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Customizable Baby Ornaments to Celebrate Baby’s Many Milestones

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Celebrate the Little Ones in Our Lives with Personalized Baby Gifts

Now more than ever, we should all be celebrating life’s little achievements and our little one’s big milestones! What better way to reflect on all of the truly meaningful moments than by commemorating them with a personalized gift? 

A personalized ornament from Calliope Designs is a great way to celebrate these occasions with your friends and family, near and far. With over one hundred designs to choose from, we are confident there is an ornament you can personalize to celebrate your favorite little one!

Take a look below at some of our favorite baby gifts and share some smiles with your loved ones.

1. Have Personalized Pregnancy Announcement Ornaments Delivered

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A personalized pregnancy ornament from Calliope Designs is the perfect gift for expecting parents. It is also a fantastic way to announce your big news!

If you are looking for a cute way to make the big announcement, or want to send a congratulatory gift to someone expecting, considering a handmade gift. A custom ornament from Calliope Designs is a whimsical way to share one of the most exciting moments in a lifetime.

2. Custom Baby Shower Gifts from Calliope Designs

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Whether you can be there to celebrate in person or want to send a congratulatory baby shower gift to the parents-to-be, we are confident we have the solution for you. At Calliope Designs, we have over twenty customizable designs for expecting parents! Choose one of our many Baby Shower Ornaments to help celebrate the big news.

3. Commemorate Baby’s Milestones with a Personalized Gift

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From their first steps to the tooth fairy’s first visit, a handmade gift from Calliope Designs helps the entire family celebrate all of baby’s big milestones

Now is the best time to share your children’s achievements with the entire family. Continue to create the happy memories that you and your loved ones can look back on, year after year.

4. Celebrate Baby’s First Birthday With a Custom Gift

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Start their ornament collection early, and send a personalized first birthday ornament to a special child in your life. Calliope Designs has many different handmade customizable birthday gifts to send to loved ones, no matter their age, hobby, or occupation!

5. Personalized First Communion Gifts from Calliope Designs

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Send a personalized gift to a child who is preparing to receive their First Holy Communion, or a family preparing for the big event. An important day, such as a child’s first communion deserves to be commemorated, so they can always look back on this glorious day for years to come. 

Add to the celebration with a personalized Calliope Designs first communion ornament, and share the tradition with future generations.

6. Send a Custom Thank You Ornament to Your Delivery Doctor

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When a simple “thank you” just isn’t going to cut it, our customizable Obstetrician Ornament is there to help express your gratitude. If you have a delivery doctor, midwife, or nurse you want to send a special thank you gift to after the birth of your baby, a personalized Calliope Designs ornament could be a perfect heartwarming gift to do so.

Order Calliope Design’s Personalized Baby Gifts and Have Them Shipped Internationally

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It’s more important than ever to commemorate and share the happiest moments of our lives with the people we love. If you are looking for a meaningful gift to send to close friends or family, consider Calliope Designs and our many customizable baby ornaments.

Check our full inventory of over 900 customizable designs for all of the different options, appropriate for a variety of age ranges, and occasions. Find out why so many people have incorporated Calliope Designs personalized gifts into their celebrations, for over 44 years!

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Turn Your Family’s Summer Trip into a Custom Ornament

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Celebrate All the Fun Your Family Had This Summer with These Custom Ornaments 

The weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer, which can only mean one thing – it’s summertime! Are you planning a big family camping trip after being cooped up all spring? Or maybe just a day at the beach for some fun in the sun? 

Finding opportunities to spend quality time with the people that mean the most to you has never been more important than right now. If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate your family’s summer plans, Calliope Designs is here to help. We want to help you remember the good times, and be able to relive them for years to come!

Remember all the fun you had with your family this summer with these custom ornaments from Calliope Designs!

1. Personalize an Ornament for Your Family Camping Trip

Nothing beats spending time in the great outdoors with your family! Screens are turned off, the tent is set-up, and the world is your playground! Summer camping trips are great for family bonding and building fun memories.

Whether you have an annual family camping trip, or it’s your first nature getaway, make this trip one you’ll never forget with a Calliope Designs ornament. Customize your camping ornaments with every member of the family, and the year of your trip.

2. Customize a Family Fishing Trip Ornament

Family fishing trips are great opportunities to learn more about nature, hone new skills, unwind, and create new memories. Spending a couple of days together outdoors is a great way for families to relax in a peaceful setting, while also enjoying some fresh air and sunshine. 

Celebrate your child’s first catch, or dad’s biggest one yet, with an ornament from Calliope Designs. One of our customizable fishing ornaments is guaranteed to commemorate all the fun you had on your weekend fishing trip with your family this season!

3. Personalize a Family Beach Trip Ornament

Soak up some sunshine, dig for buried treasure, and enjoy the beauty of the ocean with the ones you love most this summer. Planning a beach day is a budget-friendly way to break away from your everyday routine and spend fun time with your family in nature.  

