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Order Your Personalized Ornaments in Time for Christmas

new 2020 personalized Christmas ornaments from Calliope Designs

Get a Head Start on Christmas Shopping and Order Your Personalized Ornaments Today!

At Calliope Designs, our favorite holiday tradition is dressing up the Christmas tree with sentimental decorations that commemorate all of life’s most meaningful moments. That is why each ornament you order from us is handmade just for you with the utmost care.

Calliope Designs Ornaments are Handmade

Calliope Designs personalized ornaments are handmade from clay dough, (a polymer clay similar to FIMO), that are designed and produced just for our customers. We have also started carrying a handpainted resin ornament line, to give you even more design choices! Each design has its own unique and whimsical personality and is always delicately crafted to ensure its durability and quality.  

Our charming handmade clay ornaments do require some time to prepare and personalize, so once your order has been placed please allow a 3 day processing time.

Design Your Own Christmas Ornaments

At Calliope Designs, we also offer the option to design your very own personalized family and pet ornaments! These custom-designed mementos do require a bit more time for our artists to create depending on the number of family members or pets you add to your unique design.

 After you have designed your own family and pet ornaments please allow a 5-7 day processing time for us to prepare and personalize your custom ornament designs.

Calliope Ornaments are Personalized by Hand

Our talented Calliope Designs calligraphers are located locally in Santa Rosa, and are responsible for hand inscribing your ornaments exactly to your personalized specification. With delicate calligraphy skills, they will detail each Christmas ornament with your requested names, dates, and phrases.

The ink we use to add the perfect personalized touch to your ornaments is guaranteed to never rub off, or smudge. We always make sure to use high quality permanent black ink to ensure all inscriptions are clearly legible and elegantly applied.

All Our Personalized Ornaments are Inspected to Ensure the Highest Quality

Once your custom ornament is personalized, they will go through a final quality control inspection to ensure your satisfaction. Our quality control team at Calliope Designs will thoroughly inspect and confirm your Christmas ornaments are free of any scratches, smudges, or weak points before it is shipped directly to your desired location. 

Names can be tricky, and we are all human, so if we miss something we are always quick to fix our error!

Personalized Ornaments Christmas Shipping Deadlines

The holiday season leaves the post office especially busy, and unpredictable winter weather conditions is something to consider when ordering gifts during the holiday season. While many things can affect the delivery times from the U.S. Postal Services, most Calliope Designs customers are very pleased with how promptly they receive their orders.

Christmas Shipping Deadlines:

  • First Class Mail: Last day to ship for Christmas delivery is December 18th, 2020 (USPS estimates 3 – 7 days for delivery)
  • Priority Mail: Last day to ship for Christmas delivery is December 19th, 2020  (USPS estimates 2 – 3 days for delivery)

At checkout, we offer USPS First Class and U.S.Priority Mail to ship most U.S. orders. You will be provided with all the necessary tracking information and regular updates of its journey to its new home! Unfortunately, USPS is unable to guarantee exact delivery dates so we encourage early ordering as much as possible.

Personalize Your Christmas Ornaments from Calliope Designs Today!

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The holiday shopping season is already in full swing here at Calliope Designs and our new 2020 designs are selling out fast. Get a head start on your Christmas shopping to ensure your personalized ornaments are delivered in time for the 2020 holiday season by ordering as soon as possible. 

Start personalizing your Calliope Designs Christmas ornaments today and enjoy your custom holiday decorations for years to come.

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Design Your Own Family and Pet Christmas Ornaments

Design Your Own Family and Pet Christmas Ornaments

How To Personalize Your Own Family and Pet Christmas Ornaments for the 2020 Holiday

One of the most beloved holiday traditions is coming together as a family to decorate the Christmas tree with festive ornaments. At Calliope Designs, we love to celebrate all of life’s little moments of happiness with our original clay ornaments. Each adornment holds cherished memories of special moments, loved ones, and important life events. 

When you add a personalized Christmas ornament to your collection or gift one to a loved one, you are giving them a sentimental piece of history that will be held dear for years to come. At Calliope Designs, you can now continue this heartfelt tradition by designing your own personalized Christmas ornament featuring your family and your darling pets! 

Read on to learn how you can custom design your own meaningful family keepsakes to add to your ornament collection or give as nostalgic gifts this holiday season!

