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.


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.


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.


Mop Top Billy….

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


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

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.


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.



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.


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”


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

Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh
Tubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff
He’s Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh
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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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.



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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! 


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


Lionel Trains

After watching some Christmas movies with the other elves I have noticed that the Christmas trees in the movies have trains around them. It made me think of the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament series of Lionel Trains. This series started in 1996. Other train cars were added to the series over the years. The Tender was added to the series in 1999 and a third car was added in 2002. The trains that were added to the series change every year according the train for that year. This series continues to be popular with collectors.

From 2017….

In 2017, Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments came out with the 671 S-2 Turbine Steam Locomotive.  This is the 22nd ornament in the series. This sleek black locomotive has wheels that move and will compliment your other Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments on your tree.


The Newest Addition to the Series, from 2018….

The newest addition and the 23rd train in the series is the Lionel 2245P Texas Special Locomotive. This ornaments has wheels that move. The read and silver locomotive will be a stand out on your tree with the other Lionel Train Hallmark Ornaments.


Where it All Started in 1996 ….

The first in the Lionel Series came in 1996 called 700E Hudson Steam Locomotive. This Keepsake Ornament series features popular LIONEL locomotives and leads off with the highly collectible 700E Hudson. The first die-cast engine of its kind, it was manufactured in O-gauge in 1937. A favorite of company founder Joshua Lionel Cowen, it was offered again in 1990. The number 5344 was given to the real-life Hudson by its builder, the New York Central Railroad.


As a child I have wonderful memories of playing with trains. Seeing these Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments makes me feel like a kid again. I have one entire tree full of just train Hallmark Ornaments.

It is time to get back to The Ornament Factory and get some more work done. You can see the Lionel Train Hallmark Ornament series and all the others at . Have a wonderful Thursday!

Aiden the Elf

Celebration Barbie Set

Celebration Barbie has been an extremely popular series from Hallmark Ornaments. The story of Barbie with Hallmark Ornaments started back in 1993 with Holiday Barbie #1. The Celebration Barbie series did not start until 2000 with Celebration Barbie #1. When Barbie came back to Hallmark in 2015 they celebrated with this special Barbie set.


Celebration Barbie #1….

This is where is all began, the first Hallmark Keepsake Ornament to display Barbie. The first in the Holiday Barbie series came out in 1993. Holiday Barbie #1 showcases beautiful Barbie in a stunning red gown. She is ready for a big night out!



2013 and 2014 Celebration Barbie Ornament Set….

In 2015, when the Barbie series came back to Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, they released the 2013 and 2014 Celebration Barbie Ornament Set. This set showed off the two Celebration Barbies that were missed while Hallmark worked on getting the licensing agreement back with Mattel. The two Barbies look radiant in their gowns.


2000 Celebration Barbie #1….

The Celebration Barbie series started in 2000 with the release of Celebration Barbie #1. Barbie is radiant in an evening ensemble that celebrates the holiday season and the new century. Her gown shimmers like precious gold, layered over bouffant tulle netting. She wears a contrasting stole of white faux fur. Her long, beautiful hair is topped with a delicate crown and pulled softly away from her face. She carries a white, ornamental ball with golden numerals in tribute to the year 2000.



There are so many Barbie Hallmark Ornaments that it’s hard to pick which ones to feature on here. Please check out our website to see them and the other Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments.

Back to work I go! You should see how many boxes we have gone through the past two weeks! Its crazy! I’m not even going to go into how much box tape we have too! It is important to us to have your packages safe and secure.

Have a terrific Tuesday everyone! With it being Tuesday, you  know what that means!! Taco Tuesday for all of us elves. I cannot wait!

Brandon the Elf


With all of the Christmas events in full swing, we have been seeing a lot more of the big man himself, Santa. Here are two of the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament series that showcase Santa.

Here Comes Santa….

Here comes Santa is series that shows Santa on many different modes of transportation. The Here Comes Santa #1 was released in 1979 and has Santa in the motor car with a bag full of gifts.


The 1993 Shopping With Santa, has Santa in his beautiful read car ready to head out to the stores.


Santa is all ready for the snow this holiday season with the 2001 Santa’s Snowplow, that is #23 in the Here Comes Santa Series. Santa will brighten everyone’s spirits by plowing the road clear with is festive tractor and plow.



More Santa! Toymaker Santa is another Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Series featuring Santa….

In 2000, Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments came out with the Toymaker Santa Series. To start it off they released Toymaker Santa #1 showing Santa on a train holding a bell.



The 2003 Toymaker Santa #4 features Santa on a horse with spring action movement.


I personally have an entire tree covered in Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments of Santa from many different series. It is one of my favorite trees in my house. I receive lots of complements on it over the holiday season.

Do you have a favorite tree in your house for Christmas? What are the ornaments?


Elliott the Head Elf

Finding Nemo

Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments has always out done themselves with the Disney Hallmark Ornaments. The Finding Nemo series shows some of the main characters in the movie in different scenes from the movie. Any Disney lover would want to put these ornaments on their Christmas trees.

The First of the Finding Nemo Hallmark Ornaments….

Marlin and Nemo shown in this Hallmark Ornament are the fearless father and son pair swimming around pink coral. Marlin has had such a close bond with his son since Nemo was the last of the children that survived the shark at the beginning of the movie.


The places and people Marlin sees on his adventure….

The 2005 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament, Sweeeeet Friendship shows Marlin, Dory and Crush going for a swim on the EAC. Marlin and Dory were on their way to find Nemo.


Marlin and Dory search for Nemo in the 2007 Hallmark Ornament, Marlin and Dory. The beautiful ocean backdrop with the vibrant colors on this ornament show what Dory and Marlin are seeing as the hurry to find Nemo.


Nemo makes friends….

In 2008, Hallmark released Nemo, Squirt, and Pearl as miniatures. You have Nemo and two of the friends he makes on his adventure and end up going to school with.


The other elves and I have had an extremely busy weekend! Let me tell you, the boxes we put together, the  ornaments we pulled, we had to make a run to get more packing peanuts too! Thankfully I was able to run out and get right back from that. We took a little bit of time and had a birthday party to Aiden the elf. He looks good for his age!

Back to work! Thank you to everyone who has been ordering. We hope you have enjoyed the sales we have done. You can see all of the Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments from The Ornament Factory at Have a happy Monday!

Jack the Elf