Whatever your family’s favorite beach activity is this summer, commemorate it with one of our many customizable beach themed ornaments. Never forget to celebrate the simple things in life, like a fun day at the beach you enjoyed with your family!

4. Personalize a Family Road Trip Ornament

Pack up the RV and get ready to hit the road for a big family adventure this summer. Plan a road trip and take the fam to a place you’ve never been to, or visit distant friends or family! Explore a national park or go sightseeing in a new city, and create fun memories that you can look back on for years to come! 

Commemorate your family’s road trip with custom RV ornament from Calliope Designs. This cute handmade design is a fun way to reminisce about all the sites and fun times you shared on the open road.

Choose Calliope Designs Custom Ornaments to Celebrate Family Fun

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At Calliope Designs, we want to help you commemorate all the memories you create with your family this summer. If you are looking for the perfect gift for a loved one and would like to customize a fun summer family ornament, head over to our online store to check out all our options! We are sure you will find the perfect handmade ornament that will help you commemorate your family’s summer together for years to come.

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Graduation Gifts for the Class of 2020 and Their Teachers

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Send a 2020 Graduate or a Dedicated Teacher a Personalized Ornament from Calliope Designs

As if the last semester before graduation isn’t overwhelming enough, 2020 graduates are now all facing the reality that their current academic careers are coming to an abrupt end. And let’s not forget about all the hard-working teachers out there who are keeping them all on track during the current global pandemic! 

While most graduation ceremonies have been delayed or even canceled, there are still plenty of ways you can celebrate the graduating class and the teachers who helped get them there! Commemorate their big achievement this year by sending them a personalized gift today!

Here are our most popular customizable graduation ornaments for the graduating class of 2020 and all their amazing teachers.

Personalized Gifts for High School Graduates

Send a Little Support to Student with a Personalized Gift

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Staying focused on school and end-of-the-semester exams during times like this can be a struggle for anyone. A little encouragement can go a long way, and a personalized gift from Calliope Designs could be exactly what they need right now.

Unique Graduation Gifts For High School 2020 Grads

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A personalized High School graduation gift from Calliope Designs is the perfect reminder of all the amazing memories. If you know a high school senior about to graduate, send them a special gift to show them how proud you are of their hard work.

Celebrate Your School’s Sports Team Athletes With a Custom Ornament

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Send a thank you to the teams and cheerleaders that kept your school spirit and pride strong all year! Calliope Designs has a large selection of personalizable gifts for cheerleaders, football players, basketball stars, baseball team members, and many more

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Don’t forget about Coach! Send your team’s leader a custom gift and thank them for all their guidance and hard work!

Personalized Gifts for College Graduates

Handmade Graduation Ornaments For College Graduates

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The day has finally arrived but for so many 2020 College Graduates it’s probably nothing like that they expected. Show your support to a college grad in your life by sending them a customized gift and remind them of their bright future ahead.

Celebrate the Doctors and Nurses of Tomorrow with a Personalized Graduation Gift

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At Calliope Designs, we specialize in celebrating! Now more than ever we should be celebrating all the people entering into the medical field. Show your gratitude to a new nurse or doctor with a personalized ornament from our collection.

Make a Dental Grad Smile with a Personalized Gift

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If someone you know is graduating from dental school in 2020, help bring a smile to their face with a cute personalized gift! Show your favorite DMD how proud you are and have a custom dental ornament from Calliope Designs delivered right to their door!

Personalized Gifts for Teachers

Thank a Teacher With a Custom Ornament from Calliope Designs

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Not all heroes wear capes! Instead, most of them are probably wearing a combination of professional tops and pajama pants while hosting a zoom class. Our children’s teachers have been busy creatively adjusting to a new daily routine that ensures our little learners keep learning.

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If you know a hard-working teacher, send them a thank you gift, personalized by Calliope Designs. Don’t forget to thank your yoga instructor either! Where would we be without our virtual yoga classes?

Calliope Designs Can Personalize a Gift for Any Graduation Celebration

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No matter how you celebrate, Calliope Designs wants to help you commemorate every graduate this year. If you know a little one taking the next big step into primary school, or someone about to start their career, we have the perfect graduation gift you can send them.

Have a Personalized Graduation Ornament Shipped From Calliope Designs

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A thoughtful graduation gift from Calliope Designs will make this year’s graduation one they will remember year after year, for all the right reasons. Celebrate every 2020 graduate and their teachers with a personalized Calliope ornament.

Check our inventory for all of the different options, appropriate for a variety of age ranges, and occupations. Find out why so many people have incorporated Calliope Designs personalized gifts into their celebrations, for over 44 years!

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We Ship Personalized Ornaments to Your Loved Ones

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Our Customized Ornaments are Available for Delivery During Shelter in Place

Chances are you know someone who could use a little pick-me-up right now, and nothing says you care better than a special gift. But with so many nonessential businesses closing and social-distancing guidelines in place, what are your options?

Calliope Designs customizable ornaments are the perfect expression of kindness and support. With over eight hundred designs to choose from, we are confident there is an ornament you can personalize for everyone you are missing right now.

