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2020 Dream Book: “Behind the Scenes”

2020 Dream Book

If you’ve always been curious about the efforts behind a photoshoot for the annual Dream Book, here are a couple behind-the-scene shots of the making of the 2020 edition.

Thousands of photos are taken during the photoshoot so that the book will have the perfect final shots for publication.

In these photos you can see the preparation for the images in pages 16, 17 and 18 of the Dream Book.

Can you spot the differences?

NOTE: Keepsake Dream Books are arriving in your local Hallmark Gold Crown stores as we speak! Contact your local store for more details. And don’t forget, the Dream Book is also online.

Featured Keepsake Ornaments

May 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Ornament Spotlight: Gingerbread Carousel & Sweet Santa

Exclusive Treats
You can look forward to a tasty new ornament at this year’s Keepsake Artist Signing Events.

When choosing a concept for this year’s studio ornament, Keepsake Artist Edythe Kegrize wanted to give her fellow artists a chance to show off what they can do.

“Immediately, I thought of cookies,” Edythe says. “Everybody loves baking at Christmas, and I’ve always admired the gingerbread competitions where people have spent hours upon hours and have all these wonderful creations on display.”

The result was the Gingerbread Carousel, which features creative treats from each artist in the studio. Keepsake Artist Terri Steiger created this year’s club-exclusive companion piece, Sweet Santa. Fresh from creating his gingerbread carousel masterpiece, it looks like Santa is rewarding himself with a treat of his own.

“I wanted him to look like he was getting in on the cookie decorating action,” Terri says.  “Santa also has frosting-like decorative details that are a nod to gingerbread cookies.”

Exclusive Treats

April 3rd, 2020|0 Comments

Calling All Local Clubs!

Here is the Local Club Roster survey information included in the March 2020 KOC eNewsletter.

Hello KOC Presidents and/or Local Club Contact!

Now is the time to submit your 2020 local club roster. This year, we are using an online survey to collect your Local Club Rosters. This survey will help us get an understanding of your local club and help us see how you’ve grown over the last year! [Use link below to access the survey.]

Fill yours out!*

Thank you for all you do to support your Local Club! We know the Local Club Presidents put in time, effort, and money to continue to grow Local Clubs and ultimately provide a group linked in their passion for Keepsake Ornaments. We are looking forward to working together this year to continue to grow your Local Club! Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey.

*Fill out completely to reflect the membership of your Local Club for the 2020 year. Please only complete the survey once. Only one survey per Local Club will be accepted.

The survey will close on April 3 at 11:59pm CST.

March 7th, 2020|0 Comments

2020 Local Club Ornament Cancelled

The Keepsake Ornament Club will not be issuing a Local Club ornament for local Keepsake Ornament Club members this year.

Here is the announcement that was included in an email sent out to Local Club presidents earlier today.

“This year, we will not be providing a free Local Club Gift (ornament) to our local clubs.

We know this may be disappointing to you and your local club members, and for that, we do sincerely apologize. We never set out to disappoint our most loyal Keepsake Ornament collectors, especially those so heavily involved with their community through their local clubs. Please understand that although we will not be providing a free local club ornament, we are still VERY much committed to all of YOU and your local clubs, and have BIG plans for 2020 to provide tools and activities to help you continue to grow all of your local clubs. We are looking forward to getting to spend time with you and your local clubs this summer on our Keepsake Artist Signing Events.”

February 12th, 2020|3 Comments

2020 In-Store Artist Signing Exclusive

This year, the Keepsake Studio Artists will once again hit the road to visit Hallmark Gold Crown stores around the country.

Here’s a first look at this year’s annual Keepsake Studio Ornament. Every artist in the Keepsake studio was involved in creating Gingerbread Carousel — each one added his or her own personal creative touch.

Gingerbread Carousel
Collaboration Piece

Sweet Santa
Member Exclusive
Companion to Gingerbread Carousel.

January 5th, 2020|0 Comments