Thursday, December 8, 2011
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
Monday, October 24, 2011
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
Fall Warehouse Sale and Signing Event at the Hooked on Hallmark Ornaments warehouse.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
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.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Since I'm definitely in the mood to start decorating I HAD to share! You're going to love it!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
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 -
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
Student Teacher Barbie
Matinee Fashion Barbie - 19th in the Nostalgic Barbies
Tweed Indeed Barbie
More From Comic-Con
Interceptor - Star Wars
Darth Maul - Star Wars
General Grievous - Star Wars
Friday, July 22, 2011
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 JoyForJoplin@gmail.com
*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
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 http://www.hookedonhallmark.com/ to see how wonderful the 2011 Hallmark Magic ornaments really are.
Friday, July 1, 2011
(This ornament is a repaint of the 2009 ornament. This ornament features a grey and black batsuit.)
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
Here's a fun summer scene from Eileen ( www.seasonalhome.wordpress.com ) using Merry Miniatures.
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Friday, May 27, 2011
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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."
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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.
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Friday, May 6, 2011
The staff at Hooked on Ornaments would like to wish all the mom's out there a very Happy Mother's Day!
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011
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.)
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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Thursday, April 21, 2011
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!
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
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
Look Who's Pook-a-Looz
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
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
A Sweet Treat Sculpted by Kristina Gaughran
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
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