Send a Co-Worker a Customized Ornament

If your workplace is temporarily closed, or if you and your company are now working remotely from home, send your team a much-needed morale boost. At Calliope Designs, we have over one hundred customizable occupation gift ornaments available to choose from.

Our handcrafted ornaments are perfect as office birthday gifts, job anniversary gifts, or simply as an employee appreciation present!

Say Thank You to a Doctor or Nurse with a Customized Gift

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Some of the many everyday heroes right now are the people working in the medical field. If you have a doctor or nurse you want to send a special thank you gift to, a personalized Calliope Designs ornament could be a great heartwarming gift to do so.

Have a Personalized Gift Delivered to a Friend

Social distancing can be hard and take a different toll on everyone in different ways. If you have a good friend who is having a hard time right now, a personalized gift can be the perfect reminder that you are thinking of them. 

Even if you can’t be their shoulder to lean on right now, you can still be there in spirit by sending a custom gift to their home! Check out all our amazing designs and find the perfect ornament for your friend.

Customize an Ornament to Send to Your Family

While technology has made it easier to stay in touch, truly staying connected with every member of your family can be challenging when you can’t physically be there. Calliope Designs was established with celebrating families of all shapes and sizes as part of our mission.

We specialize in customizing any ornament to suit your unique family, no matter the size or composition. Send your family a personalized gift that will reinforce your endless bound, especially during times of uncertainty.

Have a Personalized Gift Delivered to Celebrate a Milestone

Now is the perfect time to celebrate life’s little milestones. Anyone living with kids can agree, just because normal life seems to be on hold, little ones definitely don’t have a pause button. Celebrate baby’s first steps, a toddler’s first lost tooth, or even a pregnancy announcement!

With over three hundred baby, child, and family designs available from Calliope Designs, we are sure there will be something perfect to celebrate the little one in your life.

Calliope Designs Ships Personalized Gifts Internationally

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It’s more important than ever to be there for one another and reinforce relationships and connections, no matter how far apart you are. If you are looking for a fun gift to send to someone you miss, consider Calliope Designs and our many customizable ornaments.

Not only will your lucky recipient get to enjoy a custom gift, but we will make sure to take the hassle of shipping off your hands! Take advantage of our special offer today and receive free shipping on your order when you spend $70 or more.

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Personalized Wedding Ornaments From Calliope Designs

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Celebrate Love With A Personalized Wedding or Anniversary Ornament

Weddings and anniversaries are the celebrations of unconditional love. Calliope Designs wants to help you celebrate this love year after year with a unique and personalized ornamental gift. Read on to learn more about our most popular personalizable couple ornaments, perfect for wedding gifts, favors, or commemorative anniversary presents!

Personalized Wedding Gifts for Couples

Calliope Designs has many hand-personalized couple ornaments to choose from. Each one can be customized with the year, names of the newlyweds, and, in some cases, a friendly message.

Personalized Wedding Ornament for Couples Who Love Cars

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Our wedding car design is a favorite amongst vintage car fans. This personalized ornament can feature any two names, a year, and a custom phrase such as “Happily Ever After” or “Just Married.”  Personalize it even further with specific hair colors to match the newlyweds!

Personalized Ornaments For Couples With Dogs

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Many couples want their entire family there on the big day…but don’t forget about their furry friends! It is becoming more and more popular for the family dog to participate in weddings, so it makes sense to include them in the wedding gift! Customize this ornament to feature the happy couple’s names and — of course — the name of their favorite furry friend!

A Personalized Wedding Ornament for Same-Sex Couples

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If you are looking for a unique, custom wedding gift for a same-sex couple, Calliope Designs has you covered! You can choose from a large variety of bride and bride ornaments, or groom and groom designs. Each one can be personalized even further with the couple’s names and wedding date.

A Personalized Anniversary Ornament for Couples

Every anniversary is another year to be celebrated! Surprise your spouse with a personalized ornament commemorating a memory of your wedding day!

Personalized Wedding Anniversary Ornament

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Customize a Wedding Anniversary ornament to feature a likeness of the two of you on your wedding day. Include your name & year of marriage, and wish them a “Happy Anniversary” or include a different message of your choosing!

Personalized Bride and Groom Anniversary Gift

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Our customizable Bride and Groom ornament is our best selling wedding anniversary gift. This handmade ornament can feature your family name or individual names, as well as the date of the wedding on a beautiful heart that is held by the bride and groom.

Unique Personalized Ornaments as Wedding Favors

If you are looking for unique decor to feature on your guests’ tables, consider using personalized wedding favors from Calliope Designs! These are great favors for wedding attendees, or use them as a special “thank you” favor for groomsmen and bridesmaids.

Customized Wedding Bell Ornament

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Our Wedding Bell ornament will remind your wedding guests how thankful you are for their support on your wedding day. Celebrate the big event by adding the date, your names, and a special phrase of your choosing!

