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Christmas Ornaments for Children

Updated on September 13, 2014

Special Christmas Tree Ornaments for Children

A wonderful Christmas tradition in our family is for each child to get a special ornament each year.

This ornament may be related to a child's favorite cartoon characters or perhaps a special time or event from the past year.

I remember the year my son was enthralled with fire engines and I made him a bright red ceramic fire engine. When my daughter was very small I made her a ceramic angel ornament with her name on it.

For this lens I have chosen some special ornaments for those special times in a child's life. I hope you will find just the right ornament for your child or grandchild!

photo: my granddaughters enjoying ornaments on the tree

Ornaments for Child's First Christmas

Favorite Character Ornaments

Elmo Christmas Ornament - Sesame Street Character

Elmo seems to be the favorite of every toddler! This cute little Sesame Street character is sure to delight that special little girl or boy on your Christmas list. It can be personalized for that special child!

Dora the Explorer Ornament - favorite of young children

My granddaughters could watch Dora the Explorer for hours. When we visit them Grandpa sits and watches it with him. I think he can even quote Dora :)!

This special DoraChristmas ornament will be a favorite memory for that Dora fan in your family!

Spiderman Ornament - super hero Christmas ornament

Spiderman is a hero for many young boys and some girls too! This special Spider Man ornament will provide a great memento for the Spriderman enthusiast!

Sponge Bob Square Pants - ornament for your tree

My granddaughters are enthralled with Sponge Bob . I am sure they would like this colorful ornament.

Children seem to like different characters at different points in their ornament for this years favorite character is sure to make them happy!

Sports Ornaments

Ballerina Christmas Ornament - photo frame ornament

This delightful pink ballerina ornament has a place to insert a photo of your special little ballerina. This will bring a smile to the face of the little girl who loves to dance!

Volleyball Christmas Ornament - both boy and girl volleyball player available

Do you have someone who loves to play volleyball? This ornament will be perfect for them.

Karate Christmas Ornament - ornament for your favorite sport

A wonderful ornament for the Karate enthusiast. This ornament comes in both a boy and a girl figurine.

Special Memories Ornaments

Make a Ornament with your Child - a special ornament to remember

This ornament will be special for years to come. It is a kit to make an ornament with your child's hand print.

Fire Engine Ornament - a child's favorite ornament

It seems that sometime during their childhood every child is excited about fire engines. I remember the year my son was about 3 and everything he wanted had to do with fire engines. That was the year he got a fire engine birthday cake and yes..his Christmas ornament was a fire engine that year.

Away in a Manager - Christmas ornament with nativity

This simple wood ornament shows the nativity scene. A very special ornament for that special child in your life.

Do you have a favorite ornament from your childhood? - Stop by and leave me a note

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    • Vikk Simmons profile image

      'Vikk Simmons 

      5 years ago from Houston

      Great subject idea and cute ornaments.

    • Vikk Simmons profile image

      'Vikk Simmons 

      5 years ago from Houston

      Great subject idea and cute ornaments.

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      Odille Rault 

      6 years ago from Gloucester

      What a wonderful idea, and what a beautiful selection of ornaments! Blessed. :)

    • Showpup LM profile image

      Showpup LM 

      7 years ago

      I love looking at unique Christmas ornaments. Always makes me tempted to have more than one tree. :)

    • ElizabethJeanAl profile image


      7 years ago

      Children love Christmas and having thier own Christmas Ornaments.

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      7 years ago

      So many cute ornaments to choose from.

      It's hard to chose a favorite.

    • norma-holt profile image


      7 years ago

      Another well presented and beautiful lens. Featured on Xmas Wish List

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      Robin S 

      7 years ago from USA

      I have ffavorites from my childrens childhood. Great lens!

    • javr profile image


      7 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I don't but my kids do. I'll get one for my granddaughter. It's her second Christmas this year.

    • reflectionhaiku profile image


      7 years ago

      Our first-born got the "Winnie the Pooh's Baby First" from his godmother almost 7 years ago - guess Pooh is still around to celebrate baby's first X'ams! Glad to visit this festive lens.

