An Australian Shepherd Christmas ornament can be the perfect way to show your love for the breed or to pay tribute to a beloved pet. It can also be a great gift idea for any Aussie lovers on your list.
There is a wide variety of ornaments available at sites like Amazon, Etsy and others, so there is no shortage of choices. No matter what your personal style you should be able to find an ornament that makes just the right statement.
There's no denying the love that devoted Australian Shepherd owners have for their dogs and it's easy to see why. Aussies are known for being bright, intelligent, energetic and loyal. This makes them the perfect guardian and workmate for ranchers as well as families. Once you have let an Australian Shepherd into your heart, he will take a permanent spot there. If that's the case, then why not celebrate that love with a fun and festive ornament for your tree?
There are many kinds of ornaments available, from painted renderings of bright eyed Aussie faces to traditional old world style blown glass figures. Some can be personalized with a name or date, some are even designed to memorialize a pet that has passed. You may even find an Australian Shepherd Christmas ornament that features a paw print, a bone or some other item related to your dog.
Some cute ornaments feature Australian Shepherd pups tucked into a Christmas stocking or smiling up at you from under a Christmas tree. Others reflect the sometimes mischievous and overactive nature of Aussies, with a dog getting tangled in the Christmas lights or sniffing out the cookies left for Santa. Anyone who has ever owned, or been owned by, an Aussie knows what a wonderful experience it can be and this is a great way to capture that feeling.
With an Australian Shepherd Christmas ornament the options are almost endless. You'll find some that declare "I love my Aussie" and others with humorous statements such as "Dear Santa... Define Naughty!" All are designed to reflect everything that makes the breed so warm and loveable and it should be easy to find something that reflects your personal taste or that of the Aussie lover in your life.
Whether made of porcelain, blown glass, or plastic, each ornament is something special. For something more elegant, you could opt for a silver ornament with a small pave paw print in the center that declares "I Love Australian Shepherds". The pads of the paw sparkle with cubic zirconia set into them. This is a simple, yet beautiful way to show your love for your favorite breed.
If you prefer something handcrafted, then sites like Etsy can provide many options with a more unique and personal feel. Here you'll find everything from laser cut wood to hand painted porcelain, many of which can be personalized with the name of your pet, your family name, or an important date. Some artists may even be open to producing an exact replica of your dog, a wonderful way to remember a pet that has passed.
Some artists let you individualize your Australian Shepherd Christmas ornament by offering a selection of woods, including cherry, walnut and maple. Still others offer hand painted images on a range of surfaces, from porcelain to wood to glass. With the hand painted approach, it can be easier to capture the eager expression and open grin that make Aussies so loveable.
One of the more unique types of ornament is an Australian Shepherd figure made with the technique called needle felting. This type of handcrafting uses a barbed needle to work the wool into a 3D form that can have a surprisingly realistic look. These ornaments can capture not only the expression of an Aussie but the beautiful thick coat of the breed as well.
Like needle felting, counted cross stitch can be a great way to capture your love for the breed and create a unique and lovely ornament. There are many hand stitched ornaments out there, on a backing of either traditional Aida cloth or linen, which may depict either that familiar Aussie face or a full figure. Either way, they'd make a wonderful addition to your Christmas tree.
Perhaps the most special type of Australian Shepherd Christmas ornament is a tree topper. There are several kinds of topper available as well, from stuffed figures with the familiar halo and wings of an angel, to a handsome handmade metal piece depicting an Aussie in silhouette along with a five pointed star. With the handy clip on the back you can attach it to a holiday wreath or truly make your Aussie the star of your tree by giving him a place of honor at the very top. The metal toppers are made of aluminum so they are as durable as they are beautiful.
For a more traditional look, you can also find classic ball shaped ornaments that feature Australian Shepherd faces, figures, and silhouettes. Whether it's a delicately painted image on the surface or a figure nestled within a clear glass ball, these ornaments are both beautiful and heartwarming and will look lovely on any tree.
Aussies add so much to our lives every day that it's only natural that we'd want to include them in our Christmas festivities as well. There is no better way to do this than with an Australian Shepherd Christmas ornament. Shop around and you'll find plenty of options to choose from, each one designed to celebrate and honor this wonderful, magical breed.
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