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2022 Sneak Peek: Playful Penguins

Not a Creature Was Stirring
Playful Penguins

Today is National Penguin Day and that calls for celebration and a sneak peek! Check out the Not a Creature Was Stirring ornament by Kristina Gaughran releasing at Ornament Premiere in July! These festive friends, snuggled up in their holiday best, are sure to put a pen-grin on your face.

January 20th, 2022|0 Comments

2022 Sneak Peek & Double Take: Pop Culture (UPDATED)

Hallmark has shared a sneak peek of this year’s Spider-man Keepsake Ornament along with images of seven Pop Culture designs previously revealed  in conjunction with New York Comic-Con.


Transformers™


STAR TREK™

Optimus Prime™
Transformers™

Doctor Leonard McCoy
STAR TREK™ Mirror, Mirror Collection

Lieutenant Commander Montgomery Scott
STAR TREK™ Mirror, Mirror Collection


Star Wars™


Harry Potter™

Obi-Wan Kenobi™
Star Wars™: Revenge of the Sith™
26th in the Star Wars™ series.

Quidditch Set
Harry Potter™


Super Heroes


FORTNITE

Miles Morales Spider-Man

Wonder Woman™ and the Lasso of Truth

Golden Loot Llama
FORTNITE

UPDATE (1.18.22) – Added Miles Morale Spider-Man and Wonder Woman and the Lasso of Truth.
UPDATE (1.19.22) – Added Obi-Wan Kenobi
UPDATE (01.20.22) – Added Quidditch Set.
UPDATE (01.21.22) – Added Golden Loot Llama
UPDATE (01.22.22) – Added Optimus Prime™

 

January 17th, 2022|0 Comments

Local Club News: January 2022

Here is the latest Club communication.

Dear Local Club Presidents,

Happy New Year from the Keepsake Village! We hope you had a healthy and happy holiday season and want to wish you a wonderful start to 2022. We have so many exciting plans in the works for this year and we can’t wait to share them all with you!

So, let’s get started! Keep scrolling for details on submitting your local club roster, Ornament Premiere event dates, details on our Keepsake Ornament Club membership program, the Keepsake Dream Book, and as always, sneak peeks. Enjoy!

Read the January 2022 Local Club News

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January 12th, 2022|0 Comments

2022 Sneak Peek: Series

Here are two more sneak peeks –from the 2022 Keepsake Ornament line–featuring the 4th in the Cozy Lil’ Critters series by Nina Aubé and the 8th in the A Word Within series by Tammy Haddix’s. Both designs will be available at Ornament Premiere in July!

Cozy Lil’ Critters
4th in the series.

A World Within
8th in the series.

January 11th, 2022|0 Comments

2022 Double Take: Making Memories

What’s warm, cuddly, and snow very sweet? Storytime Snuggles, 15th in the Making Memories series by Tammy Haddix! The beautiful details and charming characters in this series, make it a favorite year after year. Releasing at Ornament Premiere in July

Storytime Snuggles
15th in the series.

January 8th, 2022|0 Comments

Artist Insights: Fairy Messengers

Hallmark sat down with Kris to discuss her Iris Fairy ornament releasing in March 2022. Enjoy!

When asked what inspired her Iris Fairy, Kris’s response might not surprise you if you’re familiar with her favorite color

Kris said, “purple is my favorite color and I felt it was time again to look at a purple flower for the series.” When asked WHY purple is her favorite color, Kris mentioned, “no reason, it’s just been my favorite since I was a little girl.” How special to be able to bring that lifetime love of color into one of the most beloved series!

Kris went on to say, “the Iris flower has such a unique shape, and the meaning of the iris is faith, hope, courage, wisdom and admiration, so her pose helps to reflect that.”

She is certainly a beautiful reminder of all things Kris mentioned above. And so darn pretty too! Don’t miss the touch of glitter on her skirt and wings!

Kris continued, “I think her skin tone goes beautifully with her flower color. She has such a sweet expression. I think she turned out so beautiful.”

We think she turned out beautiful too! What do you think? Who is already planning to add this one to their collection when she releases in March 2022?

Iris Fairy
Fairy Messengers

18th in the series.

Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments. “Behind the scenes with Kristina Gaughran’s Iris Fairy, 18th in the Fairy Messengers series!” Keepsake Ornament Club Facebook Page, December 17, 2021. https://www.facebook.com/groups/KOCMembers/posts/3032230473683623/

December 17th, 2021|2 Comments

2022 Reveal: Keepsake Celebrations

Celebrate special moments, capture important memories, and nurture meaningful relationships as they happen throughout the year with Keepsake Celebration ornaments.

Each of the twenty-one designs makes the perfect unique and customizable gift to commemorate life’s milestone occasions.


