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Ornament Spotlight: Ornament Premiere Member Exclusives

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

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Christmas Window 2021
19th in the series.
Member Exclusive

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

February 20th, 2021|0 Comments

2021 KOC Convention News

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.

Keepsake Ornament Events” Hallmark.com, November 9, 2020. https://www.hallmark.com/keepsake-ornament-events/?icid=ep_bp_ep_kpsk_koc_ko_events


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.

November 9th, 2020|2 Comments

2021 Dream Box Reveal

The Keepsake Dream Box (a $75 value). Shipped directly to your home in April, this year’s membership gift is full of Keepsakes magic.

You’ll receive:

  • Two full size club-exclusive Keepsake Ornaments.
    • Sweet Snowman Baker
    • Thats Snow Sweet
  • Exclusive gifts from the Keepsake Studio.
    • An Exclusive Cookie Ornament Stand
    • A Set of Cookie Ornament Hooks
  • Your uniquely designed and written KOC-exclusive Dream Book. Plus, members receive their Dream Book first!

Sweet Snowman Baker

Thats Snow Sweet

Cookie Ornament Stand

Cookie Ornament Hooks

2021 Dream Box

September 29th, 2020|2 Comments

KOC Benefits for 2021

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.
    • Captivating Cockatoo
    • Santa’s Sleigh
    • 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).

September 24th, 2020|0 Comments

Ornament Spotlight: Ornament Debut Member Exclusives

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.


Tutu Enchanting

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. “

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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

August 24th, 2020|0 Comments
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