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

 

 

Happy Monday and Happy Veterans Day!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Happy Veterans Day to all of you that have served this great country.

We have a Veterans Day Sale sale going on that ends today. Use the promo code VETSDAY and get 25% off you your order! You can go to The Ornament Factory website http://www.hallmarkornaments.com for all of the details.

Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments has some ornaments that would make great gifts for the veterans in your life.

Here is one of the miniature ornaments from 2004, Star-Spangled Banner.

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This 2004, Hallmark Ornament, North Pole Patriot, would make an excellent addition to anyone’s Christmas tree. Here Santa is holding a lantern and an American flag.

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For the Disney lover there is the 2005 Hallmark Ornament, True Patriot. A Yankee Doodle Dandy! Mickey has a red and white stripped top hat on with a blue starred band holding an an American flag.

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The weekend went by so fast again! Lots of fun things going on with all the elves and here at The Ornament Factory. Jackson and Daniel the elf got their first tree up in their home over the weekend. They posted pictures on their Facebooks of it. Looks like a lot of fun. Brandon, Big Daniel, and Aiden the elf got to go and see some beautiful Christmas displays and came back with amazing decorating tips for all the other elves. I know we are all looking forward to getting more Christmas trees put up with all of our favorite Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments on them.

That is all for now. Time to get into the workshop and pack some orders. Hope you all have a great day!

Nathan the Elf

Barbie, Your Beauty is Timeless

The timeless beauty of Barbie is shown in the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament series. There are ornaments of all varieties of Barbie’s through the years. Hallmark has also made ornaments of special Barbie items.

Where does Barbie live?

Barbie lives in a beautiful mansion call  the Barbie Dream House. This was made into a Hallmark Keepsake Ornament in 1999. Barbie has a pink home with blue accents. It has a Victorian flavor along with a balcony on the second floor. When you look at the back of the Hallmark Ornament it shows the inside of the exquisite home.

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Barbie Accessories…

Hallmark turned many of Barbie’s accessories Keepsake Ornaments like that 1962 Hatbox. Barbie’s hat case is vinyl with a working zipper.

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Barbie Miniature Accessories….

The Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments are for trees of all sizes. The Barbie series has some miniature ornaments to help decorate the smaller trees for smaller areas.

Barbie has a lot of shoes and that was commemorated in the 2003 Shopping for Shoes, Barbie miniature ornament. No girl ever has too many shoes, and Barbie doll is no exception! This adorable ornament set actually contains THREE PAIRS of Barbie doll’s favorites: PUMPS, WEDGES, and SLIDES! Each pair comes in its own shoe box, and all three boxes fit into her signature shopping bag. It’s a very fashionable way to decorate your holiday tree!

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Smart accessories add pizzazz to every Barbie doll ensemble. This fashionable set of ornaments features three classic handbags – The Plantation Belle “straw” bag, a flower-filled tote bag, and a chic black clutch. The handbags ACTUALLY OPEN! Barbie doll’s favorite sunglasses as well as a compact, necklace, gloves, comb and keys are also included! The 2004 Adding the Right Touch, Barbie Miniature set will help complete any miniature tree.

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Barbie Memorabilia….

The 1999 Silken Flame Barbie, Century Stamp is another one of the Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments in this timeless series. Celebrating Barbie’s 40th anniversary, this Hallmark Keepsake Ornament has the Silken Flame Barbie Doll pictured on a ceramic stamp with 33 cents printed for the price of postage. The stamp is framed with Barbie and 40th anniversary embossed in the metal frame.

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There are so many amazing Barbie Hallmark Ornaments here at The Ornament Factory. Check them out here http://www.hallmarkornaments.com

Hope you all are having a great day!

Nathan the Elf

A Hallmark Keepsake Ornament for the Special Athlete in Your Life….

Personalizing an ornament makes it extra special. In the 2018 Hallmark Keepsake ornaments there are four ornaments that you can personalize for the athlete in your house. You can put their name on it or their number from their jersey. These ornaments will make any young athlete feel special.

Are you afraid that your handwriting would take away from the ornament? Have no fear, all four of the ornaments come with stickers you can use to personalize it.

Baseball….

The 2018 Baseball Star has the red sock monkey with his bat back ready to take a swing at the large baseball. This will knock it out of the park for that special baseball player.

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Basketball….

Do you have a basketball player in your home or know if someone who plays? The 2018 Basketball Star would make a great gift for them. Going up for a shot, the red sock monkey is ready to score!

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Soccer….

For soccer, there is the 2018 Soccer Star that will score a goal that you can add to you Hallmark Ornaments tree.

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Football….

2018 Football Star is another Hallmark Keepsake Ornament that you can personalize for the football player in your life.

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Be sure to check out these four sports Hallmark ornaments and see what else in the 2018 Hallmark Ornaments you need for your tree this year from The Ornament Factory.

Time for lunch with all of the other elves. We have had a busy day so far here at The Ornament Factory and our afternoon will be just as busy. Have a great day!

Big Daniel the Elf

If You Love Puppies You Will Love This Series….

Puppy Love is a Hallmark Keepsake Ornament series that has been around since 1991 and is one of the longer running series. Many different breads of dogs are shown in these ornaments. Each year a different pup will get to wear a brass tag as he joins his fellow pooches in the appealing “Puppy Love” series.

Where is all started….

The first in the Puppy Love series is Puppy Love #1. This cute blonde cocker spaniel is holding on to a candy cane, wearing a red collar with a heart shaped brass tag with “91” printed on it.

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My Favorite….

My favorite dog bread and favorite ornament of the series is Puppy Love #3. This cute Golden Retriever pup is sliding into your heart this Christmas. He is wearing a heart shaped, brass tag on his collar that is engraved with “93” on it.

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A Family Favorite….

The 2007, Puppy Love #17 has a bulldog with the brass colored heart on its dog collar with 07 on it for the year. This beautiful bulldog is relaxing in its festively colored bed. The bulldog lover in your life would love to add this to their Christmas tree this holiday season.

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Thank you for taking the time to learn about the Puppy Love series from Hallmark Keepsake ornaments. There are so many ways you could display the puppies from this series. You would have an entire tree dedicated to this series or put them on a wreath you hang on a door. My sweet dog, Charlie has his own tree with all of these ornaments on it. Everyone in our house has their own tree. Do not forget that Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments make a great gift for anyone in your life. Any dog lover would appreciate a thoughtful gift like these.

After looking through all of the adorable puppy ornaments I cannot wait to get home and cuddle with my dog Charlie.

Little Daniel the Elf