These adorable olive wood Christmas tree ornaments/decorations are hand made in Bethlehem, hand carved from the wood of the olive tree, by the Holyland's finest craftsmen.
Please note that each ornament is unique as each one is carved with love and may differ very slightly from that pictured. Also the grain pattern on the wood differs from ornament to ornament. These will last and last as they are made out of top quality olive wood.
They are ideal for a little gift for teachers and colleagues etc. They come packed in a cellophane bag and a little gift card (designs may differ to that shown).
Dimensions - approximately 10.5 cm x 6.5 cm ( 2.5 " x 4.25")
Other designs and quantities available - see my other listings. If you buy more than one postage for additional decorations is just 0.15 cents each. I will send you an invoice, or if you pay I will refund you the extra.
Environmentally friendly as they are made only from the prunings of ancient olive trees growing in the Bethlehem region, the site of the nativity of Jesus (Matt 2, Luke 2).
***BUY NOW FOR CHRISTMAS - WILL MAKE A CHERISHED GIFT***
Information about olive wood:
Olive trees are indigenous to the Holy Land and are treasured because the oil from their fruit has been used for religious rites since biblical times. The olive wood used in these beautiful products is of the highest quality and is distinctive for its dark lines. It comes only from olive wood trees that are grown in the area between Shechem and Hebron that are not irrigated. The olive tree is a protected species in Israel and cannot be cut down. Once every two years the olive trees are pruned so that they bear fruit and it is from these prunings that these handcrafted pieces are made. The prunings are stored for almost 5 years until they are dry enough to carve, before they are used by the craftsmen for these exquisite pieces.
Olive wood items make perfect gifts. Not only are they imbued with spirituality, they also do not require much care since olive oil is naturally protecting them from corrosion and changes of color.