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Old World Christmas Ornaments

Many interesting stories and legends about Christmas can be found in our selection of classic glass Old World Christmas ornaments. Explore the Christmas Chalet's world of traditions, cultures, religions, and myths. Some are good luck ornaments and charms, or reflect age-old Christmas traditions from around the world. Some are vegetables and animals, some are political party Christmas ornaments. Seek and you just might find that perfect ornament or gift.
Most of our delightful Christmas ornaments feature an attached story card. These cards provide nostalgic imagery combined with unique ornament legends.

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Star-Spangled Banner Old World Ornament
Star-Spangled Banner Ornament

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The United States' flag is a symbol of freedom, equality, and justice. Its red stripes denote sacrifice and courage, the white stands for purity of purpose, and the stars on the blue field represent the unity of the states. "The Star Spangled Banner" was written by Francis Scott Key in 1814 and is the national anthem. Flying the flag demonstrates true patriotism and love of country.
Democratic Donkey Old World Ornament
Democratic Donkey Ornament

The donkey is the emblem of the Democratic Party. Originally adopted in 1828 by Andrew Jackson as an allusion to his nickname, the association was further strengthened by political cartoonist Thomas Nast. The donkey represents stubbornness, courage, intelligence and humility.
Republican Elephant Old World Ornament
Republican Elephant Ornament

Since 1874 the elephant has been the symbol of the Republican Party when political cartoonist Thomas Nast showed the elephant trampling on inflation and chaos - indicating a party favoring economic conservation and law and order. The elephant is dignified, strong and intelligent.
Bald Eagle Old World Ornament
Bald Eagle


For centuries it was believed that the eagle could look directly into the sun and that it was reborn by diving into a fountain. Christians adopted this symbolism, comparing the eagle looking into the sun to Christ looking at His Father and the fountain as the renewal of the soul through baptism. Today, an eagle may often be spied on the baptismal fonts in older churches.
Old World Ornament
Ornament Hangers

The fast and easy way to hang your ornaments! 100 green wire ornament hangers.

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