Most people have a favorite ornament that they hang on the tree every year and with that ornament there is usually a story of why it's their favorite. My favorite ornament is one my husband gave to me for Christmas three years ago.


It has three Newtown landmarks on it and says "Newtown, CT." This is always front and center on our tree and I try to make sure one of the green lights, from the strand of Christmas lights on the tree, is shining on it.

I love it, because it was given to me at a time when my beautiful hometown was going through an awful, awful time. This gift brought a smile to my face and I hadn't smiled for a while at that point.

In addition to the meaning behind the ornament, it's also beautifully made. I can't tell you how many people have asked me where they can find this ornament style and if it's available for their town. So I figured I would put the information out there for anyone who is interested.

The ornaments are available at The Gift Cottage in Bethel, CT and they are part of their "Our Town Collectibles." There are multiple towns available.

Here are the towns that are shown on the website:

  • Bethel
  • Bridgewater
  • Brookfield
  • Danbury
  • Monroe
  • New Fairfield
  • New Milford
  • Newtown
  • Redding
  • Ridgefield
  • Sandy Hook
  • Southbury
  • Westport
  • Woodbury

The ornaments run $25.95 each or you can get them with a stand for 31.95.

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