Customized ornaments provide a person with a wonderful way to commemorate the holiday season. Those hoping to capture a bit of nostalgia of seasons past will start an ornament collection when a baby is born or when someone new marries into a family. There are several ways to create some pretty new baubles for a Christmas tree, helping this new family tradition get started.
Customized Ornaments with Photos
If there is a new baby in the house then adding a photo ornament to the tree on her first Christmas, and then each year thereafter, is a way to mark this joyous occasion; it also gives the child a sense of her own history when she's old enough to appreciate her ornament collection.
Photo ornaments custom baublescome in a variety of styles. Ornament shoppers should choose one that best fits the theme of the tree or the milestone being celebrated. Depending upon where the ornament is made, it's possible to have a treasured photo added to a base ornament made from a delicate ceramic or with a shiny gold or silver frame.
If the person receiving the ornament is a little older, a character ornament is a nice choice and shows something about his personality and hobbies in a whimsical way. For example, there are molded ornaments in the shape of the fisherman crafting fish tales, the hiker dressed for the mountain climb, or ones shaped like the serious bike enthusiast complete with racing bike and helmet. Depending upon the ornament company a person chooses, the gift giver can customize these by adding the gift recipient's name, the date of the Christmas being commemorated, and sometimes a small written or recorded message.
Several styles of glass ornaments exist, ranging from the clear crystal type to the delicate Christmas tree ball. The crystal ornaments allow people to create something a little fancier, because they usually allow for elements such as engraving and frosted glass techniques. Additionally, these ornaments make wonderful gift ideas for the person buying commemorative ornaments for a whole family; many of them are flat and round in design, allowing the gift giver to add multiple names and dates to each.
Glass Christmas bulb-style ornaments are the ornaments that almost everyone remembers from his or her childhood. Many styles now allow space for the receiver's photo, areas of snowy "frosting" and other Christmas-themed visuals. Like the crystal ornaments, these can be made to be very fancy. Many come with a special velvet ornament bag, which function as the gift's wrapping in lieu of more traditional wrapping methods and are collectible as well.
Ornaments tie Christmases past with Christmas present, and for the person looking to create new family memories and traditions, putting together ornaments with a special person or persons in mind is a wonderful way to do it. In years to come, the holidays these families celebrated together will come back to mind each time they remove the precious piece from its box and hang it on the tree once more.