The One with the Bee Sting

Last night after work I was trying to decide what to make for dinner for the other elves and myself. It was my night to cook. Even though I am the head elf, I still take my turn and help out with everything, even cleaning. I had some chicken thawed out for dinner and I was having a hard time deciding what to make. We have kind of been making the same dinners over and over again and I wanted to change it up. I made some brown rice and did the chicken with some delicious spices. The elves and I loved it! We will be having that again! After dinner the elves and I went outside to play to enjoy this nice weather and before it got dark. That is one of the bummers for this time of year, it gets darker outside earlier.

This beautiful weather is great for all of us elves to get outside and play when we are done working at the Ornament Factory. We really enjoy playing games like tag! our favorite sport to play this time of year is football. I like to pretend I’m an NFL quarterback.

While we were playing outside a bee decided to join us and would not leave. We tried our best to ignore him and not bug him hoping her would just move on, no such luck! The bee stung Jackson! We were so surprised! Thankfully he is not allergic and we were able to just give him some ice and he was alright. After he was stung we decided we would just go inside and play some video games.

Do you like bees? If you do we have an ornament for you! Check out Busy Bee Shopper!

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I am happy to report that Jackson is doing well with the bee sting and it did not take him away from is work at the Ornament Factory. He would have been so upset if it did!

Today we have lots to do here at the Ornament Factory as we are preparing for the rest of the 2018 ornaments to be released in October. We are also working on pulling and packaging all of the orders. Time sure does fly here at work with everything we have to accomplish.

Have you ever played Operation? The elves played it on Jackson’s birthday!

Hey all! It’s Jackson the elf. I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for all of the kind birthday wishes! Monday was a wonderful day! The other elves and I started our day with birthday donuts! I love donuts! It is always nice to be able to sit down and spend time together.

After we finished working at the Ornament Factory we played the game Operation. Let me tell you, it’s a good thing I’m not a surgeon! The cool thing is that there is also an ornament of the game Operation that you can order from the Ornament Factory.

 

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For dinner we had one of my favorite meals, tacos. Daniel and I really like the taco shells and call them chippies. Daniel also likes to eat just the cheese. He’s silly! After dinner we had cupcakes! Eliot put lots of candles in my cupcake because he knows I love the candles. Everyone sang happy birthday to me. It was such a nice night!

Decorating for Halloween

Elliot The Head Elf here! Happy Wednesday! Are you getting your Halloween decorations out? We are! Check out these Halloween ornaments! The elves have been excited to get these ornaments out and up. We love all holidays and feel you can put a tree up for any occasion.

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Charlie Brown is one of my favorite characters! Lucy dressed up as the devil always makes me laugh! The other elves and I have started talking about what we want to dress up as for Halloween this year. There are so many options! When Jackson the elf was just a little elf he was bald as can be. Everyone said he should dress up as Charlie Brown for Halloween!

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As we started decorating at the Ornament Factory we had to decide on how many trees to put up. The Peanuts characters are always ones that make people happy. You can never have too many trees up for the holidays. The best part is that there are tress of every size! I look forward to hearing about how all of you decorate for Halloween! You can find all of these Halloween ornaments and more here.

 

 

Happy Birthday to Jackson the elf!

It’s an exciting day here at the Ornament Factory!! It’s Jackson’s birthday! We love when we have something to celebrate. Of course all of us elves worked hard to put up Jackson’s favorite ornaments. Today at lunch we will have pizza and chocolate cupcakes, with sprinkles of course. Dinner will be tacos and more cupcakes! We have birthday donuts for breakfast! Birthday’s around here are very special and we look forward to them.

 

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The big Flash Sale from over the weekend was a big success. We now have a lot of work to do to make sure we get all the orders out in a timely manner.

I do have something very exciting that I would like to talk about…..it’s almost October!!! Do you know what that means?? The new ornaments will be coming out!! You can still pre order them with us.

One of my favorite ornaments that is new this year is “A Quest for Fun, National Lampoon“!

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I have a confession to make, I have all of the National Lampoon ornaments! That movie is just so funny! It is a tradition with all of the other elves that we watch National Lampoons Christmas Vacation on Christmas Eve. We pop some popcorn and sit back and laugh. It doesn’t matter how many times we see it, we still laugh until we cry. I love traditions! What are some of your family traditions?

