Thursday, December 8, 2011

Magical Christmas Home Tour

I'm not going to lie; things get a little bit crazy around here during December. My best intentions go right out the window. I've been intending to come and post something on the blog for the past few weeks and it just never seemed to happen. But this  morning Nicki forwarded an email from Eileen at The Seasonal Home and all the planets have aligned!

I love this video. I wish I was close enough to go and visit Eileen's house in person. I admit it;  I'm jealous. I can't even imagine having the talent and imagination that Eileen has. If you're looking for some Christmas decorating inspiration or if you just want to get in the spirit - watch the video. I promise you won't be disappointed.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

International Shipping Credit

Hooked on Ornaments would like to remind our international customers that we have been seeing delays in customs off an on all year. If you haven't ordered your ornaments and gifts, you should order right away if you wish to receive your order before Christmas.

In appreciation of your business, Hooked on Ornaments is offering a coupon good for $5 off your $50+ order to be used as a shipping credit for International and Canadian Shipping. Thank you for your business!

Save $5 off your $50+ order
shipped anywhere other than the US
Coupon Code: INTSHIP
(Coupon expires 11/14/2011)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall Warehouse Sale Wrap-Up!

Our Fall Warehouse sale was Saturday, Oct 22. There was great weather outside, but the great bargains and loads of fun inside the warehouse contributed to yet another amazing event!

Sue Tague was our signing artist - we are so grateful she was able to be here with us, and the collectors who attended and got things signed were delighted to visit with her as well.

Our "Secret Mystery Guest" was Stella Harrington, voice of the 2010-11 Story of Christmas ornament! She visited with collectors, posed for photos, and signed ornaments like a pro! As a special treat, Sharon Visker stopped by! Sharon was the artist for the 2010-11 Story for Christmas ornament, and is always a delight.

Our FIVE Door Prize winners were:
Ray Turner of Valley Center, KS
Jenn Baldwin of Joplin, MO
Katrina Heard of Jefferson City, MO
Jeanne Mitchell of Overland Park, KS
Doris Bergman of Overland Park, KS

We had a wonderful day! We hope that if you attended you had as much fun as we did, and if you did not attend, we hope that you are able to join us next time!! To view pictures from the event, visit our Facebook page!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

October 2011 Fall Warehouse Sale & Signing Event

Join us October 22nd as we host our annual
Fall Warehouse Sale and Signing Event at the Hooked on Hallmark Ornaments warehouse.

We are delighted to welcome Sue Tague as our signing artist for the October event. We will have 100s of items priced at $4 or less, tons of bargains, and every item in the warehouse is on sale! (If you're joining us for the sale you can always send us your "Wish List" prior to the sale and we can have your order ready for you to pick up.)

We also have a surprise guest scheduled for 11:30 - 12:30. This guest will be available for questions, signing and photos.

Come on out and join us for a day filled with FUN!  (Click for Details and Warehouse Sale Coupon)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Seeking the King

This weekend (SEPT 10) the FINAL piece in the Mary's Angels inspired Mary Hamilton Nativity Collection will be available at your local Hallmark Gold Crown stores.

Seeking the King
(Set of 2 porcelain ornaments - Sculpted by Robert Chad)

What can I say? I love this nativity set, I only wish that Hallmark would surprise us with some animals and angels to add to the collection. A "new" Mary Hamilton Nativity for a "new" generation of collectors.

If you missed out on the first two pieces of the collection, they were the 2009 Newborn Blessing and the 2010 Gifts We Bring. We do currently have the Gifts We Bring available, but the Newborn Blessing is getting harder and harder to find and we have a hard time keeping the ornament in stock.
The set is going to be simply precious when displayed together. Don't forget to purchase your shepherds this weekend at your local Hallmark Gold Crown store.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Spook-tacular Halloween Decorating Idea

So this morning I'm on an internet hunt, looking for a picture of a particular item and in my search I dropped by The Seasonal Home. I didn't find the picture that I was looking for but I did find a super "How To."

Since I'm definitely in the mood to start decorating I HAD to share! You're going to love it!