1. Choose Your Ornament Design

Personalize a Christmas Tree Ornament Design

This whimsical Christmas tree-shaped dough ornament is handcrafted of polymer clay and measures about  6″ X 4″. It is the perfect design for adding every member of large families, and all their lovable pets. 

Customize a Stocking Ornament Design

Our stocking ornament design is handmade with green and red polymer clay and measures 4″ X 3.5″. Of the three design choices, this one is the smallest but still offers plenty of space to add family members and furry friends!

Choose a Fireplace Ornament Design

Our fireplace and mantle ornaments depict a cozy Christmas scene and measures about 5” tall by 4” wide. This ornament is perfect for adding one or two family pets, custom messages, and a stocking for every family member’s names.

2. Select Your Family Size

Once you have settled on your ornament design you can now further customize your design by adding all your family members and their names or nicknames. Our ornaments can make great gifts for singles living on their own, couples spending their first holiday together, and families of just about any size!

If you have a large family, or multiple generations you want to add to your custom Christmas ornament, no problem! You can design your own ornament with up to nine characters and names

3. Add Your Pets to Your Ornament

When designing your own custom Christmas ornament don’t forget to add all your furry friends! We have detailed over two dozen different cats and dogs to choose from to add a truly personalized touch. 

We have 20 different dog breeds that you can add to your custom ornament design, from Chihuahuas to Pitbulls and pretty much everything in between. Whether you have a tuxedo kitty or a lovable orange-haired tomcat at home, our detailed cat characters are sure to capture their personality. 

If your household is lucky enough to have both cats and dogs we can add both to the same ornament! There will still be plenty of space to add all your pet’s names for the ultimate custom keepsake.

4. Add a Custom Phrase

To further customize your Christmas ornament you can add a special phrase! We have a selection of common holiday saying that you can choose from, or you can add your own! This is the perfect time to commemorate a family slogan, a sentimental note, or a funny inside joke!

5. Add the Date

The last step in creating your custom ornament is the add the year! Our artist will delicately hand inscribe “2020” to any of our custom holiday designs.  Our personalized ornaments also make great gifts for commemorating an anniversary or any other significant event, so we would be more than happy to add any year you desire.

Design a Personalized Family Christmas Ornament Featuring Your Pets from Calliope Designs

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Discover why so many families have incorporated Calliope Designs personalized Christmas ornaments into their holiday traditions for over 40 years! Whether you are looking to create the perfect gift for a loved one or want to honor your own special memories, a custom-designed ornament is a timeless addition to any holiday celebration.

 Start designing your own personalized ornaments for the 2020 holiday season today! Order early to ensure your custom ornaments are personalized to your exact specification. Have your orders in before December 18th for guaranteed delivery for Christmas with First-Class Mail!

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5 New Personalized Christmas Ornament Designs for 2020

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New Calliope Designs Personalized Christmas Ornaments Available Now!

At Calliope Designs, we count down to Christmas all year long! The holiday shopping season has already kicked off with our premiere of over 100 new 2020 Christmas ornament designs. Calliope’s original dough ornaments are all hand-made with care, and can be personalized to make the perfect sentimental gift. With thousands of unique designs to choose from, we are confident you can find the ideal personalized gift to commemorate this eventful year for everyone on your Nice List.

Read on to take a peek at some of our brand new personalized Christmas ornament designs for the 2020 holiday season!

1. Celebrate a Year of Distance Learning with a Personalized Ornament

The holiday season brings a well-deserved break for all our hard-working distance learners and their incredible teachers! At Calliope Designs, we have customizable Christmas gifts that will help show your support to anyone adjusting to a new online curriculum. 

Our customizable first day of school and graduation ornaments are a great way to commemorate a successful year. And don’t forget about all those dedicated teachers out there, making it all possible! Customize one of our new teacher ornaments for a unique gift they will love for years to come. 

Student with Tablet Ornament

Congratulate the new digital whiz in the family for getting through the 2020 school year with new distancing learning methods. These brand new tablet ornaments are hand-made with care by our talented artisans, and can be customized with a name and the year!

2. Celebrate New Hobbies this Year

2020 had its ups and downs, but for many people, one good thing that came out of this year was discovering new hobbies. However you spent your downtime this year, we are confident we have a custom Christmas ornament to celebrate it!

