Saturday, October 11, 2014

Ornaments with Love Review (& Giveaway!)

Disclosure: I received a sample product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own! 



One of the best things about Christmas is the caring and the sharing! A great way to do both is to create and give a personalized ornament from Ornaments with Love to someone as a gift. We have had a whole handful of these ornaments made over the years, and every single year we note how much we love them! They are always a joy to hang on the tree.

The latest Ornaments with Love creation we had made was for my youngest child's school secretary. When you talk about a person who goes above and beyond (with a smile) but doesn't get a lot of recognition, she's the one who comes to mind for me. I could name quite a few things she's done in the last two school years for me or my son that I appreciate, and I am sure there are countless other things she does that I (and other parents) never see, but would be grateful for if we did. So this year instead of the typical / generic sugary treat we give her during the holiday season, we decided to spoil her a bit with one of these fantastic ornaments (that of course has her name on it).

This is the ornament as listed on the site.
You can personalize it any way you see fit.


In person the colors are even more vivid and sharp
(so apparently, are the shadows on my wall). ;)
 It also comes with a festive red string for hanging
& a decorated cellophane bag for easy gift wrapping.

Ordering it was easy, I simply selected the ornament I wanted from the site, and then filled in the boxes on the order form, for what I wanted the ornament to have written on it. The tough part was deciding which one to get, there are so many that I liked!

I'm thinking of getting this one for my grandbaby.
I'd change the year & name, and it would say '2nd Christmas.'

I'll definitely have one made up for my granddaughter before Christmas rolls around. I'm loving the one above because at age 1 1/2, it easily portrays where she is at in life right now (and that would be curious, inventive, funny, and cute!).

We would change the year and names
and have our address put in there instead of 'our new home.'

We may have one made for the family tree too. Hubby and I are both really liking the one above (house ornament).

This one makes me laugh.

They have ornaments for hobbies, professions, sports, pets, military, etc. You name it, they've likely got it. They've got funny ones too, and I was thinking I might get the overloaded elf ornament shown in the photo above. That one makes me laugh, and it's got room for everyone's name in the house.

As you can well imagine, the busy season for Ornaments with Love is Nov-Dec., so to avoid that time, we're giving away an ornament now (just a wee bit early, but that's okay, this prize is totally worth it!). One lucky winner gets a code for any ornament of choice.  US entrants only.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

119 comments:

Jen said...

These are so cute, I love them! :)

trisha kilpatrick said...

I love the Manger Scene ornament. http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Season/S044.html

Pat Hatt said...

Personalized ornaments are a great little gift indeed

Nanbon44 said...

http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Hobby/SH801.html
The Motorcycle with flames would be my choice and I would send to my son as he is starting all over after a divorce and he could use some cheering up.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I think personalized ornaments are so fun! We have a mishmash of ornaments on our tree that don't make sense to the most, but most ornament has a special meaning to us.

Tanya White said...

I love this ornament for my parents http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Family/F097-5.html

AmberFaith said...

I like the Angel with Lights- Brown Hair ornament

Holy Ghost Writer said...

A perfect gift

Masshole Mommy said...

I love anything personalized like these. What a great gift idea.

Janet W. said...

I really like the Personalized Thomas the Train Christmas Ornament - Green to give to my grandson.

Jackie said...

I'd like to get this one for my daughter:
http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/House/H063.html

Sandee said...

Adorable. We don't decorate anymore. Too much chance for falling. There comes a time when you just quit doing certain things. Bugger, but I'm a big fan of Christmas.

Have a fabulous day. :)

Brian Miller said...

ha. we have more than a few of these ornaments with writing on them...marking the years and the memories....

Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books said...

I love the Personalized Snow Mate Couple Christmas Ornament!

Growing Up Madison said...

I love personalized ornaments. I actually have a set we did a few years ago and now I need one for Madison who doesn't have her own. Will have to check out ornaments with love.

Melissa said...

Those are adorable! I really like the #1 Teacher Blackboard though, they'd make for great teachers gifts.

Heather @ Girl Gone Mom said...

I'm an ornament freak. I'd love a personalized family ornament like this one: http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Family/F008.html

Maria Bouchard said...

I love the family ornaments. I would pick as my favorite: Personalized All Roads Lead Home Christmas Ornament.

Aimee Fauci said...

So many to choose from ! I could spend all day deciding. I would probably gear towards a family one that lists our names.

Lesley said...

I love personalized Christmas tree ornaments for my kids. My youngest was born a week before Christmas, he was the only who didn't have a Baby' First Christmas ornament... we just didn't know when he was coming! lol

Krystal Butherus said...

I try to get a new ornament for the family every year. These would be perfect.

Amy Pratt said...

I would get the cockatiel ornament and I would put "Scooter" on it, which is the name of my cockatiel.

Lady Lilith said...

How cute. What a great way to add a personal touch this holiday.

Scott said...

My mom bought personalized ornaments for my girls for their 1st Christmas's. They became instant keepsakes!

Ann B said...

I love the idea of personalized ornaments. It makes such a great gift to celebrate life's special moments.

The Positive MOM said...

