Another busy weekend….

Hello everyone! Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was relaxing yet fun. Time sure does fly on the weekends. There is always so much to do. Even with the daylight savings time giving us an extra hour I did not get everything done that I needed to.

Take Down Halloween…

Since Halloween is over, it was time to take down all of the Halloween decorations inside and outside. Taking down my Halloween tree takes some time because I like to put all of the Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments back in their original packaging and boxes. It just helps to keep them in great condition. We took down the lights outside too. This part did not take as long as Christmas lights but still took sometime. To reuse some of our Halloween decorations we took the stickers we used to decorate some pumpkins off of them and now have the pumpkins out on the front porch for Thanksgiving decorations.

To put up the Christmas decorations or not, that is the question….

It is always the big debate this time of year, when do you put out your Christmas decorations. Me personally, I say the day after Halloween is a good time. I just love Christmas decorations. Not everyone in my home feels that way though. We usually try to come up with a compromise.

Other fun things from the weekend….

We had a great opportunity to go to a concert this weekend. Let me tell you it was amazing! A true musician and talented singer. It was three hours of amazing music! We also got some cleaning and organizing that needed done done. I still have some laundry to get done but I can do that when I get home from working at the Ornament Factory today.

Better get back to work packing orders so they can get shipped out to all of you! Have a great rest of your Monday!

Jackson the Elf

Hallmark Ornaments Make Their Debut for 2012

A Christmas tree is an iconic part of the holidays, and many families delight in passing ornaments down from one generation to the next while creating memories together with these special collectibles.  For many, ornament collecting is an integral part of the Christmas celebration, and Hallmark ornaments are some of the best-known and most coveted collectible ornaments available.

Each year, new Hallmark ornaments are released for a limited time; once they’re gone, these collectibles are no longer produced.  Ornaments become available in July and many newly-released collectibles are part of a series continued from previous years.  This allows avid collectors to obtain all of the parts of a single series if they wish.

The 2012 Hallmark ornaments include new additions to existing series as well as brand-new ornaments on a variety of themes.  There are 50 ornaments altogether in the 2012 Hallmark ornament collection.  Among them are several rare collector’s editions with a limited release, including the commemorative Kansas City event Hallmark ornament and  the specialty San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC) Hallmark ornament.

Hallmark ornament collectors will appreciate the wide variety of ornaments available.  Themes range from pop culture icons like Tom and Jerry, Tinkerbell, Iron Man, and Captain America to classical designs like peace doves, snowflakes, and angel messengers.  Other ornaments include animal-based designs, themed ornaments based on age, career or family status, and photo frame ornaments.

The prices for the 2012 Hallmark ornaments vary and some are rarer than others.  The priciest ornament on the 2012 Hallmark ornament list thus far is the San Diego Comic Convention 4-LOM and Zuckuss Star Wars Hallmark ornament; a very rare ornament that was limited to only 1,000 units produced!   Prices vary depending on rarity, with special event and limited edition Hallmark ornaments costing the most.

Whether a collector simply wants to add a single Hallmark ornament each year or plans to purchase an entire set of Hallmark ornaments, there’s a wide selection of ornaments available to appeal to people of all tastes.  A wide collection of themes ensure that collectors will find something of interest to them, and there are ornaments at multiple price points to ensure that no collector is unable to participate.

To view the exciting new line of 2012 Hallmark Ornaments, get hooked on The Ornament Factory today by clicking here ( or calling 1-888-740-6970!

Note: We are a secondary market dealer of Hallmark® Ornaments. We are NOT affiliated with Hallmark Cards, Inc. 2012 Hallmark Ornaments will NOT be available until after the 2012 Hallmark Ornament Debut, July 14-15, 2012!