Two of the Member Exclusive offerings for 2019 have been revealed.
Sugar Plum Fairy Nutcracker Sweet 1st in the series.
Sugar Plum Fairy (2019)
1st in the Nutcracker Sweet series.
For her new limited-series ornament collection, Edythe Kegrize delved into her memories watching the ballet. “I went to this ballet several times as a child and loved the colorful, elaborate costumes and creative set designs. I still enjoy the music each Christmas,” Edythe recalls. Each ornament in her new Nutcracker Sweet series will feature a character from the famous ballet. Edythe describes them as “sweet, simple forms and inspired by clothespin dolls and simple wooden ornaments from Germany. The colorful costumes will have fabric, crystals and other attachments for a more handcrafted quality.”
Christmas Window 2019
(North Pole Creamery)
17th in the Christmas Windows series.
Christmas Window 2019 Christmas Windows 17th in the series.
For the next ornament in her Christmas Window series (17th), Tammy Haddix didn’t have to look far for inspiration. “My window ornaments are always inspired by my boys and the things they like,” Tammy says. And the watchful observer just might recognize an old friend on next year’s ornament. “Since my pet shop window ornament, I’ve always included a little spaniel dog. And I’ve always wanted to create the scene of a boy getting a small ice cream cone for the dog! This sweet dog is his best friend, just like my Baxter, our labradoodle, is for my boys.” Tammy hopes next year’s window brings back fond memories of the ice cream shops of yesteryear. “I sure know I was craving ice cream as I sculpted it!”
Excerpted from: “A little peek at 2019 club ornaments,” For Keeps: Volume 17, Issue 4, Fall 2018”
More than 200 all-new ornaments arrive in Hallmark Gold Crown® stores and Hallmark.com for Keepsake Ornament Premiere Event starting July 14
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (July 12, 2018) — More than 200 new Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments will be released during the annual Keepsake Ornament Premiere Event beginning Saturday, July 14, at Hallmark Gold Crown® stores nationwide and online at Hallmark.com. This year marks the 45th anniversary of Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, which began in 1973 as a collection of six glass ball ornaments and 12 yarn figures.
“Keepsake Ornament fans eagerly await the annual premiere of our new collection,” said Nicole Reid, retail product director for Hallmark. “We’re excited to show off this fantastic line of Keepsake Ornaments featuring top licensed properties and traditional favorites that help people remember those special times throughout the year.”
Forty-Five Years of Memories Rocking Horse Porcelain Ornament
Forty Five Years of Memories
The entire 2018 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament line includes more than 400 ornaments to help people capture memories and turn the Christmas tree into a holiday experience the whole family will enjoy. More than half the new line will be available at Ornament Premiere.
At Ornament Premiere, consumers will find three brand-new Keepsake Ornament series and can take advantage of special offers and Bonus Points for Crown Rewards members, which run through July 22. Shoppers will also find ten limited-quantity ornaments, available exclusively in Hallmark Gold Crown stores. More event details can be found at Hallmark.com/OrnamentPremiere.
New Keepsake Ornament Storytellers
Disney Christmas Carolers Collector’s Set Limited Edition
For 2018, Hallmark is expanding their offering of Keepsake Storytellers Ornaments. This innovative technology allows each ornament to give consumers a fun show on its own, but when other Storytellers ornaments from the set are added, they’ll unlock more interactive performances. With the push of a button on a Storytellers ornament it will send out a signal to determine what other ornaments are nearby. New Storytellers for this year include Christmas Carolers. This collection is sold individually and in a limited edition collectors set. The set features three new ornaments that perform a sound and coordinating light show with motion, each playing a favorite classic carol.
Hallmark welcomes a great lineup of favorite properties and characters to the Keepsake Ornaments 2018 line.
Fans of Keepsake Ornaments can feel nostalgic with new ornaments featuring their favorite classic toys and games. Gamers can relive popular games such as, Donkey Kong™, The Legends of Zelda™* and Mario Kart™.
Link* Legend of Zelda™
Iconic Hasbro® toys also join the lineup with My Little Pony™, Glo Worm™, the family board game Chutes and Ladders®* and more.
Firefly™ My Little Pony™
Glo Worm™ Hasbro®
Chutes and Ladders®*
5th in the Family Game Night series.
Keepsake Ornaments featuring sports figures like Jerome Bettis of the NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers and Sidney Crosby* of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins® will appear as well.
Jerome Bettis Pittsburgh Steelers
Sidney Crosby* Pittsburgh Penguins®
With Super Heroes, favorite TV and movie characters, and beloved toys – all starring as Keepsake Ornaments – there is something to appeal to every fan.
This year marks a key milestone for two long-time Keepsake Ornament series as they hit their anniversaries.
Frosty Friends 39th in the series.
Frosty Friends marks its 39th anniversary this year and is Hallmark Keepsake Ornament’s longest-running series. This year’s ornament features Frosty and his penguin pal hanging stockings on their snow covered fireplace made of ice.
Festive Firs Christmas Tree Farm 35th in the Nostalgic Houses and Shops series.
Nostalgic Houses and Shops is also celebrating a special anniversary. This year marks the 35th year for the iconic series featuring architectural elements. The 2018 ornament features the “Festive Firs Christmas Tree Farm” with exceptional detail and artistry of a farmhouse decorated for the holidays.
Mischievous Kittens 20th in the series.
Mischievous Kittens will be celebrating its 20th anniversary as a Hallmark Keepsake Ornament series. This year’s ornament features a feline friend tangled in a box of Christmas lights and decorations. In late November, fans of the series can also purchase a commemorative 20th Anniversary ornament featuring playful kitties wreaking havoc on a Christmas tree.
For more information about Keepsake Ornaments, or to locate a Hallmark Gold Crown store, visit Hallmark.com
*NOTE: Link, Chutes and Ladders® and Sidney Crosby will be released on October 6 as part of Ornament Debut.