Christmas Tree Ornaments from the Seashore
From the Gulf Coast of Florida to the Central Coast of California to the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Georgia, we've celebrated Christmas near the 'Sea' over many a year. As a result, our Christmas Ornaments have gradually gravitated toward items that reflect and remind us of the seashore. We have seagulls and shells, lighthouses and ships, and a 'colorful' crab. Here I share some of my favorite 'Reflections of the Sea' ornaments that I use on my Christmas Tree each year.
Throughout this page I've included a variety of seashell holiday ornaments and other related ornaments that reflect life at the seashore. Perhaps there is one or two that would fit in with your Christmas Tree ornament collection, whether you live near the seashore or just love 'all things about the Sea'.
*All pictures on this page are personal photos by Wednesday-Elf, unless otherwise noted.
The Tybee Island (GA) Lighthouse and Our Lighthouse Ornaments
|Tybee Island Lighthouse and Lighthouse Ornaments|
Living Near a Lighthouse on Tybee Island...
Lighthouses have long fascinated people, and visitors to Lighthouse locations number in the thousands every year. We were lucky enough to spend 13 years living on Tybee Island, Georgia and the Tybee Lighthouse became a favorite of ours.
Naturally, collecting lighthouse ornaments to add to our "Sea" ornament collection was a 'given', especially after our daughter was married at the Tybee Lighthouse two days before Christmas in 1994!
Lovely Lighthouse Ornament
|Swarovski Crystal Lighthouse|
Lighthouses are a favorite for many in a wide variety of decor accents.
Lighthouse Swarovski Crystal 24k Gold Plated Ornament.
Cute Crab Ornaments on the Christmas Tree...
One of our favorite seashore memories of Tybee Island, Georgia was eating at a restaurant named "The Crab Shack" (where the elite eat in their bare feet).
To remind us of those fun times, and the Atlantic Ocean we loved around the island, we acquired this fun 'Crab' ornament.
Blue Crab Ornament
This "Blue Crab" Ornament will make a unique addition to your sea-theme Christmas tree
If your favorite 'coastal' area is the Chesapeake Bay at the Atlantic Ocean, you are probably a big fan of the Maryland Blue Crab (as my son is). This 'Blue Crab' ornament will be a fun reminder of the delicious blue crabs you've enjoyed in the past.
If you are interested in learning more about the Blue Crab, this Blue Crab Informational Site is an interesting read. It even has recipes for your enjoyment.
Clam Shell with Pearl
|Then we added a pretty little clam shell with a pearl inside.|
We See Seashells by the Seashore
Seahorses and Sea Turtles are also favorite creatures of the sea and come in 'seaworthy' Christmas ornaments.
Seashells, Starfish & Beach Glass Ornament
This colorful collection of seashells and other beach life makes a beautiful ornament for your ocean-themed Christmas tree.
It's also a lovely addition to a beach house decor.
Seagulls along the Shore - My very favorite ornament
Seagulls and the seashore go together, so naturally we had to have a "Seagull" ornament for our "Reflections of the Sea" theme.
Seagulls also soar around fishing vessels and 'ships at sea', a constant reminder of the sea.
Continue Your Nautical Theme
Down to the Sea in Ships...
|Personalized Cruise Ship Ornament|
Bring the 'Seashore' to your Home for Christmas
Since we lived near the seashore for so many years, our Christmas Cards were often photos of our children with the ocean in the background. Below is one of my favorites, taken Christmas 1976 on the Breakwater at Morro Rock on the California Central Coast.
Christmas by the Seashore...
|"Christmas on the California Central Coast" - 1976|
May you all have a joyous Christmas Season
© 2009 Wednesday-Elf. Updated December 12, 2016.