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      Sandy Mertens 

      7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      These ornaments are so cute.

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      Jimmie Quick 

      8 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      I love the Away in a Manger one. I prefer traditional, nativity based ornaments. I did make homemade photograph ornaments with my daughter's picture each year for the grandparents. Then we moved abroad and over time I stopped. I should've kept doing it.

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      8 years ago

      These are great ideas for keepsakes.

    • BuckHawkcenter profile image


      8 years ago

      What a great idea for the grandkids. I love these ornaments and that I can personalize them for granddaughters, how great.

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image


      8 years ago

      What do you get a 3 month old for Christmas? So you solved my problem with the Dora ornament, but it isn't available! :-(

      But I did order the skateboarder for her brother.

    • CruiseReady profile image


      8 years ago from East Central Florida

      Wwhat a wonderful tradition! I don't really have one from my childhood, but I DO have one from my favorite ship - the sovereign of the Seas, which no longer sails U.S. waters, so it'sa lovely reminder of some very special memories.

    • ElizabethJeanAl profile image


      8 years ago

      I love Christmas and decorating the tree is one of my favorite activities. The ones we bought for the boys when they were little have a special place in my heart.

      Lensrolled to 2010 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments and Beautiful Bird Christmas Ornaments


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      Virginia Allain 

      8 years ago from Central Florida

      Since I can't be with my family at Christmas, I send Christmas ornaments to be distributed at the family gathering. Gradually the children are developing a collection of nice ornaments.

    • Kiwisoutback profile image


      8 years ago from Massachusetts

      Very cool looking ornaments. I just lensrolled this to my "unique XMAS ornaments" lens.

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      Winter52 LM 

      8 years ago

      What a lovely tradition to start... I will start with my first grandchild.

    • WindyWintersHubs profile image


      8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Fall Greetings! I love Christmas Ornaments! It's hard to believe but Christmas is around the corner. :)

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      Kathy McGraw 

      8 years ago from California

      I saw you over on someones Photo Lens and said...hey I haven't said hi in a long here I am at a Christmas lens....LOL:) I loved the picture of your grand daughters and their own tree, and that you also had the same tradition of getting them their own ornament every year.

      When my kids grew up and left home...I packed their ornaments in a box...and that was their gift one year.....all their memories!

    • blessedmomto7 profile image


      8 years ago

      Nice lens. We have been giving our 6 kids an ornament every year. Our tree is getting crowded. I love the baby's 1st Hallmark ornament photo frame. All 6 of my kids have it. 5*'s from me!

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      JenOfChicago LM 

      8 years ago

      Cute collection! I love Winnie the Pooh!

    • squid-janices7 profile image


      8 years ago

      Love this lens! Every year we give each of our nieces and nephews an ornament for Christmas (usually part of a Hallmark series). The oldest who is now 16 has a mighty big collection of snoopy ornaments. For their 1st Christmas, we gave most of them a silver plated cradle ornament that was engraved with their birth date and name. 5*!!

      P.S. Thanks for stopping by and blessing my Christmas Crafts For Kids lens :)

    • WindyWintersHubs profile image


      8 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Sweet Collection of Christmas Ornaments. These ornaments would make nice memories for little ones. Lensrolling to Golf Ball & Teddy Bear Christmas Ornaments. :)

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      Rhonda Albom 

      8 years ago from New Zealand

      Gotta love that Barbie shoe!

    • ZenandChic profile image


      8 years ago

      I have some from my adulthood more than childhood. Blessed! I love the ornaments you put on here.

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      Cheryl Paton 

      8 years ago from West Virginia

      We didn't pick out special ornaments when I was a kid, but we do now from time to time. It's always fun getting something new and getting to choose from so many colors and options now too.

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      Cheryl Kohan 

      9 years ago from Arizona

      Me, again :-) I should have also said that my favorite ornaments are knitted bells that my mother made years ago. I think of her every Christmas when I hang them on my tree. This year I'm going to give my children some of them for their trees...I think she'd have liked that.

