Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Annual Spring Warehouse Sale Event
Here's a few pics from Hooked on Ornaments annual Spring Warehouse Sale Event, held last Saturday.
(Collectors shopping inside the Hooked on Ornaments warehouse.)

(Nicki Pierce with Kim Jones, Keepsake Ornament Club Manager)
Kim brought 2009 Dreambooks for collectors and was available for questions.
Thank you Kim for taking the time to join us Saturday!

Joyce Lyle (Retired Hallmark Studio Artist) joined us with her own line of ornaments - Angel Works Art and was also available for signing Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments that she sculpted.
Thanks Joyce! It's always a pleasure to have you with us!

(Frank Williams with Kim Jones, KOC Manager)
Frank is an expert on Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, a secondary market dealer and an avid collector. It's always a fun time when Frank comes to visit Hooked on Ornaments.

(Here's a pic of some of the Door Prizes that were given out!)

(Andrea Doubet with Kim Jones, KOC Manager)
It was a pleasure to see Andrea, one of only 12 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Collectors who owns at least one of EVERY Hallmark Keepsake Ornament ever produced!

Once again, a BIG Thanks! to our guests for joining us. It is always a pleasure.

If you'd like to join us for one of our fun filled events, Mark your calendars now for October 31st, 2009! Joining us in October will be recently retired Hallmark Studio Artist, Ed Seale! We are very excited and honored to have him joining us and we've got lots of fun in store!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

2009 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Dreambook - Club Edition

All I can say is "Wow!" I absolutely adore the 2009 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Dreambook - Club Edition. As many collectors know the "Club Edition" of the Hallmark Dreambook was introduced last year in 2008. Last year's issue is nothing compared to the new edition for 2009.

The first difference you'll notice is the size. The club edition of the 2009 Dreambook is a whopping 8 1/2" x 11" Inside, there is page after page of surprises. The Dreambook showcases the new ornaments for 2009, but it also includes several informative and fun articles. These articles cover a variety of topics sure to intrigue and inform Hallmark ornament collectors.

"Twenty Five Years of Magic"
"Stories Behind the Series"
"More Than Dolls and Cartoons"
"Small Ornaments Make a Big Comeback"
"It's a Keepsake Family Affair"

This special edition is sure to become a treasured keepsake of the 2009 Hallmark collecting season. Only available to current members of the 2009 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club, new members for 2009 will not be able to receive this special edition. This issue will not be available in stores.

Happy Hallmark Collecting
from your friends at
Hooked on Ornaments

Friday, April 3, 2009

Memories for the Making

Wednesday of this week was filled with preparations for the upcoming August Hallmark Keepsake Club event Memories for the Making (August 7-8, 2009). Wednesday morning found me booking a hotel room for Friday and Saturday night. Nicki has had her room booked for months, but I am evidently the queen of procrastination and I hadn't gotten my room reserved. Rooms for Thursday night have been sold out for a while, as have all the club rate rooms at the Westin. At the Hyatt the club rate was sold out for Friday, but I'm hoping that they add more rooms so that I can change to the reduced rate. The kind folks at the Hyatt felt like that would be the case. So Nicki will be at the Westin and I'll be at the Hyatt.

Event registration opened online at noon CST and all of us at Hooked on Ornaments were busy registering for the event. It was very quick and easy. From what I have heard no one had any problems with the online registration. So Nicki, Sara, Aaron, and I will all be at the August event. We're all VERY excited and can't wait for the fun to begin.

If you'd like to find out more about the upcoming Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club event - Visit . Hallmark Keepsake Ornament club events are always a LOT of fun. There are loads of activities, you get to meet and talk to hundreds of other people who share your love and passion for Hallmark ornaments. Then there are the exclusive products, freebies and prizes! We can't wait to see you there!

BLOG COUPON: Save 10% Off Past year Event Exclusives! Shop Event Exclusives and use coupon code BLEVNT to take 10% off Event pieces. (Coupon may NOT be combined with any other percent or dollar off coupon. Valid ONLY on items listed under Ornaments by Series/Event Exclusives. Limit one use per customer.) EXPIRES: April 9, 2009.