Christmas Tree Items 2007

Christmas Tree Items 2007

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Mini Christmas BooksTree Ornaments

The previous post introduced tree ornament miniature books featuring Santa. This post continues with mini book ornaments about varied Christmas traditions. All books have a cord for hanging on the tree. Many also have a red ribbon bookmark.

Some, like My Christmas Treasury, have a gift tag space on the back:

My first tree ornament book was a gift from a co-worker. It is titled, Christmas Is a Time of Giving. Made in Taiwan, the illustrations remind of the work of artist-writer Joan Walsh Anglund.

Following is a sampling of the many tree ornament books I have.

A Treasury of Christmas Traditions. Kurt S. Adler, Inc., 1982.

Christmas Memories Book: A Keepsake Book. Kurt S. Adler, Inc.,1989. This 3 ¾ in. x 3 ¼ in volume has space for recording memories and photos.

Christmas Trivia by V. Berry. Made in Taiwan.

Turn of the Century Album 1900-1910. Kurt S. Adler, Inc., 1978.

Christmas Around the World. Kurt S. Adler, Inc., 1979.

During the 1980's Current Inc. published a series of miniature booklets about Christmas traditions and songs. They were offered in their gift cataloges. Each annual group of four booklets presented a different Christmas theme. Each booklet has a hole and came with a gilt cord to hang on the tree.

The first group celebrates the Christmas tree, the poinsettia and the yule log:
The Christmas Tree
The Poinsettia
The Yule Log

Another group shared Christmas songs, among them Deck the Halls and Jingle Bells:

Traditional items used in our holiday d├ęcor is the focus of the next group, published in 1985:
The Christmas Stocking
The Christmas Candle
The Blessed Animals

In another post we will look at mini ornament books on Christmas cookery.

I am linking to Mosaic Monday hosted by Mary at Little Red House. Please visit her to see the mosaics prepared by other participants.


  1. How interesting. I have one mini-book ornament that I bought in Germany 30 years ago. It is a tiny song book and one of our favorite tree-treasures.

  2. Pondside,
    How neat...I hope you will take a photo of it and share it this Christmas season. Thanks for your comment,

  3. I honestly can't beleive that I have not come across one of these cute little books in my flea market and yard sale travels!!
    Now maybe I missed it and if I did, I apologize but do you do a whole tree decorated in all of these books?????
    It would be so darling!!