Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments Candlelight Service

This Hallmark Ornament Series featured different churches that would would glow softly through their stained glass windows when connected to a miniature Christmas light string. The Candlelight Services Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Series began in 1998 with The Stone Church, and ended in 2009 with The Old Brick Church. In 2017 Hallmark Ornaments came out with another ornaments named Candlelight Services that is a nice addition to the series. Each of the churches in this series represents a style of architecture from a different time period, location, or tradition.

 

Colonial Church….

A unique ornament that symbolizes the joyful celebrations held in churches across the land, when families gather with their friends and neighbors on Christmas Eve. Glowing with light, the churches in this series suggest heartwarming scenes filled with music and pageantry of the season. The Colonial Church was first available in 2004.  Plug ornament into any light bulb socket on a standard miniature tree light string for optional lighting effect.

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Countryside Church….

Countryside Church was first available in 2008 and was modeled after late-Victorian or Gothic Revival churches, the steeples of white clapboard buildings like this one are visible across the Midwestern countryside as reminders of hard work and good faith. These churches, with their creaking floorboards, weathered roofs, and stained glass, are the homes of more modern congregations today. But their Christmas services are times of old-fashioned togetherness, warmth, and rejoicing echoes of the pioneering faithful who built them over a century ago. Attach to miniature light string for optional lighting effect.

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Colonial Church….

Since colonial days, New England families and their neighbors have been gathering to celebrate Christmas in white, wood frame churches. This 1999 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament was inspired by designs from the 1800’s that include an open bell tower, clock, and weather vane. Light glows steadily and softly from within the ornament, illuminating the windows and reflecting the beauty and hope of the Christmas season.

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Adobe Church….

Adobe Church is a unique ornament that demonstrates the ability of people of faith to adapt church architecture to the materials at hand. In the great Southwest and southern California, mission-style structures crafted of adobe brick serve as houses of worship. Light glows softly and continuously from the windows of this charming ornament, adding a bit of Magic to the Christmas season. Plug ornament into any light bulb socket on a standard miniature tree light system.

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The Candlelight Service series is so beautiful with all of the different churches. You can see these and find other great ornaments for you and your family from The Ornament Factory.

It has been lots of fun here at The Ornament Factory. There is so much to do and we have so much fun doing it. There was a box making contest the other day, that was fun! I am thinking the elves and I are going to have a movie night in then near future. What are some suggestions you have for us?

Have a happy day!

Brandon the Elf

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse

Two of the most beloved Disney characters, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, were made into lovable Hallmark Ornaments for all to cherish.

 

Snowmouse Surprise….

Mickey Mouse is hiding in the snowmouse in Snowmouse Surprise. Mickey is going to give Minnie a big surprise when he jumps out of the snowmouse. Push the rod upward on the bottom of the ornament to see Mickey appear!

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New Pair of Skates….

Mickey invites his sweetheart Minnie Mouse to go ice-skating, but it is Minnie’s turn to be gallant when Mickey’s skates slip out from under him. This endearing design is sculpted and painted in the classic styling of the 1920’s and 1930’s, when the beloved characters from Walt Disney’s animated films were portrayed with distinctive pie shaped eyes. New Pair of Skates was released in 1997 and was the first Hallmark Keepsake Ornament that had both Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.

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Affection for Confections….

This Hallmark Keepsake Ornament is a two piece set that depicts Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse making Christmas cookies. Minnie is busy stirring the cookie dough and Mickey is getting ready to put a pan of cut out cookies into the oven. Mickey has a chef hat on and it says, “Kiss the Cook.” Affection for Confections joined the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament collection in 2004.

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World Class Shoppers….

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse are all shopped out as they take a drive in this Hallmark Keepsake Ornament, World Class Shoppers. Mickey’s light yellow convertible has a truck full of Christmas gifts that move if they are felt.

