How many Northwest landmarks can you recognize?
The name PortlandOrnament.com gives us a clue as what to expect in the way of ornament designs, and Portland and Seattle sites are the focus of most of the ornaments, but the ornaments are not entirely limited to the Pacific Northwest. Even though you will see very nice ornaments depicting well known sites such as Pikes Place Market in Seattle and OMSI in Portland, the specialty ornaments range from Baby’s First Christmas to the delightful snowman that seems to be ready to dance right out of the computer on to your Christmas tree.
PortlandOrnament.com offers an annual issue ornament, and we northwesterners especially await the new design each year. The Portland ornament for 2009 celebrates the 150th anniversary of Oregon’s statehood and is pictured above. The 2009 Specialty ornament is the “I am an Individual” ornament which honors the resiliency of cancer patients and this limited edition ornament can be personalized as well.
Northwest companies and charitable events are also represented by the ornaments at PortlandOrnament.com such as the ornament they created in 1998 to celebrate the Nike World Masters Games. The detail and careful workmanship of each ornament is very precise, and the Portland and Seattle ornaments are plated with 24 karat gold and are silk screen enameled. Collectors will love that these unique and exclusively produced ornaments are hand numbered and come with a “story” about the historical landmark.
Article and images used with permission from PortlandOrnament.com.