Pandora is all about collecting things, and with the Christmas season in full swing, I thought it would be fun to feature another collectible aspect – the Pandora Christmas ornaments! The Pandora Christmas ornaments date back to 2008, and some are extremely hard to get. They are gift with purchases, meaning that customers spent a stipulated amount and received them for free from Pandora. The ornaments started off as an US exclusive promotion, but in 2011 Pandora began to widen their availability to other regions.
The ornament for Christmas 2008 was less holiday-themed than subsequently offerings. It consists simply of the Pandora logo, with three cubic zirconia in the crown. The 2008 Christmas ornament was an US exclusive, and is quite rare nowadays!
The 2009 Christmas ornament was also a US exclusive, and will cost you a pretty penny these days. For 2009, Pandora opted for a traditional holiday theme, with this cute snowman. He features enamel detailing and black cubic zirconia for his eyes. He also has the date stamped on his scarf, adding to his collectibility!
2010’s ornament featured a metal sleigh, with enamel detailing. It has the Pandora logo on its front, and three cubic zirconia dotted across the top of it. It was also exclusive to the US.
2011 saw the change to the current porcelain format of the ornaments. I personally prefer the porcelain ornaments, as I think they look more like traditional Christmas tree decorations! The 2011 ornament was a snowball, with little stars dotted across it. This ornament was available in the US and Australia.
2012 saw a cute porcelain stocking ornament, a nice complement to the Stocking charm that was released for Christmas 2012. It also had a little pouch inside the boot, presumably so that you could sneak a little Pandora present in with it ;). This ornament was available in the US and Australia.
This year’s ornament was a little porcelain Santa figurine. It was available in the US, Australia and, for the first time, the UK.
I don’t have any of the ornaments, but it would be fun to get one if the spend was a bit lower!
Do you collect the ornaments as well as the charms? Do you own any? :)
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