Friday, November 27, 2015

FRIDAY VIDEO ....




Hallmark Keepsake Studio Artist Edythe Kegrize talks about the
Beauty of Birds and Five Golden Rings.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

2015 Mayor's Christmas Tree


Each year the Hallmark-designed Mayor's Christmas Tree Ornament is made from the wood of the previous year's Mayor's Christmas tree that stood at Crown Center Square. The ornaments are available each year beginning the day after Thanksgiving.

Hooked on Ornaments will have the 2015 Mayor's Tree Ornaments available Monday, November 30th. 

If you've never browsed this category on our website - these are some very unique and beautiful ornaments.  - Browse Mayor's Tree Ornaments

The Mayor's Christmas Tree, located on Crown Center Square, stands as Kansas City's official Christmas tree, It is also a symbol of a citywide holiday charity, the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund. The Mayor's Christmas Tree has been a Kansas City tradition since 1908. Mayor Thomas Crittenton initiated the project, erecting an official city tree at City Hall and established a fund drive. During his term, more than 8,000 needy children were cared for by what was then the Mayor's Municipal Christmas Tree Fund. As the years went by, the program grew and since 1973 the tree has been in Crown Center Square. The purpose of the tree remains the same; however, to solicit funds to serve Kansas City's need, elderly, and the forgotten during the holiday season. Money donated to the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund will buy clothes and food for needy families, gifts for elderly shut-ins and hospitalized patients, parties for impoverished children and more. From 1981 through 1986, Mayor's Christmas Tree commemorative ornaments were designed from the Hallmark ornament line, but revised in limited editions with the Mayor's Christmas Tree insciption. Since 1987, the ornament has been a completely unique ornament, designed by Hallmark artist Fayrol Unverferth and made from the wood of the previous year's Mayor's Christmas Tree.



The 1982 Acrylic ornament is the hardest to find from the collection.



Monday, November 23, 2015

World Of Frosty Friends

Hallmark has released the following information regarding the synchronized performance of this year's very well received World of Frosty Friends Mantel scape Magic cord collectibles.


"In addition to the familiar light and sound functions that have been a part of many Magic Cord performances from the beginning, we recently introduced automated movement into some of our products. Although we are excited about the new storytelling opportunities that this additional function can provide, we have had to make some difficult choices in order to include this movement. Due to the larger power requirements of the electric motors that are needed, our products with movement use all of the available energy from the Magic Cord when they are activated. This unfortunately requires other products connected to the cord to "go dark" during motion performances, eliminating the synchronized, "full-cord" light show that many of our other Magic Cord ornaments provide. When the motor is not in use, however, our motion products still "follow" along with the performances of other "leader" products connected to the cord. We regret any confusion that this variation in function has caused and hope that consumers will come to appreciate the enhanced individual performances of our new motion products as we do!" 



At present the only other Magic Cord item that causes the other items on the cord to "go dar" when it is activated is the "Here Comes Santa Claus" tree topper.


Saturday, November 21, 2015

FREE Military Shipping





FREE USPS Priority Mail shipping 
to APO and FPO addresses


As a token of appreciation for the service and sacrifice of our military men, women and their families Hooked on Ornaments is pleased to offer
FREE US Postal Service Priority Shipping to APO and FPO addresses.


Your service is very much appreciated!

*Insurance and Oversize Shipping charges still apply.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Lionel Toymaker Santa Express


We were all quite excited to hear that this year Hallmark was offering a working Lionel Christmas Train set. I mean come on, who doesn't want a tree with the train circling around the base.


[ Video Commercial announcing the arrival of the Lionel Toymaker Santa Train Set]



Here's what Hallmark Studio Artist, Ken Crow had to say about the project:




and finally.... here's a video of the train set in action!


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Peanuts Happy Tappers


NEW INVENTORY ALERT....

