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2016 Christmas ornament plus some facts about the annual Christmas ornaments - updated May 2016

Did you know that this year's Christmas ornament is already available in some Swarovski stores worldwide? It is absolutely gorgeous - we have pictures, but we're not going to spoil Swarovski's surprise. Normally, retailers receive these in the second half of the year.

This year is the 25th anniversary of the Christmas ornaments. Some Christmas ornament facts for you:

1991 - first of the star/snowflake ornaments issued. Same crystal, but different metal hanger and box in Europe and USA.
2003 - first of the small star/snowflakes. So far 2003 is the only small ornament that does not look like a mini version of the larger one!
2004 - first of the sets of ornaments (one large, 2 small).
2009 - first of the gold SCS ornaments in the large size issued.
2010 - a special red tipped version of the 2010 ornament was issued exclusively in USA in a square box.
2011 - first year of the on-line exclusive with small and large star, plus display hanger.
2011 - 20th anniversary of the Christmas ornaments.
2012 - first of the large LED lit ornaments issued (limited edition).
2013 - first of the ball ornaments
2013 - first of the small gold SCS ornaments
2014 - first of the on-line exclusive with ball ornament and clear ornament plus display hanger.
2014 - first of the on-line exclusive with gold SCS ornament, small gold SCS ornament plus display hanger.
2014 - first Baby's "first Christmas" ornament issued.
2015 - first small Christmas ball ornament issued.
2015 - first Christmas bell ornament issued.
2015 - first on-line exclusive with 3 large clear ornaments issued.
2015 - first set of Ball ornaments - one large, two small.
2015 - first on-line exclusive with bell, ball (large) and ornament (large) issued.
2016 - 25th anniversary of the Christmas ornaments.
2016 - special larger version of the 2016 Christmas ornament to be produced in AB crystal to mark the 25th anniversary.
2016 - first small Christmas bell ornament produced and a set of 3 bells (one large, 2 small) issued.


You may find this entire list on other websites - we've noticed it on a few ourselves! But you saw it here first - and we were the ones who compiled it!! Imitation is the sincerity form of flattery ....?!!



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