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I sure do love all of the Disney Ornaments, especially the Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse ones. One of my trees is pretty much all Disney Hallmark Ornaments.  When i look at it it just makes me happy!

We are having a great day here at The Ornament Factory and hope you all are too! We had a contest to see which one of the elves can put boxes together the fastest. Jack the Elf won that. Elliot the Head Elf is the best at packaging up the orders the fastest. That is all for now.

Ben the Elf

Looking Through a Christmas Window

The Christmas Window Hallmark Ornament Series is a Keepsake Ornament Club member exclusive series. Each ornament in the series shows a child looking into a local shop window during the Christmas season. On the back side of the ornament, each shop has been crafted with amazing detail that is sure to bring back some of those amazing holiday memories. These ornaments can easily be displayed on a table top or on a Christmas tree. The series started in 2003, and is still a very popular series with Keepsake Ornament Club members today.

Christmas Window #9….

The 2011 Christmas Window shows a boy and his faithful dog, staring into the window of a Sporting Goods store, drooling over the new, shiny, red bike in the display window. Christmas cannot come soon enough for this anxious boy!

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Christmas Window #10

The 2012 Christmas Window shows a boy and his faithful dog, staring into the window of a Jangles holiday gift store, drooling over the items in the display window. Christmas cannot come soon enough for this anxious boy!

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Where it All Began, Christmas Window #1….

Someone waited up for Santa but fell asleep, instead. Even all the animals can’t wake up the sleepyhead! Still the Dreamer sleeps through chirping and the tap of tiny paws announcing that the sleigh is coming bringing Santa Claus!

In 2003, Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments released the first of the Christmas Window series with a tiny child waiting up to see Santa arrive but fell asleep while waiting.

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Christmas Window #3….

Cold noses pressed against the glass, warm hearts so full of love, two little friends with one big wish. Guess what they’re dreaming of? A Christmas morning rendezvous! Please, Santa, don’t forget to pair these pals and make this holiday their best one yet!

The little boy is staring through the store window at the at the puppy hoping and praying that Santa will reunite them on Christmas morning.

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This Hallmark Keepsake Ornament series would make any tree look festive for Christmas.

We are busy little elves here at The Ornament Factory. We are doing our best to get all of the order packaged and shipped as soon as possible. There is still time to order your favorite Hallmark Ornaments to and receive them by Christmas. http://www.hallmarkornaments.com

Have a happy Thursday!

Little Daniel the Elf

Rocking Horse

Did you have a Rocking Horse growing up? Do you remember the joy and fun you had riding on it? Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments has a series, Rocking Horse, that is sure to bring back wonderful memories of your childhood. The Rocking Horse series started back in 1981 with Rocking Horse #1. This is a very rare Hallmark Ornament to find these days. The series continued for many years and ended in 2013 with the commemorative ornament, Forty Years of Memories, Rocking Horse.

Rocking Horse #14….

I’ll take you where you want to go. I’ll gallop, trot and prance. Through lands you’ve only dreamed about, If given half a chance. In fact, I know that you’ll decide you have never had a better ride! Rocking Horse #14 is a beautiful dark brown horse with a fluffy brown tail. It joined the Rocking Horse Hallmark Keepsake Ornament collection in 1994.

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Pewter Rocking Horse….

This 1995 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament celebrates the fifteenth year of the popular Rocking Horse Hallmark Ornament series. The rocking horse is made of pewter and is dated “1995” on the rocker.

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Rocking Horse #6….

I remember that year when I ran to the tree, And there was my rocking horse waiting for me! And since then we’ve gone to some wonderful places. Rocking away to the wide, open spaces!

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Rocking Horse #10….

This stunning Rocking Horse is the feature Hallmark Ornament in this blog. In 1990 a brown and white dappled horse sitting on a red and green rocker joined the Rocking Horse series as Rocking Horse #10.

