Make room on the Christmas tree for these beautiful ornaments that show your hometown pride.
Kansas City is home to the center of the universe for Christmas ornaments—Hallmark and Halls both build their namesake on ornaments that are everything from elegant and delicate, to kitschy and humorous. But Halls isn’t the only spot to find beautiful local ornaments. Here are our five recommendations.
Must-Have Kansas City Ornaments
Kansas City Silver Bell Ornament
It’s Christmas time in the city, so naturally a silver bell needs to find its way into your home. This sterling silver ornament ($148 without engraving, $155 with “Christmas 2014” engraving, from Halls) is an elegant addition to any tree.
Each customizable bulb is hand-painted and dated so it is unique. Each ornament also comes with the written history of the Plaza Lighting Ceremony. Purchase yours by clicking on the image below.
Kansas City Union Station Ornament
In honor of Union Station’s centennial, pick up this beautiful take on one of KC’s most recognizable landmarks commissioned by the KC Chamber. The artist who created the ornament is famed ceramicist Irma Starr of Kansas City, who works in the original style of 17th century English slipware potters. Add it to your tree by clicking the image below.
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Shuttlecock Ornament
Irma Starr is also responsible for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art shuttlecock ornament ($17.35, exclusively from Nelson-Atkins). A replica of Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen’s “Shuttlecocks,” the ornament is a must for any KC art lover.
Mayor’s Christmas Tree Ornament
The yearly tradition continues as the ornament that commemorates one of Kansas City’s most elegant and awe-inspiring holiday displays goes on sale at the beginning of the season. This year’s design, a carousel horse ($13.95), is only available at the Crown Center customer service desk or by phone at (816) 274-7251.