With so many different types of Christmas ornaments and holiday decorations to choose from, it’s easy to just go with what you know and do the same thing every year. This winter, branch out and try something new!

One of the best things about Christmas is that it gives you an excuse to dress up your home with all of the lovely ornaments we associate with the holiday season.

Of course, with so many types of Christmas ornaments and decorations to choose from, it’s often easy to find yourself hanging the same decorations in the same way, year after year.

Personally, I’ve always found great joy in holiday decorating and hanging my favorite ornaments – especially ornaments that have been gifted to me by loved ones! However, I’ve always found that I have the most fun when I try new things and decorate in new ways.

To help broaden your holiday horizons, I’ve put together a brief list of my favorite types of Christmas ornaments and decorations. Hopefully this list helps you come up with a few new ways to deck the halls this holiday season!

Glass Ball Ornaments

Glass Ball Birthstone Ornament | OrnamentShop.comGlass ball ornaments are a classic Christmas tree tradition. Many people, including myself, still decorate their trees with these beautiful ornaments. Some people even create a theme for their tree using elegant, solid-color glass ball ornaments.

Of course, if you’re looking for a fresh new approach to a common ornament, glass ball ornaments that commemorate special events. Whether it’s a wedding or a graduation, there’s always an ornament for any occasion. We even have birthstone glass ball ornaments, which are easily some of the most popular gifts we carry!

Stuck for ideas? Try reflecting on the previous year’s events, making a list of all the good moments you can remember. Then, find glass ball ornaments that celebrate these events.

Personalized Christmas Ornaments

Snowman Family Ornament | OrnamentShop.comPersonalized Christmas ornaments are what we’re all about here at OrnamentShop.com!

While traditional ornaments lacking personalization are still lovely, personalized ornaments have a deeper meaning – a heart and a soul.

Personalized ornaments make the perfect gift or keepsake for nearly any occasion, and they’ll be treasured for years to come. Everyone has a special memory of a favorite vacation, an engagement or anniversary, or even a favorite sport that they love to watch or play. Personalized ornaments are reminders of these events and occasions.

Ultimately, a collection personalized ornaments are the best addition to any Christmas tree. Whether you’re looking to tell your family story or share a good laugh with your loved ones, these ornaments remind us of the good times we’ve shared and often represent more than just the holiday, highlighting the precious moments that make our lives special.

DIY Holiday Ornaments

DIY Christmas List Ornament | OrnamentShop.comChristmas is a special time of year that brings family together, so what better way to spend time with your family than to create your own ornaments together.

DIY ornaments allow you to add own personal touch to the decorations in your home. With a smidgen of creativity and a little bit of time, you can make your own to decorations and ornaments as a gift to give to others, or to hang in your own home.

Of course, inspiration doesn’t always come easy. That’s why we’ve dedicated a whole section of our blog to unique DIY ornaments and decorations.

For starters, if you’re looking to give a gift that keeps on giving or want to add a little DIY flare to your tree, you can always try making one of these unique wood Christmas ornaments. (They look especially wonderful on a woodland inspired Christmas tree!)

Tinsel & Garland

Blue And Purple Tinsel | OrnamentShop.comTinsel and garland are classic Christmas decorating staples, and can be used to transform any home into a magical, winter wonderland. When you start seeing it around town, it really starts to feel a lot like Christmas.

Garland is used to decorate pretty much everything, from houses to trees and everything in between. Drape some garland on your mantel to complement your Christmas stockings for that traditional Christmas feel. You can even wrap it around your staircase banister for a wintery touch.

Tinsel often comes in a variety of forms: Sometimes, it’s similar to garland and can be easily wrapped around a banister, column, or used to accent your windows. Of course, other types of tinsel are intended to be sprinkled in the branches of your tree, creating a brilliant shimmer that looks spectacular during the day and even more magnificent when you turn on your Christmas lights at night.

One reminder about tinsel and garland: Make sure to keep it away from your pets! They’re often tempted to play with and nibble on it. If you do have pets, you may be best-off avoiding tinsel and garland entirely.

No matter how you decide to use these traditional Christmas decorations, one thing is always true: It’s a surefire sign that Christmas is just around the corner!

Holiday Wreaths

DIY St. Patrick's Day Wreath | OrnamentShop.comI love holiday wreaths, because they’re perfect for any holiday – not just Christmas.

While most people tend to associate a wreath with December holidays, I’ve also seen wreaths for St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, and Thanksgiving.

If you really want to have a door decoration that stands out, try making your own! You’ll be surprised how fun and easy it can be, not to mention that it’s an excellent family activity!

What’s your favorite type of Christmas ornament or holiday decoration? Let us know in the comments below!

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