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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.
Please select the alternate image for an additional view.
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.
Please see the alternate image for a view of the reverse side of this ornament.
(Guardian Angel 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.)
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.
Please select the alternate image for an additional view of this ornament.
(Our Lady of Guadalupe legend 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!
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.
Please select the alternate image for an additional view of this ornament.
Beer Six Pack Glass Ornament
No ID is required to purchase this refreshing six pack of craft beer! Take the hop-ortunity to drink in the refreshing details of this taste-ful ornament masterfully hand-crafted of glass in Poland. Shimmering with a colorful brew of vibrant glazes and sparkling glitter accents, our 4¼" tall craft beer six pack ornament is perfect for the beer lover who knows how to decorate responsibly!(Tradition of Beer card included.)
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.)
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. 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.)
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.)
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.)
Cow In Cart Glass Ornament
Our spotted cow is likely to upset the apple cart….and his cardinal friend….if he doesn't moooo-ve soon! Hand-painted with vibrant glazes and shimmering glitter accents, this whimsical 3¼" tall ornament is charmingly detailed in glass and resin and comes ready to hang with a gold cord. It's udder-ly adorable! Symbol of the Cow card included.
3.25 Inch Poinsettia Form Glass Ornament
Simply blooming with sparkling radiance, this splendid Christmas flower will add timeless elegance to the tree. Shimmering in hues of red and green with dazzling gold glitter accents, our 3¼" tall poinsettia form ornament is expertly crafted of glass and comes ready to hang with a gold cord. Legend of the Poinsettia 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.
Bird In Nest Gold Glass Ornament
Perched in the center of this golden orb is a wide-eyed cardinal in a gossamer nest. Skillfully produced in the Czech Republic, this exquisite hand-blown ornament sparkles with iridescent accents of copper and metallic gold and measures 3½" tall.
Symbol of the Bird Nest card 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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Blue And White Lighthouse Glass Ornament
Shed some light on your Christmas décor with our charming lighthouse ornament! Striped with eye-catching nautical hues of white and sapphire blue, this beautiful 3" tall glass ornament is hand-crafted in Poland and brightly shines with touches of shimmering glitter.
Symbol of the Lighthouse card included.
Honeycomb With Bees Glass Ornament
You're sure to bee pleased with this sweet honeycomb ornament! Masterfully crafted of glass in Poland, our 4" hive of activity is practically dripping with amber glazes and iridescent glitter accents. Coming ready to hang with a gold cord, our honeycomb with bees ornament is sure to cause a buzz of excitement with the beekeeper or honey lover on your Christmas list!
(Symbol of the Bee card included.)
Cow With Hat Glass Ornament
If you're going to have a cow, it may as well be a handsome one! Wearing a stylish alpine cap with a gold metal bell on his neck, our beautiful bovine is expertly crafted of glass in Poland and measures 3¼" tall. Hand-painted with a myriad of vibrant glazes and sparkling glitter accents, this whimsical ornament will make an udder-ly fascinating addition to your tree.
(Symbol of the Cow card included.)
5 Inch Christmas Tree Glass Ornament
Full of Christian symbolism, the evergreen represents eternal life with its perpetual green branches and treetop pointing heavenward. A star on top signifies the special star that guided the wise men to Bethlehem while lights represent Christ, "the Light of the world." Shimmering with radiant glazes and sparkling glitter accents, this spectacular 5" tall Christmas Tree ornament is masterfully hand-crafted in Poland and is sure to become a treasured family keepsake.
Symbol of the Christmas Tree card included.
Turtle In Shell Glass Ornament
Painted from head to tail like a turtle coming out of his shell, this vibrant design is simply crawling with charm! Crafted of glass in Hungary exclusively for Bronner's, our shimmering green ornament measures 3" round and makes a wonderful addition to your animal-themed or reptile enthusiast's tree!
Symbol Of The Dragonfly Glass Ornament
Glittering like a jewel in the sunlight, a dragonfly gracefully skims an indigo pond blooming with vibrant pink water lilies. This serene scene is artfully depicted on our lustrous white ornament in a myriad of vibrant glazes and iridescent glitter accents. Expertly crafted of glass in Hungary, this two-sided keepsake measures 3" round and is printed on the reverse side with a charming paragraph detailing the fascinating Symbol of the Dragonfly.
Irish Celtic Cross Glass Ornament
An Irish cross adorned with Celtic designs and a myriad of sparkling "emeralds" decorates this gorgeous oval ornament. With a shimmering silver surface reminiscent of mercury glass, our dazzling 4¼" tall ornament comes ready to hang with a gold cord and makes a great gift for your Irish friends or family! Legend of the Celtic Cross card included.