Cycling Couple Ornament

After spending so much time cooped up at home, nothing beats getting some fresh air and going for a good bike ride. If you and your significant other like cycling together, our handmade Bicycling Couple ornament is the perfect addition to your tree this year!

3. Welcome the New Baby with a Personalized Ornament

At Calliope Designs, we have hundreds of customizable baby ornaments for you to choose from. From pregnancy announcements to baby’s first Christmas – and everything in between – you can find a gift to celebrate your growing family this holiday season!

New Baby Ornament

If you welcomed home a new baby in 2020, this Christmas is sure to be one you will never forget. Commemorate your child’s first Christmas with one of our new personalized baby ornaments, and cherish this time for years to come.

4. New Personalized Ornaments for Families

We celebrate families of all shapes and sizes at Calliope designs! Our handmade family ornaments are perfect keepsakes to pass down to your children and even your grandchildren! Personalize your family ornament to feature everyone’s name or a meaningful message to celebrate another year together as a family.

Personalized Family Ornament with a Christmas Tree

One of the most exciting holiday traditions is coming together as a family to decorate the Christmas Tree! Customize our new family of four Christmas tree ornaments to feature siblings or grandchildren.

5. New Custom Pet Ornaments

Add a furry family member to your Christmas tree with one of our personalized pet ornaments. Whether you’re shopping for a cat person or a dog person, one of our custom tree decorations will be the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone with a four-legged friend at home.

Personalized Dog Groomer Ornament

You can’t forget about the ones who make sure our family pets always look their best! Our new personalized dog groomer ornament is a great way to show your appreciation this Christmas.

Shop all Our New Personalized Christmas Ornaments From Calliope Designs

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As our selection grows with new designs every year, so can your collection of personalized Christmas ornaments. Check out these and many more brand new 2020 Christmas ornaments from Calliope Design and get a head start on your holiday shopping!

Shop our entire collection of customizable Christmas ornaments online today!

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Personalized Christmas Ornaments for Every Family Size

Custom Family Christmas Ornaments from Calliope Designs

Custom Family Christmas Ornaments from Calliope Designs

The holidays are all about celebrating the ones you love the most – your family! Personalized family Christmas ornaments make the perfect addition to any tree as a meaningful memento to be treasured for years to come. 

The handmade family ornaments from Calliope Designs are perfect to pass down to children and even grandchildren as your family grows. We offer over 200 decorative designs for families of any size that can be personalized to suit your unique needs.

Celebrate every member of your family this holiday season with a handmade gift everyone will love. From families of two to twelve, we have the perfect Christmas ornaments handmade just for you!

Personalized Ornaments for Couples

If you’re looking to start your first collection together, a personalized ornament is a perfect place to start. Every holiday spent together as a couple is a reason to celebrate and our selection of couple’s Christmas ornaments make the perfect addition to the tree!

Whether you’re recently engaged or newly wed, our handmade gifts are a sentimental way to lovingly look back on life’s special moments with your partner. 

Personalized Ornaments for Families of 3

Our gorgeous selection of hanging decorations make great gifts for growing families celebrating the holidays together. A personalized ornament for a family of three is a great way to commemorate the arrival of a new baby this year. Add a special message, baby’s name, or birth date to create a truly special gift for the family.  

Don’t forget about man’s best friend! Our handmade Christmas ornament featuring the family dog is an essential gift for all a household of three with a beloved family pet!

Personalized Ornaments for Families of 4

Our adorable keepsakes are the perfect decorations for budding families no matter the age! Our collection of custom family of four ornaments features fun characters like snowmen, penguins, and reindeer to represent every family member! A whimsical memento featuring the names of two parents and two children is a great way to share your holiday cheer with them all!

Personalized Ornaments for Families of 5

At Calliope Designs, we carry over 50 holiday ornaments with five family members for you to customize. Our family of five Christmas ornaments can make the perfect handmade gift for Grandma and Grandpa this season! 

Personalized Ornaments for Families of 6

We have ornament options for families of every size and orientation available at Calliope Designs. Tell your unique family story with a customized family-of-six decoration! Our handmade keepsakes are a fun way to celebrate all the fun times you share together. 

Our Grandparent photo frame ornament is also a great decoration to turn your favorite family photographs into custom ornaments for the Christmas tree.

