Crafts-Hobbies Vivian | 30 Sep 2010 08:13 am

Collecting Holiday Ornaments

Holiday Ornaments are probably one of the easiest and most popular items to collect. Even people who don’t normally collect things probably have collections of Christmas Ornaments. With all the new ones available and coming out each year, it is hard not to enjoy this great collectible.. There are many ways to collect ornaments and here are just a few.

  1. Start a collection for your kids. Adding a new ornament for each of your children each year is a great way to spend time with them and help them to learn what styles of things they like. The styles may change from year to year and that’s ok. It will be a fun record of the changes that have occurred as they have matured each year. This collection can then be given to the child when they are grown and will be a great start to their own Christmas collection.
  2. Collect ornaments that relate to other things you like to collect or that reflect your specific interests. Most are small, easy to store and often less expensive than larger items of the same style. For instance, if you collect dolls a collection of doll ornaments would be an additional way to enjoy that collection.
  3. Collect ornaments based on places you have visited. Buying ornaments as “souvenirs” when traveling is a great way to keep mementos of vacations or fun travel experiences. This would be another great place to involve your children by also adding to their Christmas collections.
  4. Make and collect your own handcrafted ornaments. There are always lots of new craft ideas and kits that come out every year for making your own tree decorations. Why not try to make a few new ones every year to add to your collection? I often find new ideas for handmade angel tree ornaments that I like to make and add to my angel collection every year.
  5. Collecting ornaments by the material they are made from would open a whole new category of collectibles. You can collect fabric ornaments, china, wooden, glass, or choose from any other type of material that you like.
  6. Collect ornaments for other holidays besides Christmas. A popular trend recently has been decorations for Easter Trees. There are many Easter Ornaments available to collect. Other holidays that are popular for collecting ornaments are Halloween and 4th of July.
  7. Collect ornaments for investment. There are many companies, such as Hallmark, Christopher Radko, and many others that specifically release new limited edition ornaments each year that are very collectible and will increase in value as time goes by. Also, collecting antique or vintage tree decorations can be a lot of fun and these types of decorations will also increase in value.

These are just a few ways to enjoy collecting ornaments. Think about your individual interests and your reasons for collecting and you’ll soon find many types of ornaments that will be fun for you to collect.

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