What I love most? Eileen includes such wonderfully detailed instructions. I am able to use her instructions and examples to create an unlimited number of decorations using what I have available. I can't wait to create my own spray!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

2012 Sneak Peak

We're back from the 2011 National Event and things are slowly getting back to normal. Once school starts back next week I hope to get back into the routine of consistently posting to the blog twice a week. For now, I thought every one might like a little "Sneak Peak" information unveiled at the recent San Diego Comic Con and at the KOC National Event.

At the recent 2011 San Diego Comic Con Hallmark shared three of the Star Trek ornaments from the upcoming 2012 Keepsake line.

Dr. Leonard McCoy - 3rd in the Star Trek Legends series.

Magic ornament depicting a scene featuring the Spocks from two realities, the ornament will feature dialogue from the 2009 feature film.

USS Enterprise NCC1701-D
Commemorates the 25th Anniversary of
Star Trek - The Next Generation

The following Comic Con sneak peaks were found on the Flickr photo stream of fbtb -

Lego Stormtrooper

At the recent National Event - 25th Class Reunion - in Kansas City more Sneak Peaks were unveiled, pictures were not allowed so we only have descriptions to share...

Angels Around the World will be Germany.

Two Turtle Doves - This ornament features two turtle doves entwined with a heart dangling beneath. This will be the only ornament in the series featuring more than one figure. (IE: three french hens will be portrayed by one figure, not three)

New Series: Cookie cutter - We hear that there will be a new series next year that is very similar to the Sweet Snowmouse cookie cutter ornament from this year's event. First in series will feature a mouse on a sleigh.

Signing Pieces: Are you ready for the 2012 Artist Signing Events? The signing piece will be Mrs. Claus' Stove, there is also a companion piece - Mrs. Claus' Baking Table. It's my understanding that these pieces coordinate very nicely with the Cupboard and Armoire.

Mary's Angels Tabletop Piece: A group of fluffy clouds provides the base to feature angel designs from the past - a spot in the center is open for the 2012 Angel - who wears blue and holds a songbook. The piece is lighted and plays three different songs. When the 2012 Angel is in place the child's voice will sing "Angels We Have Heard On High."

Noelville: Gingerbread School

Disney Christmas Carol: Jiminy Cricket as the Ghost of Christmas Past

Christmas Cupcake: There will be 2 - one has a strawberry on top and the other is the Santa face from the Season's Treatings 2010. The Santa Face will be a Limited Edition ornament.

Magic Cord Santa: Santa is making toys at his workbench. Many of the toys are ornaments from the past Waddles the Duck, Nello's robot, Pony for Christmas. The base features etchings of past year ornaments as well.

Fisher Price Toys - The "Popper" and the Fisher-Price Television

Beauty of Birds: Painted Bunting

Frosty Friends: Golfing

Mini Harley Davidson series will be ending.

Disney/Pixar will be Sully and Boo

Sneak Peak from Barbie Convention:
Barbie Shoe Chandelier
Stunning in the Spotlight Barbie
Ballerina Barbie
Student Teacher Barbie
Matinee Fashion Barbie - 19th in the Nostalgic Barbies
Tweed Indeed Barbie
Provencale Barbie

More From Comic-Con
Interceptor - Star Wars
Darth Maul - Star Wars
General Grievous - Star Wars
Han Solo

Happy Collecting!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Joy For Joplin

Joy for Joplin
Ornament Donation Project

A devastating tornado recently struck Joplin, Mo. Five Keepsake ornament collectors from the Bright Christmas Dreamers Local Club in Joplin are storm victims along with hundreds of others.

Keepsake Collectors on the YuleLog internet bulletin board suggested collecting ornaments for these victims at the upcoming Aug 5-6 "Keepsake Class Reunion Event" in Kansas City.
This project is truly a Keepsake collector initiative arising from the hearts of individuals who would like to share their ornaments with those that in an instant suffered great loss.

*If you would like to participate, place your ornament donation in the collection boxes located in the Secondary Marketplace (Pershing Hall - Hyatt Hotel lobby level) on Fri & Sat 9-5.

*A giant "Joy for Joplin" card will be near the donation boxes. All collectors are invited to sign this card.

