April's Picks – Unique Christmas Ornaments

Christmas trees are everywhere you turn, on corner lots, tree farms and even at Costco! We always have a live tree and are getting ours this weekend. I love getting all of the ornaments out and layering the tree with memories. I combine meaningful ornaments with pretty ornaments to make our tree “ours.”

 {The only challenge with this handcrafted ornament is selecting your favorite color! From:  Ever Blooms Flowers .}

{The only challenge with this handcrafted ornament is selecting your favorite color! From: Ever Blooms Flowers.}

While I use a lot of ornaments from the past (we collect a new one or two each year to reflect our travels or special occasions from that year), I am always drawn to the pretty ornaments found on store shelves or online. A pretty tree deserves a bit of new jewelery every year, right?

 {I love dogs and these little guys are beyond adorable with their holiday antlers! From:  Crate & Barrel. }

{I love dogs and these little guys are beyond adorable with their holiday antlers! From: Crate & Barrel.}

You know that a bird in your tree is good luck, right? We have a few in ours – because more birds equal more good luck! I love this guy. He’s not fragile so your kids can place him on the tree – near the center, on a branch – to watch over you this season. At this price you can get a few for you or for gifts.

 {A little birdie told me Santa Claus is coming to town! From:  Fairy Folk .}

{A little birdie told me Santa Claus is coming to town! From: Fairy Folk.}

Looking for a unique gift for someone special? This handmade ornament is so very cool. It comes in other colors, holiday & wintertime themes and personalized versions. It will surely be treasured by the recipient!

What is your favorite ornament and why? Do you have traditions or collections when it comes to your holiday ornaments? I’d love to hear about them!

Happy decorating & happy holidays!

April Pardoe