Monday, September 17, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Collectors scooped up bargains on the dozens of Sale Tables.
And, many "wish list ornaments" we crossed off the list. If the wanted ornaments weren't on the Sale Tables, we pulled them from our inventory shelves,
and sold them at low sale prices! Yes, EVERYTHING under our Roof was on Sale!
Refreshments, door prize drawings, discount coupons, and ornament collecting chat were enjoyed by all.
Our thanks to each of you that attended.
We had so much fun...we plan to DO IT AGAIN...in OCTOBER.
Watch for a date to be announced later this summer, and if you are in the Kansas City area plan to join us for the OCTOBER FALL WAREHOUSE SALE!
Like you, we spend hours enjoying the 2007 Dream Book, and are anxously awaiting the July 14-15 Ornament Premier.
WHAT WILL BE HOT? WHICH ONES WILL SELL OUT EARLY? We're asked those questions often and we don't have a clue... it's far to early to tell. The Licenced Ornaments such as, Barbies, Lionels, Harleys, Star Trek, Star Wars, Disney and Warner Brothers are always popular...
but most ornaments we selected for our TOP TEN list are those that are "Hallmark Artist Inspired Creations"
Our TOP TEN picks...
CHOCOLATE MOOSE, from the tip of his fork antlers to his chocolate hoofs...he brings out the Chocolate Lover in us!
BAKE SHOP 2nd in the Noelville Series, this gingerbread Bake Shop looks yummy and fun!
CHATTY CATHY brings back happy "baby boomer" memories as our first talking doll, it will be fun to hear her voice again!
Thursday, June 21, 2007
- Baby's First Christmas: This sweet little fuzzy chick on wheels is one of the sweetest "Baby's First" ornaments Hallmark has produced in quite some time. And just in time for our first child's first Christmas...
- Santa's Scooter
- Santas From Around the World, Poland
- Island of Misfit Toys
- Airstream Dreams: The wheels turn, the awning extends...the only thing it doesn't do is convert to a life-size Airstream. Owning one of those is a dream of mine.
- What Christmas Is All About (Peanuts)
- Sandy Claws Is Coming to Halloweentown (Nightmare Before Christmas)
- Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots
- Chocolate Moose: This moose will be the perfect companion to my 2004 Cookie Doe ornament, one of my all-time favorites.
- Miniature, Dancing Friends
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
You won't want to miss these special offers available at your local Hallmark Gold Crown Stores during the July 14th and 15th Ornament Premiere Weekend. Supplies were limited last year, so be sure to get to your local stores early.
If you are unable to find the Ornament Premiere Exclusives locally Hooked on Hallmark does normally receive them after Premiere weekend. So be sure to check with us at Hooked on Hallmark if you're looking for an Ornament Premiere exclusive from this year or from years past.
Some of the Ornament Premiere Exclusives from past years include - 1996 Welcome Sign, 1998 Santa's Merry Workshop, 1999 Zebra Fantasy, 2000 Pewter Husky, 2001 Rocking Horse, 2005 Triple Dippin, 2006 Bunny Hug. Of course the 2007 Peppermint Pup goes wonderfully with the 2006 Peppermint Pals bears!
Of course that small listing doesn't even mention the REALLY sought after Ornament Premiere Register to Win Colorways! We'll have a list of this year's Ornament Premiere exclusives posted here soon.
There's an outstanding line of Disney Hallmark Keepsake ornaments this year as usual. Don't miss the LIMITED QUANTITY Premiere ornament - Mirror Mirror on the Wall!
Disney villains were previously featured in the Unforgettable Villains series which ran from 1998 - 2000. Click here to view this series.
The special offer mugs are simply too cute and feature some of Disney's most popular (friendly) characters! At their special price of $3.95 - they are a SUPER buy too!
The series started in 2000 and seems to have become even more popular over the past few years. The hardest to find (and thus the most valuable) are the 2000 and the 2005 - both of which feature book values of well over $100. View all the Barbie, Porcelain Club ornaments.
See you next time and Happy Collecting from the staff at Hooked on Hallmark
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Can't wait for the next value guide - we still have some of the 1st Edition and 2nd Edition available at www.hookedonhallmark.com
Thursday, April 26, 2007
9 am - 2 pm
Hooked on Hallmark Warehouse
11888 W 91st St
Overland Park KS 66214
Plan now to join us at the Hooked on Hallmark warehouse for a great time filled with fun, bargains and more!
If you will be in the Kansas City area on June 2nd we would love for you to drop by our warehouse. Remember we are only open to the public during our warehouse sales, so this will be a special opportunity to take a look at the thousands of Hallmark Keepsake ornaments and collectibles that we have in stock.
You'll be able to tour the warehouse, shop amazing bargains as well as hard to find items, win door prizes and more. We'll have hundreds of items priced at $4 or below plus BARGAIN BINS!
We look forward to seeing everyone!
Don't forget to check our website at www.hookedonhallmark.com for a printable coupon so you can save even more!
Our warehouse is located at 11888 W 91st St - Overland Park KS 66214
Need a map or directions - see the Visit Us page on our website.
See you there!
Hooked on Hallmark has received our confirmation letter from Hallmark verifying that we will have tables at ALL 3 events for the Secondary Market Sales! We look forward to seeing everyone!
Charter members will be allowed in first at 8:30 am with the doors opening to everyone at 9:00 am. Doors will close at 3:00. Again we can't wait to see old friends and meet new ones!
Be sure to check our website at www.hookedonhallmark.com as we get closer to the events for printable coupons to bring with you!
DATES & LOCATIONS:
Saturday, August 4, Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, August 18, Orlando, FL
Saturday, August 25, Kansas City, MO
There will be six artists signing at each event. Below is a list of artists attending each event. Artist attendance may change without notice.
Las Vegas -
Signing Artists - Katrina Bricker, Julie Forsyth, Tammy Haddix, Don Palmiter, Anita Rogers, Sharon Visker
Tech Artists -Rodney Gentry, Deb Murray, Valerie Shanks
Signing Artists - Nina Aube, Tom Best, Robert Chad, Ken Crow, Tracy Larsen, Nello Williams
Tech Artists - Steve Goslin, Robert Hulburt, Orville Wilson
Kansas City -
Signing Artists - Joanne Eschrich, Edythe Kegrize, Kris Kline, Linda Sickman, Terri Steiger, Sue Tague
Tech Artists - Diana McGehee, Jennifer Swanson, Lisa Vogel
- New this year--a live auction of one-of-a-kind Keepsakes products at the conclusion of each event, with procedes donated to charity.
- Deal or No Deal
- Scavenger Hunt
- Sneak Peek Presentation
- Paint Your Own Ornament
- Decorating Ideas
- Register-to-win prizes
- Purchase event exclusive product and pins available only at events
Shop from secondary market dealers
Friday Evening Dinner Party and Costume Contest:
In each city, join us the Friday evening before the event for our Keepsakes Ornament Club dinner. This party will be open to the first 500 people (Collector Club members and their guests) who register for each event. Your only opportunity to register for the Friday evening dinner is when you call to register for the Saturday event.Back by popular demand, there will be a Costume Contest each evening in honor of the club's 20th anniversary. Start thinking now about your costume, and come dressed to the Friday evening dinner as your favorite ornament. At the conclusion of each dinner, the winners will be announced.
We're looking forward to keeping Hallmark collectors up to date on all things Hallmark!
You'll want to check in frequently for all the latest news!