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The Unveiling

We're unveiling our exclusive 2012 Virginia Heirloom Ornament Collection this weekend! Be the first to shop this exciting new collection of hand painted ornaments featuring historic sites & attractions unique to Hampton Roads. Here's the story of how these local keepsakes came to be...

Inspired by the history and culture of the southeastern region, local native Eddie Anderson has put together a one-of-a-kind collection for locals in Hampton Roads. Growing up in the community, Anderson became quite familiar with the important role our home has played in developing this great nation.

History, community, and a love for the land, Anderson has taken more than 65 years of pride in his community and developed a photo collection of some of the regions most valued treasures. Whether it be Virginia Beach’s Cape Henry Lighthouse or Hampton’s Chamberlin Hotel, Anderson has captured each scene and incorporated his impression into a hand painted ornament.

In an effort to celebrate Virginia’s 400-year anniversary and the heritage of the southeastern corner of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Heirloom Ornaments were first introduced in 2007. With the overwhelming demand, McDonald Garden Center has introduced new editions to the collection each year since. The 2012 collection features 18 new ornaments.

Images of the Norfolk Skyline & Mermaid, the Chesapeake Blue Crab and the Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach are among the ornaments in the 2012 collection that are captured in the handcrafted glass holiday ornaments.

Images also include the old Assateague Lighthouse & Wild Ponies, the Fort Monroe Moat & Old Point Comfort, the Cape Henry Lighthouse and the many flowers of Christmas. See the 2012 collection here. >>

Be the first to shop the new 2012 collection of Virginia Heirloom Ornaments featuring historic locations & attractions unique to Hampton Roads. Come in this weekend as we unveil 18 new ornaments and receive free gift wrapping with any Virginia Heirloom purchase.

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