There are so many different types of Christmas ornaments, you may not know where to begin. From delicate hand-blown glass figures and gorgeous vintage ornaments to Styrofoam forms that you can decorate yourself, you may have trouble making a selection. The good news is that most are fairly affordable, so even if you can't make up your mind, you can choose as many as you like.
If you don't have space on the Christmas tree for all of your favorite Christmas ornaments, you can use different types of ornaments to make other decorations. To make a great centerpiece for the coffee table or the dining table, fill a basket with brightly colored, shiny glass orbs in all different sizes and colors. On the other hand, you could choose certain colors or all one color, or fill a pretty glass bowl with gold, silver, or both.
Christmas ornaments also make great gifts. No Grandma can resist a picture frame ornament that contains a photo of her darling grandchild. There are also great silver or gold-plated brass ornaments that you can have personalized for those special people in your life. Engraving is usually free with purchase, and you can add your loved one's name as well as the date or the year. Giving a different one each Christmas creates a nice tradition.
Another great choice is handmade Christmas ornaments. Whether you make them yourself from available kits or craft items, or purchase handmade or hand-carved ornaments from a specialty shop, they are sure to be a hit. Handmade ornaments add a special touch to the holiday season, and many can be personalized. Choosing one special ornament each year as a family, and adding it to the Christmas tree last, is another nice tradition.
There are plenty of other styles to choose from, including fabric Christmas ornaments, wood, plastic, and even stained glass. From bright velvet bows and wooden toy soldiers to plastic candied apples and stained glass angels, each brings its own unique charm to holiday decorating. Place them around the home, on a pine garland across a doorway, or on the Christmas tree.