Have a great Monday everyone! I know I will as we celebrate Jackson’s birthday!

Your friend,

Eliot, head elf

2018 Hallmark Ornaments: What Is the It Item for this Christmas?

Eliot the elf here! I have had some time to think and reflect on why the other elves and I do what we do and love what we do. The holidays are all about traditions and building memories. Christmas trees around the nation are covered in treasured heirlooms in the form of ornaments and other decor. If you are looking to start a new tradition or perhaps add to an existing one, collecting Hallmark ornaments is the perfect place to start. Hallmark ornaments have been in existence since 1963 and come in just about every shape, size, and theme you can imagine. The right one for you depends on what you want it to symbolize this year.

Commemorate Life Events

There are over 200 2018 Hallmark ornaments for this year. You can choose one that celebrates someone’s first birthday, their twenty-fifth anniversary or perhaps just the biggest fad over the year 2017-2018. Keepsake Hallmark ornaments continue to produce product lines for the collector in everyone.

Why a Hallmark Ornament

When you pull out the Christmas ornaments from year to year, they each have a special meaning that reminds you of your past. Those memories are about the greatest gift that you can get for the holidays. Start collecting for your little one from day one, and then when they are an adult, they will have a collection that reminds them of all of their childhood holidays.

Something for Everyone

The best part about 2018 Hallmark ornaments is that there is something for everyone, literally. For the “Trekie” on your list, consider the 2018 U.S.S. Discover Star Trek Discovery or the 2018 U.S.S. Enterprise Star Trek Premium (available for pre-order now – ships after October 6th). For the Walking Dead enthusiast, 2018 Daryl Rides Again, The Walking Dead is riding into your local Hallmark store (also available for pre-order now – ships after October 6th). Some other great options include the 2018 Frosty Friends #39 and the 2018 Eight Maids-a-Milking, Twelve Days of Christmas #8.

The Perfect Gift for Everyone on Your List

2018 Hallmark ornaments have a vast array of genres, themes, and fun for everyone. They make the perfect gift for everyone from your loved ones to the acquaintance who makes your day a little brighter. Make their holiday a little brighter by buying them a Hallmark ornament that reminds you of them so that every year they can be reminded that you cared enough to put them on your holiday list.

Who is a 2018 Hallmark ornament for? The question is, “Who isn’t it for?” They’re the perfect way to say you care! So check out all the amazing 2018 Hallmark ornaments today. Limited edition ornaments usually sell out within one to two days after they are released at most Hallmark stores, so time is of the essence! The next big release date is October 6th, 2018, which is the 2018 Hallmark Ornament Debut Event. Don’t miss out this holiday season!

Nathan tells what him and some of the other elves like to do together…

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Since all of the cousins and my brother, Ben, have interacted with all of you, I thought it was time I joined in. I am Nathan and I love Christmas! It is always such an exciting time! Have you seen the 2018 ornaments that are out?? This was a great year! They even have more that are being released in October, you can see those on our website.

At the Ornament Factory my favorite part of the job is stocking the shelves when we get ornaments in. We have a great system in place on where all of the ornaments are to make pulling orders easier.  Not to toot my own horn, but I helped create our system.

When I am not at the Ornament Factory I enjoy playing video games with my brother, Ben, on our iPads and XBox. We also love have Nerf gun fights. The other elves come over and the Nerf gun wars get pretty interesting. It usually ends up in Eliot telling us to be careful and not hurt anyone or ourselves.

I have been starting to think about what theme I would like to do for my main Christmas tree this year. Yes, I have more than one tree. It is so hard to decide on just one! Can you all comment on here with some suggestions?

Back to work for me! Thanks for reading!

Nathan

An Introduction of Daniel

I cannot believe that it’s already September 13th! There are only 15 more Thursday’s left until Christmas!! Being the youngest elf here at the Ornament Factory I keep looking at the calendar because I cannot wait for Christmas! I’m Daniel the elf. My older brother, Jackson, has posted on here a few times. He thought I might want to share a little about myself.

