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Zinnia Blog
12.15

Where to Buy Mexican Christmas Ornaments

Posted by Anne Damon in Christmas

Mexican Christmas ornaments can be found in many places in Mexico, during the Christmas season, including Mexico City, Guerrero, Chiapas, Guanajuato, Oaxaca, Guadalajara and Puebla.  And of course in our Mexican folk art store starting in early November!  Because I select everything individually rather than buying at trade shows or from catalogues, I usually don't see Christmas ornaments to purchase in Mexico until late October. But keep your eyes open if you are traveling in Mexico at any time of the year because you'll be surprised to see unique small items that can be turned into ornaments even if that was not the artist's intention. 

One of the most common materials used for Mexican Christmas ornaments is tin. We always have a good selection of tin ornaments in various shapes and sizes. Some, like these, are simply cut and painted and others are cut, punched, fabricated and painted:

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Mexican Christmas Ornaments-Zinnia Folk Arts

Mexican Christmas Ornaments-Zinnia Folk Arts

Mexican Christmas Ornaments-Zinnia Folk Arts

Tin can be cut and shaped into lots of different things: 

Mexican Christmas Ornaments-Zinnia Folk Arts

 

Mexican Christmas Ornaments-Zinnia Folk Arts

 

A less common material for ornaments is wood but the beautiful wood carvings of Oaxaca can become ornaments at Christmas or a lovely window decoration at any time of the year:

Mexican Christmas Ornaments-Zinnia Folk Arts

The clay ornaments of Guerrero are charming and unique:  

Mexican Christmas Ornaments-Zinnia Folk Arts

Flannel ornaments handmade and embroidered in Chiapas are soft and unique: 

And the festive woven palma decorations of Michoacan add lots of color to any tree or mantel: 

 

If you enjoy Mexican Christmas ornaments handmade in various states of the great country of Mexico, take a look at our full collection! 

 

 

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