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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.



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.



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.


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

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. 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

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 http://www.hallmarkornaments.com 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

The Timeless Disney Classic….Beauty and the Beast

All of the elves and I sure do like to watch Disney movies. We all have had a time where we are hooked on different Disney movies. Right now Jack the Elf is watching all of the Cars movies and Finding Nemo all day everyday. He will probably be writing blogs on those in the future. One of my favorites is Beauty and the Beast. I love Belles dress and the beautiful red rose.

The timeless Disney Classic, Beauty and the Beast, takes you on an emotional ride of love and the time old story of good verses evil. Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments has captured some of the most memorable parts of the movies in ornaments for all to decorate their Christmas trees with. Which one will you have on your tree this year?

Tale as old as Time….

The 2017 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament, Tale as Old as Time, shows Belle and the Beast lovingly looking at the beautiful, magical, red rose. Press the button on the ornament to see the rose illuminate and hear music from “Beauty And The Beast”!


The New 2018 Beauty and the Beast Ornament….

This 2018 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament, Christmas Belle, is porcelain and a Premium Hallmark Keepsake Ornament, and it comes in premium packaging. Belle is holding a stunning red rose in glass similar to the one in the movie that loses its petals over time.


Beautiful Belle….

All Eyes on Belle comes from the 2014 Hallmark Keepsake release of ornaments. Belle is radiant in her bright yellow dress with a red jacket and looks ready for Christmas.


Belle’s Grand Entrance

Belle’s Grand Entrance is from 2006. This Hallmark Keepsake Ornament is made from yellow fabric. The ornament depicts Belle gliding down a staircase carrying a iconic red rose.

Celebrating 25 Years….

Disney Beauty and the Beast is the 25th Anniversary Hallmark Keepsake Ornament. Press the button on the ornament to hear music from “Tale as Old as Time”!


A New 2018 Hallmark Ornament to add to your Collection….

 Be Our Guest is one of the new 2018 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments that shows us Lumiere from the movie Beauty and the Beast. He is performing to the song “Be Our Guest.”


There are so many amazing Beauty and the Beast Hallmark Ornaments from over the years. You are sure to find one (or more) that you would like to add to your Christmas tree this holiday season.

For today we have lots to do at The Ornament Factory which is always fun. It is also Tuesday, so you  know what that means!!! Taco Tuesday!! We will be having tacos for dinner tonight. We all love tacos! I hope you all have a great day!

Aiden the Elf

A Classic Christmas Movie….

The movie Christmas Vacation has turned into a holiday classic over the years. In 2009 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments started their series based on the movie.

How the Series Started….

In 2009 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments released Cousin Eddies RV.

2009cousineddiesrv.jpg In National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, devoted but hapless family man Clark Griswold resolves to celebrate a “good-old-fashioned family Christmas.” Not in the plan: the unannounced arrival of freeloading Cousin Eddie and family in their ramshackle RV. Still, when Eddie’s kids fear that Santa will pass them by, the goodhearted Clark steps up to make a happy holiday for all!  Press the button on the ornament to hear some of Cousin Eddie’s most memorable lines from this hilarious holiday comedy!

As the Years go on more Ornaments are added…..

A Star-Spangled Spectacular is another one of the Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments for this special series.


Press the button on the ornament to see the lights illuminate and hear memorable moments from this hilarious holiday comedy!


Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments gave us a treat this year and released Two ornaments for the Christmas Vacation series. The first one is A Fun, Old-Fashioned Family Christmas. 

1999QXI3113_thumbnail.jpgPress the button on the ornament to see the scene illuminate and hear a memorable moment from this hilarious holiday comedy!

The second for this year is A Quest for Fun.

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Looking at these ornaments makes me want to watch the movie. It is a family tradition to watch Nation Lampoons Christmas Vacation on Christmas Eve in our home. We still all laugh like the first time we saw it. Back to work I go! Have a great day!

Jackson the Elf


Are you a sports fan? Do you have family and friends who love sports? There is a Hallmark Ornament for all of you!!

Hallmark Ornaments has something for everyone! We have your favorite NFL players available to decorate your tree with.

For the Football Fans in your life…

Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments have had NFL ornaments since the 1990’s. One of the collections has a cute mouse dressed up in the teams jersey cheering on their favorite team! Here is the one for the Chicago Bears.


You can get a football helmet Hallmark Keepsake Ornament of your favorite, like this one here for the Dallas Cowboys.


With it being football season you could put together a football tree that stays up even after the holidays.

For the NBA fan….

Another sport that is going on now that would make for a great tree you can leave up for awhile is Basketball. The NBA has many teams that make it up. maybe you have a favorite team or a favorite player. A favorite player from the 1980’s and 1990’s is Larry Bird. You can add Larry Bird for that Boston Celtics fan in your life. Magic Johnson is another famous NBA player for that era too. He was on the LA Lakers. We also have an ornament for all the Lakers fans.

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Another popular team that we have an ornament in stock for is the New York Nicks.


For the NHL hockey fan in your family…..

Do you or someone you know love hockey? Do you or someone you know have a favorite NHL team or player? The Ornament Factory has past years Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments of NHL teams and players to decorate your Hallmark Christmas tree.

This 1997 Wayne Gretzky. the #1 in the Hockey Greats series is sure to make a long standing NHL fan happy this holiday season.


Let’s not forget Soccer….