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As Christmas is getting closer do you have you to do list all caught up? Is there any last gifts you need to buy? If there are any gifts left to buy, consider buying a Hallmark Keepsake Ornament! You can shop The Ornament Factory for all your gift giving needs.

Hope you all are staying warm!

Elliott the Head Elf

 

 

Madame Alexander

Hello everyone! Thank you for taking the time to read my blog post today. I am really excited to share this Hallmark Keepsake series with you.

The Madame Alexander Hallmark Ornament series was introduced to the Hallmark Keepsake ornament line back in 1996 with the first Madame Alexander ornament, Cinderella. The artist for the Madame Alexander Hallmark Keepsake ornament series is John “Collin” Francis. These ornaments are based on the actual Madame Alexander doll collection. Hallmark has also produced another series of ornaments that any Madame Alexander ornament collector may enjoy, called the Madame Alexander Little Women series, which ran from 2001-2004.

Holiday Snowflake Skater….

Holiday Snowflake Skater is the 8th in the Madame Alexander series from Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments. This beauty is dressed to go ice skating with her red dress and matching ice skates and her white earmuffs on.

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Little Red Riding Hood….

Second in the Madame Alexander Hallmark Keepsake Ornament series is Little Red Riding Hood.  Dressed in a green dress with her signature red cape and holding her basket of goodies, Little red Riding Hood is off to grandmothers house.

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Mop Top Wendy….

For three generations, collectors have prized Madame Alexander dolls for their meticulous detailing, elaborate costumes, and expressive faces. The many endearing designs created by Beatrice Alexander Behrman, such as Mop Top Wendy, earned her the title, “First Lady of Dolls. Mop Top Wendy is the third in the series.

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Mop Top Billy….

Mop Top Billy is here to compliment last years Madame Alexander Hallmark Ornament, Mop To Wendy.

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This is a series that a young girl would love to have a tree of. I have always thought that everyone should have more than one tree. You can have your own personality on a tree.

Thank you again for taking the time to read about the Madame Alexander Hallmark Keepsake Ornament series. If you have a chance take a look at our website http://www.hallmarkornaments.com

Aiden the Elf

Nostalgic Houses & Shops

The Nostalgic Houses and Shops, one of the longer running Hallmark Keepsake Ornament series, started with the 1984 Victorian Dollhouse, and is still going strong today. On of Hallmark’s more popular series, these cute little houses and shops make the perfect holiday village. These ornaments can hang on your tree, or be displayed on any flat surface.

Keepsake Korners Pet Shop….

Keepsake Korners Pet Shop is 32nd in the Nostalgic Houses and Shops series and was released in 2015. This light blue building has a Christmas tree inside the front window with the dog looking out.

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A Colonial Christmas….

Welcome to Christmas, Colonial-style! Come in and warm up by the hearth for a while. The tree is all trimmed and the fire is lit won’t you get comfy and stay for a bit?  Colonial Christmas is a beautiful colonial home that is ready for Christmas.

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Bookstore….

The 24th ornament in the Nostalgic Houses & Stores series came out in 2007 and is called Bookstore. The beautiful red brick building was a nice addition to the series.

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The Schoolhouse is the number seventeen in the Nostalgic Houses and Shops Hallmark Ornament Series. This schoolhouse is made of red and yellow brick, and has a Christmas tree on the other side of the glass doors at the front of the building. Above the doors, it says “2000” and “SCHOOL”

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Things have been so busy at The Ornament Factory these days. Trust me, I am not complaining, I love what we do. I am just getting behind in wrapping gifts and making cookies. I think some of the other elves and I are going to have a cookie making day sometime this weekend. That will be so much fun! What cookies have you made so far? Do you have any cookies recipes that you recommend? Have a great day everyone!

Ben the Elf

Winnie the Pooh….Silly Old Bear

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Tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff
He’s Winnie the Pooh
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Willy nilly silly old bear

Winnie the Pooh is one of the classic Disney characters that has been well loved over the years. Pooh and his friends go on great adventures and always find their way home to their friend Christopher Robin. Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments have included Winnie the Pooh and his friends to help show off what they do for the holidays.