2015 Peanuts Happy Tappers
Look what we just received! The new 2015 Peanuts Happy Tappers!!
Celebrate 50 Years of A Charlie Brown Christmas with this fun collection of  very popular Happy Tappers. The collection includes three tappers - each sold separately - Charlie Brown, Linus and Snoopy.

Each tapper features MUSIC and MOVEMENT. You can enjoy each one individually or connect them to see them all dance together. (They will also interact with Happy Tappers from previous years.)

Peanuts Happy Tapper - Snoopy
1995MJC2351
Plays "Jingle Bells" and "O Christmas Tree"
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Peanuts Happy Tapper - Charlie Brown
1995MJC2352
Plays "Deck the Halls" and "Up On the Housetop"
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Peanuts Happy Tapper - Linus
1995MJC2353
Plays "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and "The Nutcracker March"
* View Details *


Check 'em out on our website by following the *View Details* links below the pictures.
Are these on your gotta have it list?


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

2015 Fairy Surprise Packaging

2015 Fairy Surprise - Gold Fairy












One of the HOT ornaments this season has been the Fairy Surprise GOLD fairy. We had a comment the other day regarding the packaging for these ornaments and I thought the information might be helpful to everyone... so here's the scoop...

In previous years the Hallmark Surprise ornaments have been packaged in a factory sealed non-see through back inside of an ornament box that is taped shut. The only way to open bags from previous years was to cut or tear them open.




2015 Fairy Surprise - White or Red Fairy
The 2015 Fairy Surprise ornaments are different. The ornament box is still taped shut at top and bottom - but the black bag that holds the ornament is NOT a factory sealed bag. The bag is taped shut. When you remove the tape, the bag is open at one end. SO, if you are concerned whether the package was tampered with because the bag is 'cut' open and taped shut... it was not, that's just how Hallmark packaged the "Surprise" ornaments this year.


Monday, November 16, 2015

Customer Appreciation Week


 In case you don't follow us on Facebook (I don't know why you wouldn't?) here's a heads up on this week's happenin's. We are posting a new ONE DAY ONLY promotion each day this week on our Facebook page. We're offering some really super promotions as a way to say THANK YOU! to our awesome customers.

As an example... Today's special offer...
Place an order for $25 or more and use the coupon code to receive 1000 Bonus Reward Points.
Basically, you place an order and we give you $10 - that's an AWESOME deal!


Additionally, each day we will be giving away a $10 Hooked on Ornaments Gift Certificate.
All you have to do is LIKE our Facebook page, SHARE the current day's post and COMMENT on the post to be entered for the drawing. We'll be posting the winners the following morning in the comments.

We're really excited about our different promotions and giveaways this week and hope that you enjoy them as much as we do!

SOLD OUT....

 
 
I thought everyone might be interested to see what is currently listed as 'Sold Out' at the Hallmark warehouses. What this means for retailers is - they can no longer make a new order for these items. 
What it means for collectors is basically, what’s on the market is all that’s left. SO if these items are on your Christmas list, better scoop them up now.  Once items are sold out at the Hallmark warehouse we switch to secondary market prices.
Just to clarify - this list does NOT indicate our inventory at Hooked on Ornaments .
 
Anniversary - Dove, Keepsake Celebrations
Black Tie - Premium Collection
Celebration Barbie Ornament Set African American
Day At The Beach
Dr. Zarius - Planet of the Apes
Fairy Surprise
Football Legends - Clay Matthews, Green Bay
Frosty Friends - Dome For the Holidays
Frosty Friends - Here Come Frosty Friends
Groovin' Groot
"I Do" Times Two - Mickey & Minnie Mouse
Jingle Bell Rock
Joy - Disney Pixar Inside Out
Kansas City Tradition, Plaza Lights
Little Snow Angel
Peace On Earth - Premium Collection
Princess Merida - Disney Precious Moments
Quinceanera - Keepsake Celebrations
Radiant Cross - Premium Collection
Santa's Magic Cuckoo Clock
Snappy Snowman - Miniature
Sweet Skull
The Godfather
Timeless Angel - Premium Collection
Top Gun
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Destination Keepsakes


 

The 2015 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club national event - Destination Keepsakes - is just a few weeks away. Here's a look at the event product that will be available for purchase at the event. Hooked on Ornaments is currently taking pre-orders for the 2015 event product for shipment on August 10th.