I just love anything personalized and ornaments are just the perfect gift and an added bonus!

Mistee Dawn said...

I love my ornaments from Ornaments With Love. They are always so gorgeous.!

Anonymous said...

I really do love Christmas and I love decorating Ornaments I want to make one special for my 7 year old daughter let's face it she's not going to be so little much longer. I have a collection of Ornments that belong to each one of the kids as well as hubby and I but I don't have any that are customized other then the ones with their names all ready on it. I think this would be so cute to give as a stocking stuffer.

Anonymous said...

I will have to order the - Our New Home for Christmas this year. Those are all so cute.

valmg said...

I love fun ornaments! These look great, I love that they can be customized.

Jillian T said...

I like the Chef - Kiss the Cook found here: http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Prof/SH1111.html

Katrina Gehman said...

I love ornaments and especially ones you can personalize

Kristi Maloney said...

These are really cute!! I love the one with the house and two snowmen. They do make great wedding gifts. We still have ornaments that we received as wedding gifts 16 years ago! ;)

Laura Mueller said...

I love the just married ornament http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Wed/W002.html

Tara Darity said...

so cute!! http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Family/F193-3.html

Ashley said...

I love the Christmas Mug Ornament!

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Sacha Schroeder said...

I like so many but this one is adorable! http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Hobby/SH689.html

Woman Tribune said...

I love personalized ornaments! I had one personalized for me and my fiance to commemorate our first year in our own home, with our names and the year. It holds a very special place on our tree.

I took a look at Ornaments with Love and the book club ornament of the stack of books immediately stuck out to me. Love it!

~ Noelle said...

We LOVE Ornaments of Love ... Have several ornaments from them over the years and love each of them!

Billie Wilson said...

I really like the Monkey with Dangling Legs. My son loves monkeys he would enjoy this one.

Natalie said...

I would love to have the Personalized Bicycle Christmas Ornament - Femalehttp://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Sport/SH201.html

Nikki said...

I have a couple of their ornaments. They are so cute and durable. I find that the colors are even more vibrant than they appear online.

Jessica B. said...

I like the Angel Tree with glitter. jj250@aol.com

Celebrity VIP Lounge said...

Personalized ornaments are the best! I like anything that is sparkly! Amber N

Lauren Mackesy said...

http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Family/F002-5.html
I would get this. Our cat just passed away so we just have our dog now.

akronugurl said...

i like: http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Grand/GR014.html

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MistressMarci said...

I love the dog ornaments, especially the Pitbull one & the 'I've Been A good Dog' one.

stephland3 said...

I love the Personalized Angel Tree Christmas Ornament with 4 Angels and Glitter

hhkaufman78 said...

Personalized House Family with 1 Dog or Cat Christmas Ornament and with 4 People

Ben Butler said...

I love personalized ornaments. I got them every year from my parents for the first 18 years of my life. It was cool.

Ben Butler said...

That's the exact one I would pick as well. That's sort of what Christmas is all about really.

Jeanine said...

These are adorable! I want to start collecting these types of ornaments for my kiddos! I love them

Lisa B said...

I love Christmas ornaments. Especially the ones that hold special meaning. These would be a great gift.

Teresa Moody said...

Those are cute ornaments. I love to get a special ornament each year that has memories behind it.

Nicole Ramage said...

I love these. Each year I get a special ornament for the fam to add to the tree. I've been doing it since he was born.

Dina said...

I would want the 2014 families ornament. It's so cute.

April Mims said...

These are all so cute! My grandmother used to always send us an ornament with the year on it. It's fun to look back now and see so many ornaments from the 70s and 80s and think back to those times.

Amy @ Marvelous Mommy said...

I love personalized ornaments! I love the first one with the letter to Santa!

Tracey said...

These are so cute. The personalization is such a nice feature.

Christie C said...

These are really great. I remember the personalized ornaments the most!

Chrystal Mahan said...

I love family ornaments. We live right by Bronners, the biggest Christmas store, and go every year to pick out a family ornament. So much fun.

Danielle @ We Have It All said...

I LOVE Ornaments With Love! I've been getting ornaments from them for years now. My current order is on it's way!

cloud10277 said...

I would get the Personalized Bird Watching Books Christmas Ornament for my husband.

crankyyanky1 said...

I love the Personalized 2014 Family with Pet & Silver Glitter Christmas Ornament - with Pet http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Family/F015-D-3.html

ACM'smommy said...

I really love these! Perfect gifts for so many people on my holiday shopping list!
~Amanda

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I see they have couples ornaments. This is the one I would love to get for my sister. http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Couple/C205.html

LauraJJ said...

Oh my favorite would be the Personalized Bowler Male Holding Ball Christmas Ornament with Blond Hair! Carter is our little bowler and he would love that one the tree this year!

Susanna Barbee said...

These are adorable! We give each of our boys a special ornament each year.

Amber said...

I absolutely love ornaments! This one is my favorite http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Family/F001-P.html

Alice F. said...

I saw so many cute ornaments but I think my favorite is Thomas the Train Christmas ornament.

Liz Mays said...

Now's the time before things start selling out! They're all so darn cute!

