How Does the Weekend Go By So Quick…..

Hey everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend! Mine went by way too quick. I feel like it was just Friday and now we are back to Monday morning. I demand a redue! I know , I know…..I’m funny. Seriously though, if you know how to make it not go as fast let me know.

I was so busy at the end of last week that by the time evening came around I was ready to go to bed early. Friday night I was in bed by 8 pm. I am usually the night owl so this was a something out of the ordinary.


Saturday was a fun day. We got to get dressed up in our Halloween costumes and go to an indoor trick or treat event. They read a story, had some dancing, and games too. We trick or treated through some halls of the school that they had decorated. There was a room where you could get a snack and decorate a pumpkin. You should have seen everything they had for snacks. Everything from donuts, hot dogs, pizza, and cotton candy. It was nice for my brother, Jackson the Elf, and I to be able to spend time with our cousins, Ben and Nathan the elves. After we were done there we all tried a new Italian restaurant. I had the cheese ravioli, it was delicious! With all that excitement and fun, Jack and I both took good naps.


We used Sunday to get caught up on cleaning and getting ready for the week ahead at The Ornament Factory.  Going to the grocery store is always a necessity on the weekend. Halloween candy was on sale plus I had a coupon. Now we are all ready for trick or treat next weekend in our neighborhood. We know we have a busy week ahead at work. After we were done it was nice to be able to sit and enjoy our Halloween tree filled with Hallmark Halloween ornaments.

Monday morning….

After a good nights sleep it is time to start the week.  I cannot wait to see all of the other elves and hear about what they did this weekend! I was thinking as I came to work today about putting up my Christmas tree with all  of the new 2018 Hallmark Ornaments. It will probably go up on November 1st after the Halloween tree gets taken down.

Guess I better get to work. Hope you all  have a Magnificent Monday!

Little Daniel the Elf


Toymaker Santa

The man of Christmas, the one who brings joy to all the little girls and boys. That, of course, is the big man himself, Santa! Every year Santa and his elves make all of the toys.

Toymaker Santa….

Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments has a series called, Toymaker Santa. These ornaments show Santa making and playing with the toys he and the elves have made for all of the children. Many collectors have this series on their Santa themed Hallmark Ornament tree.

How it this series began….

In 1990 the very first Toymaker Santa was released. Toy Maker Santa #1 showed dear old Santa sitting on a toy train holding a train whistle and bell.


A Rare and hard to find Hallmark Keepsake Ornament….

Many Hallmark Keepsake Ornament series will  have rare or and hard to find ornaments in them. For the Toymaker Santa series Toy Maker #3 is a rare ornament.


This rare Hallmark Ornament has Santa happily riding a bike and holding a bike horn.

Another rare Hallmark Ornament in this series is the 2011 Toymaker Santa Colorway. Here Santa is riding a little red tricycle.  These two Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments are rare but we have them in stock here at The Ornament Factory!


The current year….

The 2018 Toymaker Santa #19 had Santa playing many sports. He is still wearing his work apron and has a hammer ready to build or fix any toy in need.


A few closing thoughts….

Using any or all of these ornaments in the series would make a thought gift for anyone in your life. Do  not forget, you do not always have to put Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments on a tree. You can also use a wreath or make a display with them. We also have miniature ornaments for smaller trees to be decorated from smaller rooms and spaces.

That’s all for now from me! Back to work I go! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I look forward to hearing all about it.

Little Daniel the Elf