Christmas Ornaments: An Annalee Tradition


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Christmas is a time of joy and celebration. One of the most beloved and cherished traditions of this festive season is collecting and hanging ornaments on the Christmas tree. Through the years, ornaments have come to hold immense importance and significance in the hearts of people all around the world.

Annalee began crafting Christmas ornaments in the 1980s. Her designs were, beyond their decorative nature, a way to create family memories and traditions that would last for generations. Today, the tradition continues as vintage Annalee ornaments grace trees everywhere and new Annalee ornaments bring new smiles and new memories to both young and old alike.

Historical Roots

The tradition of decorating homes with ornaments dates back to ancient times. Early civilizations, such as the ancient Egyptians and Romans, used greenery and other natural elements to mark the winter solstice and celebrate the return of light. These customs would eventually be incorporated into the celebration of Christmas in Europe. Christmas ornaments as we know them today date back to 16th century Germany. Their popularity soared in the 1800s when they began to be manufactured commercially. After the Christmas tree, popularized by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert of Great Britain, became a tradition in people’s homes, ornaments became a dominant fixture in decorating and an important symbol for the festive season.

Fostering Traditions

The act of decorating the Christmas tree together becomes a cherished family activity, creating opportunities for bonding and spending quality time with loved ones. Everyone seems to take great delight in hanging ornaments, reminiscing about the stories behind each one, and creating new memories each year. Annalee’s unique and enchanting ornaments are perfect for creating lasting holiday memories. These precious heirlooms carry not only the memories of friends, loved ones, or special occasions but also the warmth and love shared during past holiday seasons. The shared experience of unpacking and displaying these cherished ornaments reinforces the family’s identity, values, and shared history.

The 2023 Christmas Ornament Collection

The NEW Annalee Christmas Ornament Collection for 2023 continues in the tradition by bringing together an assortment of 14 spritely designs culled from four new special Annalee Christmas Collections: Jolly, Plaid & Pine, Poinsettia, and Holiday Sweets. There’s truly something for everyone in this year’s collectible ornament collection— merry mice, an assortment of adorable animals, sweet chefs, elves, and don’t forget Santa! How will you trim your tree this year with Annalee and what new traditions will you start?

Poinsettia Collection Ornaments

If any design of the 2023 captures the history and essence of Annalee it has to be the Poinsettia Ski Mouse. This precious mouse harkens back to Annalee’s earliest designs, which were skiing themed. You will love its poinsettia-print hat and flowing red scarf, but it’s the design’s candy cane skis that really stand out. Too cute for words.

Other Poinsettia-themed designs include the 3-inch Poinsettia Snowman with its classic top hat and scarf (he’ll warm up your holidays), the 4-inch Poinsettia Pup, and the 3-inch Sliding Penguin.

  • 4in Poinsettia Pup

    Item #711223
    Original price was: $23.00.Current price is: $17.25.
  • 3in Poinsettia Ski Mouse

    Item #711123
    Original price was: $23.00.Current price is: $17.25.
  • 3in Poinsettia Snowman

    Item #710123
    Original price was: $23.00.Current price is: $17.25.

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Plaid & Pine Collection Ornaments

If you want to add a little touch of country charm to your tree, the best place to start is with the 3-inch Plaid & Pine Nightshirt Mouse. This adorable mouse is ready for a long winter’s nap with its nightshirt and cap made of Annalee’s signature Plaid and Pine fabric. The mouse holds some holly made of burlap. It’s sure to bring you sweet dreams.

The rustic charm of pine sprays, jingle bells, and red berries highlight three other Plaid and Pine animal ornaments: the 4-inch Plaid & Pine Moose, the 3-inch Plaid & Pine Kitty, and the 3-inch Plaid & Pine Mouse. Which one of this menagerie will be your favorite?

  • 3in Plaid & PIne Nightshirt Mouse

    Item #710523
    Original price was: $23.00.Current price is: $17.25.
  • 3in Plaid & Pine Kitty

    Item #710323
    Original price was: $23.00.Current price is: $17.25.
  • 3in Plaid & Pine Mouse

    Item #710223
    Original price was: $23.00.Current price is: $17.25.

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Jolly Collection Ornaments

If you’re looking for something a bit more playful for your tree, then the trifecta of the 5-inch Jolly Elf, 4-inch Jolly White Fox, and 3-inch Jolly Mouse will surely bring you plenty of smiles. Each of these critters is adorned with classic red, green, and white holiday colors designed to give you a pleasant pop of Christmas cheer.

  • 5in Jolly Elf

    Item #711023
    Original price was: $23.00.Current price is: $17.25.
  • 4in Jolly White Fox

    Item #710923
    Original price was: $24.00.Current price is: $18.00.
  • 3in Jolly Mouse

    Item #710423
    Original price was: $22.00.Current price is: $16.50.

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Holiday Sweets Collection Ornaments

And what would Christmas be without some sweet and tasty holiday treats? Preparing them for you is the 3-inch Holiday Sweets Santa, complete with his own bag of sugar. Joining him are the 3-inch Holiday Sweets Mouse with its delectable lollipop and the 3-inch Gingerbread Chef and its peppermint candy. The candy cane print featured on design will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth.

  • 3in Holiday Sweets Mouse

    Item #710823
    Original price was: $22.00.Current price is: $16.50.
  • 3in Gingerbread Chef

    Item #710723
    Original price was: $22.00.Current price is: $16.50.
  • 3in Holiday Sweets Santa

    Item #710623
    Original price was: $24.00.Current price is: $18.00.

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Join in the Fun!

There’s truly something for everyone in this year’s collectible Christmas ornament collection. Adding some new Annalee designs to your tree will bring some magic and wonder to your holiday season, and we guarantee it will make tree trimming much more fun. Which new Christmas ornaments do you like best? Let us know at

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