Your Christmas tree should celebrate what you love in life and these affordable collegiate Christmas ornaments make a great way to celebrate your alma mater. While I didn’t attend Iowa, my boyfriend and my parents did, so I see the Iowa Hawkeyes version as a great addition to our Christmas tree this year. In addition, we’d probably get a University of Nebraska ornament, as I am a huge Huskers fan.
The Santa-featuring ornaments measure 4.5 inches in diameter and are made of glass. They feature Santa Claus standing next to a tree decked out with the college’s colors and a larger ornament bearing its logo.
The affordable collegiate ornaments are available in 32 different styles including:
- Auburn University
- Louisiana State University
- Michigan State University
- Ohio State University
- University of Michigan
- University of North Carolina
These Christopher Radko Christmas food ornaments make a delicious addition to a Christmas tree this year. The food themed ornaments by the famed Christmas ornament designer range from a slice of pie, to a food truck, and finally a gingerbread tree.
The apple pie ornament features a delicious looking baked good topped by glittery ice cream. This ornament is part of Christopher Radko’s Little Gems Collection. It was handcrafted in Poland.
Moving in a different direction for a Radko Christmas food ornaments, the A Quick Bite is an ornament representing a food truck. The glittery green truck features images of hot dogs and hamburgers. Like the apple pie ornament, it was made in Poland.
Finally, the retired (but fortunately still available) Little Gem Gingerbread Tree is a fun Christopher Radko food ornament from 1999. The glittery ornament measures about 3.5 inches tall. It is covered with beautiful, glittery details.
If you love Kate Spade, you’ll adore these black and white Kate Spade Christmas ornaments on your Christmas tree. Each features a different design and ribbon color. All of them are adorned with Kate Spade’s spade emblem.
The horizontal striped Christmas ornament features a red ribbon. Like the other ornaments, the ball ornament measures 2.5 inches in diameter.
Featuring a bright pink ribbon, the black, white, and gold black and white Kate Spade ornament is both classic and modern. The round bauble is made of porcelain.
Polka dots are in style this year, and are classic, fun, and flirty. With a darker pink ribbon, this Christmas ornament makes a great addition to any Christmas tree.
Finally the Fa La La La Christmas ornament features the Christmas-y saying in a fun font. The black and white ornament can hang from your Christmas tree on a green ribbon.
These felt bird ornaments make an affordable and fun addition to any Christmas tree. All three felt bird ornaments were designed by Suzy Ultman of Columbus, Ohio.
One of the cute ornament is a yellow bird wearing a tan hat, light blue and white striped top, and red bandanna. Made in India, the bauble measures approximately 6 inches tall, 3.5 inches wide, and an inch deep.
Another fun ornament was inspired by the peacock. The blue peacock, with green, white, and blue feathers, measures 4.25 inches wide and 4.5 inches tall.
The final bird, a white one, wears a yellow hat. Like the yellow bird, this ornament has cord-style legs. It is 3.5 inches wide and 5.5 inches tall. Like the other ornaments in this set, the cute ornament makes a fun addition to the tree of anyone, any age.
Have a child who loves unicorns? Grow up having loved the mythical animals? This white collage unicorn ornament makes a fun option for your Christmas tree.
Made of newspaper, the collage unicorn ornament is primarily white, with a silver horn and black feet. Rather large, the Christmas ornament measures approximately four inches wide by six inches tall.
Fans of rock and roll will love this guitar ornament set. The guitar ornament set features four ornaments, all about three inches tall. Made of resin, the guitars are black and white, red and white, yellow, and blue. At under $7 for the set of four ornaments, this is a terrific deal.
One prior purchaser of the guitar ornament set wrote:
If I wanted the Fabrege Egg equivalent of a guitar ornament I’d save up and commission one. Given the price, how cool they look and feel, that they include a blue bass (for me), and that they made the boy’s day, I’d say they are perfect. I actually thought they were hand-painted, hand-cut and sanded wood until I read another review stating they are resin. I couldn’t tell and I don’t care. That they made a kid happy and look good on his tree is all that matters to me. They do feel substantial and I assume they will last many years.
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For Christmas 2014, Crate and Barrel partnered with Rebuilding Together to make a terrific set of limited edition charity ornaments, all shaped like homes. At ten dollars, the limited edition charity ornaments are an affordable way to make a difference this holiday season. They’re also packaged in a cute way, so they could make a great Christmas present.
Designed by various artists, the ornaments are all the same shape and size but are still very different from each other. For instance, the Woody Wagon ornament features a pink home with a vintage looking car. Andrew Bannecker designed it to celebrate winter evenings beneath Virginia’s starry sky.
Brooklyn-based Julia Pott’s home ornament features adorable animals wearing santa-hats alongside snow-capped trees. In contrast, Chicago artist Laura Berger made a bold, bright colored sunshine ornament that might remind you of warmer months to come.
Like the other limited edition charity ornaments, Cynthia Treen’s ornament is made of pinewood. The Christmas ornament Christmas trees and the moon.
One of my favorite of the limited edition charity ornaments is the red typography themed home ornament by Jude Landry. Seasonal words like “merry” and “peace” grace the sides of the building.
Another fun ornament is the pink feathered ornament by a Michigan artist is a fun option and will likely thrill young children. It’s fun, but wouldn’t work well on a more formal Christmas tree.
All of the ornaments measure 3 inches wide, 2 inches deep, and 3.25 inches tall. This includes Montreal-artist Sabina Gibson’s polar bear ornament featuring a snowy hill.
Finally, Karolin Schnoor’s fashion-themed ornament will thrill young professionals and those who love a modern-themed Christmas tree. It features bold pinks, reds, and blues– honestly, I love it!
The limited edition Christopher Radko snow globe ornament makes a fun addition to any larger Christmas tree this year. The ornament shows Santa Claus with a pile of gifts (including a teddy bear and robot), inside a snow globe, on his head.
Made in Poland, the beautiful Christmas ornament is accented with glitter. The Christopher Radko snow globe ornament measures approximately 7.5 inches tall and weighs about a pound. A Christmas ornament to thrill for ages, it ships in a beautiful gift box.
Since the fun Christmas ornament is limited edition, you will want to grab it quickly if you love it!
Last year we featured Kurt Adler’s drum-shaped Rockette ornament. This year’s Rockette ornament makes another fun addition to the Christmas tree of a New York or Rockette fan.
Designed by Adler, the Rockette ornament measures six inches tall– so it’s a terrific addition to a larger Christmas tree. The fun ornament was made of Resin and features four Rockettes doing their signature kick-line. Each Rockette wears a fun, sparkly jacket.
As a Chicagoan, I love Chicago-centric ornaments (and have written about a number of them!). This white ball ornament celebrates the Wrigley Field anniversary.
An official MLB product, the white Wrigley Field Anniversary ornament measures approximately 2.75 inches in diameter. The bauble was made of glass.
This ornament will thrill Cubs fans and those who love historic Major League Baseball parks across the United States.