Personalized Wedding Favors to Match Your Theme

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Calliope Designs has a large variety of personalizable ornaments that could go perfectly with most wedding themes. If your wedding has a nautical or beach theme, our Kissing Fish ornament could be the perfect wedding favor for your guests! Add a custom phrase to commemorate your wedding theme for years to come.

Celebrate Love With Personalized Gifts From Calliope Designs

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At Calliope Designs, we have been trusted for over 45 years to help people celebrate love with unique personalized wedding gifts, favors, and anniversary presents. If you are looking for the perfect gift for a friend or loved one, or would like to personalize a wedding ornament for yourself, head over to our selection of couple ornaments to check out all our options! We are sure you will find one that will help you commemorate your big day for years to come.

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6 Personalized Ornaments to Celebrate Your Family Vacation

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Turn Your Family Vacation Into a Personalized Ornament This Year

Family vacations are about creating memories and sharing new experiences. There is nothing more important than spending quality time with the ones closest to you. A family that adventures together, grows together, and that deserves to be commemorated.

If you are looking for a unique way to celebrate a family vacation or a weekend getaway, Calliope Designs is here to help! Relive all your favorite family vacations with a personalized vacation ornament. Your entire family will share the joy of remembering all your fun trips for years to come.

Read on to see some of our most popular travel ornaments that you can personalize for your next family vacation!

1. Personalize a Family Cruise Ship Ornament

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Did your family go on a cruise recently? The entire family will be on board with the idea of personalizing one of our cruise ship ornaments! Feature up to five family members with this creative design. You can add the year of your trip and every family member’s name to create the perfect personalized gift.

2. Remember That Family Camping Trip For Years to Come

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If your family has an annual camping trip or if you just had your first outdoor adventure, one of our custom camping ornaments is perfect for you! We have designs ranging from one to five members of your family, all roasting marshmallows over the fire. This unique gift will make anyone a happy camper!

3. Customize a Family Road Trip Ornament

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Will you be packing-up the motorhome and hitting the open road for your next family trip? With so many stops on the list, and sights to see, a personalized  RV ornament is a perfect way to commemorate your next family road trip.

4. Commemorate Your Family’s Beach Vacation

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Make waves with one of our many tropical vacation themed ornaments! Did you go swimming with dolphins or go scuba diving with colorful fish this year? Calliope Designs has many options to help your family celebrate your beach get-away. Our personalizable surfer and boogie-boarding ornaments are shore to be cherished for years to come.

5. Airplane Ornaments Featuring the Whole Family

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Everyone remembers their first big flight because they are just plane awesome! Nothing is more exciting than looking out a plane window for the first time. Commemorate your family’s first big plane ride with one of Calliope Design’s personalized plane ornaments. You can feature two to five members of your family with this unique design.

6. Reel in a Winner With a Custom Fishing Trip Ornament

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Not every get-away needs to be extravagant. Remember to celebrate the little things, like weekend fishing trips with your loved ones. One of our customizable fishing ornaments is guaranteed to make a big splash! Feature one or two members of the family with this cute design and don’t forget to add the year!

Customize An Ornament for Your Next Family Vacation!

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At Calliope Designs, we love celebrating memories and all the fun times spent together. That’s why we want to help everyone commemorate their next trip as a family with a customized ornament. 


If you are looking for the perfect gift for a friend or loved one, or would like to customize a family vacation ornament, head over to our selection of Vacation and Travel ornaments to check out all our options! We are sure you will find one that will help you commemorate your family vacation for years to come.

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Celebrate Your Child’s Milestones With A Custom Ornament

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Commemorate A Special Event in Your Child’s Life With A Personalized Ornament

The holiday’s are truly an amazing time of year, full of so much cheer and celebration. As the new year quickly approaches, this is also a time of joyous reflections of all the special moments and milestones that you shared with your child throughout the year! That is why Calliope Designs has an entire line of customizable milestone holiday ornaments to help you celebrate your little one’s achievements year after year!

Take a look below at some of our favorite moments to commemorate with a personalized ornament!

Babies’ First Christmas Ornament

The addition of a new baby is a reason for the entire family to celebrate. Personalized ornaments commemorating a baby’s first christmas, adoption date, or birthday are the perfect gifts for new parents, grandparents and extended family members!

With so many designs to choose from, our favorite is the photo ornament that allows you to add your favorite photograph of your little one. Every time the ornament is hung, it will be a sweet reminded of your growing family.

Child’s First Steps Holiday Ornament

And they’re off! Baby is up, and soon to be running at this rate! With how fast our little ones learn new things, it’s impossible for everyone to be there for all the big “firsts”.

With Calliope Designs “First Steps” ornaments the entire family can celebrate your little one’s first big steps!

Toddler Lost Their First Tooth Ornament

If your kiddo lost their first tooth this year, chances are your household is getting ready for a lot of visits from the tooth fairy! No matter what your family’s traditions are, losing your first tooth is always the most special and memorable.

Losing baby teeth is just one of many more signs to come, that your little one won’t be little forever! Celebrate this sign of growing with a commemorative ornament!

