CTA introduced the first Ornaments of Faith® in 1999 and customers immediately fell in love. Since then, the ornaments’ themes have changed from year to year, but the beautiful artwork, high-quality pewter-finished construction, and Christian meaning always remain.
This year, CTA is adding three new Ornaments of Faith®:
- Glory to the Newborn King–an angel-shaped ornament with blue epoxy wings to add a touch of sparkle
- Joy to the World–an ornament featuring two Christmas bells ringing in the good news of Christ’s birth
- Rejoice–a wreath-shaped ornament depicting the sleeping Christ child with the Star of Bethlehem shining above him
Christmas is two months away, but customer orders are already pouring in! Many of you are continuing a tradition of giving Ornaments of Faith® as Christmas presents every year.
Vickie in Kansas City ordered her first Ornament of Faith® in 2008. “The Ornaments of Faith are such great quality, detailed, beautiful, and reasonably priced,” said Vickie. “I have given these as volunteer gifts for over seven years and everyone looks forward to receiving them.”
Some of the members of Ted Bown’s adult Sunday school class in Canton, Pennsylvania, have more than 12 Ornaments of Faith® hanging on their trees. “I’ve been giving the Ornaments of Faith® as a Christmas gift to the class members for many years,” said Ted. “I really appreciate the sincere, faith-based, Christmas message that radiates from each ornament. I know the members of the class appreciate them, as well, because many have a special place on their Christmas trees to display the Ornaments of Faith® that they have received over the years.”
Lunnett Hilliard of Bangor, Maine, also has the tradition of handing out Ornaments of Faith® each Christmas. “Each year my husband and I give each family member a new ornament,” said Lunnett. “They have come to appreciate the ornaments and they look forward to seeing what part of the Christmas story will be highlighted each year. While some of the recipients will add the ornaments to their own Christmas trees, others will adorn wreaths and still others will simply hang them in their windows.”
This year, CTA had also released a new porcelain Ornament of Hope, named From Heaven Above, that features the year 2017 embossed on the ornament’s bottom edge. The front features a classic rendition of the Holy Family in a gold metallic design. For those customers who love star imagery at Christmas, CTA also offers The Christmas Star Ornament of Hope. It features a timeless porcelain design and the words of Matthew 2:2 in gold lettering.
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