Baby & Family

Already Rocking Our World
Photo holder

Baby’s First Christmas

Kanga Loves Roo
Disney Winnie the Pooh

Love You, Mom


Love

A Sweet Beginning

Happy Beginnings
Photo holder

My Heart is Home With You
Meant to Be
Becoming Yourself

Our Anniversary


Faith & Encouragement

No Greater Love


Honor & Remember

Forever Friend
Photo holder

A Life Worth Celebrating


Appreciation & Milestones

New Driver
Photo holder

Congrats, Grad!
Photo holder

A New Season

New Home


Memories

Ahoy, There!
Disney Mickey Mouse
Photo holder

Peak Happiness
Photo holder

Sunshiny Smiles
Photo holder


Miniatures

Little Angel

Cute Lil’ Cake

Bitty Bear


Display Stands

Miniature Ornament Display Stand

Silver Ornament Stand

Gold Ornament Stand

Decorative Silver Ornament Stand

Ornament Stand


Keepsake Celebrations – A collection of year round ornaments designed to celebrate major life milestones.

June 20th, 2021|0 Comments

2022 Sneak Peek: Spring Keepsake Ornaments (Available Early 2022)

Do you think the thrill of collecting Keepsake Ornaments begins in July? It will start a lot sooner than that as Hallmark kick’s off the 2022 Keepsake Ornaments season by releasing six popular Keepsake Ornaments early, including Tufted Titmouse, 18th in the Beauty of Birds series; Black-Throated Blue Warbler, miniature by Keepsake Artist Emma  Leturgez-Smith; Brilliant Butterflies 6th in the series; and Bitty Blue Butterfly, miniature by Keepsake Artist Terri Steiger and Iris Fairy, 18th in the Fairy Messengers series; and Teeny Tulip Fairy, miniature by Keepsake Artist Kristina Gaughran. All six designs will be available at participating Hallmark Gold Crown Stores beginning Spring 2022.

Brilliant Butterflies
6th in the series.

Bitty Blue Butterfly
Miniature

Iris Fairy
Fairy Messengers
18th in the series.

Teeny Tulip Fairy
Fairy Messengers
Miniature

Tufted Titmouse
The Beauty of Birds
18th in the series.

Black-Throated Blue Warbler
The Beauty of Birds
Miniature

June 19th, 2021|2 Comments

Trim the Tree Virtual Event: Live Auction

How to join and bid during the live auction

The live auction will take place starting at 7 p.m. Central time on Friday, Dec. 3. Bidding for all live auction items will only take place during this time. You must log into the virtual event platform and click the link to join the live auction in order to bid. The link to join will be posted here and on the Schedule page the morning of the auction. Details for how to bid will be shared here by 12 p.m. Central time on Friday, Dec. 3.


Live Auction Items

Santa’s Next Stop
Special Edition
Exclusive Ornament

KOC Exclusive Dream Box Ornaments
Hand-painted Prototypes
Santa and Bear
Polar Bear
Countdown Clock

Garland Giggles Bundle
Making Memories
Hand-painted Repaint and
Design Approved Sample Repaint

Mischievous Kittens Bundle
Hand-painted Repaint and
Event Exclusive Repaint

Mrs. Claus’s Sewing Cabinet
Signing Piece
Hand-painted Prototype

North Pole Tree Trimmers Bundle
“Blue Ribbon Elf”
Hand-painted Repaint,
Event Exclusive Repaint, and Live Session Sketch

Fairy Messengers Bundle
Hand-painted Repaint and
Event Exclusive Repaint

Angel of Winter Wonder
Hand-painted Repaint

Season’s Treatings Bundle
Hand-painted Repaint and
Event Exclusive Repaint

Puppy Love Bundle
Hand-painted Repaint and
Event Exclusive Repaint

A Pony For Christmas Bundle
“Skye Rider”
Hand-painted Repaint and
Event Exclusive Repaint

November 27th, 2021|2 Comments

Artist Insights: Santa Claus

Hallmark sat down with Tom Best to discuss his Santa Claus ornament which coordinates with the Santa’s Next Stop Special Edition ornament designed by every artist in the Keepsake Studio.

Tom Best

Tom began, “well you asked for dirt dug up on this Santa fella, so here goes…😊

As with many projects in the Keepsake Studio, it takes a team of talented artists to design and develop an ornament from start to finish. Tom described, “this ornament was truly a collaboration. In the planning phase, we knew we wanted Santa to be a companion to the Santa’s Next Stop Special Edition fireplace ornament. We decided we would model our Santa off Tracy Larsen’s 2019 Keepsake Ornament Club Convention ornament, Santa and His Reindeer. We used the same long decorative coat style Tracy did.

Tom then went on to describe, “the ornament then started life as a whimsical little sketch by Kris Gaughran. From there, it was tasked to me to use that sketch as a starting point and take it to finish.

During this process, Tom mentioned of his artistry, “in my representation, I made Santa a bit more realistic to better match the style of the Santa’s Next Stop fireplace.” That ornament had already been completed by the time Tom was working on his Santa Claus.

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November 24th, 2021|0 Comments
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