Teen’s First Driver’s License Holiday Ornament

Watch out world, we got a new driver on the road! And weren’t they just learning how to use a spoon? All jokes aside, a teen’s first driver’s license is a big deal for everyone in the family!

All the new responsibilities and freedoms that come along with open road deserves to be displayed with pride for years to come.

Young Adult’s High School Graduation Ornament

Our special little ones don’t seem to stay little for very long. It seems like just yesterday the youngster in your life was just taking their first steps. But now they are walking at their graduation ceremony!

Whether this year brings your family a high school grad, college graduate, or even a career advancement, Calliope Designs has a personalized ornament for you. This is a moment your young adult has been working towards for years, and a milestone that deserves great sentiment and celebration.

Share this and many more landmark events with your friends and family with one of our many hand painted children’s milestone holiday ornaments.

And read our blog, “Your Guide to Personalized Christmas Ornaments” for more tips on all the ways you can customize an ornament today!

Personalize Your Calliope Designs Ornament Today!

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Every new year gives us so many reasons to celebrate. Imaging the holiday cheer of reliving all the “little” big moments over and over again with a commemorative ornament! If you are looking for the perfect gift or simply want to memorialize an important memory, we are sure to have an ornament that matches your exciting life event.

Spend some time looking through all of the different options, appropriate for a variety or age ranges, and find out why so many families have incorporated Calliope Designs personalized ornaments into their holiday traditions, for over 44 years!

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Celebrate Baby’s First Christmas with a Personalized Ornament

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Ways to Welcome the Newest Family Member this Christmas

Everyone gets excited about a baby on the way! One of the best ways to celebrate this joyous life event is with a personalized Christmas ornament. Year after year, while decorating your Christmas tree, you will remember the time when your family grew. Custom Christmas ornaments can be personalized with all of baby’s important information. 

“Baby’s First Christmas” ornaments also make great holiday gifts and stocking stuffers from friends and family. Whether you are giving or receiving this gift, you will love the sentiment attached to it. 

Calliope Designs works to ensure our customized ornaments fit your special occasion. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can customize a “Baby’s First Christmas” ornament this year:

Pregnancy Announcements

If you or a loved one is expecting, we have just the right ornaments to celebrate. We especially love the pregnant snow couple, complete with personalized names on their hats, a special saying, and the year. Just imagine giving this to the future grandparents as a way to announce that their grandchild is on the way!

Our Calliope Designs customers have come up with some creative personalizations for their ornaments in the past — here are a few ideas for you this year:

  • Soon To Be… A family of Three!
  • We’re Expecting!
  • Mommy and Daddy to Be!
  • Grandparents-To-Be in May 2020!

Of course, you may compose any saying you like.  We’ll do a beautiful job with the lettering, and you’ll have a very unique ornament to keep or use as a gift.

Birth Announcements

Was baby born earlier this year? What better way to remember the occasion every year than with an ornament announcing the birth? This ornament says it all: the birth date, length, weight, and the name of your darling baby. 

Adoption Announcements

Similar to our Birth Announcement ornaments, we have crafted the perfect ways to announce adoptions with personalized Christmas ornaments. Here are a few ideas for phrases to personalize your own adoption ornament with:

  • First Christmas Home 2019
  • Adopted with Love
  • Born in Mommy’s Heart

Start a New Tradition with a Calliope Designs Baby’s First Christmas Ornament

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Many families love seeing their ornament collections grow as more children and grandchild are born or adopted. In fact, you might already have a Calliope Designs personalized ornament from the past with your own child’s information on it! Whether you already partake in this holiday tradition or not, now is the perfect time to order your “Baby’s First Christmas” hand painted, personalized ornament.

Calliope Designs has ornaments for every special situation. Contact us today to get started on designing a personalized ornament that tells your unique story best.

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Christmas in July: Thinking Ahead About Custom Ornaments

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Custom Christmas Ornaments for the 2019 Holiday Season

Are you already thinking ahead to the holidays? You are not alone! Summer is the ideal time to perfect those holiday plans. From parties to gifts, no one likes to be a last minute planner during the holiday season. 

If you are looking for a fantastic gift or stocking stuffer, a personalized ornament from Calliope Designs might be just what you are looking for. Custom ornaments add a special touch that will let your loved ones know how much you care. 

Your year has probably been full of memories and milestones, and we have ornaments for every occasion! Now is the perfect time to look back and start planning your custom Christmas ornaments.

Personalized Ornaments for Weddings, Anniversaries, and Proposals!

Was there an engagement or wedding in 2019? Whether they are a close friend or family member, a personalized couples’ ornament will be a reminder of their new life together, throughout the years. 

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A personalized ornament with customized names, year, and message is appropriate for engaged couples, newlyweds, and those married for several years. No matter what stage of life they are in with their loved one, a custom ornament will be the perfect gift and keepsake this Christmas.

…or maybe you are looking for the perfect way to pop the question to your fiance during the holiday season! In that case, customize one of our Marry Me personalized ornaments. The holidays are such a warm, romantic time — we can’t imagine a better way to propose.

