Trimming the tree is one of my favorite holiday traditions. I love pulling out the box of Christmas ornaments and going through them one by one. There are the ones from my childhood, the ones I’ve accumulated on my own, as gifts from friends and family, and the ones that we’ve collected as a family. Each one has a memory attached to it and a story to tell, and they are all priceless keepsakes I wouldn’t trade for the world.
Since it’s the season for decking the halls, I thought I’d share some one-of-a-kind Christmas ornaments that capture the special moments, colorful personalities and shared interests that make every family’s story unique. Whether you’re looking to add to your own family’s collection or find a meaningful Christmas gift for someone special, these keepsake ornaments are the perfect way to capture heartwarming memories this holiday season.
1. The Disney Once Upon a Slipper Ornament Collection
Remember the first time you saw Cinderella run down the palace steps, leaving her glass slipper behind? The fairy tale magic of Disney is an essential part of childhood that, if we’re lucky, we never outgrow. These glistening shoe-shaped ornaments capture that magic with enchanting elegance, making them a dream come true for the Disney fan in your life.
2. Chicago Blackhawks® 2015 Stanley Cup® Ornament
Any sports fan will tell you that the joy of watching their team win a championship is a thrilling moment they’ll never forget. If you or someone you love is a devoted Chicago Blackhawks® fan, this Stanley Cup® ornament is a 2015 Christmas essential, bringing team pride and a winning gleam to the tree. We also have NHL® hockey ornaments for fans of other teams, too.
3. Our Precious Little Princess Personalized Ornament
The birth of a child is one of the most miraculous and special moments of a lifetime. If you’ve just welcomed a little girl into the world, this darling baby ornament is a perfect treasure to celebrate her arrival and all the joy she brought with her. It even comes with letter beads so you can personalize it with her name.
4. Ohio State FootBells Ornament Collection
The memories you make in college last a lifetime: meeting your roommate for the first time, pulling your first all-nighter, and of course, cheering for the football team on Saturdays. Ohio State Buckeyes® fans will be delighted by these ornaments that show off their loyalty to the team and school they love. Fans of other teams can find more college football ornaments on our site.
5. Thomas Kinkade Snow-Bell Holidays Ornament Collection
Everyone knows someone who loves classic Christmas ornaments and holiday traditions. These charming ornaments are the perfect treasures for bringing old-fashioned holiday cheer. Topped by a jolly snowman in a vintage holiday outfit, each one showcases artist Thomas Kinkade’s acclaimed visions of holidays past on a classic jingle bell.
6. Dallas Cowboys Personalized Baby’s First Christmas Ornament
A “baby’s first Christmas” ornament is essential for every new member of the family — and a great Christmas gift for new parents. This customizable Dallas Cowboys ornament adds personality to this adorable tradition with a mini team helmet and mini baby fan gear. It includes letter beads for personalization, making it an irresistible way to welcome your family’s newest fan. Find more NFL football ornaments here.
7. Disney FROZEN Ornament Collection
If you’re one of the millions of families who fell in love with Disney’s “Frozen,” these are the ornaments for you. Each one is handcrafted in glass with icy blue satiny finishes, glittery accents and unforgettable character artwork. In other words, they’re not your average Disney ornaments, but keepsakes of original design and enduring quality — as ornaments are meant to be.
8. Thomas Kinkade Heaven Sent Ornament Collection
For many, Christmas is a time to celebrate faith and the blessings that fill our lives. Well-loved for his inspirational artwork, Thomas Kinkade had a talent for bringing the beauty of faith to everything he created, including his beloved holiday art. These angel ornaments recreate that uplifting vision with such detailed craftsmanship, each one is a work of art in itself. They make lovely expressions of the faith that inspires you.
What’s your favorite Christmas ornament? I’d love to hear the story behind it, so please share with me in the comments! In the meantime, spread some holiday cheer by sharing this post with friends. Thanks for reading, and happy tree-trimming!Unique Christmas Ornaments That Help Tell Your Story by Ann Kelley