Waitin’ on Santa….

In 1997, Hallmark Ornaments released Waitin’ on Santa has Winnie the Pooh and Piglet sitting in a big green stuffed chair trying to stay awake to get a peak at Santa in this Hallmark Keepsake Ornament. Pooh and Piglet were not able to see Santa because they fell asleep but they left cookies and milk as a treat for Santa.

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Tree Trimmin Time….

Tree Trimmin Time was released in 1988. This one is special because it is one of the Hallmark Miniatures. In this three piece Hallmark Ornament miniature set, Pooh, Tigger, and Piglet are busy decorating their Christmas tree. Pooh is getting ready to put the star on top of the tree, while Piglet decorates the tree and Pigger is bouncing in with gifts.

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Rumbly in My Tumbly….

Rumbly in My Tumbly, has the silly old bear, Winnie the Pooh, stuck in the hole in the tree but he does not mind because there is honey.

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New Tail for Eeyore….

Poor Eeyore, he seems to have lost his tail. Pooh is trying to find his “new tail.” New Tail for Eeyore was released in 2011 in the Winnie the Pooh Collection.

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Oh, how I love Winnie the Pooh and his friends. You can see these and many more Disney Hallmark Ornaments at The Ornament Factory. http://www.hallmarkornaments.com

It is Tuesday and you know what that means for us elves…..Taco Tuesday!!! We love Taco Tuesday! I hope you all have a great rest of your day!

Little Daniel the Elf

Mr. and Mrs. Clause

When you think of Christmas you usually think of the big man himself, Santa. We cannot forget that Santa has a side kick, his beautiful wife, Mrs. Claus. Together they make a dynamic team. The Mr. and Mrs. Claus series was started in 1986 with Mr. and Mrs. Claus #1 and ended in 1995 with Christmas Eve Kiss, Mr. and Mrs. Claus #10.

 

Home Cooking, Mr. and Mrs. Claus #2….

Santa takes a little pause, to talk to Mrs. Santa Claus, her cookies are a treat he wouldn’t miss! She’s the one who makes him jolly (Not the Christmas trees or holly).
That is why he’s asking for a kiss! The second in the Mr. and Mrs. Claus series we have Home Cooking. Mrs. Claus loves taking care of Santa and keeping him well fed.

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Shall We Dance, Mr. and Mrs. Claus #3

The holiday season can be such a busy time of year that it is important to take some time out for your loved ones. Mr. and Mrs. Claus take a moment from their holiday chores to enjoy a dance together. The third Hallmark Ornament in the series is Shall We Dance.

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A Fitting Moment, Mr. and Mrs. Claus #8….

Mrs. Claus is always taking good care of Mr. Claus. In the 8th ornament in this Hallmark Ornament series, Mrs. Claus is taking some measurements of Mr. Claus to  work on his Santa suit for Christmas.

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Christmas Eve Kiss, Mr. and Mrs. Claus #10….

It is true love for Mr. and Mrs. Claus. In the 10th and last Hallmark Ornament in the series, Christmas Eve Kiss, has Mr. and Mrs. Claus stealing a special Christmas Eve Kiss before Santa heads out for the night to deliver gifts to the good boys and girls around the world.

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Back to work I go now. We have a busy Monday head of us here at The Ornament Factory. Lots of orders to pack and ship, inventory and restocking the shelves too. Christmas will be here in 2 weeks!!!

Have a great day!

Nathan the Elf

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

The boy, the chosen one, his name is Harry Potter. J.K. Rowling wrote the popular book series that was later turned into blockbuster movies. The author take you on a magical ride through Harry Potter growing up and facing “He who must not be names” while attending school at Hogwarts School. The Hallmark Ornaments series is high;y collectible and would make any Harry Potter enthusiast smile.