Our pre-order prices reflect the anticipated secondary market value of the items and costs to obtain the product.


Santa's Christmas Train
Studio Edition
Artist Crafted by the Keepsake Studio Artists
5 3/4" x 4 3/4" x 3 3/8"
 
 


Season's Treatings REPAINTArtist: Sharon Visker
Repaint of the 7th in Series ornament
This item is a KOC Event online exclusive and was only available to attendees
purchasing a complete product package online prior to the event.
2" x 2 1/4" x 2"
 
 
Teeny Tiny Sweets Shop REPAINT
Artist: Tammy Haddix
Repaint of the 2015 Teeny Tiny Sweets Shop
1 1/4" x 1 5/8" x 3/4"
 
 
Rustic Santas
Artists: Tracy Larsen, Anita Marra Rogers & Robert Hurlburt
Based on the 2013 Keepsake Artist Woodcarvings
1 1/8" x 4 3/4" x 1 1/8"
 
 
 
Noelville Mouse House
Artist: Jim Kemme
1" x 1 1/4" x 1 1/4"
 
 
 
Fun In the Sun
Artist: Kristina Gaughran
A summertime complement to the Kringle and Kris series
2 3/8" x 1 3/4" x 2 5/8"
 
 
 
Hummingbird REPAINT
Artist: Edythe Kegrize
REPAINT of the 10th in the Beauty of Birds series
3 1/8" x 2 1/4" x 2"
 
 
 
Artist: Joanne Eschrich
3 3/8" x 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
 
 
 
Father Christmas REPAINT
Artist: Joanne Eschrich
Repaint of the 11th in series
3 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 2 3/4"
 
 
 
Keepsake Kustoms REPAINT
Artists: Don Palmiter and Robert Hurlburt
Repaint of the 1st in series
1 3/4" x 1 5/8" x 3 1/2"
 
 
 
Artist: Tracy Larsen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Oh Canada!

Candians - and their families and friends - will love including these ornaments celebrating Canada in their collections.

 
 
Patriotic Snowman
1299QCH1209
1 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 1 1/4
Avail Sept 2015
 
 
 
 
Military Mail Call
1999QCG1667
2 1/4" x 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
Avail Sept 2015
 
 
 
 
Maple Leaf Bear
#12 Keepsake Cupcakes series
1499QXA1047
1 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 1 1/2"
Avail May 2016

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Village Of Micely

SPECIAL GUEST with EVENT EXCLUSIVES

We are very excited to welcome Artist Tim Allen and his Village of Micely to the 2015 Spring Sidewalk Sale - May 2, 2015.

The Village of Micely is a limited collection of small ornaments for your tree, or with your personal creative touch, a village display. Each mouse is hand-sculpted traditionally, with detail in mind, individually cast and brush-painted by hand in the United States. The mice will delight you with their honest hand-crafted quality and will charm you with their unique, individual personalities.

Artist Tim Allen has created two "Event Exclusive" pieces for our Sidewalk Sale. We are especially fond of "Nick's Ornament Sale."

 

Nick's Ornament Sale
 
 
 
 
One Big Royal Egg
(Uses blue for KC Royals and purple for Hallmark)
 
 
Join us, Saturday May 2nd for all the fun and TONS of BARGAINS. Click here for our Printable Sale Flyer with coupon.


Tuesday, March 17, 2015

2015 Spring Warehouse/Sidewalk Sale

The date has been finalized!
Come join us for the 2015 Spring Warehouse / Sidewalk Sale at the Hooked on Ornaments warehouse - Saturday, May 2 2015.

