1QXC5380-O-Tannenbaum
1QXC5380-O-Tannenbaum-2

O Christmas tree, O Christmas Tree, how lovely is this Keepsake! The Collaborative efforts of four* Hallmark Keepsake Artists created this tree that’s inspired by Keepsake Ornaments from years past. Robert Chad sculpted the angel on top, an homage to Mary’s Angels. Nina Aubé’s cute kitty from Mischievous Kittens plays with the puppy from Anita Rogers’ Puppy Love. Gifts, like a bright red guitar, designed by Nello Williams, sit nestled under the tree. All of these things come together for a beautiful, one-of-a-kind club-exclusive ornament.

Keepsake Artist Contributions

Design Concept–Tom Best
Angle Tree Topper (Mary’s Angels)–Robert Chad
Cute Kitty (Mischievous Kittens)–Nina Aubé
Puppy (Puppy Love), Tree and Packages–Anita Marra Rogers
Fire Truck–Don Palmiter
Guitar–Nello Williams
Technical Details–Rodney Gentry

*NOTE: Although the box back identifies four contributing artists, in the O Tannenbaum article, Keepsake Artist Anita Marra Rogers credited seven Keepsake Artists for their contributions to this piece.

 

Description

Member Exclusive

Features a festive Christmas tree with an angel on top (a homage to Mary's Angels). A cute kitty nested inside the tree plays with a puppy. Gifts, a bright red guitar and a fire truck sit under the tree.

This collaborative piece that includes the work of seven Keepsake Studio Artists was inspired by Keepsake Ornaments from years past.

  • Artist: See Keepsake Artist Contributions
  • Released: 2019 (April 1)
  • Retail Price: $15.99 USA (regularly $17.99 USA)
  • Material(s): plastic
  • Dimensions: 3.42" w. x 4.83" h. x 3.16" d.
  • SKU: QXC5380
  • Produced in: China
  • Production Date(s): 

O TANNENBAUM
With Anita Marra Rogers

When charged with coming up with the next great ornament idea for the Keepsake Ornament Club, Keepsake Artist Anita Rogers knew she wanted the ornament to reflect the work of many different artists in the studio. “We tried to come up with an ornament that would incorporate several well-loved series ornaments, plus a couple of others,” she said. “I think Tom Best came up with the original concept for the tree and we decided together what ornaments or characters would best fit the situation.”

“O Tannenbaum” ended up having seven different artists help shape it in some way—from the idea, all the way to the finished piece. “Nina Aubé sculpted the Mischievous Kitten peeking out of the tree and the angel tree-topper is one of Robert Chad’s Mary’s Angels,” said Anita. “The guitar is Nello Williams’s miniature guitar, the fire truck was an old Don Palmiter miniature from 1993, and I sculpted my Granddog, Oreo who represents the Puppy Love series. I finished by sculpting the tree and packages, and put it all together!”

Anita makes it sound simple, but every artist works differently, so “O Tannenbaum” had to be traditionally and digitally sculpted to help bring it all together. “Rodney Gentry helped scale down the angel and the guitar digitally from existing ornaments, and the fire truck was an actual mini ornament already,” said Anita. “Nina was the only artist other than myself who did an original sculpt for the piece. I basically put it almost all together and left a space for her to sculpt the kitten in.”

Anita also made sure to add little touches special to her that she knew KOC members would love. “I chose to put gold tinsel garland on the tree because my own tree every year gets gold tinsel garland, and it has for as long as I can remember,” she said.

It’s little touches like the tinsel that made Anita fall in love with the finished ornament, and she thinks KOC members will, too. “I think the collectors are going to love that so many artists and series are represented,” said Anita. “They might also love that it is such an iconic Christmas morning scene with cute interaction between the pup and kitty.”

So what’s Anita’s favorite element of the ornament? “That’s an easy one,” she said. “My Puppy Love, Oreo, of course!”

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Description

Member Exclusive
Features a festive Christmas tree with an angel on top (a homage to Mary's Angels). A cute kitty nested inside the tree plays with a puppy. Gifts, a bright red guitar and a fire truck sit under the tree.

This collaborative piece that includes the work of seven Keepsake Studio Artists was inspired by Keepsake Ornaments from years past.

  • Artist: See Keepsake Artist Contributions
  • Released: 2019 (April 1)
  • Retail Price: $15.99 USA (regularly $17.99 USA)
  • Material(s): plastic
  • Dimensions: 3.42" w. x 4.83" h. x 3.16" d.
  • SKU: QXC5380
  • Produced in: China
  • Production Date(s)

O TANNENBAUM
With Anita Marra Rogers

When charged with coming up with the next great ornament idea for the Keepsake Ornament Club, Keepsake Artist Anita Rogers knew she wanted the ornament to reflect the work of many different artists in the studio. “We tried to come up with an ornament that would incorporate several well-loved series ornaments, plus a couple of others,” she said. “I think Tom Best came up with the original concept for the tree and we decided together what ornaments or characters would best fit the situation.”

“O Tannenbaum” ended up having seven different artists help shape it in some way—from the idea, all the way to the finished piece. “Nina Aubé sculpted the Mischievous Kitten peeking out of the tree and the angel tree-topper is one of Robert Chad’s Mary’s Angels,” said Anita. “The guitar is Nello Williams’s miniature guitar, the fire truck was an old Don Palmiter miniature from 1993, and I sculpted my Granddog, Oreo who represents the Puppy Love series. I finished by sculpting the tree and packages, and put it all together!”

Anita makes it sound simple, but every artist works differently, so “O Tannenbaum” had to be traditionally and digitally sculpted to help bring it all together. “Rodney Gentry helped scale down the angel and the guitar digitally from existing ornaments, and the fire truck was an actual mini ornament already,” said Anita. “Nina was the only artist other than myself who did an original sculpt for the piece. I basically put it almost all together and left a space for her to sculpt the kitten in.”

Anita also made sure to add little touches special to her that she knew KOC members would love. “I chose to put gold tinsel garland on the tree because my own tree every year gets gold tinsel garland, and it has for as long as I can remember,” she said.

It’s little touches like the tinsel that made Anita fall in love with the finished ornament, and she thinks KOC members will, too. “I think the collectors are going to love that so many artists and series are represented,” said Anita. “They might also love that it is such an iconic Christmas morning scene with cute interaction between the pup and kitty.”

So what’s Anita’s favorite element of the ornament? “That’s an easy one,” she said. “My Puppy Love, Oreo, of course!”

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