Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Shop for Your 2018 Hallmark Ornaments

 

Brrrrrr, it is cold outside! As the cool air starts to make its way around the United States, people are beginning to feel the holiday sprite. If you want to get a jump on your holiday shopping, now is the time. The good news is that you can buy Hallmark ornaments year-round. In fact, you can collect them from the first day of the year to the last, both in the store and online. However, the perfect time to shop for your Hallmark Ornaments is right now! Why, you ask? The answer is because there are some of the hard to find or limited edition Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments still in stock and you do not want to miss out!

Why You Should Hurry

Special and limited edition ornaments usually sell quick and become harder and harder to find closer to Christmas. If there’s one thing we know, it’s that the really popular Hallmark Keepsake lines sell out fast.

What Are the Hottest New Hallmark Ornament Releases for 2018?

There were over 125 new Hallmark ornaments released at the beginning of this month. Showcased at their annual debut, some of the most beloved characters were added to the Hallmark ornament collection.

The new “A Charlie Brown Christmas” storyteller ornaments bring back nostalgia for anyone who is a collector of the Peanuts series, Charlie Brown fan, while “The Blushing Bride Tasmanian She-Devil” will delight those who are fans of Looney Tunes.

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A 2018, Harry Potter Hallmark Ornament, First Impressions, shows Harry and Professor Snap in class at Hogwarts. The Harry Potter Series Hallmark Ornaments are usually move fast.

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Many things make Hallmark ornaments highly collectible such as the quality and charm of each and every ornament they release. But most of the fun comes in building your collection.

Each year brings unique, new pieces to the Hallmark ornaments collection, and 2018 is no different. If you want to be sure to get your hands on your favorites for this year, hop on over to our website and shop away! While on the website check out all of the other Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments we have.

I think we will make a fire tonight to help warm us up! Maybe we can roast some marshmallows too! That just sounds yummy! If you have any questions about the 2018 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments or any of the other Hallmark Ornaments, please ask us. We at the Ornament Factory are here to help. Have a great rest of your day!

Nathan the Elf

Thanksgiving will be here soon…

Thanksgiving will be here before we know it!! All of the elves have been busy getting ready to celebrate the holiday. Do not worry, we are still very busy at The Ornament Factory shipping out all of the orders. Thankfully we have been able to get a few more elves to help us out. As we are working we keep talking about all of food we will be making for Thanksgiving. I do not know about you but I am looking forward to mashed potatoes! What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?

Traditions….

Family traditions are always special around the holidays. We have a tradition of watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade every year. I always get excited at the end when Santa shows up. It is always nice to see the big guy. We also have the tradition of putting up more Christmas decorations the day after Thanksgiving. Hopefully it will not be too cold outside.

2018 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments I am Excited About….

I have a few more trees to put up in my home right after Thanksgiving. One of the 2018 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments I am excited to put up is the 2018 Christmas Belle, from the Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast. This is a Premium ornament that comes in a special box.

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Another 2018 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament I am excited to put on my tree is the Christmas Commemorative #6. The stunning color will look amazing with the lights on my tree.

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The last Hallmark Keepsake Ornament I want to share with you today is the 2018 Thru the Mirror, Mickey’s Movie Mouseterpieces #7. All of my Christmas trees have at least one Micky Mouse Hallmark Keepsake Ornament in them. This one here would be good for the card player in your family.

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I have to get off of the computer now and get back to work. Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Please make sure to check us out on all of our other social media!

Ben the Elf

The BIG question about Harley Davidson and The Grinch.

Hello fellow Hallmark Keepsake Ornament fans! All of the elves here at The Ornament Factory have been receiving many questions about two of the well loved Hallmark Ornament series. I am here to set the record straight on them.

The BIG Question….

The question we have been asked a lot lately is why is there no new 2018 Harley Davidson or Grinch Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments? This is a good question from fans of those two series.

The Answer….

Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments no longer has the licensing agreement for Harley Davidson and The Grinch. The 2017 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments for these two well loved series were the last.

There is Hope….

These two series could still return. Back in 2012 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments had this very thing happen with Mattel and had to stop making a popular series, Barbie, among others. In 2015 the beloved Barbie series came back as Hallmark was able to get the licensing agreement back. Barbie even did something cute with one of the 2015 ornaments. They did the Celebration Barbie from the two years that were missed. These were the 2013 and 2014 Celebration Barbie Ornament Set and the 2013 and 2014 Celebration Barbie Ornament set (African American).