*The giant card and donated ornaments will go to Amanda's Hallmark in Joplin. Amanda's currently has signs in the store asking tornado victims interested in ornaments to contact them. The information collected will be used to get the ornaments to those victims that will enjoy & appreciate them.

*The Bright Christmas Dreamers Club will sort and distribute all donations.

*If you prefer to mail your donation directly to Joplin at a later time or have questions regarding this project, email

*This is not a Hallmark Company Project,however Hallmark is supportive and will be making a donation.
Sharing our Keepsakes with tornado victims will provide "Joy for Joplin" during the upcoming Holiday Season!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hallmark Magic Ornament VIDEOS

Hooked on Ornaments is VERY EXCITED to announce that we are currently working on adding videos of all of the Hallmark Keepsake Magic ornaments!

The videos for all of the July release 2011 Hallmark Ornaments have been added. If you aren't able to see the ornaments at your favorite local Hallmark Gold Crown store you can check out the videos at to see how wonderful the 2011 Hallmark Magic ornaments really are.

Sara is working steadily adding videos for the past year Hallmark magic ornaments as well. We'll be adding videos here on the blog periodically to highlight some of our favorite Hallmark Magic ornaments! We hope you enjoy the videos!

Friday, July 1, 2011

SDCC Exclusive Ornaments

July 20 - 24th, 2011 is the San Diego Comic-Con or SDCC. 2011 is the third year that Hallmark has participated in the SDCC. The following limited quantity special edition ornaments will be available in limited quantities each day of the convention.

Descending Upon Gotham - QMP4038
Batman LIMITED QUANTITY: 750 pieces
(This ornament is a repaint of the 2009 ornament. This ornament features a grey and black batsuit.)

Comic Book Guy - QPM4040

The Simpsons Limited Quantity: 1000 pieces

Depicted wearing his own Comic-Con apparel. Celebrates the 20th year of this popular cartoon characters first appearance

in the second-season episode "Three Men and a Comic Book."

Dengar and IG-88 - QMP4030
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Limited Quantity: 1000 sets
Set of 2 ornaments, including IG-88, the assasin droid and Dengar, a Corellian mercenary.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summertime Fun With Merry Miniatures

Just a heads up that the Merry Miniatures pages have moved. There is no longer a link to Merry Miniatures on the front page of the website. To find Merry Miniatures, use the Hallmark Collectibles link on our front page ( ) and then choose Merry Miniatures from the alphabetical list.

Here's a fun summer scene from Eileen ( ) using Merry Miniatures.

Save 20% Off Merry Miniatures
(Coupon Code: BLOG68 )
Expires: Monday, June 13, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day Weekend Savings

Save now ... Save Later

Shop at during the Memorial Day weekend and SAVE NOW and LATER!

When you use coupon code MAY26 on your order placed May 27-31 we'll take 10% Off your order.

We will also include a second coupon with your merchandise good for 10% Off your order placed June 1-30,2011.

Friday, May 20, 2011

2011 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments

2011 Hallmark Child's Age Collection

I've been busy this week adding the new 2011 ornaments to the Hooked on Hallmark Ornaments database. In the next week or so we will begin acccepting preorders for the 2011 Hallmark ornametns, so I've been spending every waking moment adding the items with description and pictures.

This week when I was paging through my 2011 Hallmark Ornament Dreambook I noticed something that I knew I would want to point out here on the blog.

If you have been buying the Child's Age Collection with the teddy bears and cookies - this is the FINAL year. This year's ornaments will be undated and you will need to purchase all of the ornaments in the collection to complete your collection. If you bought the 2010 Baby's First Christmas last year ... this year you will need to buy Baby's Second, Child's Third, Child's Fourth and Child's Fifth this year.

This is the second time that Hallmark has ended a Child's Age Collection with out continuing the dated pieces to the final year. Previously Hallmark ended the Child's Age puppies and kittens. MANY collectors didn't find out they were meant to buy all the pieces in the collection during the final year until they were unable to find the ornaments in the stores in 2007.

If this collection is like the previous collection the Child's Fifth Christmas will be the hardest to find. Whether you started in 2007 or in 2010, EVERYONE will need the Child's Fifth.

