Our Holiday Preview is here! We’re excited to introduce our latest holiday cards, Christmas ornaments, and calendars—both 2023 calendars and Advent varieties—along with a few new holiday-themed surprises.
Christmas in July
A Met Store tradition, the Holiday Preview is our opportunity to share with you our newest and best holiday offerings: holiday cards, Christmas ornaments, 2023 calendars, and Advent calendars. We unveil these holiday essentials every summer online and in our Holiday Preview catalog, so you have a chance to stock up early and get the very best selection.
Museum Christmas & Holiday Cards
This year’s range of holiday cards features both religious and secular images from The Met collection and sister institutions worldwide. Our lineup includes holiday staples such as Dehn: Avian Holiday Cards and Picasso: Dove Holiday Cards, as well as newcomers like the Zeymer: Merry Christmas Holiday Cards and the Crivelli: Madonna and Holiday Cards. We also have Rosh Hashanah and Hanukkah cards showcasing the work of American artist Mark Podwal (b. 1945). Shop early and save 50% on your second box of holiday cards.
Artistic Christmas Ornaments for 2022
It wouldn’t be a Met holiday without our much-loved annual ornaments. Every year we introduce new Snowflake, Star, and Angel Tree Christmas Ornaments. What makes this year extra special is that 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Star Ornament, which originally debuted in 1972, one year after the first Snowflake Ornament. Both our 2022 Star and Snowflake Ornaments take inspiration from the work of Christopher Dresser (British, 1834–1904), a dynamic designer of silver, ceramics, glass, furniture, and textile patterns, as well as an ornamentalist and lecturer in botany.
You can see our full lineup of Christmas ornaments online, including our beloved Shoe Ornaments, as well as hand-painted glass ornaments, religious ornaments, bird ornaments, and more.
2023 Met Calendars
Our ever-popular line of art calendars returns, with themes for 2023 that include New York in Art, Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, Art of Asia, and Masterpieces of The Met. Enjoy world-class art from The Met collection day after day with our beautifully illustrated engagement, wall, mini wall, and desk calendars, perfect for gifting (and for keeping).
In addition to our 2023 calendars, we also have our brand-new Angel Tree Wooden Advent Calendar, which highlights details from The Met's Christmas Tree and Neapolitan Baroque Crèche. Delight loved ones by placing a tiny treat or surprise behind each of the 24 doors of this beautifully made, heirloom-quality calendar to count down the days to Christmas. Our Grandma Moses Pop-Up Advent Calendar is also back for an encore this year as is our DIY Advent Calendar.
Holiday Gifts for Art Lovers
Last but certainly not least, we're delighted to present a few new wintry additions to our home collection. The Currier & Ives Snowscapes Mug Set and Currier & Ives Central Park in Winter Platter evoke snowy scenes in The Met collection by the celebrated New York printmaking firm Currier & Ives (American, 1857–1907), while our Wiener Werkstätte Christmas Tea Set reproduces Fröhliche Weihnachten, or Merry Christmas, a color lithograph by Fritz Zeymer (Austrian, 1886–1940).