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Behind the Designs: Our 2020 Ornaments

Sat, August 8, 2020

We love this time of year when the hot summer season starts to wind down, and its time to think of the new seasons beginning. First comes fall… then the most wonderful time of all, the holidays! While usually, there isn't a whole lot going on in August for us besides a few birthdays and back to school season, August is special because it brings along with it our much-anticipated Ornament Premiere.

So, what exactly is Ornament Premiere, and what makes our ornament so special? Back towards the early days of Coton Colors, our Founding Artist and CEO, Laura Johnson was unable to find ornament styles she was specifically looking for. She wanted ornaments that celebrated the holidays but also commemorated her family's achievements throughout the year. When she couldn't find them, she did what artists do - she created them. Now, our ornaments have become an iconic way to celebrate all of life's milestones, especially when hand-personalized-to-order by one of our artists with your own unique name, date, or message.

As the product assortment has grown, so has the following. Collectors from all over anticipate the reveal of our new styles each year during our annual Ornament Premiere. So much so, that we amp it up a notch and also celebrate with a promotion* to make it easy to stock up on gifts {and for yourself!}. 

We're so very proud to introduce you to the new designs for 2020 in the best way we know how…straight from the horse's… err designer's mouth! 

Let's dive into the details of our brand new ornament designs with our Creative Director and Laura's daughter, Kyle Johnson Smith.

"One of my favorite things about our ornaments is you can gift them all year. My mom, Laura, first started designing our ornaments to celebrate our achievements throughout the year so, ultimately, our Christmas trees year after year would tell the stories of our lives. The new additions to our everyday ornaments add a few more opportunities to do just that." 

"Some of our favorite memories captured on personalized ornaments are from past trips. When we take the ornaments out of the boxes to hang them on the tree, we're able to relive those moments again and again. Whether you're celebrating the region you live in, a past trip, or using an ornament to give the gift of travel (that's a fun one!), our new regional ornaments are the perfect way to do so."

"I'm at the age where lots and lots of new and growing babies among my friends and family. Not only is it fun to capture the big milestones that come along with having a baby, like finding out you're expecting or if it's a boy or a girl, but also all the fun moments to follow like first Christmases and changing obsessions ("Baby Shark" anyone?!). These designs are all illustrated to be age-appropriate for a range of kids with graphic images, poppy colors, and clever sayings."

"Some of my favorites for those little moments are our new Milestone Sets ornaments. They're a unique addition to our current assortment in that they're a petite-scale and custom shapes, and feature glitter embellishments. They're gender-neutral, they come in a set box and make the sweetest keepsakes to mark their first word, first steps, and more!"

"Just like having a baby, weddings and new marriages come with their own mini-milestones as well like honeymooning and first Christmases as Mr. & Mrs. We're also thrilled to offer a Milestone Set for this time in life as well."

"And finally, new holiday styles. Simply put: Oh What Fun! With a few nods to vintage Christmas décor (my favorite) and festive color palettes and imagery featured on each design, I have to say, this might be my favorite batch of holiday ornaments yet!" 

We are proud to say that each ornament was (and is always) uniquely designed from scratch from our in-house design team in Tallahassee, Florida - each color, pattern, embellishment, coordinating ribbon, and the matching box is purposefully drawn, selected, or applied, and when you order your ornament to be personalized, it's hand-done just for you.

We hope you feel the same proud sentiment whether giving our ornaments as a gift, getting them as a gift, or bringing them out of storage to hang on the tree. Share how your tree tells the story of your life with #cctrimyourtree - we'd love to see!"

- Kyle Johnson Smith, Creative Director


*2020 Ornament Premiere
Buy any 3 Coton Colors glass ornaments and get an ornament of equal or lesser value FREE offer valid on web purchases and in participating stores August 10, 2020 6:30am through 11:59pm EST August 17, 2020 in the US. Free ornament must be added to cart and discount will be applied automatically at checkout. Offer excludes all personalization fees. Offer excludes ornament series and sets. Offer is not valid on previous purchases and is not valid for cash or cash equivalent. Offer is valid only while supplies last and is subject to change at any time. All promotional orders are final sale. Promotional orders may take up to 10 days to ship.


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