Personalized Ornaments for Families of 7+

Our handcrafted ornaments are a unique gift idea to celebrate large families too! With our selection of personalized decorations for a family of seven or more members, you can customize these pieces with the names of your aunts, uncles, in-laws, or any unique family tree!

Celebrate Family with Personalized Ornaments from Calliope Designs 

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Whichever personalized ornament you choose this year it is guaranteed to delight family members near and far. At Calliope Designs, we offer nationwide shipping on all our handmade ornaments so everyone can expect a new addition to their tree this year. 

Discover why our custom ornaments have been a part of so many families’ Christmas traditions for over 44 years by starting your collections today. Shop our entire collection online and customize your very own family ornament!

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5 Reasons Custom Ornaments Make Good Gifts Any Time of Year!

Calliope Design’s Ultimate Custom Ornament Year-Round Gift Guide

Calliope Design’s Ultimate Custom Ornament Year-Round Gift Guide

While Calliope Design’s ornaments do make the perfect stocking stuffers, we have hundreds of customizable designs that make great gifts at any time of the year!

This year-round gift guide is chock full of popular custom gift ideas for any special occasion. Read on to discover five of our most popular personalized ornaments that are great at any time of year!

1. Create a Custom Birthday Gift for Any Age

Another year older and another reason to celebrate! No one is ever too old to receive a custom birthday present! With hundreds of customizable hobby and career ornaments to choose from, our handmade ornaments can make a special birthday gift for anyone.

Personalized 21st Birthday Ornament 

For many young adults, turning 21 is a big event and one that definitely deserves a special gift! A handmade gift from Calliope Designs is a unique way to commemorate this milestone. Customize our 21st Birthday ornament with their name and their birthdate to make this gift even more personal. 

2. Celebrate an Anniversary with a Custom Gift

Every anniversary is an event that should be celebrated! At Calliope Designs, we want to help you celebrate your love, year after year, with a unique and personalized ornamental gift. Surprise your loved one with a personalized ornament commemorating the day you met, your first date, or your wedding day!

Custom Bride & Groom Ornament

Customize a Wedding Anniversary ornament to feature the two of you on your special day. Our artist will hand paint your name and year of marriage to personalize this unique gift for the happy bride and groom. Don’t forget to include a meaningful message of your choosing!

3. Commemorate Milestones with a Personalized Ornament

From first steps to college graduation, and even job promotions, Calliope Designs has a gift to help you celebrate all of life’s milestones. What better way to reflect on all of the truly meaningful moments in our lives than by celebrating them with a personalized gift? A personalized ornament from Calliope Designs is a great way to commemorate special occasions with your friends and family, near and far.

Personalized Drivers License Ornament  

Wasn’t it just yesterday they were taking their first steps? Finally getting a driver’s license is an iconic moment in any teenager’s life. Commemorate this huge milestone with our Personalized Drivers License ornament from Calliope Designs.

4. Send a Special “Thank You” with a Customized Ornament

There is no better time than now to show a little extra appreciation for the people that support and help us. If you are looking for a unique way to show your thanks, a handmade gift from Calliope Designs is a fun gesture of your gratitude!

Customized Gift for Your Mail Carrier 

If there is one person you can rely on, it is your mail carrier! But did you know they aren’t allowed to accept gifts over $20? No need to worry though! You can thank your trusty mail deliverer for their daily hard work with an affordable custom Mail Carrier ornament from Calliope Designs. Remind them how much you appreciate their service day after day with a handmade gift.

5. Turn a Fun Memory into a Custom Ornament

Quality time spent with the people that mean the most is always something worth celebrating. If you are looking for a unique way to commemorate a special trip or fun memory, Calliope Designs is here to help. Let the good times roll, and remember them for years to come with a custom ornament!

Personalized Beach Trip Ornament 

Calliope Designs has many options to help your friends and family commemorate a beach get-away. Turn your day of fun in the sun into a custom Beach Trip ornament from Calliope Designs!

Create Custom Gifts for Any Occasion with Calliope Designs

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Celebrating life’s everyday milestones and fun memories is what we do best at Calliope Designs. With over 1,300 customizable ornaments to choose from, we are confident you will find the perfect gift for any occasion.