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      Cheryl Kohan 

      9 years ago from Arizona

      I think this is a beautiful lens! Really puts me in the Holiday spirit. I give Christmas ornaments as gifts a my friend's daughter and her new husband for their first Christmas together, for example. And I'm going to get one for a friend who has her first grandchild. Great idea.

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      momto4 lm 

      9 years ago

      My favorite ornaments from my childhood are my baby ornaments. Each year we buy each of our kids a new ornament to add to the Christmas tree. Great lens!

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      Penny Pincher G 

      9 years ago

      I like the tiny ones like the shoe

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      Deb Kingsbury 

      9 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      That's a wonderful photo of your granddaughters. It looks like a postcard.

    • Laniann profile image


      9 years ago

      This is such a good way to create beautiful memories for yourself and children. Each year with a new ornament you add to the love and joy of the older memories.

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      Allan R. Wallace 

      9 years ago from Wherever Human Rights Reign

      It's nice to see a section on creating with your child. I remember making an ornament every Christmas as a child, the glitter, cut outs, and pasting of cotton for fleece, etc. - good times.

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      Tom Fattes 

      9 years ago from Naperville, IL

      We're a Hallmark ornament family. Each year the kids get to pick out there own ornament.

      I agree with Meghan, the black boxes as dividers is awesome. I used the same method in my lens, Our Favorite Childrens Christmas Books. Lensrolled this lens to that one.

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      9 years ago

      great ornaments. I especially liked the cross-stitch lighthouse ornament. I made cross-stitch and fabric ornaments for a homemade Christmas tree. It was great. My daughter has them now. Very nice lens.

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      9 years ago

      I loved buying ornaments for each of my kids every year. But my favorites now are the ones they made in school. Nice selections you have here.

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      Faye Rutledge 

      9 years ago from Concord VA

      One Christmas my (then teenage) daughter and I made cross stitch ornaments and felt tree and stocking ornaments. Those were the only ornaments we used except for some other homemade ornaments. It made a very pretty tree and the ornaments were keepsakes to use over and over. Nice lens, I'll lensroll with my child's nativity sets.

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      Dianne Loomos 

      9 years ago

      Very nice ornaments!

    • ZenandChic profile image


      9 years ago

      I love the ornaments you have on here. Fun!

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      Frankie Kangas 

      9 years ago from California

      Very nice! I don't celebrate Christmas but I have a polar bear ornament that is absolutely beautiful and I show it off with my bear sculptures and fetishes. Bear hugs, Frankster

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      9 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Yes, several! Each one has a special story to tell.

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      HorseAndPony LM 

      9 years ago

      I have so many special ornaments from my childhood I can't pick a favorite. My daughter loves receiving a special ornament every year. I loved the Baby's First Christmas Photo Holder Ornament. What a great lens.

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      Rhonda Albom 

      9 years ago from New Zealand

      Some fun selections here. I think my sporty girls would pick from your boy collection.

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      9 years ago

      Love all the cute kids ornaments. Lensrolling to my Collecting Christmas Ornaments lens! :)

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      Seeking Pearls 

      9 years ago from Pueblo West

      We collect ornaments every year. It makes Christmas extra special. Lovely lens.

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      9 years ago

      No, I don't have a special ornament from my childhood,but

      my 2 sons have a few. They put them up every year on the tree.

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      9 years ago

      Beautiful lens. The photo of your granddaughters is precious.

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      Mary Beth Granger 

      9 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      [in reply to ChineseKitesforKids] That is a great idea. I'll look for one to add. Thanks.

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      9 years ago

      Totally cute! I think you should add a baby Jesus ornament for kids too! Great job! 5*****

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      9 years ago

      Oh these are adorable! Great job!

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      Heather Burns 

      9 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Darling lens!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      9 years ago from United States

      I do love Christmas ornaments. I believe there is a story behind every one that is on my tree! Great Lens!


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