Hogwarts Castle….

Now even Muggles can experience the magic of Hogwarts Castle in this Hallmark Keepsake Ornament. Press the button to hear music from “Hedwig’s Theme.” Hogwarts Castle was released by Hallmark in 1993.

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The Sorting Hat….

The 2014 Harry Potter Hallmark Ornament, The Sorting Hat, shows when Harry wears the sorting hat and is placed into the House of Gryffindor. Hear the dialogue from a scene from Harry Potter when the button is pressed.

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Final Battle….

It’s up to Harry to match wits and wands with the Dark Lord once and for all. Capture the final duel’s suspense in this Hallmark Keepsake Ornament that features light and sound to make the battle come to life year after year. The 2012 Final Battle show Harry and Voldemort in the intense final scene where you see if good will win over evil.

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Quidditch Season….

The most popular sport in the Wizarding World is Quidditch. Harry Potter found out that he was very good at the sport and played on his house team as the Seeker. The Seeker flies around on their broom stick trying to capture the golden snitch. If the seeker on a team captures it they automatically with the match. You have to be one who can fly on their broom stick very well to be the seeker on a team. This 2002 Hallmark Keepsake ornament features wind up movement. Wind up the ornament to watch as two quidditch players chase the Golden Snitch.

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I could go on and on about Harry Potter all day long if i was allowed to. These Hallmark Ornaments sure look great on a Christmas tree!

We are super busy at The Ornament Factory with Christmas not too far away. Do you have your Christmas tree up and decorated? How long does it take for your to put up and decorate your tree? Back to work I go! Have a wonderful Saturday!

Big Daniel the Elf

The Popular Hallmark Ornaments, Star Trek!

Growing up my dad would always watch Star Trek, so I watched it with him. I would imagine myself being on Star Trek and riding in the different ships and using the cool machines they had. Here are some of my favorites but you can look and find your favorites here.

Starship Enterprise….

The crown jewel of most Hallmark ornament collections, as well as many Star Trek collections, the 1991 Starship Enterprise is one of the most sought after Hallmark Keepsake ornaments ever produced. Modeled after the U.S.S. Enterprise from the 1960s hit television show, Star Trek, this Hallmark Keepsake Ornament features red and green flashing lights and a bridge light that glows. The timing of the release of this ornament helped to commemorate the twenty fifth anniversary of the original Star Trek television series. When this famous starship was released by Hallmark in 1991, it was the hit of the season, and impossible to locate by most avid Star Trek fans as Hallmark stores across the country sold out almost instantly, making it a highly sought after ornament by Hallmark ornament and Star Trek collectors alike.

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Shuttlecraft Galileo….

The follow up to the 1991 Starship Enterpirse ornament, the Shuttlecraft Galileo Hallmark ornament was released in 1992, and was also a huge hit with Star Trek collectors. Not only did the cockpit of the NCC-1701/7 light up, but it also features a special holiday message from the First Officer of the USS Enterprise, Mr. Spock. To hear Spock’s message, “Shuttlecraft to Enterprise, Shuttlecraft to Enterprise. Spock here. Happy Holidays. Live long, and prosper,” press the button on the bottom of the shuttlecraft.

Starfleet Tricorder….

In Star Trek when they go on missions that always take their Starfleet Tricorder with them. Press the button on the ornament to see the screen illuminate and hear dialogue from from the original “STAR TREK” television series! 

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My dad has a tree dedicated all of his Star Trek and Star Wars Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments. It is such a cool tree! He has all of these ornaments on it and more. He just added the 2018 Hallmark Ornaments to it. He is going to need a new tree soon with all of those ornaments.

Thankfully it is Friday!!! I am so excited for the weekend! We many fun activities to do for the holiday season. Do not get me wrong, we will still be working to make sure we get all of your orders out. We love our job! I hope you all have a great Friday!

Brandon the Elf