Christmas is one of the most beautiful times of year. And some of the things that make it so beautiful are Christmas ornaments.
Christmas ornaments come in price ranges and styles to fit any budget and décor. Five great retailers to purchase Christmas ornaments from are Target, Hallmark, Gracious Home, Bed, Bath and Beyond and the Smithsonian catalog.
Target’s in store ornaments are displayed in their Christmas section where shoppers can also purchase Christmas lights, tree skirts and cards. Target’s decorations range from tree toppers to garlands in addition to ornaments. Many ornaments are under $20. For those who are pressed for time and money, Target’s multi piece ornament sets can’t be beat. You can choose from just ornamental balls $15 for 40 pieces or a 100 piece ornament pack for $44.99. Target’s ornaments are also available online.
Now most of you are probably familiar with Hallmark for their thoughtful and caring greeting cards; but Hallmark also sells one of a kind Christmas ornaments. Hallmark’s ornaments can be found online and in Hallmark stores. Hallmark calls its ornaments “keepsakes” and rightly so. These ornaments have and old fashioned appeal. Hallmark’s ornaments are modeled after such popular cultural icons as Barbie and Winnie the Pooh; Christmas traditions such as building a snowman, hobbies, and spending time with family and friends. Most ornaments are under $20.
Gracious Home is a store full of goods for the discerning buyer. In addition to selling items such as candles and tabletop décor, Gracious Home sells glass ornaments in the style of Christopher Radko. Many of Gracious Home’s Christmas ornaments have a New York City theme and a price range of $10 to $65. Gracious Home’s ornaments can be purchased online as well as in store.
For Christmas ornaments that are out of the ordinary, but breathtakingly beautiful, try Lenox ornaments. Lenox is famous for wonderfully crafted china sets and their Christmas ornaments are no exception. The level of detail is astounding. Ornament themes range from angels and baby’s first Christmas to cartoon characters and snowflakes. Most ornaments fall in the $20 to $30 range and many can be personalized with the name of its recipient. Lenox’s Christmas ornaments are available online.
Also along the line of Christmas ornaments that are beautiful but a little different; are those sold by the Smithsonian catalog. The ornaments are reminiscent of the various treasures found in the Smithsonian museums – from carousel animals ($15) to sci-fi robots ($40) along with the more traditional twelve days of Christmas ($29). The Smithsonian’s ornaments are available online or via the Smithsonian catalog.
Visiting any of these stores or their websites will provide you with a wide array of choices and are sure to inspire the Christmas decorator within!