Hallmark Childs Age Collection
Puppies and Kittens - Bye, Bye
In 2005 Hallmark Cards introduced a new "Child's Age Collection" that featured puppies for boys and kittens for girls. These ornaments commemorated childhood milestones from Baby's First Christmas through Child's Fifth Christmas. The puppy and kitten "grew up" through the procession enjoying age appropriate activities.
In 2007 however Hallmark Cards discontinued the collection early. This was the first time in Hallmark Keepsake history that a Child's Age Collection ended early. This early ending to the collection has created lots of confusion.
The Puppies (& Kittens) Child's 2,3,4,& 5th that were offered last year WERE NOT DATED. The idea was that anyone that had that collection started for their child/grandchild could buy the rest of the child's collection last year and then present them each holiday thru the Child's 5th. Many did buy them last year and this created quite a shortage, especially of the Child's 5th Christmas. While many collectors didn't understand that 2007 would be the last chance to buy them in a Hallmark store, and thus, will find out this year.
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