Celebrate New Additions to the Family with Custom Ornaments

Calliope Designs carries a variety of custom ornaments celebrating new additions to the family. Births, adoptions, baby’s first Christmas…these are just a few of the milestones you can celebrate with a customized Christmas ornament.

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These ornaments are perfect for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles — you name it. Everyone loves celebrating a newborn or baby’s first Christmas! We especially love the photo frame ornaments, so you can really capture the moment in time. Every year the ornament is used, it will be a reminder of the sweet addition to your family.

Let’s not forget about our fur-babies, either! We have the perfect personalized pet ornaments to celebrate your new four-legged family members, as well. 

Capture Vacation Memories and Moments with Custom Ornaments

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Did you take an exciting vacation in 2019? Cherish the memory every year with a personalized vacation ornament. With a wide selection of personalized ornaments, you are sure to find your vacation in the mix. Did you go on a cruise? Camping? Skiing? We are sure to have a vacation ornament just for you.

Get a Head Start on Your Calliope Designs Personalized Ornaments

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It’s never too early to start thinking ahead to the holidays. We’re happy to help you start the personalization process before the holiday rush hits. No matter what you are celebrating this year, we are sure we have an ornament for you and your loved ones.

Start shopping on the Calliope Designs website to begin creating a custom Christmas ornaments for the people in your life. We suggest gathering names, dates, and other information that you will want to include in your design. Think about the little details that will make than ornament your own. This little gift will be a memory that lasts a lifetime!

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Baby’s First Christmas Made Memorable

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Your baby’s arrived during the past year and you and your family are getting ready to celebrate his or her First Christmas! Your little one might be almost one year old, or could be a newborn, but it’s likely that in either case he or she won’t really remember the First Christmas, or even really get what’s going on and what all the fuss is about.  Some things really count though, photographs, lots and lots of them.  Take tons of pictures of the baby, mommy and daddy, grandparents, the Christmas tree, your pets with the baby, and even Santa if possible.  And next, be sure to pick one or more personalized Baby’s First Christmas ornaments as a memento of that special holiday celebration.

Baby’s First Christmas Ornament

Baby photography can be tricky.  Most babies are just naturally photogenic, but to get that very special expression, the one you want to remember forever, take lots and lots of pictures.  Aren’t cell and smartphones great these days?  You can take the photo and check the images right away.  You can take 100 to get the best one or two, and most phones even have a little photoshop type software built into the phone so you can crop, adjust color, zoom in or out, and make it perfect.

As you are getting ready for the holiday, take pictures of everything you do together with the baby.  Will you try for a photo with Santa?  Of course, it will depend upon the age of your baby, and what he or she is going through right now with new people and strangers.  Santa is a pretty unique looking character and who knows, your child might find him hilarious, or maybe he will be scary.  You know your baby and use your best instincts.  There will be many more years ahead to have a photo with Santa.  As a substitute, you might get a little red Santa hat with white fuzzy fake fur around the bring, and make a darling photo of the baby wearing it.

If you go shopping for a Christmas tree, or go out to cut down a tree, you can let your child help pick one, and be sure to take pictures of this.  Take the baby out to see bright Christmas lights decorating homes at night, or a place where children are playing around lighted Christmas theme decorations.  Photo ops abound.  Go for a sleigh ride!  Or make a trip up to the snow.  All of these events will make up a lovely baby album of a first Christmas holiday celebration.  It’s amazing how reasonably priced you can have a photo album made up at a place such as Shutterfly.  Your baby will have it forever, and as an extra bonus, think of how much the grandparents would love to have one too.

Another wonderful use for photos of Baby’s First Christmas is for the baby’s first personalized ornament.  Print a photo yourself if you have a color printer, and make it be the size of a mini school photo.  This will fit perfectly into one of our darling Baby’s First Christmas photo frame ornaments.

Choosing your Baby’s First Christmas ornament is a fun process.  Do you want to go with traditional type ornament styles, like a glass ball, or a blown glass ornament that is shaped like a rattle or baby bootie?  These are usually found at your local Hallmark store in the Mall, where you can really ascertain how large they are and how durable they will be over the years.  The European glass ornaments are very elegant and gorgeous, and expensive.  But it will be something that is treasured in the family and one she will take to her own home when she grows up.

Another style of ornament is a theme-oriented one, such as a Disney ornament, or even an NFL baby ornament! Yes, those are truly available on eBay, using a football helmet holding a sleeping baby, available in all the different team colors.  Think of other famous Christmas theme designs – Dr. Seuss and the Grinch,  Peanuts ornaments designed by Charles Schultz, Star Trek First Christmas ornaments, and the like.

If you have other children, this is one of the most fun things you can do with them to help them make their own unique ornaments each year.  And they can also help with their new sibling’s ornament too, but making one for the baby.  If this is your first child, mommy and daddy can make a few and see which one is chosen.  Glaze it several times with polyurethane (non-yellowing, high gloss), and then personalize it with a super fine point black permanent marker.