I have to say I LOVE the new Child's Age Photoholders and look forward to this new collection. I would have loved to have had a set like this for my kids.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Willow Tree Angel Ornaments

Hooked on Ornaments is pleased to announce that we are now carrying Willow Tree ornaments. We are excited to expand our product line to include these beautiful angel ornaments.

Artist Susan Lordi hand carves each original Willow Tree® sculpture. Using family and friends as models, Susan tries to capture a moment in time, or express a feeling. Pieces are cast from her original carving, and then individually painted by hand. Softly washed colors, carved and metal accents, and representative icons of nature mark Susan's work.

"I try to keep the interpretation of Willow Tree open. I hope this makes it more personal, and allows the viewer to decide its meaning."

Willow Tree was introduced in January 2000. The line has grown to encompass those sentiments that we most want to express. To our friends, to our family, to our teachers; to those near and dear, to those far away.

The original inspiration for Willow Tree still holds true today: Willow Tree is an intimate, personal line of figurative sculptures representing qualities and sentiments that help us feel close to others, heal wounds, or treasure relationships. Susan Lordi carves each original piece with this thought in mind. Her figures continue to evolve as she identifies emotions so important for us to convey, and renders them in simple, pure gestures. These art forms beautifully express love, closeness, healing, courage, hope... all the emotions of a life well lived.

We know that you will find the Willow Tree ornaments as beautiful and meaningful as we do.

Introductory Offer
Save 10% off All In Stock
Willow Tree Ornaments
Coupon Code: BLOG510
Offer expires: May 16, 2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy Mother's Day


The staff at Hooked on Ornaments would like to wish all the mom's out there a very Happy Mother's Day!

Enjoy 10% Off your Order this weekend in honor of Mom!

Coupon Code: MAYMOM
Expires Monday, May 9, 2011

(Coupon may not be combined with any other percent or dollar off offer. Coupon MAY be combined with APRFREE for Free US Standard Shipping for qualifying orders. Limit 1 coupon per customer.)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Trombone Tony Joins the Snowman Band

2010 Snowman Band
Keyboard Ken, Saxophone Joe, Guitar Freddy & Trumpet Tom

Last year, my family LOVED the 2010 Snowman Band. Originally, I had to have the set because I have a High School Marching Band sax player in the house. But the set was a HUGE hit with my daughter and husband as well. We each had our favorite band member and whenever someone walked by, music quickly followed.

I was delighted to see there will be a new member joining the band in 2011...
Trombone Tony will interact with the other members of the Snowman Band. He plays "Joy To The World" and "Good King Wenceslas." Trombone Tony will be available beginning November 4th. I am going to go out on a limb here and guess that he will be difficult to find. So get yours early. (Because he will be most desired by collectors who have the previous 4 pieces and I don't believe those 4 pieces are being re-released I would assume that production numbers will be low for Trombone Tony.)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Marjolein Bastin Nature's Journey SALE

Recently we announced that Hooked on Ornaments was now carrying the Marjolein Bastin Nature's Journey ornaments by Demdaco. Based on customer requests and the popularity of the line we have began to expand our inventory. We are now carrying more of the Home Decor items including some of the tea items and many figurines.

In the photo above we are currently offering three of the items pictured..

Visit our Marjolein Bastin Nature's Journey categories to see more of these beautiful items.

~ ~ ~ SPECIAL OFFER ~ ~ ~

SAVE 10% Off on Marjolein Bastin
Nature's Journey & Hallmark Ornaments!
Coupon Code: BLOG426
Expires: Monday, May 2, 2011

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

2011 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Dreambook

As you are probably aware the 2011 club edition of the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Dreambooks began arriving in mailboxes last week. (If you can't wait until the Dreambooks are available in local stores in July you can purchase one from Hooked on Ornaments - here.)

If you are happy to browse online - you can take a look at the online version of the Dreambook at - here. (At the moment you will need to be a member of the Keepsake Ornament Club - KOC - in order to view the online Dreambook.)

The big story for 2011 in my opinion is the new Magic Ornament Power Cords. In my position as customer service rep for Hooked on Ornaments I hear from customers every year with light strand issues. As electrical standards and regulations have changed through the years so have the light strands; it has become increasingly difficult to find compatible light strands for the older magic ornaments. In response Hallmark introduced light strand adapters and it seems discontinued the "light strand" magic ornaments.

