Friday, April 04, 2014

2014 Hallmark Beauty of Birds ornaments

The Beauty of Birds ornaments are especially pretty this year. This is the tenth year of this series. Here's a picture of this years ornament:



There will be 9 Limited Edition ornament for the Keepsake Ornament Premiere event to be held July 12-13, 2014. One of those limited ornaments is a companion ornament to the Beauty of Birds series. Here's a picture of it.


Love it!

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Another new series for 2014

If you are a fan of the Marjolein Bastin ornaments, you'll love this new Hallmark ornament series starting in 2014. Sculpted by Julie Forsyth, Simple Gifts is the first ornament in the Marjolein's Garden series. This ornament will be available beginning in July 2014.



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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

2014 Hallmark Family Game Night series

Another new series for 2014 will be Family Game Night. The first ornament in this series will be Sorry by Matt Johnson and Rodney Gentry.


This ornament will be available for purchase in October 2014.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

New Hallmark ornament series for 2014

In the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament lineup for 2014 will be a new Vintage Tin Toys series. The first ornament in this series, Vintage Tin Bear by Tom Best, is pictured below.


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Monday, February 03, 2014

2014 Members Only & Seattle Seahawks Hallmark Ornaments

Hallmark has released pictures of the club exclusive ornaments that will be available to KOC members during the events in 2014. Here's a picture:


They will also be releasing a Peyton Manning/Denver Broncos and an Earl Thomas/Seattle Seahawks ornament in October as part of the regular Keepsake Ornament line. Here's a picture of the Seahawks ornament:

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Saturday, February 01, 2014

Peanuts Monthly Series

The next ornament in the Peanuts Monthly series is available beginning today. Peppermint Patty celebrates St. Patty's Day!

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Thursday, December 05, 2013

Gift of Memories Event

This weekend Hallmark is holding a Gift of Memories Event at Hallmark Gold Crown stores. They will be unveiling 10 new ornaments, including the much anticipated Christmas Commemorative #1 ornament.



This may be a very popular new series. Here's a sneak peek at the 2014 Christmas Commemorative ornament to help you decide whether to start this new series:



If you buy a Keepsake ornament during this event, you will receive a $5 off coupon for your next shopping trip. Happy shopping!

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

2014 Hallmark Santa Certified Ornament

Here's another sneak peak of the 2014 Hallmark ornaments. This one is the second ornament in the Santa Certified series. Ken Crow is the artist responsible for this great jack-in-the-box ornament. It looks like this is going to be a great series.

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Saturday, November 23, 2013

2014 Barbie Ornaments

AMM/Christmas Past Hallmark Ornaments has posted pictures of the 2014 Barbie Ornaments at: 2014 Barbie Ornament Pictures

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

2014 Hallmark Ornament Series: Kringle and Kris

Hallmark has provided members of the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club with a sneak peak at a new ornament series for 2014. Sculpted by Kristina Gaughran, the Kringle and Kris series will feature Santa and his reindeer buddy sharing all sorts of holiday fun.

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Hallmark Coupon

Hallmark has posted a link on their Facebook page to a coupon for $10 off a $30 purchase. The coupon does not exclude Hallmark ornaments.

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Monday, November 04, 2013

Hallmark Holiday Open House

The Hallmark Holiday Open House (and VIP Weekend) is November 8 thru November 11, 2013 at Hallmark Gold Crown stores. They've extended the weekend this year through Monday for Veteran's Day. Each store's top spenders should receive a VIP invitation. With the coupon in the invitation and a $50 purchase, they will receive a gift bag with an exclusive ornament, ceramic cake stand, Willow Tree planner, and a 3.5 ounce Holiday Hobnail candle.

The ornament is pictured below:

If you didn't receive a VIP invitation, try stopping by a store towards the end of the weekend. Some stores will give out the extra gift bags with a $50 purchase even if you don't have an invitation.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hallmark Coupon

Hallmark's Facebook page has a contest posted today. If you enter the contest, you receive a coupon you can use for your next purchase.  I received a $5 off a $10 purchase coupon, but others have received $2 off $10, $5 off $15, or $5 off $10. The coupon does not exclude ornaments, but does say "See store for additional exclusions," so some stores may not let you use it for ornaments.

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

2013 Hallmark Ornament Debut Event

The Hallmark Ornament Debut event begins on Saturday, October 5, 2013.  There will be two register-to-win ornaments:


There will also be six limited quantity ornaments available for purchase:




And members of the Keepsake Ornament Collectors' Club can purchase the following exclusive ornament:


There will be bonus rewards points for Crown Rewards customers and a free Magic Cord with the purchase of any of the Magic Cord ornaments.  Be sure to stop by your local Hallmark Gold Crown store to take advantage of all the special offers.


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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

2013 Peanuts: Happiness Is... Monthly Series Ornament #3

The third ornament in the Peanuts monthly series "Happiness Is" has begun arriving in stores. The corporate-owned Hallmark stores won't be selling it until September 1, 2013. Some of the independently owned Hallmark stores may already have it available for sale. The first and second ornaments in this series have sold out quickly.