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You Can Still Order….

All of the previous years Hallmark Ornaments from the Harley Davidson series and The Grinch series are still available! You can still order them from The Ornament Factory.

A Few of the Harley Davidson Ornaments….

The 1999 Electra-Glide continues the evolution of this classic touring motorcycle. The Electra-Glide name became part of the Harley-Davidson legend when an electric starter was added to the Panhead motor in 1965. The Panhead gave way to the Shovelhead (1966) and Evo (1984). This series will feature a selection of motorcycles from Harley-Davidson’s 96-year history. Add the1999 Electra-Glide, Mini Harley-Davidson #1 to your collection today.

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The next Harley Davidson Hallmark Ornament for you to see is the 2003 100th Anniv. Ed. Ultra Classic Electra Glide. Since its introduction in 1965, the mighty Electra Glide has reigned supreme as the King of the Highway. For the 100th Anniversary of Harley-Davidson, the 2003 Ultra Classic Electra Glide takes touring comfort to new levels with its powerful Twin Cam 88 V-twin engine mated to a smooth 5-speed transmission. The Ultra features electronic cruise control, front and rear speakers, fairing and lowers, CB, intercom for rider and passenger, and spacious saddlebags and Tour Pak. With its striking Black and Sterling Silver paint, special anniversary badges, and gold cast wheels, the 2003 Ultra Classic Electra Glide ranks easily as one of the most beautiful motorcycles on the road.

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The last Harley Davidson Hallmark Ornament for you to see in this blog is the 2000 Fat Boy, Harley Davidson #2. The Fat Boy was introduced in 1990, styled in a monochromatic silver/gray with contrasting, sparse yellow highlights. Its Evolution engine, narrowed front fenders, and custom air cleaner make it the ultimate Factory Custom in the Softail family line.

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A Couple of the Grinch Ornaments we have in Stock….

The Grinch has been a well loved Hallmark Ornament series. Here are a few of the Hallmark Ornaments we currently have in stock.

We will start with the 1998 The Grinch. This 1998 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament features the Dr. Suess character, “The Grinch.” This Hallmark ornament in the first Grinch ornament produced by Hallmark. Don’t forget his dog, Max, who the Grinch is holding in his arms, in this Hallmark Christmas ornament.

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Another well loved The Grinch Hallmark Keepsake Ornament is the 2003 The Grinch and Cindy-Lou Who. The Grinch dressed as Santa with Cindy Lou Who makes up this 2003 Hallmark Keepsake ornament. There are two separate ornaments to help recreate the last part of the movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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The last Hallmark Ornament for The Grinch series I will be sharing today is the 2008 A Smile Most Unpleasant.  The Grinch is stealing Christmas in the Hallmark Keepsake ornament.

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As sad as all of the elves are that these two series are not continuing, we are very thankful for the past Hallmark Ornaments we have of them and are hopeful to see them come back. There is always hope that these series will return in the future. Do not forget, you can still order the past years ornaments for both of these series at The Ornament Factory http://www.hallmarkornaments.com

 

Stay warm!

Elliot the Head Elf

For All of Kitten Lovers, Here is Mischievous Kittens

A few weeks ago I did a blog on the Hallmark Keepsake series, Puppy Love. Just to balance it out here is the series from Hallmark Ornaments for the kitten lovers, Mischievous Kittens. The series started back in 1999 and has continued every year since.

Where it all started….

First in the Mischievous Kittens Hallmark Ornament Series is Mischievous Kittens #1. This is a hard to find ornament. This 1999 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament features a very playful kitten who seems to want a goldfish as a friend.

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As the years went on….

What a super Christmas toy this little kitten’s found-Before he even touches it,
it starts to roll around! Third in the Mischievous Kittens Hallmark Ornament Series, 2001 Mischievous Kittens #3 would be a great addition to your Christmas tree.

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Twas the night before Christmas,and Kitty was stirring, lapping up milk and happily purring, when, what to her mischievous eyes did appear, but Santa himself who smiled through his beard. I believe that’s my milk he said with a pat, but you’re welcome to it, you have been such a good cat. #10 in the Mischievous Kittens Hallmark Keepsake Ornament series.

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The 2018 Hallmark Keepsake Mischievous Kitten#20….

Mischievous Kitten #20 from the popular Mischievous Kitten series was first released in July of 2018. This has  a playful kitten sitting in a red box adorned with white snowflakes, playing and getting tangled in the lights and garland. This is a must have to the kitten lover in your life.

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Are you a dog lover or a cat lover. That seems to a debate that comes up when we talk about the Hallmark Puppy Love Series and the Mischievous Kitten series. Leave us a comment with which is your favorite and why. I know Jack the Elf and I are big puppy lovers.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and comment. It is never too early to start buying your Hallmark Keepsake ornaments for you and your loved ones. Go to The Ornament Factory websites and have fun shopping! http://www.hallmarkornaments.com

Little Daniel the Elf

When Barbie Made Her Comeback

Barbie has always been a popular Hallmark Keepsake Ornament series. In 2012 Hallmark lost the licensing agreement with Mattel and had to stop  making the Barbie Hallmark Ornaments. 2012 was going to be the last year Hallmark Ornaments would make Barbie. It wasn’t just the Barbie Ornaments that they had to stop making, they had to stop other popular series like Hot Wheels, Fisher Price, and G.I. Joe. Thankfully an agreement was made and all of these started back in 2015. Since coming back many of the old series of Barbie Keepsake Ornaments have continued.

The Come Back….

In 2015, when Hallmark Ornaments was able to start making ornaments after Mattel toys, they came back with 2013 and 2014 Celebration Barbie Ornament Set. Inspired by the 2013 and 2014 Holiday Barbie dolls, this Keepsake Ornament set is a must-have for collectors of all ages and the perfect way to celebrate the Barbie tradition of fabulous holiday fashions

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2015 Also Brought….

Of course Hallmark Shopping Barbie knows just where to go when she wants to send the very best! The 2015, Hallmark Shopping Barbie is holding a purple shopping bag wearing a light pink skirt suit.

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Gorgeous Western Star Barbie is also from 2015 when Barbie came back to Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments. Barbie is dressed as a cowgirl is a beautiful her white and blue outfit with matching hat.

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The last of the 2015 Barbie Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments is Holiday Barbie Ornament #1. This is the first in the series and was inspired by the 2015 Holiday Barbie Doll. Each year this beautiful new series will feature a different Holiday Barbie doll. This Hallmark Keepsake Ornament is a must-have for collectors of all ages and the perfect way to celebrate the Barbie tradition of fabulous holiday fashions.

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Those are some beautiful Barbie Hallmark Ornaments! I know there are young girls and even some not so young girls that would love a Christmas tree filled with Hallmark Barbie Ornaments.

Last night Little Daniel and I went and got hair cuts at our favorite hair cutting place. They are so nice and let us pick out a prize from their treasure chest for being good. I think I may be going home soon from The Ornament Factory and laying down. I seem to have caught a cold. I’ll get a nice mug of tea and relax and watch a Christmas movie. That will help make me feel better. Thank you for reading my blog! I hope you have a wonderful day! If you’d like to see there Barbie Hallmark Ornaments and the other check out The Ornament Factory http://www.hallmarkornaments.com

Jackson the Elf

A Christmas Story

A Christmas classic that has been enjoyed for generations is the 1983  movie A Christmas Story. Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments has a series for the movie of well known scenes and objects from the movie. This movie has become a family tradition to watch for some families and would make a great tradition to have on your Christmas tree.

One of the iconic symbols from the movie is the Leg Lamp that was displayed in the window. From the 2018 Hallmark Keepsake release they have the Leg Lamp.

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Another well known part of the movie has the main character. Ralphie, dressed in a pink bunny costume. The first Hallmark ornament of this series, 2006, Bunny Suit, shows Ralphie in the pink bunny suit. This is a rare ornament to find due to its popularity.

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This pink bunny was also shown in the 2009 ornament, Ralphies Pink Nightmare.

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One of my favorite scenes is where Ralphie gets his tongue stuck to the cold pole. Every time we watch this it makes me laugh.

This 2006 Hallmark Ornament depicts the famous scene from A Christmas Story which proved that no kid in his right mind would turn down a double dog dare. I Double Dog Dare Ya, will make any A Christmas Story fan smile.

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Another Hallmark ornament from this scene is the 2010, Triple Dog Dare. The boys all huddled round Flick and Schwartz at recess, leaning in close so they wouldn’t miss a word. It was easy enough to brush off a simple dare, but it wasn’t just a dare or even a double dare. Oh, no. This was a dirty, rotten triple-dog dare. Flick had no choice – there was just no getting out of something like that!

