Monday, January 19, 2015

Welcome Back Barbie

Hallmark and Mattel have announced a new licensing agreement that will bring Barbie back to the Hallmark Keepsake line in 2015. This new contract will allow Hallmark to create and distribute holiday ornaments and plush  products in the U.S. and Canada. In addition to Hallmark Gold Crown exclusives, some items will be offered through multiple retail channels.
Hallmark will offer two "Bonus Packs" in July that will feature the Hallmark Keepsake versions of the 2013 and 2014 Holiday Barbie dolls. (Serious Barbie collectors will want to have both the Carlton Heirloom ornaments from 2013 and 2014 in addition to the Hallmark Bonus Pack set.)
The Bonus Packs will be offered in both Caucasian and African American, as seen below.
Celebration Barbie Set
Ornaments depict the 2013 and 2014 Holiday Barbie Dolls
4000QXI2787 - View Item

Celebration Barbie Set - African AmericanOrnaments depict the 2013 and 2014 Holiday Barbie Dolls
4000QXI2789 - View Item
Keep an eye on our blog and our Facebook page to see more 2015 ornaments as we add them to the Hooked on Ornaments database.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Christmas Home Tour with Eileen

It's always so much fun to visit Eileen's home during the Christmas season. Her Christmas decorating is simply amazing and you are sure to find some wonderful ideas to implement in your home! Take a minute, sit down and enjoy! You won't be disappointed!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Latest Sold Out List

The following are ornaments are on the latest "SOLD OUT" list from Hallmark.
These are ornaments that are no longer available for re-order - what is out in the local stores and already on order are all there are available. If any of these ornaments are on your "Wish List" and you haven't bought them, we suggest you purchase them right away.
Can't find them locally? Be sure to check

A Pre-flight SnackAmazing GraceAnchored in FaithBaby Mine, DumboCaptain AmericaChristmas AngelComfy Cozy SnowmanDisney The Little Mermaid 25th AnniversaryEarl Thomas, Football LegendsGreat GrandsonGreat White Menace, JawsJumpin' General LeeLegacy Cord Merry Christmas to All! (table top)Olaf Peyton Manning, Football LegendsRoller Rink NightsSimonThe Daring PrincessThe Sorting Hat, Harry PotterThe Waltons Whoooo's WatchingZee Season for Love, Pepe Le PewHiccup and Toothless

Thursday, October 23, 2014

About Hooked on Ornaments... The Video

Here's a little project that we've been working on that we are simply delighted with!
You might remember, a little over a month ago, there was a blog post with some pictures from Nicki's video interview shoot. Here's our resulting video, all about Hooked on Ornaments!

We can't wait to hear what you think!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Count Down To Christmas


A new tradition began in our home when Hallmark offered it's first Countdown to Christmas Clock ornament in 2010. 

It's fun to set the clock anytime after October 1st and watch it count down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until the BIG Day when it will wish us a Merry Christmas!


The youngest to the oldest members of our family are captivated by this ornament.   It's hard to walk by without checking how much time remains, and we smile as the clock is literally ticking towards our favorite Holiday of the year!

Hallmark has now offered a variety of  "countdown clock" ornaments.
Check out all of the options to get into the "Countdown" spirit!
... in closing today we want to send a big THANK YOU!! and shout out to Brooke at Everything Else Brooke - she posted about Hooked on Ornaments on her blog and we are simply delighted!! We love to hear from our customers and we truly enjoy hearing how we are able to help our customers with their Hallmark collections - all around the world.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

2014 Carlton Heirloom Ornaments Have Arrived!

The 2014 Carlton Heirloom ornaments have arrived! and they are AWESOME!! The delivery truck arrived yesterday and the warehouse is jam packed with the new 2014 Carlton Christmas ornaments.

Jessica and Jennifer have been busy this morning sorting ornaments and pulling orders. If you have a pre-order in the system (with no October release ornaments) you should expect your Carlton order to ship by the end of the week at the latest. You probably received a duplicate order confirmation from the original order yesterday when we moved the orders from "Holding" to "New" for processing. (Some customers reported receiving more than one copy. As long as they all have the same order number, they were just inadvertent duplicates and we do apologize for any inconvenience.)
Jessica and Jennifer sorting ornaments.

We are really thrilled to see that the ornaments are even better than last year! We are extremely happy with the quality of the ornaments and the packaging. The colors are vibrant and the sound quality on the magic ornaments is great. Carlton is offering a superb line of ornaments this year.
Another nice feature on the magic ornaments is a hole in the box that allows you to test the ornament without removing the ornament from the box. Batteries are already inserted, so the ornament is ready to go from the box straight to your tree. If you look at the picture below, we've pressed the button on the Godzilla ornament and the base is lit up.
Jennifer with some of the new 2014 Carlton ornaments.

Marc and Aaron - Boxin' em up and movin' em out.
We are delighted that the Carlton ornaments have arrived and look forward to shipping the pre-orders this week. We are certain that you will be as excited as we are with this year's Carlton ornaments. (Once you receive your order we would be most appreciative if you would return to the website ( ) and leave an item review.)
Until next time!
Happy Collecting!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

2014 October Ornament Debut Limited Quantity Ornaments

The 2014 October Ornament Debut is right around the corner. Visit your local Hallmark Gold Crown store to find out details on any special plans they might have for the event.

October Ornament Debut Weekend
is October 4-5

Remember  the Limited Quantity ornaments from the last few years have truly been limited quantities. Some ornaments sell out rather quickly. If you miss your favorite locally, be sure to check with us at Hooked on Ornaments. (Here's a link to our 2014 Special Editions page)

 Jack's Peculiar Pet
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
1495QXE3713 * Sharon Visker * 3 5/8" H

Jasmine & Rajah
Disney's Precious Moments
2495QXE3716 * Porcelain * 3" H
Batman The Dark Knight Rises
1495QXE3736 * 4 1/4" H

Lionel Pennsylvania Torpedo Repaint
1995QXE3746 * Die-Cast Metal * 3 1/2" W
White Chocolate Moose Repaint
1295QXE3773 * Tracy Larsen * 3 3/4" H

Very Merry Christmas Fairy Repaint
Fairy Messengers
1295QXE3783 * Kristina Gaughran * 3 5/8"
GI Joe 50th Anniversary
1995QXE3786 * 4 3/8" H