Christmas Ornament Gift Certificate Giveaway!

It is not too late to order your personalized Christmas ornaments for Christmas 2011!  And to help one of you out with your holiday ornament shopping, we are going to give away a $15 gift certificate for to one lucky reader of this post!!  We still have a huge selection of cute ornaments for you to use your certificate on, as well as some great new choices!

camping family christmas ornament

Camper Bears Family Ornament

Available from family of 2 all the way up to family of five, this could be the perfect selection for your group of happy campers!

beach family christmas ornament

Beach Bears Family Ornament

Also available in family of 2 through family of 5, this ornament is great for the beach bum in all of us!

cowboy personalized christmas ornament

Cowboy Hat and Boots Ornament

Giddyup and don’t forget this new cutie for the cowboy in your life!!

Ready to win a gift certificate and do some ornament shopping?  I thought you might be.

The Giveaway: A $15 gift certificate to

Mandatory Entry: Visit our website, then come back and leave a comment telling us about an ornament that you love.

Additional Entries (you may complete one, none, or all of these-just leave a comment for each action that you complete):

-“Like” us on Facebook

-Sign up for our email newsletter (sign up box in left sidebar of our home page)

-Upload a picture of an ornament you have purchased from us previously to our Facebook page, and we’ll give you FIVE extra entries!!

-Subscribe to this blog (available in the right sidebar of this page)

Have fun and good luck!  This giveaway will run until next Tuesday, December 13th, at 8 pm PST.  One winner will be chosen at random and notified by email.

New Family Ornaments!

Can you even believe it is already less than three months until Christmas?!  While the big day may not even be on your radar yet, we have had our elves busy working behind the scenes to get all of our over 1300 personalized Christmas ornaments ready for you this holiday season!  One of the fun things we get to do every year is look around for new ornaments to add to our vast inventory.  We are going to introduce some of them to you in a series of blog posts, so you can either update your wish list or beat the rush and order now at! Our best selling ornaments tend to be our family ornaments, so we are always on the look out for cute new additions to that section.  We have found some this season we think you will just love!

personalized family christmas ornament

This adorable resin ornament is the Family Carrying Christmas Tree.  Accommodating 4 family members, it is sure to be the perfect addition to your tree this year!  Available for $14.95.

family personalized christmas ornament

Have a bit bigger family?  Then the Family in Big Blue Bed ornament could be the winner for you.  With six family members to personalize, this resin ornament is cute and functional for the larger family.  Available for $15.95.

Make sure to keep clicking here and on our Facebook page to watch for more new ornaments and coupon codes to get your Christmas ornament shopping started off right!!

Only 8 Days Until Christmas!!

Can you believe it?  Only 8 days until Christmas!  The good news is, there is still PLENTY of time to order your personalized Christmas ornaments!  We are still shipping same day in most situations, next day in all the others, so if you placed your order today, you would have it by Monday or Tuesday of next week!!

The reason most people put off their Christmas shopping (other than the crazy crowds of people at the malls, which you won’t have to worry about on our site!) is because they simply don’t know what to get for certain people on their list.  We can help you with that!!  With over 1300 different ornaments to choose from, we are certain to have the high quality, yet relatively inexpensive gift for anyone on your list.  We have the best handwriting of any other personalized Christmas ornament site on the web, so let us take some stress off and finish up your Christmas shopping at!

Also, please go “like” us on Facebook-there’s lots of fun to be had over there, including a current giveaway of a personalized ornament of your choice!!

Personalized Christmas Ornaments for Kids!

I don’t know about you, but there are big things happening in my house this year. Every year of a child’s life is filled with milestones, but it seems like none are quite as exciting as the fifth year.

From the first day of big kid school-kindergarten! and the subsequent first bus ride, to the first lost tooth and visit from the tooth fairy, to first sports and sometimes even a baby sister or brother added to the family, there are many things to be remembered!
What better way to remember them than a personalized Christmas ornament? There are personalized ornaments to commemorate the first tooth lost, as pictured above, or you could choose a tooth fairy personalized Christmas ornament like this one:

There are many different personalized ornament choices to remember the first day of school as well. You could go with a first day of school personalized Christmas ornament that looks like your proud kindergartener:

or instead choose the first bus ride Christmas ornament so you can remember what was probably the favorite part of your new students day.

But school and teeth aren’t the only things that are special in a five year old’s life. Did your kiddo get glasses this year? You could go with an Eyeglasses Personalized Ornament to show your little one how cool they look in their new shades-

Or what if their year wasn’t marked so much by what they did, but more about what they became…like a big sister or brother? No matter the situation, you can find a personalized Christmas ornament for siblings that would fit the bill.

There are big sister ornaments,

as well as big brother ornaments.

So no matter what you’re looking for, we here at have you covered with all of these ornaments in stock plus many, many more, and as always are offering free shipping on all orders over $60!

The Santa Visit – When is it too Early?

When Santa visits the mall, you know Christmas is right around the corner.  In our local mall, that means the middle of November!  Is that too early?  Should we REALLY be thinking about Christmas two weeks after the last trick-or-treater knocks on our door?  Should malls be fully decked out before the turkey hits the table?  In the case of Costco, we’re talking about late summer, but that’s another story.  In our case, the pre-Thanksgiving visit to Santa works out perfectly.  Our Christmas business at keeps us shackled to our house like a disobedient reindeer for the entire month of December.  In fact, the kids are lucky (or unlucky) that we even have the time to take them to school.  If not for Santa making his annual appearance in November, our poor children would grow up wondering if they would EVER meet the Big Cheese himself.  One of the best reasons for going in November is that you rarely have to wait in line.  How many times have you stood in a long line—only to have Santa go on a lunch break for an hour once you finally reached the front?  It’s tempting to throw your kids in front of him while he’s sitting down in the mall’s Food Court, but who wants a picture of Santa with ketchup in his beard?  Not me, which is why November is the best time for the precious picture.  The number one reason for going early?  You get great pictures like this because the kids haven’t melted down while waiting in line.  What are your thoughts?  How early does your family visit Santa?

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Holly, Santa, Jason, Jamie

Life in the Ornament House is Underway!

07-09-photo 460Welcome to the very first “official” entry of Life in the Ornament House. This weekly blog will attempt to give everyone an idea on how hectic (and fun!) it is while trying to run a Christmas business out of our home while raising three young kids at the same time! For more than half the year, The Ornament House is all about enjoying the kids and doing various fun activities. However, come late summer through Christmas, life essentially shuts down and day-to-day activities become completely different and take on a whole new meaning. Many of our family members and friends think we have a cakewalk for a life. Though we are very fortunate to both be able to stay home, it’s anything but a day at the beach. We hope to paint a great picture of our life through this brand new blog so you can begin to understand all the work that goes on before our customers receive their beautiful personalized Christmas ornaments from us! We’ll blog about everything—great deals that Wendy has found, entertainment, sports, and of course, all things kids! Stay tuned!