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Saturday, August 03, 2013

2013 Peanuts Gang Happiness Is..... Lucy ornament available

Are you collecting the new Peanuts Gang monthly ornament series?  It started with the Fun At the Beach ornament, which is now sold out at the Hallmark warehouse.  The August ornament is Back to School, featuring Lucy.

This has turned out to be a popular series.  If you want to pick up the Lucy ornament, I suggest getting it soon.  Many stores are reporting that they only have enough to fill their preorders.

View other Peanuts Gang ornaments here.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

2013 Limited Quantity Hallmark Ornaments for Premiere

Pictures of the Limited Quantity ornaments that will be for sale at the 2013 Hallmark Ornament Premiere event are pictured on the AMM/Christmas Past website. You can view them on the homepage at 2013 Hallmark Limited Quantity Ornaments.

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Friday, March 08, 2013

2013 Barbie Ornaments from Carlton Heirloom Ornaments

Okay, I know this is a blog about Hallmark ornaments.  Many Hallmark ornament collectors collect the Barbie ornaments.  2012 was the last year of Barbie ornaments in the Hallmark line.  For 2013 American Greetings has the license to produce Barbie ornaments.  They will have 6 Barbie ornaments in the 2013 Carlton Heirloom Ornaments collection, and 2 Barbie ornament in the American Greetings ornament line.  Here's a peak at the Carlton ornaments:

This is Carlton's Holiday Barbie ornament.  It is the first in an ornament series inspired by the Holiday Barbie Doll.  A charm, commemorating the silver anniversary of the Holiday Barbie Doll collection, is attached to the ornament.


This is the first in the African-American Holiday Barbie series.

The Pink & Pretty ornament shown above is the first ornament in Carlton's new Vintage Fashion series.


The 1959 Debut Barbie is an homage to the original Barbie doll introduced in 1959.


Sophisticated Lady ornament--available in the 2013 Carlton Heirloom ornaments line.


2013 Carlton Heirloom Ornaments: Prima Prima Ballerina ornament.

What do you think?  Will you become a Carlton ornament collector in 2013?


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Thursday, March 07, 2013

2013 Cinderelly! Hallmark Ornament

Hallmark released a sneak peak of three of Julie Forsyth's 2013 Hallmark ornaments.  My favorite is Cinderelly! Cinderelly! shown below:

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Monday, February 11, 2013

Another Sneak Peek of 2013 Hallmark Ornaments

A new series of angels by Edythe Kegrize will be in the 2013 Hallmark ornament line.  This series, named Heavenly Belles, will feature child-like angels with favorite holiday icons.  Here's a picture of the 2013 ornament:


And here's a few more pictures that Hallmark has released.  Sorry they are so small.


What do you think about the 2013 A Pony For Christmas ornament?  I'm not crazy about it.  Hopefully it will grow on me when I see it at Premiere.

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Friday, February 08, 2013

2013 Hallmark Spring Ornament

Do you put up a Spring or Easter tree?  Did you collect Hallmark's Easter/Spring ornaments when they were available?  If so, you'll want to attend a Dream Book Party at your local Hallmark store on May 4, 2013.  At the party you'll be treated to a sneak peek of the 2013 Keepsake Ornament Club exclusive ornaments.  You'll also be able to purchase the following ornament, inspired by Mary Hamilton artwork.


This ornament was designed by Nina Aube and sculpted by Jim Kimme.  It is 2 3/8 inches tall.  Available for purchase beginning May 4, 2013 at $12.95.

If you are looking for retired Hallmark Easter/Spring ornaments you can still find many of them at AMM/Christmas Past.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

2013 Hallmark Ornaments Sneak Peek

Are you ready for a sneak peek at a few of the 2013 Hallmark ornaments?  Here's a few of the continuing series ornaments:

2013 Season's Treatings



2013 Noelville ornament


2013 Making Memories ornament




2013 Cookie Cutter Christmas ornament



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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New 2012 Ornaments To Be Released December 7

Hallmark will release nine new ornaments on December 7th.  Here's two of my favorites: 
2013 Camaro ZL1 by Don Palmiter



Chocolate Moose by Tracy Larsen

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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

More Hallmark Coupons

You can find the popular Hallmark coupons for $5 off a $10 purchase in the December issues of Oprah, Family Circle, and Martha Stewart Living magazines (and probably several more).  In addition, you can find a printable coupon at:


http://www.hallmark.com/offers/snowvember-event

These coupons do not exclude Hallmark ornaments.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Hallmark $5 Off Coupon - Good on ornaments

I don't know how long this will last.  If you go to Google and search for Hallmark Coupon you should find a Hallmark ad near the top of the listing that mentions a $5 off coupon.  Click on the link and print out a coupon for $5 off a $10 purchase.  The coupon does not exclude ornaments.

Be sure you are clicking on a link to Hallmark.com and not one of the many coupon sites on the web.

Good luck!

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