Baby's 1st Christmas Ornament
- Measures 1.5" in diameter
- Each letter and number is individually stamped by hand with an antique hammer
- Hung on a red ribbon, ready to trim that tree
There's a time in your life when everyone you know starts having kids. This ornament was the answer to the holiday gift-giving issue of 2010, and it has remained a tradition ever since.
A holiday best seller for ten years running.
Why Choose a Personalised Ornament?
If you’re wondering where you can buy personalized Christmas ornaments, you’ve found it! Personalized Christmas ornaments make thoughtful, sentimental gifts that are sure to become family heirlooms and keepsakes. Commemorate your special year with a personalized wedding ornament, personalized baby’s first Christmas ornament, personalized memorial ornaments, personalized engagement ornaments, and personalized dog ornaments. Don’t see the personalized ornament for you? Contact us for a custom design, or add your own text to one of our ornaments!
Our bestselling personal ornament for Christmas is the Baby’s First Christmas ornament, followed closely by the Puppy’s First Christmas ornament. We also create personalized pet ornaments as memorials or for older pets whose first Christmas was with another family. Giving a personalized ornament as a gift is a thoughtful way to show that you care.
In addition to baby’s first Christmas ornaments, we love making newlywed ornaments to remember the year that you said I do. Our family ornaments are a great way to list your family’s names on the keepsake, allowing you to remember what your family looked like before your youngest child was born, or the times when your dog meant so much to you that his name was listed right along with the kids!
Our handmade personal creation ornaments for newlyweds, new moms, grandparents, and for memorials are all hand-stamped, allowing us to customize ornaments for any occasion you wish. Instead of a personalized glass christmas ornament, choose a sturdy metal one! It’s sure to last for years to come and the beautiful, natural metal will develop a gorgeous patina over time.
Imagine your child as an adult, trimming the tree with his own children. Imagine the kids’ excitement and wonder when the see that their Dad has his own personalized baby ornament from the long-ago time of 2018. What a treasure!
These personalized Christmas tree ornaments make great gifts for new parents and new grandparents. Looking for personalized Christmas ornaments in bulk? Contact us for a quote on multiple ornaments!
Sometimes we get orders for older kids who may not have a personalized ornament on the tree. We can stamp any date on the ornament so no one is left out. Need a 1982 ornament? We can do that!
How we make our Personalized Ornaments
Hattie Rex Christmas ornaments are personalized by you and handmade by our three talented metalsmiths/Christmas ornament artists in our downtown Bozeman, Montana studio, and retail store.
We make these unique Christmas ornaments by hand from start to finish. We start with thick sheets of metal, including copper, brass, and aluminum. We cut the metal pieces of each handcrafted dog tag using a disc cutter, a pancake die with a hydraulic press, or by hand using a jeweler’s saw. We remove any metal burrs or rough edges with a belt sander. We’ll do the final polish later, but we sand it down first to make sure we have an even, flat surface for the next step.
This step is our favorite because it’s where the piece of metal becomes your personalized ornament! We place the metal pieces on a steel bench block and use an antique hammer to hand-stamp your text, including baby or newlywed’s name, the year, or any other text you choose, on the ornament. The hand-stamping process is what differentiates our handmade ornament method from machined ornaments or engraved ornaments. Every letter and number is stamped individually by hand, creating a unique, one-of-a-kind artisan keepsake. The spacing of the letters is artistically executed, ensuring that your handmade heirloom isn’t mistaken for a robot-produced boring ornament.
Next, the pieces of our metal ornaments are soldered together using an oxygen and acetylene-fueled torch. This part is the most exciting! We love the way fire can join together two pieces of metal, creating a thick, sturdy piece of personalized metal art. After soldering and cooling, they make their way over to the drill press where we add a hole for the split ring to go in later.
The personalized keepsake ornaments go through a round of polishing in a tumbler. After tumbling, we darken the ornaments to add contrast before they go through a final polishing by hand. Next, we add a jump ring and a corresponding ribbon for easy hanging on your family’s Christmas tree. The durable materials and deep stamping ensure that your keepsake will last for generations.
