Swarovski Annual Holiday Ornament

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Standing at the checkout line in Costco last November, I noticed the woman in front of me had six boxes of the annual Swarovski ornament and she was excitedly talking into her cell phone about whether she should purchase more.

I admit I had never seen the ornament before, and, for a brief moment, I caught crystal fever and contemplated stepping out of line to pick up a couple for myself. The regular hefty price tag for one of these gems is approximately $80. Out of my league for sure.

Last year celebrated the collectible star’s 20th anniversary (with a unique blue box packaging design).

I imagine that a tree decorated with these crystals reflecting the lights must be very beautiful. Here are some designs from past years. Also, a unique gift for the collector might be the Swarovski Crystal Society (SCS) membership.

Podcast #24- 188 Days to Go!

Podcast #24- Click here to listen to this week’s podcast- Christmas Collectibles!

This week we try our first “remote” podcast.  Remote meaning that we are recording without both being in the studio.  The results aren’t our usual quality recording but it’s still great.  We begin our collections and collectibles week with our discussion.  Natalie and I discuss our introductory searches into the world of Christmas collectibles.  This included ornaments, figurines, displays, plates, and creches.  Hummel, Coca-Cola, Precious Moments, Avon, Swarovski, and Hallmark Keepsakes are part of our talk.  We plan to get more into the fine differences between collecting regular Christmas things and buying things marketed as collectors’ items.  Stay tuned this week for more details about our quest.