Monday, September 17, 2007

Fall Warehouse Sale

Mark your calendars...our FALL Warehouse Sale is coming up on Saturday, October 13th!
We will have our LOWEST pricing ever, with hundreds of ornaments priced $1 - $3!

Thursday, July 5, 2007


We weren't sure how many collectors would stop by during our "off season" Summer Warehouse sale...but we're happy to report attendence was excellent.
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 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!

Hooked on Hallmark Top Ten 2007 Ornaments

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!

HOLIDAY FRIDGE, We can't wait to peak inside!

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!

ALWAYS REMEMBERED Dove a beautiful way to honor memories of a special loved one.

JOY TO THE WORLD ANGELS, these mini angels are unique & beautiful.

A WORLD OF HOPE, this colorful UNICEF benefit ornament inspires us!

MERRY MUSIC FOR SANTA, we'll sing along as Santa's player piano plays six festive songs

SANTA'S SWEET RIDE, 1st in a new series. Just when we thought he had given up driving...Here Comes Santa...AGAIN...this time delivering gifts in a sugar car, what will he drive next?

REINDEER, 2nd in the Yuletide Treasures series, we weren't crazy about the #1 Santa in this series, but love the colors, design & motion of this reindeer...maybe this series will continue to surprise us.

Rhonda's Top Ten

Just like you I can't wait until the Dreambook comes each year so I can spend hours looking at the new ornaments. Each time I thumb through the pages I find another treasure that I can't possibly live without. With that said here are my Top Ten Favorites for today in the order that they are found in the 2007 Hallmark Dreambook . . .

Holiday Fridge - absolutely adorable and a perfect compliment to the Christmas Cookies stove! (I love a tree in the kitchen)

Noelville #2 Bakeshop - oh it looks yummy, this series is really cooking up some fun display ideas

Chocolate Moose - what can you say, he is just irresistable

Yuletide Treasures #2 Reindeer - I love the colors and elegant design of this reindeer.

Snowy Mountain Lodge - okay, I'm always a sucker for the elaborate magic ornaments and this one looks beautiful - it'll probably stay out all year long!

North Pole Pilsner - check it out, you can pull each bottle out of the six pack to read the labels!

See n Say - this one reminds me of my childhood as well as my childrens' - I can't wait to pull the string.

Puppy Love #17 - it's my all time favorite series and this little guy needs to come home with me

Joy to the World Angels - the colors on these beautiful angels are wonderful! I can't wait to see a miniature tree sporting them!

Snow Buddies Anniversary Edition - okay, I know it's not in the Dreambook - but I adore this Limited Edition ornament. Another of my favorite series - the snowman's top hat just makes him a must have for me

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Sara's Top 10 for 2007

These are a list of my favorites (so far) from the 2007 Dreambook:
  1. 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...

  2. Santa's Scooter

  3. Santas From Around the World, Poland

  4. Island of Misfit Toys

  5. 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.

  6. What Christmas Is All About (Peanuts)

  7. Sandy Claws Is Coming to Halloweentown (Nightmare Before Christmas)

  8. Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots

  9. Chocolate Moose: This moose will be the perfect companion to my 2004 Cookie Doe ornament, one of my all-time favorites.

  10. Miniature, Dancing Friends

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Don't Miss These Offers - Hallmark Ornament Premiere

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!


Barbie is a popular cross collectible - attracting both Hallmark and Barbie collectors and this series has really appealed to many. This high demand has led to some high secondary market values for a few pieces in this series. I'd predict that this year's beauty will be the same. Get there early, because I believe she's going to fly out of the stores even with the limit of 1 per club membership restriction.

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

BangZoom Value Guide Update

The next Bang Zoom Hallmark Value Guide will be available July 2008. Tentative plans for the 3rd edition of the value guide indicate the book will include some new categories! Possibilities include Tender Touches, Stocking Hangers, and Mary Hamilton Nativity. If you have ideas for other categories that you'd be interested in seeing be sure to let us know by emailing us at

Can't wait for the next value guide - we still have some of the 1st Edition and 2nd Edition available at

Thursday, April 26, 2007

JUNE Warehouse Sale at Hooked on Hallmark

JUNE 2nd
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 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!

We'll 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 as we get closer to the events for printable coupons to bring with you!

Hallmark Keepsake 20th Anniversary Events

2007 marks the 20th Anniversary of Hallmark Keepsake ornaments and Hallmark has 3 fun filled events planned for Hallmark Collector Club members! Each event will begin on Friday evening with a Dinner Party and Costume Contest. The Saturday 'main event' promises to be fun and informative! Remember only registered Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club members will be allowed to attend.

Saturday, August 4, Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, August 18, Orlando, FL
Saturday, August 25, Kansas City, MO

Artist Signings:
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 -
igning Artists - Katrina Bricker, Julie Forsyth, Tammy Haddix, Don Palmiter, Anita Rogers, Sharon Visker
Tech Artists -Rodney Gentry, Deb Murray, Valerie Shanks

Orlando -
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

Event Activities:

  • New this year--a live auction of one-of-a-kind Keepsakes products at the conclusion of each event, with procedes donated to charity.
  • Bingo
  • 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.

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