The last step is to ship it off to you, complete with a gift box for giving or keeping. We offer free standard shipping on orders over $50. This offer is valid only in the United States on orders shipped via USPS First Class Mail and it automatically applies to your eligible order.
Our custom ornaments make great gifts for new parents, newlyweds, those who have lost a loved one, those who are newly engaged, or for new dog parents. Shopping for someone who has everything? We offer gift cards, too. It’s the perfect gift when it has to be special.
Delivery + Returns
Our turnaround time for custom-made items is 1-5 business days from receipt of order.
Ready-to-ship items will ship the next business day.
We ship via USPS First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation which normally takes 2-5 days in transit. Priority and Express Mail options are also available at checkout.
Orders are processed in the order they were received. If you need a faster turnaround, you can rush your order for $10.Rushing moves your order to the top of the queue and gets your order in the mail the next business day. Rush your order here.
We gladly accept returns on non-personalized items within 14 days of delivery. Return shipping is the buyer's responsibility.
We do not accept returns or exchanges on personalized or custom items.
If we make a mistake on your order, we will gladly replace it. However, if the mistake is not ours, the item is yours to keep. Please check spelling and phone numbers carefully.
When will my order ship?
Our turnaround time is 1-5 business days from receipt of order. We ship via USPS First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation which normally takes 2-5 days in transit. You can also select USPS Priority Mail which normally takes 2-3 days in transit. Orders are processed in the order they were received. If you need a faster turnaround, you can rush your order for $10. Rushing moves your order to the top of the queue and gets your order in the mail the next business day.
What are your products made of?
We use aluminum, brass, copper, and sterling silver for our jewelry. Our chains are sterling silver. Yellow and rose gold jewelry chains are sterling silver electroplated with rose or yellow gold. Our chains are made in Italy and electroplated in California. We use aluminum, brass, copper, sterling silver, and nickel silver for our pet ID tags. Our split rings are zinc-plated steel and are made in Wisconsin. Individual products’ materials are listed in each description.
Is personalization extra?
All of our products are priced to include personalization. If you need extra text applied (to the back, for example), an extra charge will be required for the extra work involved. In general, an extra line of text consists of up to 12 characters including spaces and costs $4. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to create a custom order.
Will the letters be perfectly straight?
We use a method called hand-stamping to personalize each piece. Every letter and number are struck individually using an antique hammer. This method creates unique and varying alignments which add to the character and handmade nature of the piece, so every product will be slightly different.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes. We ship internationally via USPS First Class Mail International. This method can take anywhere from 2-8 weeks in transit. Customs and fees are the buyer’s responsibility and we will not knowingly falsify any customs documents.
Will you gift wrap my order / include a note?
Your personalized jewelry will arrive neatly packaged in a small box. If you are ordering multiple pieces, please specify at checkout that you would like separate boxes. Otherwise, we combine multiple products into one box. Packing slips and receipts are not included. If you are ordering a gift and would like a note included, please specify during checkout what you would like the note to say.
Are these tags just for dogs?
No. We’ve created pet id tags and charms for cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, horses, ferrets, plus children and adult humans. Many designs require no modification; just be sure to order an appropriate size for the animal (or human) you are tagging.
Will the metal tarnish?
All of our products begin with an untreated sheet of metal. No waxes, sprays, or finishes are applied to the products, which means they will develop a patina over time. Humidity will accelerate the patina’s development. Jewelry polish pads are available for $0.50 each. We recommend storing your jewelry in an airtight plastic bag (one is included in your order) and removing your jewelry to bathe, swim, sleep, or exercise.
Can I order online and pick it up in the store?
Yes. Please select “in-store pickup” under the shipping methods and select your preferred pickup date.
Can I buy just the pendant?
Yes. On many products, you’ll find a drop-down menu for our “Necklace” or “Pendant” options. Necklaces include a chain as described in the product description. Pendants do not include a chain.