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!
We’ve featured a number of charity related ornaments including these Radko ornaments and this polar bear ornament. This Make a Wish ornament by Things Remembered is another great option if you’re looking to make a meaningful ornament purchase this holiday season.
This 4.75 inch tall ornament (found here) features crystal accents and a dangling star charm. The charm hanging from the ornate star ornament can be personalized with a name. The Make A Wish ornament comes in a beautiful box and for every ornament purchased, Things Remembered will donate $2 (for a minimum of $150,000) to Make A Wish.
Previously, we featured this white and gold polar bear ornament. While that ornament is very affordable, if you are looking for a more unique ornament, this white glass polar bear ornament may be a better option.
The approximately two inch tall ornament (found here) was hand-sculpted by glass artists in Vermont. The white body of the polar bear is accented with a black ball nose.
For every polar bear ornament purchased, one dollar will be donated to Polar Bears International.
Mariska Hargitay Ornament
Christopher Radko Charity Ornament: Mariska Hargitay
Law and Order SVU star Mariska Hargitay collaborated with Christopher Radko to release this green and blue glass ball ornament featuring a bright red heart. The beautiful ornament, part of the Christopher Radko charity ornament collection, is 4 inches tall and all proceeds from its sale go to the Child Mind Institute.
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Vera Wang Ornament
Christopher Radko Charity Ornament: Vera Wang
Wedding dress designer Vera Wang worked with Radko to produce this sparkly light purple ornament featuring her monogram. The glass ornament is topped by a black bow. This ornament could be a great gift for anyone who got married in a Vera Wang gown.
Katie Couric Ornament
Christopher Radko Charity Ornament: Katie Couric
Morning news star Katie Couric designed another purple ornament in the Christopher Radko charity ornament collection. The glass ornament features various buildings from the New York City skyline, is dusted with some snow-like white glitter, and features Katie’s signature. This ornament could be a great gift for anyone who loves the news personality.
Jonathan Adler Ornament
Christopher Radko Charity Ornament: Jonathan Adler
Early we profiled these Jonathan Adler ornaments, and the designer is known for his great modern taste. He collaborated with Radko to design this blue glass ornament featuring his monogram surrounded by a maroon and gold glitter design.
Megan Hilty Ornament
Christopher Radko Charity Ornament: Megan Hilty
Broadway star Megan Hilty is best known for portraying Galinda in Wicked and worked with Radko to design this musically focused glass ornament. The blue ornament features blackmusical notes, a treble clef, white stars, and the actress’ signature.
Christopher Radko Charity Ornament: Alice & Olivia
I absolutely love this black and white ornament topped with a red bow. The ornament features a painted on black and white corset and is wrapped in a black netted tutu. The ornament, also featuring a black pearl-like necklace, has hints of sex appeal and would be a great addition to your tree.
Alice & Olivia Ornament
Christopher Radko Christmas Ornament, Think Pink Nick Breast Cancer Charity
Christmas might not be until December, but you’re shopping for ornaments in October. Therefore, consider picking up this ornament featuring a pink Santa Claus. The hand-blown ornament, made in Poland, is 5 inches tall, so may work best on larger trees, but will brighten any day. In addition to bringing joy to your Christmas, a portion of the proceeds go to charity.