Among the cherished traditions that adorn our homes and hearts this time of year, the act of adorning the Christmas tree stands as a centerpiece, bringing joy, warmth, and nostalgia. If you’re like us, you love to pull out Christmas ornament keepsakes every year and look back on Christmas memories from special moments in years before. 

Keepsake ornaments make the perfect gift for your family and friends because they commemorate each holiday season. They are not just ornaments; they are time capsules, capturing the essence of bygone years and keeping memories fresh over the years. 

If you are looking for the perfect gift with a personal touch or you like to get your family new custom Christmas ornaments each year, we put together a list of beautiful and fun themed or custom ornaments that make the perfect keepsakes.  

Christmas Ornament Keepsakes

1. Snowflake Personalized Christmas Ornament

Snowflake Personalized Christmas Ornament - christmas ornament keepsakes

Have this ornament made with a photo of your whole family or gift it to your favorite couple with their photo. Photo ornaments are so fun to look back on over the years! Get it here.

2. Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree ornament

If you’re looking for a simple, beautiful ornament, this one is an eye-catcher for sure. This beautiful stained ceramic ornament has the year etched in it as well, making it a perfect keepsake ornament gift and an easy way to show someone you’re thinking of them at Christmas. Get it here.

3. Engraved Silver Scroll Bell Ornament

Engraved Silver Scroll Bell Ornament - christmas ornament keepsakes

This gorgeous bell ornament can be engraved with anything you want so it can be a keepsake for your own family or you can share a special message with a friend or family member as a Christmas gift. If you’re looking for silver ornaments that are high quality and will last for many years, this is a great choice. Get it here.

4. North Pole Family Ornament

North Pole Family Ornament

Kids will love this North Pole snowman family ornament. Each snowman is customized with a name, making it a great family keepsake or gift for your favorite family friends! Get it here.


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5. Custom Acrylic Family Shaped Photo Ornament

Custom Acrylic Family Shaped Photo Ornament

I love this ornament that takes your family photo and makes it into a clear background, acrylic cutout of your family! This would make a great gift for friends too! If you have any pet lovers on your Christmas list, you could have an ornament made out of a photo of them. Get it here.

6. Snowflake Photo Ornament

Snowflake Photo Ornament - christmas ornament keepsakes

These ornaments that have a tiny lens in the middle that shows you a photo when you look into them closely make great holiday gifts! There’s no better way to help a friend or loved one remember a friend, family member, or pet whose memory they want to honor. Get it here.

7. Personalized Travel Christmas Ornament

Personalized Travel Christmas Ornament

I love this personalized travel Christmas ornament keepsake! You can have it customized with a favorite trip, names, and the current year. Get it here.

8. Baby’s First Christmas Ornament

Baby's First Christmas Ornament

Baby’s first ornaments make great Christmas gifts for new parents! This gorgeous porcelain rattle is among one of many beautiful Hallmark keepsake ornaments for baby’s first Christmas! If you want to give something personalized for those babies’ first Christmas ornaments, this one can be customized with a photo. Get it here.

9. Together We Make A Family Personalized Ornament

Together We Make A Family Personalized Ornament - christmas ornament keepsakes

This sweat heart shaped puzzle piece ornament is perfect for your family’s annual Christmas ornament keepsake! It’s made of wood which will last longer than something like glass ball ornaments, and the kids will love seeing their names etched into the wood. Get it here.

10. Travel All the Way Hallmark Keepsake Ornament

Travel All the Way Hallmark Keepsake Ornament

Hallmark collectibles are really fun ornaments to add to your collection each year because they always have something new and they always have something in the theme you’re looking for. Sometimes they’re even special edition ornaments that may be of some value one day! This Christmas tree-shaped stack of luggage is perfect for the travel-loving person or family on your Christmas list, or your own family’s collection! Get it here.

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