By Athena McKenzie

A Victoria-based Etsy shop has found a festive niche: custom-made ceramic ornaments that can be hung on the tree year after year.

Tree ornaments can carry memories of special seasons past. The Craft Lab Creations is a Victoria-based Etsy shop that creates distinctive ceramic decorations, inspired by everything from Moroccan tile to Scandinavian folk art. Owner Sukanya Rath believes a set of custom-made ornaments can be the perfect heirloom to use year after year, generation after generation.

“Creating those special moments for people is what inspires me,” Rath says. “My most popular style is personalized ornaments for grandparents, which I provide in various languages because we all have special names for our favourite people.”