My little BOO ghost on the left was a present from my mom years ago, so I have no idea where it came from. At one point, the jack-o-lantern lit up, making the haunted house scene in its mouth more visible. It’s had a rough go, but its still one of my favorite pieces.
My love of all things spooky is evident in pretty much every aspect of my life…including my holiday decor! Since officially becoming an adult and having my own Christmas trees to decorate, I’ve tried to slowly add more and more…er, non-traditional…pieces to their branches. Here’s my personal collection of paranormal-themed Christmas tree ornaments thus far. I’m always on the lookout for new pieces, so if you have a favorite spooky ornament of your own, please share! You can comment below or join me over at Theresa’s Haunted History Facebook and let everyone know how YOU decorate for this time of year!
The Krampus ornament on the left was purchased last year at Mike Winland Studios. We were at the studio to get our picture taken with Krampus, a tradition we hope to repeat again on Saturday! If you’re going to be in the Charleston, WV area on December 8th, come down to the studio 12 pm to 4 pm or 6 pm to 10pm to meet Krampus for yourself! During the 6 pm to 10 pm time slot, the studio will also be hosting the Fright Before Christmas Art Show and live music. Check the link above for more info.
The Mothman and Ghost ornaments are both stained glass and metal creations that I picked up at Nitro’s Festival of Fright, back in October. Both were created by and purchased from Kelly Bryant, Studio 13. During the Christmas season, they’ll find a home on my tree and for the rest of the year, they’ll probably be used as decor somewhere else in my house.
This cute little bauble is another nod to West Virginia’s favorite creature, the Mothman. Aaron and I purchased this from a vendor at this past year’s Mothman Festival. Unfortunately, I didn’t get her contact information, but she’s there every year. I also purchased a really cute Mothman headband from her! If you ever get the chance to visit the Mothman Festival, definitely do so…there are so many creative and artistic souvenirs available for purchase, along with live music, internationally-known speakers, and so much more.
In the middle is my third and final Mothman ornament. Aaron and I bought this at another Mothman Festival, probably six or seven years ago. It’s a simple silver ball adorned with a Mothman sticker, but its held up well over the years, and makes quite an impression on our tree! And finally, my other Krampus ornament is on the right! I purchased mine a couple of years ago at Oddbird Gift Emporium in Charleston, during our first meeting with Krampus! I haven’t been in the store yet this holiday season, so I’m not sure if they have any in stock, but this is a fairly common ornament that you can pick up at many places. It’s available on Amazon for less than $15.