Tuesday, May 27, 2008

They're Here!
2008 Hallmark Keepsake Collectors Club Ornaments Have Arrived,
and... WE LOVE THEM!

The 2008 Hallmark Keepsake Collectors Club Exclusive Ornaments have been shipping to current club members over the past couple of weeks. We're excited that ours have all now arrived. It's always fun to take them out of the box and really see them up close. As usual, they look much better and have more detail than even the best photography can reveal!

SANTA TAKES A SPIN is an exclusive club ornament inspired by a long-time favorite series - the Kiddie Car Classics. This "glitter red" race car sports the number 08 (get it - this makes it DATED 2008), and it has the words "Club Exclusive in silver script just above the bumper. The wheels of Santa's toy kiddie car actually spin and if you turn the ornament upside down, you can see Santa's feet on the kiddie car pedals. Here Comes Santa Series collectors will "need" this one too, as it looks like Santa's found yet another vehicle for making his deliveries! He's sure having fun "test driving" this one.

STANLEY T. STARR will certainly be a Starr this year! Stanley was inspired by the popular Snowtop Lodge series and makes a beautiful complement to the series. I'm not usually a fan of porcelain ornaments, but I love the beautiful white porcelain used for Stanley. The soft blue highlights include a snowy village at his base and Santa and his reindeer on his top hat. Glitter accents the ornament as well as a dangling Christmas stocking filled with a teddy and presents. The scarf around Stanley's neck is tie died blue and feels just like today's very soft yarn scarves. Insert a mini light bulb (clear or perhaps blue) from your strand of lights into the ornament base and Stanley will glow with extra light sparkling through the cut out stars. Oh, I must mention I LOVE Stanley's NOSE...for me, a good snowman must have a really nice turned up carrot pointed nose! Stanley is one gorgeous snowman, and most Hallmark ornament collectors will LOVE him!

Last but not least...
CHRISTMAS WINDOWS 2008, number six in the popular Christmas Windows Club Exclusive Series. A little girl with her puppy stand in the sparkly snow to peak into Kringle's Korner Book Shoppe. A little Santa reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas" decorates the display window alongside other Christmas Books. Outside the shop a Toy Soldier stands on guard holding a book to his side. The year 2008 adorns the front of Kringles Korner, perfect for those of you that like ornaments with the date clearly showing. From the back of the ornament, books line the shelves and a Teddy Bear sits as a bookend. This Hallmark Ornament is loaded with detail and color and it's sure to be a hit with Hallmark Collectors worldwide.

We have all three of these very special Hallmark Ornaments available for sale on our site
http://hookedonornaments.com OR, it's not too late to visit your local Gold Crown Hallmark Store and join the Hallmark Keepsake Collectors Club. You will receive two of the three with your club membership just for joining.

Thank you Hallmark for offering three WINNING ornaments to Club Members this year! These three have officially kicked off the 2008 Hallmark Ornament season with excitement! Nicki

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