is our basic sleigh bell, but new for 2015 - these are brass made with NO lead content.
For centuries, brass was made with lead. We have decided to eliminate the lead content. We believe it's safer for the metal workers and safer for the environment. The sound is different without the lead content, but not significantly so for this sleigh bell application.
This is a small limited batch we are offering for 2015.
Each bell comes with a suede leather strap and small satin bag, until supplies run out. The colors of the leathers are elf choice. They are NOT engraved with a number. The number is the label/name indicating the size of the bell (which in the old days corresponded to the number position of the bell on the horse's or other carriage animal's leather strap).
Please be careful - small and heavy...not for use as a toy for small
children. This is a tree and stocking Ornament only- potential choking hazard.
All our bells are sand cast by hand in a traditional ancient method. Be aware and compare - there are many other bells on the market - we have purchased them to examine. Ours are ALL made
by hand, heavy construction, made to last and weather in the tradition of horse sleigh bells. They are not made on on metal lathe. They are not stamped or bent. They are not craft bells. They are not 'tinny' sounding. They are cast and designed to be heirlooms.
Don't be fooled into thinking we are newbies! This is a NEW listing, that we created this year - 2015. We've literally been selling for nearly 2 decades and been restoring and handling sleigh bells all during that time.
advanced packaging, please see our store. For a little bit more, you
can get a nice hand made elf wrapped package . Search our store for more
options in bells and packaging.
Also be aware that there are large corporate giants still afoot trying to bully us about and put us out of business. We are here to serve you and make the holiday affordable while keeping our margins low. Yes, we don't make a huge profit as do the large outfits selling bells. We believe our service and product quality speak for themselves. We know you'll agree once you receive your bells.
Read what prior years’ customers say:
"Happy New Year! Just thought I would
tell you that BY FAR the bell is my son's favorite gift that Santa
brought to him. (He is 6 1/2) He has shown everyone he knows and
explains why it's so special... it's from the sleigh.... look at the
engraving... look how it's worn... look at the leather & the box! We
are so happy and want to thank you for your help! He has a friend who
has the Hallmark version and even she was in awe at the -real- bell.
Thanks again & happy new year to you and yours. "
"I know I left feedback but I wanted to share something with you. I
ordered this bell for my 9 year old grandson because he asked Santa for a
reindeer bell for Christmas, thanks to you it got here in time to
Canada and it was the biggest hit for him. I read him the Polar Express
on Christmas Eve and he said he asked Santa for a bell and wondered if
it was silver or gold. Well Christmas morning he has so excited to get
his SILVER bell. When asked even a week later what was the best
Christmas present he got it is always 'the bell' over games, MP3 player,
snowboard, everything! Thank you for making his Christmas so special,
we can all believe!"
"Thank you, bell arrived today and I am very pleased with it ... probably the best packaging I have seen. "
"Received bell today. Absolutely perfect!! Thank you!!!"
"My children loved the bells! They even made a believer out of me! Thanks!!!"
"My son is still on air over this bell. Thank you for making such a special gift."
"My little boy LOVED it! He carried it around for days! Thank you!!!"
"My daughter loved receiving this. She even claims it smells of 'reindeer'."
"Truly the spirit of Christmas...both kids favorite gift. A+++++++"
"WOW - incredible bell...... kids best present....."
"My daughter (age 6) truly believes this is a bell from Santa's sleigh. Thanks!"
"This was the BEST Christmas gift I ever GAVE - Awesome Service - Quality is A+"
"Good Morning! I am thrilled to have come across your beautiful bells
. We have always encouraged our children not to make a list for
Santa, but rather, just to ask for a surprise. The lists just seemed too
greedy and a "surprise" makes it easier on the elves (as you well know,
being one yourself! :O) But this year my nine year old just couldn't
help herself and she asked for a surprise and a bell off Santa's sleigh.
She, of course, was very worried lest Santa think she was being greedy.
I assured her that if Santa didn't want her to have a bell, he simply
wouldn't bring one. Thank you, dear elf, for being such an integral part
of our Christmas this year! "
" I am the grandmother of the 9
year old boy that got his bell from you last Christmas and I thought I
would give you a little update.....he took his bell out last week and
shook it and asked his Mom if she could hear it and she said yes and he
said he heard it too!!!! The gift goes on and it is still very special
to him, I thought you might like to know I am still thrilled and it
meant so much!! It will always be something he will remember!"
We guarantee the low price on bells. If you find it for less, let us know. We'll match or beat the low price for any comparable LEAD FREE BELL that you can find. (as long as we don't go in the red. Some people think undercutting to put someone out of business is a good idea. We don't adhere to that practice here. We have serious elf-work to do and need to keep afloat to do it)
note - we include the information on bell sizes. These bells are identified by their sizes, but they are NOT ENGRAVED with a number.