Shop our custom gifts online year-round and see why we have been a long-lived family tradition for over 44 years!

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Customizable Baby Ornaments to Celebrate Baby’s Many Milestones

Customizable Baby Ornaments to Celebrate Baby’s Many Milestones

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

customized ornament of a pregnant couple

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

pregnant couple with a baby name book custom ornament

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

custom ornament for child who lost there first tooth

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

custom ornament for child's first communion

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

custom ornament for Obstetricians

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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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

personalized family vacation ornament

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

personalized family vacation ornament

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

personalized family vacation ornament

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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Turn Your Summer Vacation into a Christmas Ornament

Make Summer Vacation Memories Last for Years to Come

Whether you like it or not, the holidays are coming quicker than you think! The kids are back in school, Halloween is right around the corner, and then we all know what happens next — the rush of decorating, groceries, and gift giving begins. The summer season will turn into a distant memory and we’ll be on to a new year in no time.

If you aren’t ready to let summer memories slip away just yet, now is the perfect time to get started on personalized summer vacation-themed Christmas ornaments for your holiday tree. Calliope designs is known for custom ornament designs that memorialize all of life’s precious memories. 

A fantastic summer vacation should be remembered in more ways than just photos on our phones. With a wide array of vacation Christmas ornaments with many personalized options, your family is guaranteed to be reminded of their trip together, every holiday season.

Cruise Christmas Ornaments Featuring the Whole Family

customized cruise christmas ornament

Calliope Designs is the master of themed holiday ornaments. Did you and your family take off on a cruise this summer? Our cruise Christmas ornament will be the perfect addition to your tree. It features your family members floating on a cruise ship at sea! 

Personalized your cruise Christmas ornament with two to five family members’ names and the year of your adventure. This is no generic themed ornament. Calliope Designs customizes every ornament to order with your information.

Tropical Christmas Ornaments 

customized scuba diver christmas ornament

Tropical summer vacations that involve scuba diving are memories one never forgets, and our Scuba Diver Christmas ornament is also unforgettable! These ornaments can be customized with the diver wearing colorful diving gear and hanging out with different colored fish. Your name and the year of your scuba diving experience will be applied to their fins.

Personalized Road Trip Christmas Ornaments

custom road trip christmas ornament

Loading up the RV and taking off on the open road is another fabulous summer vacation idea. Commemorate your 2019 road trip with a motor home Christmas ornament for your holiday tree decorations. This ornament is perfect for couples, as it features two people in the front seat of the RV. Names and vacation year can be personalized with your information.

Calliope Makes Custom Christmas Ornaments for Your Vacation Scenario!

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We love summer vacations here at Calliope — almost as much as we love Christmas! That is why we combine the two into memorable, personalized ornaments. 

If you are looking for the perfect gift for a friend or loved one, or would like to customize a summer vacation ornament for your own tree, head over to our selection of Vacation and Travel ornaments and peruse the possibilities! We are sure you will find one that will help you remember your summer vacation for years to come.

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Customize A Grandparent’s Wreath Gift for Christmas from Calliope Designs

Favorite ornaments for Grandparents

The Perfect Personalized Gift for Your Grandparents

We all know it can be hard to find just the right gift for Grandparents.  They seem to be at the time of life where they have “everything” and don’t really want more.  They say they “don’t need anything” and sometimes that’s true.  Yet when the holidays come around they are often high on our shopping lists because they have been so super all year long, helping with our children, inviting us for holiday meals, making cookies for the family, and in all ways loving and helpful.  We know they adore their grandchildren and spoil them to death.  And often, the children want to find their sweet Nana and Poppa something special as a gift.

Here’s an idea that came from a customer many years ago.  A Grandparent’s Wreath.  Purchase a nice quality artificial Christmas wreath suitable for hanging on a door or on a wall inside the home.  The size should be up to you, but be sure to purchase some pretty ribbon to make a bow, or purchase a pre-made bow that is large and pretty on the green wreath.  If you are adventurous, buy a strand of mini lights to wrap around the wreath and plugin for added brightness.

Now, spend some fun time with your children shopping online for some personalized Christmas ornaments for Grandma and Grandpa. We have lots of cute reasonably priced items at www.calliopedesigns.com.   Let each child pick one ornament that will have their name on it – and don’t forget the year.  When they arrive, have the children help you decide where to affix them onto the wreath.  Make it a strong permanent attachment so the ornaments can stay on the wreath year after year.

