Aside from a first birthday, commemorating a baby's first Christmas is maybe one of the most meaningful times of the year. That's why it's important to find just the right ornament to commemorate it. We searched Etsy for handmade ones and picked 10 of our favorites that you'll want to hang on the tree for years to come!
Whether you have a random or thematic approach to decorating your tree, the final stage of ornament selection always seems to be the most exciting. From feathered creatures to a new take on nativity pieces, this eclectic mix of eye-catching tree candy will tempt you to get an early start shopping for this year's trimmings.
"Ho ho ho" turns into "ha ha ha" with the Internet Meme Ornament Kit ($12) by Subversive Cross Stitch. Socially Awkward Penguin, Business Cat, the always rambunctious Joseph Ducreux, and others make their mark in cross-stitch in the Ehmahgerd Ernaments DIY packs, which come with a color pattern, 18-count material, needle, 3.5-inch circular ornament, ribbon, and a set of instructions. Click on for more cross-stitched memes to can hang on the tree this holiday season.
You want to remember everything about your baby's first year of life, and that first Christmas is no exception. Pick up a holiday memento that will last for a lifetime: a cute, personalized tree ornament. Etsy is a treasure trove for personalized items, and ornaments are no exception. Keep clicking to check out our 10 favorites for baby's first holiday season.
Every year Hallmark rolls out a dozens of limited-edition ornaments, many referencing pop culture icons like TV show characters, superheroes, Star Wars, and Pixar films. For avid collectors this is one purchase that cannot wait until the season's in full swing.
Hallmark even offers exclusive ornaments at industry conventions like the recent New York Comic-Con, where the goods sold out in a flash. Check out this year's selection of geek-related Hallmark goods, and be sure to snag the ornament of choice before they're gone.
I'm all about feathers in the home, and the holidays are no exception! If you liked the tabletop feather trees I rounded up, you'll love these flighty ornaments. Delicate and sophisticated, these tree adornments are either inspired by the motif, like this set of Three Feather Ornaments ($40), or the real deal, like these gorgeous peacock feather ornaments ($3-$4). Click the images above to shop the look!
Holiday ornaments needn't be confined to the Christmas tree; there are plenty of other places to hang them to give your a home a more festive look. Check out these ideas for inspiration!
Interior stylist Selina Lake recently shared this photo of an assortment of pastel baubles and Christmas gifts wrapped in chic silver paper, which she styled, along with a shot of her ever-growing bauble collection. The soft, pastel ornaments are more feminine than your typical red, green, and gold tree decorations, but they look nonetheless festive. Since the palette was common in the '50s and '60s, antique stores and flea markets are great resources for these girlish adornments, but you'll be hard-pressed to find them in new decor stores. Do you decorate with pastel ornaments?
Now that Thanksgiving is over, I can officially start thinking about hunting for a tree. But of course, along with that comes decorations, and what better way to show a little originality than to trim your holiday tree than with a few of these LEGO Ornaments from Etsy seller Hearts4Ever, inspired by popular geeky movies. Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Toy Story are the stars here, but I happen to think that any LEGO person could be a perfect candidate for ornamentation.
Sure, $15.50 is kinda steep for just one ornament, but if you have some LEGO sets of your own, you could totally make a day out of DIY'ing this idea.
Pottery Barn's extended Black Friday sale comes to a close today, so you've got a few more hours to save 20 percent off all ornaments, garlands, and wreaths. I adore this Silver and Gold Mercury Ball Ornament ($8, from $10) with a hand-etched snowflake pattern. And I'm also sure that this Live Eucalyptus and Berry Wreath ($79, from $99) smells like heaven. Pick up just a few items and you'll be on the fast track to a sophisticated holiday! Here are some of my favorites from the sale: