Gregor Benedetti draws inspiration from puppet characters he watched on TV growing up. “I credit that early exposure—and the other experiences I’ve had as an artist since—with helping me become a master of many styles,” he explains. His distinctive viewpoint results in vibrant ornaments that surprise, delight, and help create special holiday memories.
Keepsake Artist Edythe Kegrize made Hallmark history in 1998 as the first recipient of the company’s Barbara Marshall Award. The award, created to honor the daughter of Hallmark founder J.C. Hall, recognizes the spirit and ability within Hallmark’s creative community. During her six month sabbatical, Edythe created a series of dolls that demonstrated her talent for figurative work and surface design–and earned her a spot in the Keepsake Studio.