The countdown is ON! Three days until the reveal of the 2021 Dream Book covers! Who’s excited?
The Dream Book will be available online and at your local Hallmark Gold Crown store beginning April 15. We can’t wait to share it with you!
The KOC exclusive Dream Book will arrive in your Dream Box which begins shipping in April! And just like last year, KOC members receive an exclusive wrapped cover of the Dream Book, featuring gold foil and die-cut in the shape of a wreath! The die cut wreath peeks through to the in-store Dream Book cover underneath. The contents of both books are exactly the same, so the Wish List is exactly the same as well.
2021 In-Store Dream Book Cover
2021 KOC Exclusive Dream Book Cover
Fanciful Fairy Premium Collection
Sweet Lil’ Starfish Miniature
Mickey and Friends Set of 4 miniature ornaments.
Sweet Decade 2nd in the series.
Toymaker Santa 22nd in the series.
Petite Penguins 6th in the series.
I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
Stocking Stuffers 1st in the series.
Gnome for Christmas 1st in the series.
Sugarplum Fairy Miniature
Dreamtopia Mermaid Barbie™ Ornament
Rocking Horse Memories 2nd in the series.
UPDATE (03.03.21) – TWO days until the reveal of the 2021 Dream Book covers! (Updated images added to the carousels.)
UPDATE (03.04.21) – ONE more day until the reveal of the 2021 Dream Book covers! (Updated images added to the carousels.)
UPDATE (03.05.21) – TODAY is the day! Now introducing…the 2021 Dream Book covers. (Updated images added to the carousels.)
Keepsake artist Nina Aubé’s beloved Cookie Cutter Christmas series is celebrating 10 years this year! Nina finds inspiration for this series from the nostalgia of vintage cookie cutters. The 10th in the series is releasing at Ornament Premiere in July. But that’s not all Nina has up her sleeve to commemorate Ten Sweet Years of this series… Learn more when the Dream Book releases in April!
Nello was inspired by a former Keepsake artist! Nello: “the biggest inspiration for this ornament is the soft serve ice cream machine that former Keepsake artist Chis Webb used to bring into the studio for special occasions. He had a number of food service machines like that.” How fun!
Nello went on to say, “I think that I mentioned his popcorn machine as inspiration for the Nellco popcorn machine which I did a few years ago. The design itself is pretty typical of what I’ve been doing for all of my Nellco ornaments, the retro look. I’m so glad that I’ve been able to use that look as my “signature” style for Keepsake Ornaments. I do really like that style. Chris had a whole bunch of food service machines, so this might not be the last Nellco ornament to be inspired by something of them. I’m not sure what kind of ornament design I can do with a nacho cheese sauce dispenser, but I’m willing to try.” Yum!
Nello: “though I sculpted traditionally when I first came to Keepsakes, I’ve pretty much completely moved over to sculpting digitally. For the Nellco ornaments, I mostly use a 3D CAD program. That program lets me share files with the engineer (in this case, Keepsake Engineer Jean Newton). We can make sure the mechanics will fit and such.”
From there, Nello says “usually we do a 3D print of the ornament to make sure it’s the right size and actually looks correct. Sometimes, we catch things that we didn’t notice or just looked different on screen. Several digital artists in the studio have their own 3D printers at home. The rest of us want one.” Cool!
A Closer Look at Your 2021 Member-exclusive Ornaments Created and designed with you in mind.
April will be here before we know it, and that’s when Dream Boxes will begin shipping—with your 2021 Dream Book inside. Until then, enjoy an up-close look at the ornament designs available only to club members—and make a note to put them on your Wish List!
Santa’s Sleigh Member Exclusive
Santa’s Sleigh Member Exclusive
“For this ornament, I was very much inspired by my Snowtop Lodge Series for the sleigh. The storytelling scene and details around the sleigh are my favorite parts. I was honored to create this piece especially for our KOC members, who I like to think of as our KOC family.”
– Joanne Wright
Christmas Window 2021
19th in the series.
Christmas Window 2021 19th in the series. Member Exclusive
“As most KOC members know, I usually try to be inspired by my boys and what they are into. Although they were never into comic books, I found out that fellow Keepsake Artist Jake Angell’s son, Rylan, is really into them. My first idea was to have Rylan design a comic book for me to use in this piece. He was going to do it, but right after talking to Jake about it, it was discovered that Rylan’s cancer had come back and he was going to need treatment. Rylan was diagnosed in 2015 with a tumor on the nerve of his eye. He has been such a brave boy, and I see him as a super hero. Since he wasn’t able to create a cover for me, I designed the comic the little boy is reading to be about Rylan and his dog, Sadie. I also sculpted the little boy’s face to look like Rylan.”
– Tammy Haddix
“A closer look at your 2021 member-exclusive ornaments .” For Keeps 20 Spring 2021: 2-3