We will have HUNDREDS of items $10 or less! You won't believe the BARGAINS!
 
http://www.hookedonhallmark.com/assets/images/PDFs/2015springv2.pdf


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Keepsake Cupcakes

As the Year of Disney (Series in a Year) approaches its end, with the final piece being released in June. Hallmark has revealed the next Series in a Year collection - Keepsake Cupcakes. This delightful collection features seasonally decorated cupcakes and a "Bakery Display Case."



 
A Little Crab Cake
#1 Keepsake Cupcakes

1295QHA1036 - View Details
Available July 2015
 
 
 
 
Sweet & Sly
#2 Keepsake Cupcakes

1295QHA1037 - View Details
Available August 2015
 



Punkin' Kitty
#3 Keepsake Cupcakes

1295QHA1038 - View Details
Available September 2015
 
 
 

Grateful Gobbler
#4 Keepsake Cupcakes

1295QHA1039 - View Details
Available October 2015
 
 
 
 
Salty & Sweet
#5 Keepsake Cupcakes
1295QHA1040 - View Details
Available November 2015
 
 
  
 
New Year's Snowman
#6 Keepsake Cupcakes
1295QHA1041 - View Details
Available December 2015
 
 
 
 
Little Cupiggy
#7 Keepsake Cupcakes
1295QHA1042 - View Details
Available January 2016
 
 
 

 
Lucky Leap-rechaun
#8 Keepsake Cupcakes
1295QHA1043 - View Details
Available February 2016
 
 
 

 
Somebunny To Love
#9 Keepsake Cupcakes
1295QHA1044 - View Details
Available March 2016
 
 


Nest Sweet Nest
#10 Keepsake Cupcakes
1295QHA1045 - View Details
Available April 2016
 
 
 

 
Fluttering Beauty
#11 Keepsake Cupcakes
1295QHA1046 - View Details
Available May 2016
 
 
 

 
Star Spangled Bear
#12 Keepsake Cupcakes
1295QHA1047 - View Details
Available June 2016
 
 
 

 
Baker's Dozen
#13 Keepsake Cupcakes
View Details
Available June 2016



 
Keepsake Cupcakes Bakery Display Case2995QHA1035 - View Details
Available July 2015
 
 What do you think? Will you be collecting the Keepsake Cupcakes? All of them or just specific ones? Do you like the monthly series?

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Kiddie Cars are Back



Kiddie Car Classics will be back in Hallmark Gold Crown stores this May.

First introduced in the early 1990s, Hallmark's line of Kiddie Car Classics quickly became a successful and highly collectible venture. Two decades later, the scale replica pedal cars are cruising back into stores to anchor Hallmark Garage. Each car is individually numbered as part of a limited-run quantity and includes a collector card inside the packaging to leverage the artist story behind the product. Additionally, each design features a coordinating Keepsake ornament.

Four designs will be available in May.

 
 
1965 Ford Mustang
4995QEP2129 (Tabletop) | 1995QEP2149 (Ornament)(Click ID # for Details)
 
 
1958 Chevrolet Corvette
4995QEP2137 (Tabletop) | 1995QEP2157 (Ornament)(Click ID # for Details)
 
 
1949 Gillham Sport
4995QEP2147 (Tabletop) | 1995QEP2167 (Ornament)(Click ID # for Details)
 
 
Don's Street Rod
4995QEP2139 (Tabletop) | 1995QEP2159 (Ornament)(Click ID # for Details)
 
 
Three additional designs will be released in September.
 
 
 
1949 Gillham Police Car
4995QEP2219 (Tabletop) | 1995QEP2227 (Ornament)(Click ID # for Details)
 
 
 
1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
4995QEP2169 (Tabletop) | 1995QEP2179 (Ornament)(Click ID # for Details)
 
 
1965 Ford Mustang Repaint
4995QEP2229 (Tabletop) | 1995QEP2237 (Ornament)(Click ID # for Details)

Are the new Kiddie Cars on your "Must Have" list for 2015?

Also, in case you didn't know - Hooked on Ornaments offers a Printable Inventory Guide for the older Kiddie Car Classics - Click Here to View.