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For Keeps: Volume 21, Issue 2 Summer 2022

Read about Ornament Premiere details you don’t want to miss. Get an exclusive sneak peek at the 2023 Christmas Window. And see a special surprise coming your way in 2022.


  • Ornament Premiere is almost here!
  • Meet the newest guy in the North Pole
  • 2023 SNEAK PEEK ALERT!: A window to wonder
  • 2022 Online-Exclusive Ornament Releases
  • Dreaming up the Dream Book
  • Save the date

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Read the Cover Letter


For Keeps – The Official Newsletter of the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club.

July 6th, 2022|0 Comments

2022 Collection: Playful Penguins

2022 Collection

Twirly Teacup

The Topsy Twirly Winter Carnival
A Hallmark Keepsake Playful Penguins Story

Playful Penguins Winter Fun

Not A Creature Was Stirring
Playful Penguins

Playful Penguins

A Snowy Treat
Petite Penguins
7h in the series.
Miniature.

July 1st, 2022|0 Comments

Artist Insights: 2022 Cookie Cutter Christmas

Hallmark sat down with Keepsake Artist Nina Aubé to discuss her 2022 Cookie Cutter Christmas #11. Enjoy!

Nina Aubé

Nina: “He’s engaging in every kid’s most anticipated holiday activity… opening presents on Christmas morning! He’s in his red jammies, which look just like the red flannel footie pajamas my two sisters and I had when we were kids.

Nina went on to say, “since sweets are an integral part of the series, the tree is a 3-tiered sugary cupcake with red licorice garland, centered on a peppermint taffy rug. I don’t have a photographic memory, so of course needed to buy some licorice while I was sculpting this one for ‘research purposes.’”

Nina: “the cookie cutter is a present with a bow on top, which echoes the shape of one of the colorful gifts under the tree. The 3D shape is created digitally. I gave a sketch to (fellow Keepsake Artist) Rodney Gentry, who created a 3D prototype from the drawing. The scene inside is sculpted by hand. I work in a very firm wax-based clay, which needs to be warmed up first, so it’s pliable enough to rough out the basic forms. Once the clay cools, it holds its shape for even the tiniest details, which I carve into with various tools.” We are still in awe of the talent of Hallmark’s Keepsake Artists, and constantly reminded, it truly does take a (Keepsake) Village to bring these beloved ornaments to life!

The Sweet Lil’ Mouse miniature ornament is the SAME little mouse friend from the series, in miniature form!

Nina: “I love the smaller version, it makes a really cute complement to the larger series. The mini is all about sweets as well, so he’s about to nibble on a yummy star shaped Christmas cookie.”

Nina went on to say, “this is the second time the mouse is making an appearance in miniature form. The first was as a part of 2018 KOC-exclusive collaboration Let’s Build a Snowman! ornament.” This ornament was delivered to 2018 KOC members in their Dream Box and featured characters from the Frosty Friends, Snowball and Tuxedo, Cookie Cutter Christmas, and Snow Buddies series. Nina is super excited as this is the very first time our mouse friend is an ornament all on his own!

What do you think? Will you be adding the Cookie Cutter Christmas #11 or the miniature Sweet Lil’ Mouse ornaments to your collection when they release at Ornament Premiere next month?

Cookie Cutter Christmas
11th in the series.

Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments. “Behind the scenes with Nina Aubé and Cookie Cutter Christmas, 11th in the series!” Keepsake Ornament Club Facebook Page, June 22, 2022. https://www.facebook.com/groups/KOCMembers/posts/2994348874138450/

June 22nd, 2022|0 Comments

2022 Reveal: Holiday Barbie™ Dolls

Here are pictures of the 2022 Holiday Barbie™ Dolls that inspired this year’s Holiday Barbie™ Ornaments.

This year’s Holiday Barbie® Doll embodies the spirit of the season in a vibrant, red gown inspired by the beautiful poinsettia, a symbol of good will and community spirit. Her ensemble dazzles with a shimmering poinsettia detail at the neckline and a layer of tulle and satiny petals adorning her long, full skirt. Gorgeous, golden chandelier earrings and red lips complete her look.

2022 Holiday Barbie™ Dolls

June 13th, 2022|0 Comments

2022 Reveal: Final in series

This year brings one last chance to collect three series that are coming to an end. Collect the final additions to complete your collection.

Festive Ferris Wheel
Christmas Carnival
5th and Final in the series.

Twelve Drummers Drumming
Twelve Days of Christmas
12th and Final in the series.

 

1962 Ford Mustang I
Legendary Concept Cars
5th and Final in the series.

April 14th, 2022|0 Comments

2022 Reveal: 2nd in series

Gnome for Christmas – Haul in some holiday spirit with a little help from Gnaughty and Gnice, two cute gnomes who are happy to decorate your home with festive fun.  The second in this series showcases the pair’s antics as Gnaughty has fallen asleep in a box of ornaments, and Gnice decides to start a parade and tow him to the Christmas tree.

Gnome for Christmas (2022)
2nd in the series.

Gnome for Christmas (2021)
1st in the series.

Stocking Stuffers (2022)
2nd in the series.

Stocking Stuffers – The next addition to the series is ready to be hung with care. It features a gingerbread man nestled among a colorful array of baking utensils. A Christmas cookie design on the stocking lends a fun finishing touch.

Stocking Stuffers (2021)
1st in the series.

The Car’s the Star – The 2nd in the series and next iconic “star” vehicle to roll onto the stage is “Greased Lightning,” the 1948 Ford Deluxe Convertible made famous by Grease. The shiny white sports car features iconic lightning bolt accents, zebra-stripe seats, white-wall tires, and a “DJX432” California license plate. This vintage ride will take you back to a time when sock-hops, summer romances, and cruising in sporty style were a way of life.

1948 Ford Deluxe Convertible
“Greased Lighting” (2022)

The Car’s the Star
2nd in the series.

1970 Dodge Charger (2021)
The Fast and the Furious™
Car’s the Star
1st in the series.

April 14th, 2022|0 Comments

2022 Reveal: New Series

Year upon year of wonder. Begin a new tradition to your celebration with unique ornament series you can enjoy every Christmas.

Young Santa
1st in the series.

Young Santa
1st in the series.
Each ornament in this series will feature a young Santa-in-training with a festive friend (or two)!

Sandal the Sandman
1st in the series.

Sandal the Sandman
1st in the series.
Each ornament in this series will feature Sandal the Sandman with a different animal friend, having all sorts of fun with found objects on the beach!

Tourist Mickey
All About Mickey
1st in the series.

Tourist Mickey
All About Mickey
1st in the series.
Each ornament in this series will feature Mickey Mouse celebrating a different occupation or hobby each year.

Raccoon Mario
Powered Up with Mario
1st in the series.

Raccoon Mario
Powered Up with Mario
1st in the series.
Each ornament in this series will feature Mario in a different power-up form from the beloved video games.

April 14th, 2022|0 Comments
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