New In-Store and Online December Event Experience to Replace 2021 KOC Convention
In light of the uncertainty related to the pandemic, Hallmark has decided not to host an in-person KOC Convention in Kansas City in 2021. While many of you enjoy this experience, Hallmark has thought long and hard about how to proceed. Even though this event may look different in the future, the Keepsakes team is excited to bring something new to more of the KOC community in 2021.
Keepsake elves are hard at work on a new in-store and online event experience the team thinks you’ll really enjoy! Starting next year, all KOC members will be invited to receive exclusive access and benefits at this December Keepsake Event.
Members can look forward to:
A new, limited edition ornament collection.
Virtual Keepsake Artist interactions.
Signed ornament prizes.
Opportunities to connect with other Keepsake fans.
And so much more.
The team can’t wait to share the details with you next year, but for now, be sure to join the Keepsake Ornament Club beginning 11.10.2020 to kick start your membership and unlock access to this exciting new event.
NOTE: Enrollment for 2021 Keepsake Ornament Club (KOC) membership will be open (tomorrow) November 10, 2020. Individuals can enroll online, in store, by mail or phone to receive the benefits of membership.
We are excited to bring you all the details of the 2021 Keepsake Ornament Club membership program, opening November 10, 2020! Check out https://www.hallmark.com/KOC beginning September 30 to see all the details of membership. See below for an overview of all the member exclusive benefits in store for 2021.
Enrollment for 2021 opens on November 10, 2020.
Find out what’s in store for 2021.
Membership at $49.99 USD* (with over $100 in benefits) includes the following:
Early Access to Shop 2021 KOC members will once again get first dibs to shop ornament release events early (at participating stores), where you’ll get early access to shop all ornaments (including limited quantities), event offers, and more!
Member-Exclusive Ornaments The Keepsake Studio artists created four designs just for 2021 members! Two releasing at Ornament Premiere and two releasing at Ornament Debut.
Christmas Window 2021, 19th in the series.
Waltz of the Flowers, 3rd in the Nutcracker Sweet series.
Special Pricing NEW! Throughout the year, look for special pricing just for KOC members on select Keepsake gifts.
2021 Dream Box – Your annual membership gift (a $75 value). The KOC’s gift to you for being a KOC member, it doesn’t get any sweeter than this! Open your Dream Box to find two full-sized, baking-themed ornaments, coordinating ornament stand and hooks, and your KOC exclusive Dream Book! Dream Boxes are valued at $75 and begin shipping in April 2021.
KOC Exclusive Dream Book Join the 2021 KOC by March 1 to receive your exclusive Dream Book before it releases in stores!
Up to $30 in Coupons + Savings and Offers Join by 1/15/21 to receive all club mailings, each of which will arrive with $5 off $10 coupon in every club mailing (U.S. only) you can use to shop in store or online, along with surprise savings and gifts throughout the year!
Insider Access You can look forward to rewards and benefits coming your way every month! Watch your monthly email newsletters for insider info and a chance to win a free ornament, and look for saving and surprises in your quarterly For Keeps mailing. Make sure you’re opted in to receive emails from the KOC! (U.S. only)
Exclusive Access to KOC Facebook Group NEW! As a 2021 KOC member, look forward to exclusive access to a members-only Facebook page! As a member of this KOC exclusive group, you will always be the first to know all things Keepsakes! It’s a *new* place for the KOC family to connect and get exclusive sneak peeks, stories, videos, announcements and more, in addition to being entered to win monthly prizes. Look for all the details on how to join in your Welcome Packet shipped to you shortly after signing up for 2021 KOC! 2020 members will still enjoy access to Keepsake Community through 12/31/20. Starting in 2021, Keepsake Community will be closed for access, so be sure to join the KOC family in 2021 for all the exclusive benefits you enjoyed on Keepsake Community, but now in our exclusive Facebook Group!
Free Ornament to Say “Thank You” Purchase a Keepsake Ornament priced $9.99 or more in December 2021, and the KOC will give you a free ornament as their end-of-year gift to thank you for being part of the KOC family.
Calendar of Benefits, 2021 See it all here: a year’s worth of exclusive perks, magic and fun, designed for you.
2021 Convention? Curious about our 2021 Convention? The KOC has got something big in the works and cannot wait to share more details with you. Check back on 11/1 for details.
We are so excited for you to be a part of the KOC family and enjoy all the benefits you deserve for your love of Keepsake Ornaments! The Keepsake Ornament Club is where fans, collectors and Holiday enthusiasts come together to celebrate their shared passion for Keepsake Ornaments. It won’t be the same without you!
Enrollment is open November 10, 2020 – July 31, 2021, with benefits lasting through 12/31/21. Join early so you don’t miss a single reward! As always, you can join the Club by visiting https://www.hallmark.com/KOC, by filling out an application and submitting it to your local Hallmark Gold Crown store, or by calling 1-800-HALLMARK (1-800-425-5627).
A closer look at your Ornament Debut exclusives Keepsake Artists Tammy Haddix and Edythe Kegrize share how the traditions they grew up with inspired the ornaments they’ve created just for you.
Snow Queen Nutcracker Sweet 2nd in the series.
Edythe Kegrize brings the magic of the Nutcracker Ballet to life, exclusively for you in her Nutcracker Sweet series. This year, she’s bringing you the Snow Queen herself, the second ornament in her five-year series.
Edythe’s love of the Nutcracker started early she says, “As a child, I had the pleasure of attending the ballet and thought it was all so magical. The Snow Queen with her glittery costume, the winter wonderland scenery and the beautiful music.”
“That costume from way back then, made me want to make my Snow Queen really shine. So I chose a sparkle glitter. Tulle netting for her little tutu, to catch the light as it hangs on the tree. She also has crystals on her dress and on her snowflake wand.”
Waltz of the Flowers Nutcracker Sweet 3rd in the series.
Edythe also give us a sneak peek of next year’s creation “I love all the music from the second act of the ballet, so for next year I’m creating a Waltz of the Flowers ornament because it’s something that most people recognize when they hear it. she’ll also have glitter tulle on her tutu and crystals in her tiara and on her flower wand. And her wand will have a tiny satin bow.”
Traditions mean so much to all of us, and this ballet is a special one that Edythe loves to share “Christmas would not be complete for me without playing music from the Nutcracker Ballet while I decorate the tree. “
A Sweet Surprise
Gingerbread Surprise Member Exclusive
Who lives inside your gingerbread house? That’s the question asked by this member-exclusive Gingerbread Surprise ornament by Tammy Haddix. With a gumdrop roof, and windows Made of frosting, it will make you happy home for either a sugary-sweet gingerbread man or–in just 20 percent of cases–a candy-coated snowman. You’ll have to open yours up to find out which one you get.
Tammy is no stranger to making gingerbread houses, she says, “I used to make gingerbread houses with my brother, sister and mom. When I was little, and then I did the same thing with both my boys when they were little. It’s definitely a tradition, I will carry forward someday with grandkids!”
She continues, “My favorite thing about this gingerbread house is that some of the candy choices are inspired by candies we have used in our full-size houses, like the Necco Wafers roof and gumdrops on top, as well as the colored candy drops that used to come on a piece of waxed paper. They’re all candies from my childhood. I also love the ice cream cone used as a hat on the special little snowman.”
Tammy loves creating these exclusive ornaments for you. “KOC members are so very special to all of us artists in the studio. Because of them. I get to do a job I love! I know our members love creating kitchen trees with food ornaments and like me, they love anything candy!”
“A closer look at your Ornament Debut exclusives.” For Keeps 19 Fall 2020: 2-3