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All is Merry and Bright: Introducing Our Personalized, Keepsake Ornaments for the Holidays


Christmas is a sacred time to celebrate old and new traditions.  Germany is credited with starting the Christmas tree tradition in the 16th century when devout Christians brought trees into their homes decorated with candles.  Some of the first Christmas ornaments were shiny red apples, nuts and marzipan cookies.  It was commonly believed that apples were used as ornaments because of their relation to the winter solstice (the shortest day and longest night of the year, usually on Dec. 21 or 22), when food was scarce during winter, and stored apples played a big role in the feasts celebrating the solstice.  As time went on, apples, nuts and berries were gilded in silver and gold for the wealthy to display on their evergreens.

Today our ornaments come in all colors, shapes and sizes, commemorating Christmases past and cherished family memories.  Our new exclusive and hand-drawn white ceramic ornaments by Beverly Hills calligrapher Jillian Yee-Pham are sure to become family heirlooms, expressing the whimsical or spiritual, and can be used on your tree, to personalize a gift, or add a touch of embellishment on a wine bottle.  Your customized ornament will be treasured year after year!  Personalization is free of charge.

Fun Holiday Tip:  Why not start a new tradition with your best friends and organize an ornament exchange?  Decide beforehand who you will be gifting, then invite the girls over for cocktails, draw names from a jar, and present your personalized ornaments!  Be sure to choose something with special meaning:  To mark a sentimental occasion (baby’s first Christmas, a new couple’s first Christmas with the wedding date on the ornament, or a pet’s passing).   From the serious and religious, to the fun and cheeky, click HERE for inspiration.  Enjoy!



Shop all of our Personalized Holiday Ornaments HEREPrancing Reindeer Knit Pillow, $49.99; JUMBO Felt Stocking, ON SALE now; $29.99;  Large Canvas Postal Bag, $19.99 or $16.99 for two or more; and all Christmas Stockings HERE



Holiday hopes and wishes expressed on our exclusive, personalized hand-drawn, ceramic ornaments by Beverly Hills calligrapher Jillian Yee-Pham. Includes gold ribbon for hanging.  Buy one or the whole set:  Hope, Faith, Peace and Love, $12.99 each HERE

816331_lv610Our NEW Natural Sea Shell Ornaments come hand-finished with gold ribbon and poinsettia bows, by Bahamian designer Tina Klonars-Robinson. Set of three, $27.99, great as napkin holders, tree ornaments or to add elegance to any gift.  Our exclusive Red Tango Napkins will make your dinner more memorable with monogrammed cloth napkins. 100% cotton, $6.99 each, or two or more for $5.99. Seashells sold separately.


We have an ornament for nearly every sentiment, from your baby’s first Christmas, to a lifelong remembrance for a loved one.  Decorate your tree or holiday gifts with these personalized wishes.  Shop HERE for all of our customized ornaments.

Whimsical, spiritual or straightforward, our personalized ceramic designer ornaments are sure to become family keepsakes, $12.99 each HERE. By Jillian Yee-Pham.  Only available at Lillian Vernon; personalization is free of charge.



Shop HERE for our entire collection of Personalized Ornaments



Capture the spirit of the season with your quirky, loveable family represented on our Personalized, Hand-lettered Resin Ornaments, from the family car to the dog house! Personalized for free, $14.99-$16.99.  Shop more styles HERE

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Our personalized ornaments make great gifts, special ornamentation for a gift or wine bottle, or in a stocking. Shop all of our ornaments HERE




Commemorate Baby’s First Christmas, a First Home, or just being Naughty, with our exclusive, hand-drawn ceramic ornaments designed by Jillian Yee-Pham, $12.99. Perfect stocking stuffers or hang tags on a gift too! HERE



Sparkling with white glitter, our Glass XO Ornaments whisper hugs and kisses! Comes in set of eight (four red and four pink), $16.99




The stockings are hung by the chimney with care! Glittered resin Mantle Stocking Ornament can have two to six personalized stockings.  Click HERE for design options, $14.99-$16.99.




Surprise Grandma & Grandpa with holiday love! Our hand-lettered, polyresin Grandkids Ornament features up to eight names, personalized for free, $14.99-$19.99




Shop HERE for our full collection of ornaments.



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