Snowy Owl Christmas Ornaments

Snowy Owl Christmas Ornaments

An owl isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of snow and Christmas ornaments — in fact, it’s not even the first animal that comes to mind.

However, while I was wasting time doing heavy research on the Internet the other day, I discovered that there are old traditions connecting owls and Christmas.

Apparently back in the 1800’s — back in the days when Christmas tree ornaments were usually made out of glass — ornaments were hung on the tree to symbolize a wish. If you wished for wisdom, you would symbolically hang an owl ornament.

Today the idea of an owl having wisdom is sometimes used to connect him with a “secret knowledge” at Christmastime. I’m not sure exactly how or where this legend got started (and I personally never heard of it before this week), but many families recite “The Legend of the Christmas Owl” with their children every holiday season:

The Legend of the Christmas Owl

The Legend of the Christmas Owl

I decided to go searching for white, “snowy” owl ornaments and found several that thought are really cute. The almost-pure-white aspect gives them beautiful and cozy look, and I love the fact that they look winter-y without looking overtly Christmas-y. Sure, they’d look great in a Christmas tree, but they’d probably also look great hanging from a tree, or maybe the front porch or even some sort of bush, in January and February as well. They also would love lovely on the mantel, as part of a centerpiece, or tucked inside a Christmas wreath.

 

White Owl Perched on Branch
White Owl Perched on Branch

This owl ornament is four inches and made of styrofoam and faux fur, feathers, and wood. It comes with a white cord for hanging.

 

Set of 2 Snowy Owl Ornaments
Set of 2 Snowy Owl Ornaments

These snowy owl friends are five and a half inches tall and stand perched a on polyfoam base. They would be perfect sitting on the mantel or as a table centerpiece.

 

Molten Glass White Owl Ornament
Molten Glass White Owl Ornament

My favorite thing about this ornament because of the little bit of green on the bottom. It gives it a little color without being gaudy. In contrast to the feathery ornaments, this one is made of molten glass that is mouth-blown and then hand-painted. It is six inches tall.

 

Woven Forest Owl for the Christmas Tree
Woven Forest Owl for the Christmas Tree

 

Personalized White Owl With Santa Hat

Personalized White Owl With Santa Hat

 

Snowy Owl in a Grapevine Wreath

Snowy Owl in a Grapevine Wreath

 

Twin feather owl ornaments

Twin feather owl ornaments

 

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