Thursday, July 2, 2009

A post from Nicki...

Is It Dated?
One of the most frequent questions we are asked has become a loaded question.

In the pre 2000 ornament days, it was a much easier question to answer. Yes, ALL the "family" Hallmark ornaments were dated . . . You could count on that. And, for others, if it was considered "dated", the date was prominent... you could clearly see the date half way across the room!


Today, that question is much harder to answer.

Many family ornaments are not dated, Son and Daughter ornaments for example have not included the date in recent years.

MANY Hallmark ornament boxes indicate "Dated 20__" however, when you look for the date on the ornament, it may be hard to find. Often it is just a small copyright date printed or embossed on the bottom or elsewhere on the ornament. A good example is the 2008 Jolly Rider Harley-Davidson Santa. The box indicates "Dated 2008"; but when a collector called to ask, "Where's the date?"... after close examination, we laughed when we found a tiny "2008" embossed on the seat of Santa's pants!

Our goal is to make the ornament descriptions at Hooked on Ornaments complete and accurate, making us the #1 source of accurate Hallmark Keepsake Ornament information. But answering the "Is it dated" question these days with a simple yes or no often has us scratching our heads.
We'd love to hear your opinions on this questions. Weigh in and share your thoughts with us on our Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Bulletin Board.

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