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Classic Christmas

For the 10th consecutive year, Vera Bradley was among the more than 50 towering displays of twinkle lights and uniquely themed trimmings at the annual Festival of Trees in Fort Wayne, held at the Historic Embassy Theatre downtown.

Vera Bradley | Festival of Trees

Vera Bradley Christmas Tree

Championed by Janielle from Visual Merchandising, the Vera Bradley tree was dedicated to Birchwood, a local care center for patients affected with Alzheimer’s Disease. “[Our Co-founder] Barbara thought an old-fashioned Christmas theme would be nice knowing the tree would eventually be placed there. We focused on motifs from the 1940s, the years the men and women at Birchwood were children,” she said.

Vera Bradley | Festival of Trees

Vera Bradley | Festival of Trees

Vera Bradley | Festival of Trees

“Hand-blown glass ornaments provided that great old-fashioned feel, particularly the adorable Santas and nutcrackers. Venetian Paisley ornaments were used for a modern Vera Bradley touch.”

Recreate this nostalgic look at home by adding our Holiday Ornament or Holiday Ornament Set to your tree.

Vera Bradley | Festival of Trees


  • Sandi Wilson says:

    So beautiful. Would love to see it in person one day.

  • Lark Higginbotham says:

    I would like to see a few items in Christmas fabrics. I dress in something every day from December 1st until the 25th. Would love to have a purse to carry that goes with my attire.

    • Sparky says:

      VB used to make special items for Christmas time, I have a small bag in Holiday ’95 that I treasure. Since VB has done limited release colors recently (La Neon Rose, Pink Elephants) I hope that they would do a holiday release if they get enough customer feedback!

  • Ann Ranaghan says:

    As always, it is beautiful. A wonderful tribut to the residents of Birchwood!

  • Sparky says:

    The tree is beautiful, it’s too bad the VB ornament looks so tacky and out of place.

  • Betty Bain says:

    I also have wondered about a Vera Bradley Christmas print bag. It would be wonderful to carry during Christmas season..Please do one for Christmas 2014 Betty Bain

  • LeeAnn says:

    Very cute!

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