Another craft project is one of our all-time favorite Baby’s First Christmas ornaments – a baby’s handprint kit with a special Calliope Designs ornament attachment make and personalized with your baby’s birth statistics, or name and First Christmas with the year.  We have a special video showing how to make and assemble this amazing ornament.  This style comes in blue for boys and pink for girls!  You’ll be amazed at how quickly your child’s hand grows as she or he compares it to the ornament each year at Christmas.

A personalized Christmas ornament is a wonderful way to go for your Baby’s First Christmas ornament.  We specialize in these styles and have made quite a few choices of favorite baby subjects to give the ornament choice some traditional feel, some handcrafted feel, and certainly an amazingly cute, darling, and adorable feel!  The ornaments that are most frequently chosen are the ones that have all of the baby’s birth statistics inscribed in permanent black ink right on the design, with the year and First Christmas added with his or her name.  Since our “personalizers” are all extremely skilled in the art of lettering, our customers love the darling little baby bear in stocking (pink, blue, and red if you are not sure!), our rocking horses (also in pink, blue, and red), our photo frame choices, and penguin designs.

Remember, your child’s first Christmas is a special day that will be recalled with all the beautiful photos you take, the happy experiences you share with your baby and your Baby’s First Christmas ornament.  We think a personalized item from Calliope Designs is a fabulous choice to start his or her personalized ornament collection.

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So You’re Expecting A Baby & It’s Christmas!

Expecting Twins or triplets personalized christmas ornaments

We’re blogging about this today because our Expecting a Baby personalized ornament is one of our very best selling items. It’s an ornament people buy for themselves or an ornament that others purchase as a gift for a pregnant couple.  We’ve given this a lot of consideration, and realize what a very very special time being pregnant at Christmas is.  Here are a few of our thoughts on making this “expecting” Christmas even more fun and joyful.

Expecting A Baby at Christmas Time

When you’re pregnant doctors and nurses always talk about trimesters.  Of course, this refers to the development of your baby and the different stages of growth in utero, but the trimesters are different on the outside too.  How you feel, how you look, what your level of anticipation is.  If you’re pregnant at Christmas time you may have completely different feelings depending on which trimester you are experiencing. Let’s take our holiday celebration by trimester.

The first trimester, or first three months of your pregnancy, is such an exciting time.  Especially if you are expecting your first baby.  One thing that’s special is that your pregnancy is not evident to the outside world!  It is your and your mate’s special time of knowing you are pregnant, and deciding how long to wait to tell everyone else.  The pregnancy is confirmed.  The due date is estimated.  And before long you are going to start having some symptoms – such as morning sickness, nausea at certain smells, tiredness or sleepiness at odd times of the day, and strange cravings for food.  Of course, not everyone has all of these symptoms, but they are fairly universal.  If Christmas is coming you might be wondering if you are really “up to” the whole big celebration you usually put on.

This is a good time to listen to and follow your instincts.  It’s a time to realize another little person is going to be with you from now on, and being flexible will forever be a part of your life because of him or her (or them!).  Here are some ideas to make life less stressful for the holidays:

– Do most of your gift shopping online.  Mall shopping may just not be as much fun.  The smell of auto exhaust on the road.  The odd smells in the mall that normally were just fine (like cinnamon rolls, hot dogs, cleaning solutions) now may make you a little nauseated.

-If you are able, purchase your gifts gift wrapped to save the last minute stress of getting it all done.

-Have gifts mailed directly to the recipient.  Most online stores will offer a service for a gift message enclosure.

– Let Sis, or your Mom, make the holiday meals this year.  Plan on going and enjoying every minute and every delicious bite of their special holiday cooking instead of making everything yourself.

-Since your pregnancy isn’t showing yet,  make Christmas Eve or Christmas Day the special day to tell your family and loved ones that you are Pregnant!  Of course, we recommend you have one of our cute expecting ornaments personalized and gift wrapped for your mom to open and be surprised.  This gift is also cute for his parent’s as well.  If they are with you, or even if they are far away, opening this gift is a fabulous way at Christmas to tell your family you are expecting!

So the Christmas theme for a first-trimester pregnancy is, take it easy, take care of yourself and let others help with entertaining and meals, and tell everyone your secret surprise, a new baby will be joining the family next year.  Then sit back and enjoy all of the love and attention!

The Second Trimester may be the most enjoyable time of pregnancy.  For most women, the morning sickness tapers off to non-existent.  Many women have more energy and feel more themselves.  And, your baby is growing and you are starting to “show”.  This is a happy time of telling friends and co-workers you are expecting and enjoying the attention and conversations from other women who have gone through a pregnancy and birth and are ready to tell you all about it!  During this time you’ll feel the baby move – a very exciting event.

If Christmas comes during this second trimester it is likely you will be tempted to do all the things you’ve always done at Christmas time and depending on how you are feeling you will succeed!

