Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Childhood Memories and Classic Toys

The Hallmark studio artists have always done a wonderful job crafting Hallmark Keepsake ornaments that evoke memories of special moments in our lives. Hooked on Ornaments recently added a new "unofficial collection" category to our Hallmark Ornaments by Series page that highlights a growing group of ornaments based on our favorite childhood toys.

In 2007 Hallmark began a new unofficial collection of Fisher-Price toy ornaments that immediately appealed to me. These ornaments are modelled after toys that I played with as a child and my own children played with as toddlers. The toy ornaments are not limited to Fisher-Price toys though; we've included such favorite toys as the 2007 Chatty Cathy and the 2008 Little Red Tricycle.

When we began compiling ornaments that qualified for this category some of our earlier year favorites also came to mind. You might remember the Golden Book ornaments from 1999-2001 featuring one of my all time favorites - "The Poky Little Puppy." We also included the collection of three vintage pull toys from 2001 featuring Wiggles, Waddles and Waggles.

As we come across other toys in the Hallmark Keepsake line that evoke our memories of childhood we'll continue to 'grow' the category. As always we hope that our "unofficial collection" pages make the thousands of available Hallmark Keepsake ornaments a little easier to sort through to find that special ornament that you're looking for - we also hope it makes it easier for collectors to find ornaments from the past that were previously missed or for some reason went undiscovered.

Happy Hallmark Ornament Collecting!
from Rhonda at
"We're Hooked on Hallmark Ornaments!"

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