Tuesday, July 17, 2012

2012 Summer For Keeps

I thought everyone might like a little recap of the most recent For Keeps publication. For Keeps is one of the benefits of being a Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club members. Here are some of the highlights from the Summer 2012 issue.

'Snowtop' Becomes A Tabletop and Ornament Premiere offer recaps....

Following the success of last year's tabletop decoration based on the Father Christmas series, Keepsakes included a new series based tabletop piece for 2012. Last year's Father Christmas tabletop piece was inspired by the 2005 Father Christmas series ornament and was offered as a special promotion during the Ornament Premiere.

2011 Father Christmas Tabletop

Unlike the Father Christmas tabletop piece, this year's Snowtop Lodge piece is an entirely new design. The designing artist, Joanne Eschrich designed the tabletop piece as though she were designing the piece for the series. She has been the designing artist for each piece in this popular series.

Through July 22nd you can take advantage of a special offer at your Hallmark Gold Crown store to save on this year's Snowtop tabletop piece:

The For Keeps article continues by highlighting other special offers that were available during the July 14-15 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Premiere:

Register to Win:
Shoppers were able to register to win one of two prize ornaments given away just for coming in. The Register to Win ornaments were Christmas Cardinal by Tammy Haddix and a Puppy Love Repaint / Colorway ornament sculpted by Anita Marra Rogers.

KOC Member Exclusives:
Card carrying KOC Members were eligible to purchase the 2012 Stunning in the Spotlight porcelain club Barbie by retired Keepsake Artist Patricia Andrews. (Remember, this is the final year for Hallmark Barbie ornaments.)

Sweet Mouse: Club members were also eligible to receive a free Sweet Mouse ornament by Katrina Bricker with the purchase of a Hallmark Keepsake ornament priced at $7.95 or more during Ornament Premiere.

Buy Now, Buy Later, Get a FREE Ornament!
Shoppers who purchase an ornament during Ornament Premiere (July) and Ornament Debut (October) will receive a coupon for a Free ornament available in November. This offer is available to all Crown Rewards members. The Keepsake Ornament is One Sweet Cookie by Kristina Gaughran. Eligible Crown Reward members will receive the coupon via mail and the ornament will be available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST at your local Hallmark Gold Crown stores beginning November 23rd.

The Summer Issue of For Keeps also highlighted the Keepsake Ornament Premiere Limited Quantity ornaments, the Comic-Con Exclusives, the Barbie Convention exclusive and the Star Wars Celebration VI exclusive. You can view these ornaments on our website - HERE.

In-Store Signing Events:
Details including dates, artists, location and hosting clubs were updated for this year's signing events. We will list this information under our EVENTS category on the Hooked on Ornaments Facebook page for everyone's reference.

Design a 2013 Ornament:
Finally, the issue ends with information about a Hallmark Keepsakes survey. Ornament fans can take the surve at www.hallmark.com/keepsakesurvey to help design an ornament that will be part of the 2013 Keepsake line. This year's Merry Chris-moose, was created with the help of 1700 voters.

I hope you have enjoyed this little recap of the Summer edition of For Keeps!
Happy Collecting!

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