A Christmas For Collectors | Deck The Halls With These Designer Decorations
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A Christmas For Collectors | Deck The Halls With These Designer Decorations

byMichelle LaverDecember 12, 2021

Antique Christmas ornaments are among the loveliest Christmas decorations you can find for your tree – some of these decorations are so valuable, they can make you a small fortune if found.

  • Antique Glass and Ceramic Christmas Trees
  • Glass Bead Garlands
  • Dresden Paper Animal Ornaments
  • Beaded Christmas Ornaments
  • Cotton Batting Christmas Ornaments
  • Figural Glass Christmas Ornaments

It goes without saying that many of us are more excited than usual for Christmas this year. 

With Christmas 2020 seeing many having to stay at home and avoid seeing family due to coronavirus restrictions, we’re hoping that Christmas 2021 will be a very special celebration, with this year hopefully marking a time when things can return to some kind of normality. 

With just over two weeks to go until Christmas, elevating your Christmas décor game with some of the best decorations should be high on your agenda. 

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We wouldn’t usually encourage such over-preparation, but since this festive season is set to be bigger and better than ever, after last year’s epic write-off, we’re already picking out stylish pieces to adorn our home with. 


Studies show that putting up Christmas decorations early, is guaranteed to make you happier. The idea is that decorations remind us of childhood excitement. 

Holiday decorations help up relive the magic and give us that well-needed release from our feel-good hormone – dopamine. 

There is a chill in the air, the leaves a different shade and you still have time to plan for reliable decorations for years to come.

The end of the year is a time when spending reaches an all-time high. So why not invest in Christmas decorations that are prone to last for a longer period?

High-quality Christmas decorations to invest in this year are leaning towards the new sustainable trends which are currently on the rise. 

Cotton Batting Christmas Charm
Figural Glass Ornament

If you’re someone who likes to follow a theme throughout all your decorating at Christmas, the biggest trend that is emerging this year is rustic, homemade looks.

According to online sites like Etsy, searches for mushrooms, the decor is up 366 per cent, while searches for dried floral wreaths have skyrocketed by 68 per cent. 

However, if you are someone who is looking to make an early Christmas investment then look no further than getting your hands on some antique Christmas ornaments.

Luxury antique ornaments are among the loveliest decorations you can find for your tree. From blown glass figures to beaded designs, these vintage ornaments add style and sparkle to your home during the holidays. 

Many antique ornaments are made by hand. While modern ornaments are uniform and perfect, antique Christmas ornaments are hand-crafted and show some variation. 

According to Lovetoknow, if you’ve ever picked up a modern ornament and held it next to an antique one, you know that modern ornaments tend to feel different. 

Genuine antique ornaments are often made of mercury glass, glass that has been silvered on the inside. 

Ceramic Pre-Lit Hand-Painted Christmas Tree
Glass Bead Garlands

Rare Christmas ornaments like Dresden paper examples or cotton batting ornaments are worth the most. The most elaborate Dresden ornaments and the rarest can sell for up to $10,000.

Free-blown ornaments are also extremely valuable. Additionally, if the ornament features a less common figure or design, it can be a hot item with collectors.

According to Today, vintage ceramic Christmas trees also shoot up in value around the holidays, they are said to be worth hundreds of dollars. 

Dresden Paper Ornaments
Beaded Christmas Ornaments

For some people, the value of Christmas ornaments rests in how beautiful it looks on their holiday tree or how long it’s been in their family. 

But, for collectors, the value of Christmas ornaments is an entirely different proposition. 

So, if you’re hanging onto vintage holiday ornaments, they might be worth more than just sentimental value.

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