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2020 Collection: Birds and Nature

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, here is a review of the Birds and Nature ornaments included in the 2020 Keepsake Ornament line.

The Beauty of Birds Clock

Clever Cockatiel Surprise
Mystery Box Ornament

Brilliant Butterflies
4th in the series.

Outdoor Bird Ornament Set

Black-Throated Blue Warbler
The Beauty of Birds
16th in the series.

Lady Black-Throated Blue Warbler
The Beauty of Birds
Limited Edition

Caroling Cardinal

Cozy Critters
4th in the series.

Sunflower Fairy
Fairy Messengers

16th in the series.


Premium

Majestic Plumed Bird

Beautiful Black- Capped Chickadee

Regal Red Bird

Cute Cardinal Couple


Miniatures

Bitty Butterfly

Cozy Lil’ Critters
2nd in the series.

Western Tanager
The Miniature Beauty of Birds
12 in the unofficial series.

NOTE: In 1970, Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson and activist John McConnell separately asked Americans to join in the grassroots demonstration with the goal of raising awareness about mankind’s role in protecting our natural world. McConnell originally chose the spring equinox (March 21, 1970) and Nelson chose April 22, which ended up becoming the official celebration date. (Given that the date of the spring equinox changes over time, it could have made things more complicated to go with that date!)

On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day, 20 million Americans ventured outdoors and protested in favor of a more eco-conscious society. Though Earth Day started out as more of a political movement, today it has become a popular day for many communities to gather together and clean up litter, plant trees, or simply reflect on the beauty of nature.

2020-04-23T15:18:38-06:00April 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

2021 Sneak Peek: Ghostbusters

Ecto-1 and R.T.V.
Ghostbusters: Afterlife™

Sony Pictures announced it is delaying its upcoming film Ghostbusters: Afterlife by eight months due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic—moving it from its original release date of July 10 to March 5, 2021.

As a result of the delayed movie release, ECTO-1 and R.T.V., the associated Ghostbusters: Afterlife Keepsake Ornament set will now be released in 2021 along with the movie!

The new release date makes this design the first sneak peek from the 2021 Keepsake Ornament line.

2020-04-16T14:34:25-06:00April 15th, 2020|0 Comments

2020 Video: Artist Insights

Keepsake Artist Terri Steiger provides the sweet details involved in the creation of this year’s Noble Nutcracker Ornament.

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Terri was asked about her favorite holiday sweets and she said, “The Christmas treat that I look forward to most is homemade toffee a friend of mine makes. It is melt-in-your-mouth goodness that is dipped in milk chocolate and rolled in chopped nuts. I look forward to eating that scrumptious toffee while sharing time together at Christmas!”

2020-04-19T10:20:14-06:00April 8th, 2020|0 Comments

2020 Video: Artist Insights

Bring a little Spring to your tree this year with Keepsake Artist Edythe Kegrize’s Brilliant Butterflies Ornament.

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Edythe was asked where she draws inspiration from for her beautiful designs and she said, “I look forward to the butterflies of summer! As the flowers in my garden are starting to emerge, I have been looking at plant catalogues and making plans to add more plants that attract butterflies and birds. I find working in my garden very calming and a good physical workout as well. The color combinations and forms of plants and flowers often influence my work. I am sure I will be working some of my favorite colors into my next nature inspired butterfly design.”

2020-04-19T10:17:58-06:00April 7th, 2020|0 Comments

2020 Video: Artist Insights

Nothing goes together with Christmas quite like cookies! Keepsake Artist Matt Johnson shares insight into the creation of his Miniature Cute Lil’ Cookie Jar Ornament.

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Matt shares a little bit about what baking has meant to his family right now. He said, “What is nice right now is seeing people going out of their way to help one another and keep spirits up. We can all make a difference in caring for one another. My family recently baked treats and left them on the doorsteps for all of the children in our neighborhood.”

2020-04-12T13:20:56-06:00April 6th, 2020|0 Comments