The first year the wreath might be sparse, but you can choose to add an ornament each year and soon the wreath will be a collection of memories of each child as they grow and experience new things.  For instance, if you have one child, a girl, you can start with a cute photo frame ornament of her first Christmas.  Then progress to Baby Girl’s First Steps and the next Christmas – She’s Potty Trained.  Yes, we have a cute ornament for that.  There’s one for losing the first tooth.  And the first day of school.  All sports and hobbies can be represented by an ornament, as well as special achievements and vacations.

Begin at Home & Grow your Holiday Tradition with Custom Gifts from Calliope Designs

Another way to start the wreath collection is to involve your siblings so that all of the grandchildren are represented on the wreath!

If you feel the wreath is getting too expensive, please read our blog on How to make your Own Dough Ornaments at home.  We give the recipe and tips to create fun designs.  Each child can create something that is special.

This will become a fun tradition that the children will look forward to and the Grandparents are sure to treasure.

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Start Your Own Family Traditions for Christmas Eve

pajamas family of 3 personalized christmas ornament

Every person who celebrates the Christmas holiday brings their own family traditions to their adulthood.  And when a new family is formed through marriage, or living together, there will be new ideas and compromise and creativity in starting new traditions that can be a blend of both family’s past, or completely new.  Family traditions don’t have to begin when there’s a baby, but if one hasn’t before, this is the perfect time to start thinking about what you would like to do with your child over the coming years of celebration.  Let’s start with Christmas Eve, the beginning of the story of Christmas.

Start and Keep Family Traditions for Years to Come

Some ideas from friends, from our family, from the internet, and from magazines:

– Is religious worship going to be part of the holiday for your family?  If so, visit your church, or if you are not a member of a church, find a lovely house of worship to visit that evening.  It is truly hard to resist the beauty of a wonderfully decorated church at night, the candlelight, the red ribbon swags, the fresh evergreen smell, and the beautiful story and hymns.  In our family, we loved to go to midnight services at the local Episcopal church in San Carlos, California.  It was a treat to go and be out so late, and also had a beautiful calming effect for a good night’s sleep.

– When do you have your main holiday meal with family? Is Christmas Eve a simple meal?  Prepared at home, or take out?   It took my mother, who is now 93, many many years to realize Christmas Eve was the better night to have a big fancy turkey dinner with all the trimmings.  Yes, it was fun and festive and delicious.  And we all helped clean up the table and dishes.  Then the next day, Christmas Day, we had a beautiful spread of leftovers for dinner and she, my mom, didn’t have to spend the entire day cooking!  We weren’t from a big family – no aunts, uncles, cousins, to share the holiday cooking.  So it was all on our mother to prepare, and this was a lovely tradition we established.

– Do you decorate the tree on Christmas Eve when the children are asleep?

– What arrangements do you make for Santa and the Reindeer?  Cookies and milk?

– Are Christmas stockings, stuffed with age-appropriate small items going to be part of Christmas morning?  Believe it or not, my adult children still want their stockings if they are home for Christmas. And now there’s a son in law and grandson, so we are still in the stocking stuffer shopping club.

– Will you have a Christmas eve family photo in front of the tree?

– Would you enjoy taking the kids for a drive around town to see the decorated homes?  Does your town have a Santa Claus Lane, where everyone on those blocks decorates their homes?

– Do you have a favorite Christmas movie to watch every single Christmas Eve?  How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Peanuts Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street (first filmed in 1947!), Babes in Toyland,  The Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol, Frosty the Snowman, Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, or The Polar Express to name a few.

– Are you going to open just one gift for each person on Christmas Eve?  Many families do this right after Church services.  And one of the cutest ideas I’ve heard from a friend was that everyone gets new matching pj’s on Christmas Eve and then poses for a holiday photo.  – That was a Grandmother gift by the way.

Whatever your Christmas Eve traditions become they will be yours, they will be remembered, they will be treasured.  And many will be passed down through generations.  Favorite recipes, fabulous ornaments for the tree, fun photo albums of Christmas past.

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Celebrate any occasion with a personalized ornament from Calliope Designs. View all our amazing and diverse designs on our online shop today!