Lisa Kelechava had a vision, or perhaps it was a dream, as she said the idea came to her in the middle of the night.
The idea was to create beautiful glass ornaments and with Joy to the World she has certainly succeeded in living her dream.
Lisa does all the design work, along with all the research that goes into making an ornament. The research includes incorporating current popular colors to appeal to the younger collectors.
Made in Poland:
Celebrity Charity Ornaments:
Each ornament is individually endorsed by a celebrity. For instance, Betty White has her name on quite a few pieces that benefit the Morris Animal Foundation. Other pieces include Michael Bolton's "Play by the Book"; A.J. Foyt's "Radical Ride"; Travis Tritt's "Ride Em" and "Clotheshorse", endorsed by Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's Carson Kressley.
There are over 40 pieces in the line, with thirty-five different store/retailer exclusives. A particular favorite of mine is Atomic Santa for a store in Oak Ridge, Tenneessee.
The exclusives are typically limited to 120 pieces, with most of the Santas expressing the personality of their "retailer".
It was in the late nineties that founder Lisa Kelechava said she had an idea to create a new and different ornament. She has always loved Christmas and says "if you really believe, it will happen". It did happen and today Joy to the World is found in stores around the world.
Ornaments are always a terrific gift to give, especially the charity pieces. The majority of the celebrity charity ornaments are well under $50 and a great way to help a charity, while adding to one's collection. The large number of endorsed ornaments cross all lines of society, hobbies and concerns -- over sixty pieces to choose from!
Lisa will do a limited number of signings, check the Glitterazzi Central for information on locations, as well as updates on the newest pieces. She believes that if you treat people the right way, doors will open, a nice philosophy especially for someone who lives Christmas all year long.