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You can see these Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments and the others in the series on our website http://www.hallmarkornaments.com.

Hope you have a great day whatever you are doing!

Little Daniel the Elf

 

Madame Alexander Dolls

One of the longer running Hallmark Keepsake Ornament series is the Madame Alexander series that started in 1996. These ornaments look like the Madame Alexander dolls. An entire tree of these beautiful ornaments would make any doll lover or collector happy.

Where it all started….

As a little girl living above her father’s doll “hospital,” Madame Alexander (Beatrix Alexander Behrman) became fascinated with fashion dolls at an early age. She began designing handmade cloth dolls in the 1920’s. By the 1930’s she was creating composition dolls with painted features and sleep eyes. Cinderella- 1995 is the latest of the many lovely dolls in Madame Alexander collections since 1937. Here is the first in the series, 1996 Cinderella-1995, Madame Alexander #1.

 

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The newest to the series….

From the 2018 Hallmark Ornament Collection comes Holidazzle, Madame Alexander #23. Dressed in holiday style, this sweet Christmas tree ornament depicts the 2017 Holidazzle doll wearing a sparkling red dress with gold and green trim. A headband with a poinsettia flower and tulle is the perfect finishing touch atop her long brunette tresses. 23rd in the Madame Alexander series, it’s a lovely collectible to display on your tree.

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They even come in miniatures….

The 2006 Yankee Doodle and Celebrating, Madame Alexander is a set of 2 miniature Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments. These would look beautiful on a 4th of July tree or your Christmas tree.

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Be sure to look at our website for this series and many other series. There is a Hallmark Keepsake Ornament for everyone! Check out The Ornament Factory here http://www.hallmarkornaments.com

Back to work. Little Daniel the Elf and I are looking forward to getting our hair cut tonight. We have some pictures coming up that we would like to look good for. We also have to get together what we are going to be making for Thanksgiving since it will be at our house this year. Comment with some of your favorite Thanksgiving foods and recipes please. We would love to see what you all like to make and eat.

Have a great day!

Jackson the Elf

 

Toy Story

With the big announcement of the Movie Toy Story 4 coming out in June 2019, let talk about the Toy Story Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments. The Toy Story series has been a very popular one for Hallmark and Disney.

To Infinity and Beyond….

Buzz Lightyear is flying into the holidays and is learning about the “strange planet” of Andy’s bedroom. Remember Buzz’s mantra? “To infinity and beyond!” This Hallmark Ornament, 1998 Buzz Lightyear, captured Buzz flying with his look of determination.

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The brave Buzz Lightyear is always there to save the day! Buzz tries to communicate with Star Command using the communicator on his wrist. The 2002 Buzz Lightyear, Hallmark ornament has Buzz saying three different saying from the Disney movie Toy Story 2.

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Howdy Partner….

Check out this 1998 Woody the Sheriff! Woody has a gold sheriff star and a yellow and orange plaid shirt. Woody is one of the several Hallmark Ornaments from the Disney movie, Toy Story.

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Woody and his trusty sidekick Bullseye are featured in this Hallmark Keepsake Ornament ornament inside of the sheriff’s star called Woody’s Roundup from 1999.

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You’ve Got a Friend in Me….

These two pals, Woody and Buzz, are always on an adventure together. The 2010 Hallmark Ornament, called High-Flyin’ Friends, has Buzz and Woody flying into another adventure together. This is a a hard to find Toy Story Hallmark Ornament.

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The big announcement of the new Toy Story movie coming out next summer has all of us elves excited! We love watching all of the Toy Story movies. Brandon the Elf was just saying that we needed to have a movie night and watch the first three Toy Story movies to help refresh our memories. What a great idea! He sure is one smart elf!

The elves and I are trying to decide what to make for dinner tonight. I have a feeling Ill end up making a meatloaf with noodles and baked potatoes. What are you all making for dinner tonight? I would love to get some new ideas for dinners.

Wishing you a great rest of your day!

Jackson the Elf

 

 

Star Trek Themed Hallmark Ornaments

Star Trek Hallmark Ornaments 2018

If you are a Trekkie, or you have someone on your Christmas list who is, now is an excellent time to add to your collection. The Star Trek Hallmark ornaments collection began in 1991 and has been going strong ever since. The first Star Trek ornament was the 1991 Starship Enterprise Hallmark Ornament. In 2010, due to the popularity of the Star Trek line, Hallmark started the Star Trek Legends series, which began with Captain James T. Kirk as the headliner first in the series.