Although the "light strand" ornaments were discontinued, the "Magic" ornaments continued with battery powered ornaments. Unfortunately, battery power is simply not able to provide the power for continuous motion and light that appeals to many collectors.

Last year, Hallmark introduced the Wonder and Light Collection of ornaments. This new collection featured continuous light and a synchronized light show that incorporates all the magic ornaments connected to the power cord. The power cords return this year with a number of new ornaments that are powered by the new Magic Cord.

Checking It Twice is first in the Once Upon a Christmas series. Decking the Door is a complement piece to the new series. This series will depict the story of Santa's annual preparations for his night of spreading Christmas joy around the world. As a Magic Cord ornament, Checking It Twice will spread its show of light and sound to every other ornament connected to the cord.

Marie Corbin, merchandise manager, describes the ornament, "Santa's narration starts and the book illuminates with a glow that can be seen on his face. The ornament then leads a whimsical coordinated sound and light show."

The new Magic Cords will support up to 7 ornaments total (or 6 ornaments and a tree topper). "At the touch of a button, each one will lead the rest of your Magic Cord ornaments in a synchronized sound and light show."

Two other ornaments powered by the new Magic Cords are Disney's Mickey and Friends - "Jazzy All The Way" and Peanuts "Ho! Ho! Ho! Tasty Snow!

This week's special offer....
All In Stock MAGIC ornaments!
Coupon Code: BLOG421
(Coupon Expires: Apr 25, 2011)

Shop Hooked on Ornaments Magic Ornaments

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Lucky Star Special Offer

This week's special offer features everyone's favorite Walt Disney's Winnie the Pooh and Piglet. The 2008 Hallmark Keepsake ornament "Lucky Star" features Pooh and Piglet gazing out the window at a star hanging from the sky. Just press the button to hear one of several conversations between Pooh and Piglet.
Original Retail $16.50 - Our Regular Price $15.95


ONLY $4.89

with your $20+ purchase - Use coupon code BLOG412 for special pricing. Click here to shop

Hurry offer expires 18 April 2011 Limit 1 per customer.

Friday, April 8, 2011

2011 July Ornament Premiere Sneak Peak

For those who are interested, (and you know that I am), here's a little sneak peak at the 2011 July Ornament Premiere Limited Edition ornaments....

Ornament Premiere weekend is July 16-17, this year and there are a number of Limited Edition ornaments that will only be available during Premiere weekend. REMEMBER... if the past few years are any example be there early, as LIMITED really does mean LIMITED.

Peaches 'N' Cream Barbie Doll Barbie Ornament

Special Edition - Porcelain and Fabric 2495QXE3067

Sculpted by Patricia Andrews

It's All In The Shoes "The Wizard of Oz" Special Edition 1495QXE3039 Pull cord to see heels click together. Sculpted by Debra Murray

Sleeping Beauty "Precious Moments" Special Edition - Porcelain 2495QXE3009

Holly Fairy The Fairy Messengers - Special Edition Sculpted by Kristina Gaughran

Pony For Christmas Repaint / Colorway

Special Edition Repaint/Colorway of the 2010 Ornament

Sculpted by Linda Sickman


Look Who's Pook-a-Looz

Special Edition - 1495QXE3017

Sculpted by Cullen Brown

Five Sweet Years Special Anniversary Edition Santa's Sweet Ride Sculpted by Tammy Haddix 1295QXE3069

Bossk - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Special Edition - 1495QXE3047 Sculpted by Robert Hurlburt

The Golden Snitch "Harry Potter" - Special Edition Sculpted by Nello Williams

In addition to the above Limited and Special Edition ornaments offered at the July 2011 Hallmark Ornament Premiere there will also be two register to win ornaments. It is our understanding that stores will receive ONLY two (2) each of these two designs.

The Angel's Star Sculpted by Joanne Eschrich

Winter Fun With Snoopy Repaint / Colorway (Repaint of the 2011 Winter Fun With Snoopy ornament) Sculpted by Tracy Larsen

2011 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club (KOC) members will be eligible to receive a FREE Hallmark Keepsake ornament with minimum purchase and proof of membership. That free gift ornament is...

