Monday, October 21, 2013

Christmas Extras

We're really excited about some of the fun things being offered by Hallmark for 2013.
These "little extras" are sure to bring smiles to your little ones (and you too!)

North Pole Communicator
From Dec 1st through Christmas your Santa fans can dial up the North Pole to hear a
message each day from some North Pole characters including Santa!

Santa's Magic Key
For those families without a chimney... we adore "Santa's Magic Key."
Through the magic of Santa, this special key opens the door to any home so Santa
can make his special Christmas deliveries.

 Merry Carolers Trio
Our snowman pal and his furry and feathered friends are here to bring a Christmas smile. The lamp lights up as the Snowman, dog and bird sing, bob and sway to a fun version of "We Wish You A Merry Christmas."

Caroling Snowmen Commemorative
2013 marks ten years of "techno plush" magic! To commemorate ten years of smiles Hallmark has re-issued the first of the "techno plush" snowmen, "Caroling Snowmen." 

There is also a plush ornament and a snowglobe depicting the original pair. 

This year's coordinating book is "Snow Time To Lose"

As always we encourage you to shop your local Hallmark Gold Crown stores. If you are unable to find items locally we do carry many of the current year items and may be able to help at

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Touch of Magic

Wow, this year is flying by! The October Ornament Debut was this last weekend and I hope you enjoyed visiting your local Hallmark Gold Crown stores. Did you find everything you were looking for? There were lots of limited quantity ornaments available as well as some really great special offers.

I thought I would take a minute today to share a couple of things that are happening in the "background" at Hooked on Ornaments right now that pertain to the Hallmark Magic ornaments. My project are the new ornament "tag lines." These "extra" lines on the item names allow us to add a brief descriptor. For the Magic Ornaments we're adding a little icon that features a magic wand. The Magic Cord ornaments feature an icon with a magic cord symbol. We hope that this new feature will make these ornaments easier to find when browsing our site.

At the warehouse Sara has been working on videos for the new 2013 ornaments. These videos are one of my favorite features of the Hooked on Ornaments website. I hope that you find them useful and enjoyable as well. They take a lot of time to make. So a BIG Thank You to Sara!! Keep 'em comin'.

You know I'm gonna share one of my favorites from this year! The 2013 One Snowman Band

Happy Collecting!