A bronze pendant hangs from a gold, rope-style string to display on the tree or any place where its warm glow will light up the room. The Kalevala 2018 Christmas Ornament is a special collectors item from Finland. The year is printed on to tell the future generations it is passed down to when the item was created and brought into the family. What also will be passed down is the story behind this keepsake, which is as follows:
"Bunny Long-Jump and Bunny Little-Foot have been invited to the grand ball of the King of the Forest. The problem is they don’t know what present to bring. After thinking long and hard, they decide they are going to give the king a good story as a present. It is a present that everybody can enjoy. Something that makes everyone feel good.
Soon, it is the night of the ball and the Kind of the Forest is standing by the mouth of his cave, shaking hands and receiving his guests, his magnificent antlers coated with twinkling snowflakes like so many diamonds. In the bright light of the moon, his antlers look like a crown.
The bunnies begin their story, shyly at first, but then with more and more confidence. Soon, everyone is rolling on the floor with laughter and the Kind of Forest thanks the bunnies for their present. The best gift you can give is joy."
Kalevala Jewelry seeks its inspiration from the unique Finnish and Scandinavian jewelry traditions throughout the ages. Most of the Kalevala Koru models are replicas of ancient Iron Age jewelry discovered by archaeologists. Read more about