A Sweet Treat Sculpted by Kristina Gaughran

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Basketball Madness

The basketball madness may have ended on the court last night (Congratulations UConn), but this week's special offer extends the SPORTS madness a little longer...

SAVE 15% Off Hallmark Sports Series Ornaments

Use Coupon Code BLOGAPR5

to save 15% off the following Hallmark SPORTS Series / Collection Ornaments

(Coupon Expires April 11, 2011)

Friday, April 1, 2011

KOC Event Registration

Just a quick reminder ... Registration begins today (April 1) for the KOC National Event. See for additional information.

Registration begins at Noon, Central Standard Time and registration is limited. The event will be held in Kansas City on August 5 - 6, 2011 with a local club dinner on Friday evening.

We can't wait to see you there!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Marjolein Bastin Nature's Journey

Hooked on Ornaments is now carrying Demdaco's Marjolein Bastin Nature's Journey collection. We are excited to offer this beautiful line of ornaments and home decor inspired by the art of Marjolein Bastin. Our first shipment has arrived and is now available, additional shipments with new designs will be arriving over the next few months. So be sure to bookmark and check back often, we'll keep you posted here when new designs arrive. Our first shipment includes garden flags, figural nightlights, glass ornaments, figural ornaments and miniature plate ornaments. Future shipments include canvas ornaments, blown glass ornaments, watering can ornaments, and wreath ornaments; just to mention a few! They are all beautifully crafted and lovely. Marjolein Bastin's fascination with nature grew into her life's mission, and she began sketching and painting every plant and animal in sight. Inspired by her paintings, each piece tells the story of the beauty that surrounds all of us. "There is a story next to every animal, every butterfly, and every plant, so each day is truly an exploration of nature. Things happen in nature, and I translate them on paper and to people. I cannot simply walk by and paint nature's wonders; I have to be there, to live in there, and I have to be a part of it." As an introductory offer, use coupon code BLOG329 to save 10% Off the new Marjolein Bastin Nature's Journey collection.
Save 10% Off Marjolein Bastin's Nature's Journey from Demdaco

Coupon Code: BLOG329

(Coupon valid on Nature's Journey Collection only - Expires 14 April 2011)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sneak Peak - 2011 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments

I thought we might spend some time today looking at a few of the 2011 ornaments. It is our understanding that there will be four new series for 2011.

The first series is Pixar and the first ornament in the series will be "Up"

The second series is pictured above - "Santa's Story" has constant light and will be able to lead synchronized light shows when other ornaments are connected to the power cord. The ornament features voice and music to help tell the story of Santa's preparations for his annual journey. The ornament is sculpted by Robert Chad; but also features elements from past work of more than a dozen artists. This ornament is one of four Keepsakes that will be powered by the new Magic cord introduced with the "Wonder and Light" Collection.

Here are a couple of possibilities for the third and fourth series ...

Twelve Days of Christmas and Angels From Around the World.

And here's a little more info on the 2011 Hallmark Keepsake Series ornaments...

2011 Star Trek Legends #2 - Mr Spock

2011 Comic Book Heroes #4 - The Avengers

2011 Christmas Cupcake #2 - Chocolate cupcake in silver line, white frosting and flowers

2011 Mickey's Christmas Carol #3 - Goofy as Jacob Marley's ghost

2011 Santa's Sweet Ride #5 - Santa in a hot air balloon

2011 Snowtop Lodge #7 - snowman with wings

2011 Mistletoe Fairy #7 - fairy blowing a kiss

2011 Beauty of Birds #7 - Baltimore Oriole

2011 Mary's Angels #24 - Angel plays a violin

2011 Frosty Friends #32 - Eskimo friend is joined by a walrus

2011 Star Wars #15 - Yoda

We have heard that there will be three series ending in 2011.

You can always view all ornaments in a series on our website - Just go to - Choose ornaments by series and then your series of interest. We list all ornaments in the series (along with complements) regardless of whether items are in stock or not, so that you can use the website as reference, as well as for shopping.