Katrina said...

These are great, I love the bear in pink.

Janell said...

I love personalize ornaments. They help you remember the different years that your recieved things.

Cam said...

These are super cute. It's hard to believe that it's that time of year already.

Amethyst Moon said...

These are fun! So cute.

Maria Long said...

these make such good xmas gifts for kids to keep for their own trees.

Jenna said...

I'd like Angel Tree with Glitter.

Elizabeth Towns said...

I always like to have a new ornament to add to our tree every year. Usually it is one my kids buy as a gift or make, or one with special meaning. These are really cute.

Gloriously Made said...

Aww, I want one! These ornaments are so cute!

Alisha Kostiuk said...

These ornaments are beautiful. Would make a great addition to any tree.

Mama to 5 said...

They have such a nice selection to choose from. i like how they have ornaments that can be personalized for my big family.

Chris DeHart said...

http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Family/F184-4.html

Colette S said...

I like the idea of the personalized ornaments. It just gives the tree decorating a nicer feeling when it's all done.

Trisha Grimes said...

I love being able to give and receive personalize ornaments! We have quite a few and I would love to get another one for our family.

618mom said...

I like the Personalized 2014 Family with Pet & Silver Glitter Christmas Ornament - with 5

Rachel DeHart said...

this is my fave http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Family/F193-2.html

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

These are adorable! I have always wanted to get some personalized ornaments for our tree!

fvf said...

- I can feel the Christmas spirit with these ornaments.

Kelli Avery said...

Personalized Angel Tree Christmas Ornaments are pretty cool. I'd love to get one for each family for my gram. To have all their names. She would love that!

Unknown said...

Oh how nice is Ornaments with love. Definitely a nice and personal Christmas gift.

Christy H.

scottsgal said...

I'd get the Texas Longhorn Mascot - my alma mater

Almost Precious said...

OMG these are so cute. I really love the Clara ornament from the Nutcracker Suite, she looks so sweet in her pink organdy dress. http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Misc/MU120.html

Jaredamy said...

Love this company! They have the best service and best ornaments around!

Katy Rose said...

I don't think I'm ready to think about Christmas yet. But this looks like such a great company. Need to file the information away for November when I am more in the holiday mode.

Jenndiggy said...

And guess what happened this year?
http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Couple/E012.html

Tara said...

Personalized ornaments are such fun family heirlooms!

Janeane Davis said...

Personalized items are always a big hit and make people feel special.

Sarah Jestings said...

It was really hard to pick just one but may favorite is the
Personalized Snow Family with 2 Children Christmas Ornament Glass Ball
http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Family/F316-2.html

April Farley said...

We have 2 new babies in the family this year. I always give a babies 1st Christmas ornament instead of a toy . It must have the year imprinted upon it. It is extra special if you can get the child's name placed on there too. I would choose this one http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Baby/B010.html It is SO SWEET!

April Farley said...

http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Baby/B441.html I am torn between the first one I posted and this one... Decisions between cuteness is hard! Enie meenie minie moe catch a baby by the toe may have to decide!

ellie said...

I'd love the Baby's 1st Christmas - Our Special Gift - Pink

Faythe M.A said...

one of my grandsons is truck crazy right now & I would love the BackHoe with Eyes for him.
Thanks
Faythe A @ GrammyMouseTails

Wendy Lange said...

I like the the Heart of Gold snowman ornament.
http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Baby/B134.html
Thanks for the giveaway! Alexia Harvours (on Rafflecopter)

AndreaH said...

I really like the I've Been A Good Dog Christmas Ornament at http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/DogRel/PA034.html

mahnrafjtb said...

I would choose
Personalized 2014 Family with 1 Dog or Cat Christmas Ornament and 4 People

bbrittbrat1398 said...

http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Angel/S089.html is my favorite.
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Lisa Ann said...

I'd like the Personalized Engaged Snow Couple Christmas Ornament with Diamond for my daughter.

Jessica Whitehouse said...

I'd like the unicorn ornament.
http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Child/B309.html

yellowlabs said...

I really like this one: http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Family/F193-3.html

imaclutz89 said...

I love the Personalized Bear Couple Christmas Ornament in Stocking!

http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Couple/C215.html

Kelsi M said...

I really like the Personalized 1st Birthday or Christmas Cupcake Christmas Ornament in Blue.

tina reynolds said...

I really like the Monkey Family with Dangling Legs

SexyBrat said...

I like the Personalized Baby's 1st Christmas Christmas Ornament with Dangling Snowbaby - Red.

SandySue210 said...

I like the Girl's Babies 1st Christmas with Polka Dots!

Trisha McKee said...

I love the Ipod - Female - Blond

http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/SpecInt/SH268.html

Charlene Kuser said...

I like the Personalized Handbells Christmas Ornament
http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Hobby/SH908.html

Candie L said...

I like the http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Family/F003-4.html. Thank you

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Crystal Rose said...

I like the Personalized Unicorn Christmas Ornament with Glitter.

Stephanie Larison said...

Love the fantasy football one from here http://www.ornamentswithlove.com/ornaments/Teens/Z141.html