04 December 2011

Advent Calendar - Hanukkah Ornaments

Do you Ebay? Hello, my name is Jennifer and I am Ebay obsessed...at least from November to December. Each day I spend precious minutes searching the new listings for Hanukkah related treasures.

Although I am asked every year at least once, "So, do you have a Christmas tree?", we do not have one. Christmas for some has lost its religious aspect and become more of a national holiday like the Fourth of July, so I understand the question, but we don't put up a tree, not even a Hanukkah bush. There I have said it, so maybe no one will ask me anymore.

So why do I collect Hanukkah ornaments?

They are just so darn pretty and I like anything that makes the house feel more festive during these darkest days of the year. Most of the ornaments are from Christopher Radko and Kurt Adler.

Happy Sunday!

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This post is part of the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories on Geneabloggers. 


  1. There is just something about that Hanukkah blue that is irresistable. Love the little dreidel even though it's not made out of clay. (are you impressed with my knowledge of Hanukkah carols? ;-)

  2. Do the different shapes any particular meaning?

  3. They are so beautiful! I want a new menorah something awful because ours is so drab. I would love to have something pretty like that! In our dual-faith household we have decorations for both holidays. We've been slack the last few years with decorating, but I would really like to do more this year. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wendy, Yes I am very impressed. You had me singing Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel...

    Julie, Yes, they do. Think that will make a good blog post. More to follow.

    Stephanie, I think a new menorah is in order! Pretty is good and makes people happy!

  5. Thanks, looking forward to reading more!

  6. Hi Jennifer! I have no ideea how I found your page, I guess in my search for a NEW 2012 Christopher Radko Hanukkah Ornament. I am Jewish my husband Italian and we have a dual faith household, but long before I met him I purchased my first Radko Hannukkah Ball and every year I have set out to find a new one.

    I do have to ask, where did you get the ornament holder, I LOVE IT! I have all my Radko Hanukkah ornaments each invidually hung on metal ornament holders but love how yours hold them all.

    If you would like to share some of your websites for unusual Hanukkah or Radko Hanukkah, I would love to hear!


  7. Can you please tell me where you found the ornament holder? It's beautiful and ALMOST looks like a menorah - - thank you.

  8. I, too, would appreciate knowing where you attained the ornament holder. Please provide it so I can buy one! I love this hanukkiah! It is unique and I really would like one. Thanks.

    1. I bought the ornament holder several years ago at Crate and Barrel. Maybe you could find one on Ebay? You could also line up several individual holders for a similar look. Another idea I had, but never made, was to use a piece of driftwood, sanded and smoothed, and attach cup hooks to the bottom. Not sure how it would stand up. It would need a base...


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