Around the Tree and Around the World – 3 more years!

Around the Tree and Around the World”  was originally created and shared for Christmas 2010, and has been one of my most popular posts. Now that I’ve had 3 more years of travels, I’ve collected many more ornaments and decided it’s time to update with my newest additions from more recent travels.

I’ve been featuring my newest additions on instagram this week, so for this week’s #igtravelthursday blog post, I am thrilled to present the second installment of my collection of Christmas tree ornaments from around the world. My rule is that each ornament must be hand-made of natural materials and aquired in the country I travelled to. No plastic, no factory or mass-produced pieces. While some are specifically designed to be ornaments, others are pieces I’ve modified with a hook in order to hang on the tree – but all have been crafted in the country of origin.  The newest aquisitions are from: Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Ecuador, India, Kenya, Morocco, Namibia, Peru, South Africa, St. Lucia, Nicaragua, and UAE. You can click on the title of each slideshow to take you to the full gallery of each region. Enjoy, and happy holidays!


Asia Christmas Ornaments – Images by Kymri Wilt


Africa Christmas Ornaments – Images by Kymri Wilt


South America Christmas Ornaments – Images by Kymri Wilt

Europe Christmas Ornaments – Images by Kymri Wilt

Mexico/Central America/Caribbean Christmas Ornaments – Images by Kymri Wilt

North American Christmas Ornaments – Images by Kymri Wilt

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7 thoughts on “Around the Tree and Around the World – 3 more years!

  1. Seeing all of these cool colourful decorations, now makes me regret my theme of red and cold for my new house… Stretan Bozic i Nova godiba {Merry Christmas and Happy New year} from Croatia.

  2. Such lovely decorations – especially those beaded ones from Africa! I feel also a bit boring with my red ad gold tree, but at least I got a british phone box ornament this year that has some original character…

  3. I love this idea and all the decorations, we only had our first Christmas tree in our own home last year! But our decorations were (and will be this year too) much more boring, I have to admit….

  4. I love the idea and we have been collecting ornaments from some travels too but sort of quit a few years ago, maybe because we move so often and trying to own less… but now want to start it again to collect more!! What a lovely tree you have!

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