Biedermann Commemoratives

More than 800 years ago the village of Schwaebisch Gmuend was founded by the Kings of Staufen who were responsible for settling this region known for its artisans specializing in the production of gold silver and brass jewelry as well as decorative ornaments. These works of art were shipped to markets in Italy and Western Europe. The tradition in metal arts survives today in this medieval walled town located near Stuttgart Germany.

For generations families have engaged in ornament cutting designing their own unique decorations to give friends and relatives as gifts during the holiday season.

The Biedermanns originated the creation of a single Christmas ornament commemorating each year drawing on the talent from this region. In the fall of 1970 we contacted several artisan families who among them designed and cut the first ornament which depicted the town square of Schwaebisch Gmuend.

Since that first edition each year a group of artists has selected a single design from those submitted by the townspeople and the ornament to be cut for the coming season is chosen. This is now a tradition that the people of Schwaebisch Gmuend and America cherish. Designs through the years have been selected from those created by school children and adults

Our Master Cutter Georg Neumaier directs the production of the Biedermann Commemorative Ornament and is also involved in selecting the year`s winning design.

The now very valuable original brass ornament was supplemented in 1984 by our first edition silver-plated ornament. Beginning in 1987 alternate years depict the story of The Twelve Days of Christmas. Nineteen ninety-eight began the first edition of the Christmas Quotations Series of ornaments.

2022 Biedermann Commemorative Ornaments - Carousel German Market
Biedermann Commemorative Ornament - Silver
2022 Baby's First Biedermann Commemorative Ornament
2021 Commemorative Ornament-Santa's Sleigh Ride
Commemorative Ornament - Santa's Sleigh Ride - Silver
2021 Commemorative Ornament Baby's First
Christmas Carolers 2020 Commemorative (SOLD OUT)
2020 Baby's First Commemorative Ornament
50th Anniversary 2019 Commemorative Ornament
Wreath Design 2016 Commemorative Ornament
2012 Commemorative Ornament - Christmas Penguins
Collector's Album for Biedermann Commemorative Ornaments
Commemorative Album Insert Pages - 4" x 5" Set of 6
D1989 Biedermann Commemorative Ornament - Two Turtle Doves
D2000 - Biedermann Millennium Commemorative Ornament
1992 Commemorative Ornament- Christmas Morning Scene
1980 Biedermann Commemorative Ornament - Shepherd Flute-Player in Nativity
1974 Biedermann Commemorative Ornament - Angel Holding a Burning Candle
2001 Biedermann Commemorative
2014 Biedermann Commemorative