2018 Revealed…

Those Trekkie fans who can’t get enough have been waiting with baited breath to find out what the new releases for 2018 will be. The word is finally out. The 2018 collection will add six more ornaments to the mix. This year, Hallmark has even added one from the Star Trek animated series.

Star Trek Hallmark Ornaments Released in July 2018

In July of this year, Hallmark released the scene from “The Naked Time.” This fun ornament depicts a shirtless Sulu fencing Captain Kirk atop the Enterprise bridge. The ornament is a “magic” one and plays the dialogue from the movie, making it even more spectacular. Also, in July, the Starfleet tricorder was revealed from the Original Series. It too is a magic ornament that lights up and plays the original Trek dialogue. The third release in July was the Crossfield-class DSS Discovery, announced and anticipated since September 2017. Lastly, the Constitution-class USS Enterprise was a throwback from the original Hallmark ornament first released in 1991. It is the seventh TOS-Era Enterprise Hallmark ornament.

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2018 Hallmark Ornaments at the San Diego ComicCon

Over the years, Hallmark wanted to make something super special for Star Trek, and decided to reserve a few of the Star Trek Hallmark ornaments as convention-only exclusives. For 2018, the ornament will feature the 45th-anniversary commemoration of Star Trek: The Animated Series. It is a two-pack ornament set that contains the alien crew member favorites from the show. Lt. Arex and Lt. M’Ress, the three-armed navigator, are the very first Star Trek Hallmark ornaments fashioned after the Animated Series.

Since the Animated Series ornament set will only be available as convention exclusives and not in Hallmark stores, it will make them some of the rarest and most valuable items in your Star Trek ornament collection for years to come. If you can get your hands on one, you will have a very select piece.

Get Your Star Trek Hallmark Ornaments

For the Star Trek fan, the wait is over. All six collectible Star Trek Hallmark ornaments have been revealed. Don’t miss out on adding to your collection this year. They are already in limited supply and going fast. Check out all the great Star Trek Hallmark ornaments available at hallmarkornaments.com today.

I love the Star Trek tree my grandpa has. It has blue lights and many of the Star Trek Hallmark Ornaments on it. I hope he puts it up soon!

Back to work  here at The Ornament Factory. Lots of orders to pull and package for shipping. Thank you to all of you who have been placing orders. We appreciate all of our wonderful customers!

Nathan the Elf

Some Featured Hallmark Ornaments from The Ornament Factory

We here at The Ornament Factory like to feature some of the NEW 2018 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments. These ornaments are going to go fast so get your order in today. You can see the featured ornaments and more on our website http://www.hallmarkornaments.com . We are featuring Beauty and the Beast, Barbie’s sister Skipper, and Star Wars today.

Tale As Old As Time…..

The first featured Hallmark Ornament I would like to share is from a 1991 Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast. The, 2018 Cogsworth, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, which is a limited edition will make any Beauty and Beast fan smile.

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Cogsworth on your Christmas tree with the other Beauty and the Beast Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments would be a Disney delight!

Skipper, Barbie’s Little Sister….

Mattel’s came out with Skipper, Barbie’s little sister in 1964. Skipper is dressed for a day at the beach in her red and white swim suit. She comes in a replica of her original packaging. For all of the Barbie collectors, this would make a great addition to your collection! Here we have the 2018 Skipper Barbie Ornament that is a limited edition Hallmark Keepsake Ornament.

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May the Force be with you…..

2018 Millennium Falcon, is in the Star Wars Collection and is one of the Storytellers Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments. The ornament has interactive Light and Sound. Connect this ornament to Hallmark’s Keepsake Power Cord to see the continuous light effect. Press the button to watch it perform an exciting scene from Star Wars: A New Hope.

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These are just three of the  2018 Featured Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments from The Ornament Factory. The rest of the 2018 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments are on the website. Just like these three ornaments, there is something to everyone.

Happy Tuesday, you know what that means! It’s Taco Tuesday! All of the elves will be having dinner together and enjoying tacos. Honestly, it is one of our favorite foods. Of course, we all like to add different topping to them. Hope you all have a great rest of your day! I have inventory to get done!

Aiden the Elf