card included.)
Pink Portly Pig Glass Ornament
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.)
Symbol Of The Claddagh Ring Glass Ornament
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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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.)
Leprechaun With Pot Of Gold Round Glass Ornament
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Folklore tells us the wee Irish folk called leprechauns stash their gold in a pot at the end of the rainbow. If you catch one and can keep him in sight, he must take you to his treasure. If the leprechaun can trick you into looking away, he will vanish along with your hopes for finding his loot! Our whimsical 3½" round ornament features a colorful imp with his golden treasure. Skillfully crafted of glass proudly produced in the USA, our leprechaun with pot of gold ornament includes a synopsis of the legend which can be read on the reverse side.
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(Legend of the Leprechaun 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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