Peppermint Christmas Ornaments

by Jimmie

Decorate your Christmas tree in traditional red and white with peppermint themed ornaments.

When you think of peppermint, what comes to mind? 

-peppermint discs?
-peppermint sticks?
-peppermint candy canes?

Combine them all in a crisp Christmas theme of peppermint ornaments.

Cheerful and Traditional

Make Your Christmas Peppermint

Why a peppermint theme for Christmas?

  • Red and white are traditional Christmas colors.
  • Peppermint says winter, fresh, zippy, and clean.
  • Candy canes match the peppermint theme and are easy to find.
  • It's unique without being weird.

Adorn your Christmas tree with peppermint themed ornaments, garland, lights, and tree skirt for a "peppy" and "minty" Christmas.

Shatterproof Ornaments

In my childhood, all our ornaments were glass. They were beautiful, but when the fell on the hard wood floors, there was a terrible crash and tiny slivers of thin glass created a hazzard to bare or stockinged feet.

Avoid the dangers of glass on the floor. Forget the need to replace ornaments year after year. Stick with shatterproof ornaments. Most of them are colored with glossy paints so that from a distance, you can't even tell that they are plastic instead of traditional glass.

Decorate with Whimsical Characters

If the red and white peppermint theme is a bit boring to you, spice it up with various characters -- penguins, snowmen, and gingerbread men, all holding peppermints. It will match your theme while giving a little variety to a mostly red and white tree.

Having a themed tree need not be monotonous. With a broad theme such as peppermint, you have lots of options for keeping the decorations varied. Anything red and white will work with a peppermint theme, but red and white swirls and stripes are the best.

Peppermint Garland and Lights

These strings of peppermints are perfect for a peppermint themed Christmas tree. You can even have peppermint discs that light up.

Combine with white lights sprinkled all over the tree for maximum peppermint appeal.

From Top to Bottom

Peppermint All the Way

Give your Christmas tree this gorgeous finale of a peppermint swirled tree skirt. It is perfect to continue the peppermint theme all the way to the ground.

Peppermint Candy Cane Memories
Peppermint Candy Cane Memories

My Peppermint Story

Why We Always Put Candy Canes on Our Christmas Tree

Here's a story from my past, one that brings back fond memories of peppermint candy canes. To this day, we always have peppermint candy canes on our Christmas tree in honor of this particular episode.

My husband and I had been married for about two years, and he was having a major orthopedic surgery during the Christmas holiday. You can imagine why we chose Christmas time, can't you? We had no children then to celebrate Christmas with, so that wasn't an issue. And we had already met our out-of-pocket deductible for our medical insurance. It was a totally practical choice. Another advantage we later learned was that the hospital was almost empty on the few days surrounding Christmas day. That resulted in a lot of attention from the nurses.

After the surgery, my husband had for physical therapy each day. Simple tasks such as getting in and out of bed and walking across the floor were very draining to his already low energy stores. To motivate my husband to push through the pain, I hung a posterboard on the wall at the foot his bed. Onto the posterboard a sketched a crude Christmas tree outline. Then I taped mini, peppermint candy canes all over the tree.

When he got up for physical therapy, he would walk past that poster and snag a candy cane or two as a reward. How sweet it was for him to savor the candy cane back in the comfort of his hospital bed after a grueling session of physical therapy.

To this day, we joke about the mini candy cane Christmas that we spent in the hospital. It was a hard time, but looking back, I remember it as a precious memory.

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Updated: 02/27/2012, Jimmie
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boutiqueshops on 11/23/2011

What a beautiful story filled with love! The ornaments are lovely ~ Have a blessed holiday season! Merry Christmas!

emmalarkins on 11/14/2011

Love these ornaments, and your story of family triumph over adversity!

sheilamarie on 11/09/2011

It's great to turn a struggle into a warm memory. I love your candy cane decorations, too.

ohcaroline on 11/09/2011

You're right! What's Christmas without candy canes. Great story too!

cgreen7090 on 11/08/2011

Love this personal story. Love Christmas! Love your Wizzlies.

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