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Choosing Your Favorite Christmas Ornament Style
by Marcia S Ripperger   
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Last edited: Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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When choosing a set of Christmas ornaments, you should try to find ornaments that reflect your personality and the theme of your home.

When choosing a set of Christmas ornaments, you should try to find ornaments that reflect your personality and the theme of your home. No matter the statement you want to make, whether bold, classic, or a little bit unique, there is probably an ornament style for you. When shopping for holiday decorations this year, take a few minutes to browse the multiple styles of ornaments available, and choose one that speaks to you. Each year, you can add a few more ornaments to your set, and before you know it, you'll have an entire theme! There are a variety of types of ornaments to choose from - let's discuss a few.

Victorian and Antique Christmas Ornaments

Victorian or antique Christmas ornaments make it easy to create the appearance of an old fashioned Christmas. Typically these ornaments are beautiful and detailed decorations that often include cherubs, lace or flowers. More whimsical ornaments might be shaped as Victorian boots or colorful birds. Another wonderful option is to choose ornaments that look like jewelry. Gold and beaded ornaments make a stunning accent to a tree.

Traditional Christmas Ornaments

Everyone recognizes snowflakes and gingerbread men as icons of Christmas. These easy to find, affordable ornaments are popular with young and old. Those who are on a budget or are worried small children may break expensive decorations can start out with simple Christmas balls, inexpensive garlands and mass produced ornaments. As either your budget or children grow you can ease into higher end ornaments of the same style and begin improving the quality of your ornaments.

Country and Western Christmas Ornaments

It's easy to add a whole lot of country charm come Christmas with the right ornaments. Typically these types of ornaments are divided into two separate and distinct styles: The western type based on symbols from the old west or the primitive country variety often found at gift shops or craft sales. Either makes an attractive addition to a themed Christmas tree.

For an authentic old west vibe choose Christmas ornaments such as cowboy boots, sheriff’s badges in place of stars or miniature horseshoes. Those who would like to stick with the western theme but prefer a dressier look can decorate with turquoise beads or elegant dream catchers.

Primitive country Christmas ornaments usually consist of wood crafts which are decoratively painted. This style can range from wooden signs to hang on your walls or traditional Christmas symbols such as Santa or snowmen that have been painted with bright colors. These ornaments create a very relaxed and cozy atmosphere and are perfect for those that enjoy country living or have a rustic themed home.

It can be overwhelming at first to try to create a themed Christmas tree. Instead of trying to purchase all of your themed Christmas ornaments at once, consider purchasing a few each year. There are many places to purchase ornaments, such as malls, craft fairs, farmers markets, and antique stores. You could even begin a tradition of an ornament exchange with your family and friends, taking the stress out of gift giving. Enjoy expanding your ornament collection, while adding to your holiday theme. Happy hunting!

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