The 2023 Annual Ornament: Heart of Christmas
An angel said to Mary, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High.” Luke 1: 30-32
Christmas is a lot of things, including a time of celebration and gatherings, but most of all Christmas is love. Love of family. Love of friendship. Love of kindness and unselfish generosity. And all because of the love of God expressed to us that day with the incredible gift of His Son, who was born to love us all.
The Heart of Christmas is Jesus. The Heart of Christmas is love.
The 2023 Annual Ornament is inspired by the beautiful stained glass windows in grand cathedrals. Designed by Artist Emily Hendrie and cut into metal by artist Adam Post.
Start Your Tradition TodayFor more than 40 years, the Wendell August Forge Annual Ornament has become a tradition cherished by families across America. Whether a grandmother starting a collection for their grandchild, or a coworker looking for something special, the Annual Ornament is a gift that means more.
Celebrating 100 Years
For 100 years, Wendell August Forge has been proudly crafted by artisans in our Pennsylvania workshop. Every piece is a unique symbol of the stories, traditions and milestones that bind us together. While we have been gifted to presidents, heads of state and titans of industry, we are most honored to have been part of your weddings, anniversaries, new babies and Christmases.
This year, and every year, we celebrate each of our craftsmen who, for the last century, have used their hands to keep our old-world metalcrafting traditions alive, and our customers, whose support has kept us going for 100 years.
Thank you for letting us be a small part of your special moments over the last 100 years— and here's to celebrating 100 more with you!