Latest News: Local Clubs

Latest News: Local Clubs2018-06-25T22:33:38-06:00

Local Club News: First Quarter 2020

Here is the latest Club communication that was received today.

Dear Local Club Presidents,

Hello from the Keepsake Village!

It is finally time to submit your 2020 Local Club Rosters! The survey can be found here. The survey will close on April 3 at 11:59pm CST.

Please also see attached for your Q1 Local Club President update packed full of exclusive sneak peeks, behind the scenes info, and so much more. Enjoy!

Read the First Quarter 2020 Local Club News


March 7th, 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

Local Club News: December 2019

Here is the latest Club communication that was received today.

Dear Local Club Presidents,

Greetings from the Keepsake Ornament Club! Merry Christmas! We hope you’re getting excited for the holidays and the New Year ahead. With a new decade upon us, we have been very busy here in the Keepsake Village, working to bring you the best Keepsake Ornaments yet. Speaking of 2020… Who’s ready for a little sneak peek?

Please see the attached for your December 2019 Local Club President update, packed full of information about 2020 KOC, 2020 sneak peeks, 2020 ornament release dates, and so much more!

Read the December 2019 Local Club News


December 10th, 2019|0 Comments

2019 Local Club Ornament Mailing

Up and Away
Member Exclusive

The 2019 Local Club ornaments are currently being delivered to Club Sponsors/Club Contacts. This year’s whimsical miniature ornament, by Hallmark Keepsake Artist Anita Marra Rogers, sends a reindeer high in the sky in a hot air balloon that looks like none other than Mrs. Claus! Coordinates with Up and Away (2018) miniature ornament.

October 21st, 2019|0 Comments

Local Club News: September 2019

Here is the latest Club communication that was received today.

Dear Local Club Presidents,

Greetings from the Keepsake Ornament Club! Happy Fall! We hope that you’re getting excited to attend Ornament Debut to see the new line up of ornaments. We cannot wait to get to a store on October 5th to get our wish lists! We have some exciting news to share with you and we want to be sure that you’re the first to hear it.

Please see the attached for your September 2019 Local Club President updates, packed full of information about 2020 KOC, 2020 Artist Signings, and so much more!

Read the September 2019 Local Club News


September 17th, 2019|2 Comments

Announcement: Ken Crow “Graduation”

Dear Local Club Presidents,

After 40 wonderful years, our beloved Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Master Artist Ken Crow has announced that he is retiring from Hallmark in late August 2019. The Hallmark Keepsake ornament team will continue to deliver the very best craftsmanship and magic functioning ornaments, as Ken always embodied. The Hallmark Keepsake Village wishes Ken the best in his new ‘master class of creativity’ and we’re looking forward to celebrating with him at the Keepsake Ornament Club (KOC) Convention August 8-10.

Below you will find a personal remark from Ken:

Ken Crow
Master Artist

To be a Hallmarker for the past 40 years has been a magical adventure. Every year has taken me to a place where my imagination could find wonderful places of creativity. I am thankful for every teacher and influence that I have benefited from on each project from greeting cards and stickers to magic mechanical Keepsake ornaments. I have been a student in the greatest creative university that I could ever be a part of.

Now it is time for me to graduate and enjoy the new master class of creativity that I will explore. I gave Hallmark my very best and now I will enjoy the rest of my life going down new wonderful paths of creativity. If I can make one person smile with the artwork that I create, then I will be a happy person.

Thankful and blessed,

Master Artist Ken Crow

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to 1-800-HALLMARK.

Best regards,

The KOC Team

June 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Local Club News: 2020 In-Store Artist Signing Event (Local Club Contest)

In 2020, the Keepsake Studio Artists will once again be visiting Hallmark Gold Crown stores around the country. Here are the details regarding how to enter the Local Club Contest to win an In-Store Artist Signing Event.

    • Keepsake Artist(s) will travel to your local store for a Friday and Saturday event.
    • Friday night will be a social/dinner experience with the artist and anyone who would like to attend.
    • Saturday will be an artist experience and signing in your local store.

      An exclusive Keepsake artist signing event ornament will be sold in local stores that host an artist signing.

Winning locations will be selected from the Local Club contest submissions and Hallmark Gold Crown store contest submissions for a total of 16 artist signing events spread across 5 regions – West, Midwest, Southwest, Southeast and Northeast during August and September 2020.

NOTE: Local Clubs that submit a contest entry will also be entered into a random drawing for a chance to be featured in an upcoming issue of the KOC newsletter: For Keeps Newsletter.

    • Tell us in a creative way what Keepsake Ornaments and the Keepsake Ornament Club mean to you! Keepsakes believe in traditions, family, the childhood wonder of Christmas, the joy of collecting and the hope of giving. We want to hear and see what Keepsakes means to YOU! The following questions must be answered:
      1. What do you love about Keepsake Ornaments?
      2. How has your Local Club brought you together with each other and with your community?
      3. Tell us how your Local Club shows caring and spreads cheer in your community.
      4. If you were going to throw a Keepsake party, what would it look like?
    • Entries will be judged based on content, creativity and originality.
    • Entries can come in any form. Here are some examples:
      • A document sharing your Local Club’s story, a scrapbook, or a video ….. Use your creativity!
      • If you submit a video, it must be on a thumb drive / jump drive with a USB connection
    • Entries must be postmarked or emailed by December 1, 2019.
      • Mail submissions to:

Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club
Artist Signing Event Contest
PO Box 419580, MD #830
Kansas City, MO 64141

      • Email submissions to:[email protected] with the subject line: Artist Signing Event Contest Entry – (Local Club Name)
    • Winners announced in early 2020.
    • Signing Events will take place August through September of 2020.
    • One contest entry per Local Club
    • Local Clubs must be sponsored by a Hallmark Gold Crown store that actively supports Keepsake Ornaments and is in good standing with Hallmark Cards, Inc.
    • Local Clubs must be active and have a 2019 roster on file with the KOC.
      NOTE: All local club rosters will be reviewed by the KOC for validity and credibility.
    • Contest entries will become the property of Hallmark Cards, Inc.
    • Winning clubs will not be able to request specific artists or dates for their signing. The dates and attending artists will be assigned at the discretion of Hallmark Cards, Inc.
    • Hallmark Cards, Inc. reserves the right to cancel, alter, and/or substitute elements of this contest at any time, including prizes.
    • If your local club created a center piece at the 2019 KOC Convention, your center piece will be taken into consideration.
June 6th, 2019|0 Comments