Collection: Christmas Ornaments

The tradition of hanging Christmas ornaments on the Christmas tree came to Russia probably from Europe with the first Christmas trees, when Peter the Great ordered them to be used to celebrate the coming of the New Year. The first Christmas ornaments were primarily little fabric dolls and other toys made out of materials available in people's homes. However, Europeans, especially Dutch, Italians, French, who worked in Russia on contracts, brought ornaments with them. They introduced life to the first Russian ornaments, and imitations of the European ornaments were created from wood, porcelain and fabric.

Later in the 18th century, Russians developed production capabilities and broadly created their own Christmas ornaments, not only from fabric, but also from metal and wood. Since tilia wood (linden wood) was in abundance in Russia and relatively easy to carve, it became the prime material for making Christmas ornaments. In the beginning, Christmas ornaments were expensive and generally affordable only to the rich. Initially they were not painted, only meticulously carved, resembling different objects in the households, as well as domestic and wild animals. Later paint was introduced. By the beginning of the 20th century, dozens, if not hundreds, of Christmas ornaments were hanging in Russian homes on Christmas trees.

We hope that you will like the Russian wooden Christmas ornaments that we carry, because they are a part of Russian history, Russian culture, Russian character. Many of our Christmas ornaments are named after Russian Saints, who demonstrated during their lives their willingness to help people and strived to glorify their country.

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  • Musical Hand Painted Wooden Russian Souvenir "Lady with a samovar"
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  • Father Frost (Santa Claus), Wooden Figurine
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  • Hand Carved Russian Father Frost (Santa Claus) on Sled
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  • Hand Carved Russian Father Frost (Santa Claus) on Sled
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  • Snowman Roly-Polly Toy
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  • Snowman Wooden Christmas Ornament
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  • Hand Painted Christmas Ball Ornament
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  • Painted Russian Wooden Christmas Ornament, "House"
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  • Christmas Ornament Santa Claus
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  • Christmas Ornament Santa Claus
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  • Christmas Ornament Santa Claus
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