Must-have Festive Ornaments for Christmas 2012

Every year Swarovski releases a selection of festive ornaments that epitomise this seasonal holiday and encapsulate the Christmas spirit perfectly. If you are looking to give a gift that is full of festive spirit, or you are looking for some crystal decorations to at a wintry Christmas feel to your home, then we've got a selection of current best-sellers below.

Swarovski Rocking Santa

Swarovski Rocking Santa (1143323)

Nothing says Christmas more than Santa Claus (or Father Christmas) himself. This lovely ornament designed by Verena Castelein is cute and charming and jam packed full of Christmas spirit. In this ornament Santa is in his traditional red suit fashioned from a bright red Light Siam crystal. Clear and white crystal adds detailing to him, his outfit and his iconic red hat. This ornament encourages you to play with it by gently nudging it. Watch him rock from side to side as if he has just eaten a bowl full of jelly! Rocking Santa joins the rest of the Christmas Rocking range including a Rocking Reindeer and Rocking Christmas Tree.

Swarovski Christmas Ornament Annual Edition 2012 (1125019)

Swarovski Christmas Ornament Annual Edition 2012

This ornament needs no introduction. We absolutely love it and from the looks of the best-seller lists so do you too. This year the star has been designed by Elisabeth Adamer and is a symmetrical snowflake full of regimental symmetry. It's a very delicate and refined star and can be used as a decoration for the Christmas tree or for the home (thanks to the white satin ribbon), or it can be kept as part of an annual ornament collection.

Swarovski Little Snowflake Ornament

Swarovski Little Snowflake Ornament (1139969)

This snowflake ornament is a smaller interpretation of the annual Christmas ornament 2012, and has also been designed by Elisabeth Adamer. It too hangs on a white satin ribbon and this is better suited for decorating the home or Christmas tree. For maximum effect pair several Little Snowflake ornaments together.

Swarovski Christmas Set 2012 (1139999)

Swarovski Christmas Set 2012

This is a set that Swarovski have made pairing one of the Annual Christmas Ornament Snowflakes with two Little Snowflake ornaments. This means you can display all three proudly throughout Christmas as each one hangs on a white satin ribbon.

Swarovski Christmas Set 2012, Limited Online Edition

Swarovski Christmas Set 2012, Limited Online Edition (1184188)

Swarovski also stock a smaller version of the Christmas Set 2012, but in place of one Little Snowflake is a gorgeous metal stand that has been designed to proudly showcase both types of star. If space is a premium or you are looking for a very stylish way to display the annual ornament star then this particular collection is a marriage made in heaven.

Swarovski Christmas Angel Ornament Annual Edition 2012 (1139994)

Swarovski Christmas Angel Ornament Annual Edition 2012

Designed by Stefanie Nederegger, this angel has been carefully crafted to exude grace, peace, hope, and tranquillity. It's a wonderful decoration to display on your Christmas tree, on a shelf or even on your dining table. The angel has been crafted from clear crystal and features Crystal Moonlight wings to add a stylish contrast. The year of 2012 is engraved on the skirt and she comes with a white satin ribbon.

Swarovski Kris Bear Christmas Annual Edition 2012

Swarovski Kris Bear - Christmas Annual Edition 2012 (1139967)

How cute is this Kris Bear?! Designed by Keiko Arai, this Kris Bear is full of Christmas spirit. He has been crafted from clear crystal with a cute and inquisitive expression. He holds a beautiful traditional Poinsettia flower in Light Siam and Peridot crystal accented with Light Topaz crystal.The year of 2012 is engraved on his left leg signifying that this is an annual release.

Swarovski Angel Mo (1121763)

Swarovski Angel Mo (1121763)

You can't have Christmas without the Lovlots and here Missy Mo has been decorated by Edith Mair as a festive angel. Crafted in Crystal Golden Shadow she features innovative laser-engraved stars which have been etched into the centre of the ornament! Her wings have been crafted from Crystal Moonlight whilst her bell and horns and been fashioned from Platinum White crystal.

This article was published on Friday 30th November 2012 and any products or offers featured in it may be unavailable now. Where prices are mentioned, these may have since changed from when this article was originally written.

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