Starfish Formed Glass Ornament
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.)
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.)
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.)
Rooster Christmas Ornament
According to legend, the rooster has only crowed once at midnight. This was to announce the birth of the Baby Jesus. For this reason, Spanish and Latin American countries call their midnight mass on Christmas Eve the Mass of the Rooster, or Misa Del Gallo. Beautifully crafted of glass from Old World Christmas®, allow this charming 3¼" tall rooster ornament to signal the start of your family's holiday celebrations!
(Legend of the Rooster card included.)
Bronner #1055341.
Personalized Gold Cat Glass Ornament
Cat got your tree?
Exclusively crafted for Bronner's from Hungary, this 3" glass ornament depicts an eye-catching feline face, artfully printed in brown along a shimmering gold surface.
Makes a purrrrfect gift for your special cat lover!
Hand-painted with brown paint by our professional Bronner's artists at no additional charge, this exclusively crafted gold cat face ornament will feature your kitty's name accented with two paw prints.
The two brown paw prints are included.
Please select the alternate image for a view of this ornament without personalization.
(Legend of the Cat card included.)
Please select "ADD TO CART" to personalize this ornament with a Pet's Name (up to 12 characters).
Glass Of Beer Ornament
Cheers to another great Holiday Season with this foamy glass of cold brew! This frothy glass of beer is going to be a big hit with the beer lovers in your life this year. With glittering iridescent accents, this glass of beer is 4" tall and made of glass.
(Tradition of Beer card included.)
Polish Santa Resin Ornament
Literally wearing his heritage on his sleeve, this Santa would love to display his Polish pride for your yuletide! Crafted of resin and coming ready to hang with a red cord, this 5" tall Bronner's exclusive ornament will add a touch of Poland to your tree.
(Tradition of the Polish Star card included.)
Bronner #1105824.
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.)
Wine Barrel Glass Ornament
This exquisitely detailed wine barrel is sure to please the taste-tempting wine connoisseur on your Christmas list! With vivid glazes and sparkling glitter accents, this charming wine barrel ornament is 3½" tall and crafted of glass from Old World Christmas®. Please click on the inset to view the detail on the back of the ornament.
(Tradition of Wine card included.)
Set of 6 Gold and Clear Spun Glass Icicles
Gold trimmed clear twisted icicles add genuine old-fashioned elegance to your tree.
Package of 6, 5¾" tall icicles.
Ready to hang gold cords.
Legend of the Icicle card included.
Mexican Seashell Glass Ornament
Remember your special vacation to the white sandy beaches of the tropics with this exquisitely detailed seashell ornament! With vivid glazes and sparkling iridescent accents, this Mexican seashell will also make a wonderful addition to your tropical-themed tree. This unique ornament is 4" tall and crafted of glass from Old World Christmas®.
(Symbol of the Mexican Seashell 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.)
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.)
Mushroom Dove with Feathers Clip Ornament
Eye-catching, distinctive, and elegant, the dove has long been a symbol of peace and love. Crafted from compressed Styrofoam for a "mushroom" feel and real feathers for a lifelike touch, this 4¾" long by 2¼" tall dove clip ornament will add a graceful touch of beauty to your tree!
Features a sturdy silver metal clip for stay-put placement.
(Symbol of the Dove 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.)
Green Shamrock Glass Ornament
Allow this shimmering 2½" tall green shamrock ornament to give your tree a lucky sparkle this holiday season! This stunning shamrock ornament is crafted of glass exclusively for Bronners.
(Symbol of the Shamrock card included.)
Blue Bell Hand Painted with Scene Ornament
Exclusively produced and artfully hand painted in Russia, ring in the Christmas season with this gorgeous blue bell glass ornament! Meticulously rendered to portray a night time winter village scene, lights are ablaze in the windows of the church and nearby homes. With a glass clapper, this 4½" tall blue bell with church scene glass ornament will make a stunning addition to your Christmas collection! Comes ready to hang with a silver cord.
(Legend of the Christmas Bells card included.)
Bronner #1073673.
Pink Unicorn Ornament
This beautiful unicorn ornament is sure to make a wonderful addition to your Christmas tree this Holiday Season! These Christmas unicorns are depicted all the way around this stunning 3" tall pink transparent glass ornament. With glittering iridescent accents, this charming unicorn ornament is sure to be a treasured keepsake with your loved one for years to come! Made in Hungary.
(Legend of the Unicorn 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.
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.)
Personalized Green and White Claddagh Ring Ornament
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.
Please select the alternate image for a view of this ornament without personalization.
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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