Lots of people from children to adults enjoy playing soccer. You can see all of the soccer Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments here. This 2018 Hallmark Ornament, Soccer Star, would be a great gift for anyone you know who plays soccer! It can be personalized with their name or even a nick name.


Take sometime and look though all of the sports ornaments for those special friends and family in your life!

Nathan the Elf



Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments – Barbie Collection – A Memoir

Ever since I can remember my entire family has always had a Christmas tree that is filled with Hallmark ornaments.  The tree was always special because of the variety of ornaments and each meant something special to someone in my family.  I had two brothers and two sisters so Christmas was always exciting for the family.   As part of our tradition, we would always get the daughter and son ornaments as well as the an ornament from a series that was our own collection.  My collection is the Barbie Hallmark ornament series.

Each year, I look forward to seeing what the new ornament will be there are always favorites and each year you compare it to the last.  The ornaments from Hallmark are a tradition in my family and is a tradition that will be carried on with my family of my own someday and I can’t wait to put my new barbie ornament on the tree this year.

Barbie Debut 1994

Barbie Debut 1994

One of my favorites is the first ornament in the series.  This classic Barbie dressed in her black and white striped swimsuit was released in 1994 and became the first of many in the collection.  This was one of my first ornaments that I was given.

I remember hanging her up for the first time – her golden hair shined underneath the yellow lights.  I put her next to my brother’s Babe Ruth ornament.   I loved her so much that the next year, I asked for her brunette sister.

Holiday Barbie 2000

Holiday Barbie 2000

My second favorite Barbie ornament I got a few years later in 2000.  She was dressed in a flowing metallic silver dress that gleamed in the Christmas lights.  Her blonde hair was soft and I’d always brush it perfectly before I hung her up.  My younger sister was always so jealous of this ornament and I’d always catch her playing with it on Christmas Eve.

My memories of Hallmark’s Christmas Barbie ornaments will always have a treasured spot in my heart.  The entire Barbie Hallmark series brought me so much happiness each year.  I can’t wait till I have daughters of my own and I can pass these keepsakes on to them and tell them stories about each of them.  I can only hope that they will take as much joy in hanging each one carefully on the tree as I did when I was a little girl.

Harry Potter Hallmark Ornament Series

Have no fear Harry Potter fans – Hallmark has been working it’s magic to bring you an exciting series of Harry Potter Ornaments!

  This Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Series is based on the beloved magical world of Harry Potter. The long awaited 2011 Harry Potter ornaments will feature a scene from the final movie in the series, as well as a limited quantity ornament, The Golden Snitch. The 2011 Golden Snitch ornament was produced in VERY limited quantities, and sold out at Hallmark Gold Crown stores nationwide in a matter of minutes during the 2011 Hallmark Ornament Premiere Event. If you were fortunate to get one from your local Hallmark store, you were one of the lucky few! 

Fleeing the Fiendfyre

Fleeing the Fiendfyre

“Fleeing the Fiendfyre” features the trio of best friends (Harry, Hermione and Ronald, of course!) in a scene in which they quickly fleeing on their brooms from a burst of fire. This ornament is sure to delight, as it will most definitely add some color to any tree!

This ornament will be available on opening day of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 on July 15th!

Dobby the elf is featured in the 2010 edition of the series. In Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry tricks Lucius Malfoy into presenting his servant Dobby with a dirty sock.

Gift for Dobby - 2010 Harry Potter Hallmark Keepsake Ornament

Gift for Dobby – 2010 Harry Potter Hallmark Keepsake Ornament

With that simple act, Harry not only secures Dobby’s freedom but also the house-elf’s lifelong devotion.  Since that scene, Dobby has not only become quite popular with Harry Potter fans, but can now be added to your Hallmark Ornament collection as well.  Check out Dobby’s full wiki character profile here!

In the first Potions lesson, the dreaded Professor Snape orders Harry Potter to prepare a vile mixture said to cure boils. It includes dried nettles, crushed snake fangs, horned slugs, and porcupine quills. Snape watches Harry carefully, hoping in vain to catch him make a mistake. When another student forgets to add the quills after taking his potion off the fire, the cauldron melts into a twisted blob. Harry is blamed for the accident and wonders more than ever, “Why does Snape hate me so much?”

The Potions Master - 2001 Harry Potter Hallmark Keepsake Ornament

The Potions Master – 2001 Harry Potter Hallmark Keepsake Ornament

This 2001 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament titled “The Potions Master” includes Professor Snape looking on as Harry Potter creates his potion. Ronald Weasley and Hermione Granger look on in the background.  This ornament also has a special lighting effect! Attach the clip, which is located inside the base of this ornament, directly to a lamp socket on a miniature light string. MAGIC!

Our favorite is the 2000 release of the pewter Harry Potter ornament.  It features Harry in a game of Quidditch leaning off his beloved Nimbus 2000 in an attempt to catch the Golden Snitch.  It captures the moment beautifully in pewter with a gold accent on the legendary Snitch.

Harry Potter - 2000 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament

Harry Potter – 2000 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament

Other ornaments in our Harry Potter collection include:

A Keepsake Ornament is great idea for anyone who loves the movies and/or reads the books, and for those who considers themselves true fans of “Harry Potter”. The Ornament Factory has a large selection Harry Potter Ornaments to choose from, those from previous years, to newer 2011 ornaments. So, make sure to check out all your favorite Hallmark Keepsake ornaments!