– It’s still not a bad idea to not go overboard with planning, shopping, cooking, and entertaining.  Getting worn out just isn’t good for you and that’s not good for the baby.

– This is a good time to start preparing for the baby’s arrival.  Telling your boss about your pregnancy and planning for maternity leave.  Buying a crib and car safety seat.  and other things around the home.

– Buy something new to wear for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Plan ahead – in 3-4 short weeks your waistline will be expanding and you’ll be having yummy food and want to be comfy.  Of course, I’m sure your doctor would encourage you to enjoy everything in moderation!  But a couple of new tops that are comfortable and a pretty color will do wonders for that feeling that you don’t really look hugely pregnant, just a little chubby.

– Decorate your Christmas tree, and think about how next Christmas there will be a baby and how much fun that will be.  Be sure to add a personalized Christmas ornament that celebrates the Christmas you are expecting a baby.  This ornament will be yours forever to remember this special time.  And don’t forget both sets of grandparents!  They’re Expecting too…. They’re expecting a darling Grandchild!

Christmas during your third trimester can really be a challenge.  Plan ahead is the phrase of the season! You are going to get tired and need to put your feet up after work!

– Do all of your shopping and wrapping way before Christmas.  Try to have it done by Thanksgiving.  Shop online, have things wrapped, have gifts mailed.

– Tell everyone what you need to complete your baby’s layette and all of the other things you might need – crib, high chair, rocking lounger, and the like.  Maybe you will be lucky enough to have a nice baby shower, but being prepared for a coming birth enables you to relax and enjoy the holidays.

– Let Mom do it!  or your Sister or Mother in Law!  This is a special time for them too and helping you and your husband stay rested and happy will give them pleasure.

– Get all the good books about parenting and baby and take the time to discuss how your family brought up the baby.  Christmas is a good time for family memories and hearing about how you were as a baby, and how your husband was, and how your parents took care of you those first weeks will be emotionally strengthening.  No matter how many books you read, and how many tales you hear, your baby’s first month or two will be a big surprise, so line up the support of your family and friends.

– Enjoy the holidays, let yourself be pampered.  Think about what kind of parents you will be and about what the future has in store for the Christmas celebrations ahead.  And don’t forget about www.calliopedesigns.com for your Baby’s First Christmas personalized ornament.

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15 Ideas for Great Personalized Ornament Gifts

There are so many ways people can be couples and we at Calliope Designs try to have a personalized Couples ornament for every single one of them!  Here are 15 ideas for fun-filled and reasonably priced gifts this holiday season.

Creative Gifts for Your Loved One

– Create a cute penguin couple holding a heart ornament for two people who have just fallen in love!  Inscribe with their names, the year, and “First Christmas Together” on the base.

– For a couple who has just moved in together one of our cute New Home designs with two snowmen in the front with the personalization sentiment “First Christmas in Our First Home Together”

– For a couple with a proposal coming…. a small gift on Christmas morning would be quite appropriate with “Will You Marry Me?” beautifully inscribed by hand on the base.

-For an Engagement gift for a couple who is engaged at Christmas time a cute Christmas tree ornament with two little snow people beside it with the word “Engaged” on the base.

-For a Couple of Irish descent who loves all things Irish and is proud of their lineage, we have a fun Snow couple Christmas ornament holding a broom dressed in green with a shamrock saying “Our Irish Christmas”

-For a couple’s First Christmas married we have a Christmas ornament of a Bride and Groom dancing on their wedding day inscribed with their names and “Our First Christmas”

– For a couple on their honeymoon in a wonderful tropical location, such as Maui!  Give a personalized ornament of a  darling penguin couple on a palm tree-studded tropical island that says “Just Mauied”.

– Find ornaments for honeymooning couples who have gone to New York City, New Orleans, San Francisco, and more.

-Make a personalized ornament gift for Grandma and Grandpa, perhaps a cute fireplace with a little mouse beside it, with their names on the stockings and “Christmas Together” on the base.

– And then there are the Anniversaries!  Whether it’s the 5th, the 25th or the 50th, or something in between, each year wed deserves a special celebration and memento.  Gift a gift that will last through the years, just like this couple’s marriage.  Here we have a cute Santa and Mrs. Claus holding a heart ornament.

-Find a personalized gift for a gay or lesbian couple – whether it is a couple riding a motorcycle, or a couple celebrating Christmas in their new home, we have many styles that are sure to make a wonderful personalized gift this Christmas time.

-This couple has two pets, and you can Design Your Own personalized ornament gift for a couple with up to five pets.  We have 19 dog types and 6 cat types to choose from, and you can put a name on each and everyone that we make to order for a couple with pets.

-When a couple is pregnant and expecting their first baby they will always remember the Christmas they were pregnant and waiting with great anticipation, so we have a wonderful and popular Snow Couple Expecting A Baby personalized ornament.

-For the couple who is expecting twin babies and pregnant at Christmas, we can personalize it to order.

-For Grandma and Grandpa a Design Your Own ornament style of a darling house with them looking out the windows above their two pets.  Something for every couple this Christmas.