Jones Family farms

Our Christmas Ornament History

Since the early 1990s, Jones Family Farms has been giving a pewter tree ornaments to guests who harvest their own tree at the farm. They have also been available for purchase in our gift shop for guests who do not cut their own.

Made at Woodbury Pewter, here in Connecticut, these ornaments are very special to the Jones family, and our guests - a special holiday tradition.

Every year, a lot of thought and design go into the theme and look of each ornament. How complete is your collection?

 

EARLY 90S

One of the first logos that Philip Jones used to have on his letterhead for the tree farm.

1990s

An early ornament we gave to guests as they harvested their tree. Notice the farm name was still Jones Christmas Tree Farm.

1994

A large tree in a window for celebrating 50 years of Harvest-Your-Own trees at Jones farms. The first ornament with the year printed on it.

1995

A friendly cardinal on a branch. The first ornament with the name Jones Family Farms.

1996

A wheelbarrow full of bountiful harvest. It honored the first few bounties from the Jones' Pumpkinseed Hill.

1997

We had a truck, very much like this one, in the yard for photo ops that Christmas season. Mention of Holiday Gatherings - our gift shop where old ornaments can be purchased.

1998

Credo Rock stands at Pumpkinseed Hill and states the Jones Family motto: "Be Good to the Land, and the Land Will be Good to You."

1999

We geared up for a new millenium of peace and joy as a fun loving bear sledded on the snow bringing his Christmas tree with him.

2000

Bells and Brocades was the theme of the season in 2000.

2001

The Jones family joined the rest of the country and were very proud to offer a patriotic ornament in 2001.

2002

A return to childhood and innocence was captured with this rag doll.

2003

Every year Santa visits the farm and this ornament captured the featured of the farm's favorite jolly old elf.

2004

As you shop for wreathes and garland, notice the stone fireplace in the barn. This was in celebration of Philip and Elisabeth Jones' anniversary. As of 2013, the only ornament no longer in inventory.

2005

Like many of our guests, this friendly snowman brought his own saw for harvesting his tree. We love that.

2006

Trains have always been a big part of the themes at Jones. This year the ornament was easy to Choo Choo Choose.

2007

A polar bear stands tall, reminding us all about climate change and the need to stand tall together.

2008

Jones celebrated the 1950s in 2008. This ornament included ice skates and a flexible flyer!

2009

After years of various looks, the Jones Family Farms logo you're accustomed to now took shape. Gwyn Jones designed this barn logo - perfect for the new look. One of very few ornaments without a Christmas tree on it.

2010

To celebrate Philip Jones and all he means to the farm, we brought back his original tree farm stationary logo.

2011

In 2011, the farm kept it simple - a single tree. Standing and waiting for the right family to find it and bring it home.

2012

For the first time, we shined the pewter and the result was this stunning snowflake. Made of six points of Christmas trees - it's a fan favorite.

2013

Visit us at Christmas time to find out what new ornament awaits!