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Like I said, I am the youngest elf that works here at the Ornament Factory. It’s a lot of fun working with my brother and my cousins. We make a great team! Our grandma says we’re her little basketball team. When I am not working or outside playing, I love to watch Mickey and the Roadster Racers. I shared the new 2018 ornament of it on a previous post.

While at work, my favorite department to work in is shipping. I’m really good at putting labels on the boxes and getting them organized to ship out. Being pretty short, getting things off of high shelves in the sorting and packing departments can be challenging for me. I leave those departments up to the older elves that are taller.

We still have the contest going on over on our Facebook page. You could WIN a $50 gift certificate to the Ornament Factory. Do you have an ornament that you want? Maybe you saw something that a family member or a friend would like. Try and win the gift certificate!

That’s all for now from me! I have to get a shower and get to work!

 

Social Media…..what do you use and why?

Eliot, the head elf, here looking for your opinion. The elves and I have been talking a lot of different social media that is out there. The Ornament Factory is on Facebook, Twitter, Google +, and here on Word Press. What are other social media platforms that you all use?

All of us elves really like keeping all of our customers up to date on what is going on at the Ornament Factory and in our lives. We would love to hear from all of you! I love Facebook because so many of my family and friends use it. Seeing all of the pictures and updates makes it much easier to keep up with what every one is doing. Some of our elves are all about Twitter and say that it is much easier to use. I’ll have to have one of them teach me about it sometime.

Have you seen our current contest?? Check us out on Facebook to see it and participate! The prize for the winner is a good one!

We have a big party being planned for Jackson the elf! his birthday is quickly approaching! Jackson loves the movie Cars!  I think that will be the theme of his party. I’ll have to get the tree decorated, thankfully there are many Cars ornaments here at the Ornament Factory! This is his favorite from last year.1795QXD6295.jpg

I’m going to surprise him with this Cars ornament from the 2018 collection.

 

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I have a busy day ahead of me at work and planning for the big party. Be sure to check out the Facebook page and try and win our contest! Hope you all of have great Wednesday!

TGIF!!Happy Friday it’s Contest Time!

Happy Friday to you all! Last night I had a hard time sleeping because I was so excited for this announcement! I am taking a break from my normal morning routine at the Ornament Factory to announce a contest!! That’s right, you could WIN an awesome prize!!

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Here’s what you need to do. On Facebook,

  1. Comment on the contest post for the Ornament Factory what the top 5 selling 2018 ornaments are.
  2. Like The Ornament Factory Facebook page.
  3. Share the contest post on your Facebook.

If you complete all three tasks correctly first, you will win a $50 gift certificate to the Ornament Factory!!

(Disclaimer for contest. One entry per person. Please do not edit your response. $50 gift certificate can be used towards all ornament purchases, including 2018 ornaments! Contest ends 11:59pm 9/14/2018.)

Thankfully I have such hard working elves here at the Ornament Factory that I can take a break to announce this. All of the elves have already started their work day and are busy filling your orders.

The rest of my plans for the day are going to be fun! Work and lunch with my co-workers, nap time, then off to Friday night football! Hope  you all have a wonderful Friday and good luck on the contest!

Ben the elf takes his turn to try blogging

I was talking to Jackson and Eliot last night at dinner and they were telling me about this new thing they’re trying called blogging. It left me wondering what it was, so here I am giving it a try.

My name is Ben and I am an elf here at the Ornament Factoryqx9074.jpgDuring the day I am busy working with the other elves. In my free time I enjoy playing games on my iPad and playing outside. One of our favorite things to do outside is ride our bikes.  I recently just started playing the drums. My uncle Don the elf plays drums too. (This is starting to sounds like a dating profile, haha!) I am very close to my family and love them very much. My brother, Nathan, was saying he might try this blogging thing out soon.

The other elves and I recently had a game night and snacks. We played Monolopy! I was so excited to play! At work today I had processed and order that had this awesome ornament that is Mololopy. I hadn’t played it in a long time and forgot how much fun it is! This would be a good addition to a game night themed Christmas tree.

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I have a secret to tell all of you, but you have to promise to keep it between us….during our game night the other elves and I came up with an awesome contest that we are going to post on our social media! If you haven’t already, make sure you like our page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

That’s all for now! I’m getting ready to head to the Ornament Factory for work. This blogging thing is pretty cool! I’ll have to try it again soon!