Peanuts Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Collection

Peanuts, a beloved American comic strip, written and illustrated by Charles M. Schulz, ran for fifty years in the daily and Sunday newspapers. The strip is considered to be one of the most popular in the history of the medium, with over 17,000 strips published. It has been described as “the most shining example of the American success story in the comic strip field,” based on the theme of “the great American un-success story.” The main character, Charlie Brown is portrayed as nervous and lacking self-confidence–being unable to fly a kite, win a baseball game or kick a football.

Peanuts has seen considerable success for its television specials–A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. As a child, it was a tradition to decorate our home for the holidays while these specials were on in the background. We enjoyed listening to the sweet young voices of the Peanuts gang, while hanging ornaments and tinsel on the tree.

Our huge selection of Hallmark Ornaments includes pieces from 1977-2011. You’re bound to find your favorite scenes and characters from the classic comic strip that we hold dearly in our hearts. The following ornaments are a few of our new and old favorites from over the years.

2011 Ho! Ho! Ho! Tasty Snow Peanuts Hallmark Keepsake Ornament

One of our favorite 2011 ornaments is a classic Peanuts Gang moment as Charlie Brown and Linus stick out their tongues to taste falling snow flakes, as Lucy sits back and makes sure they get their fill. This catches a great scene of our favorite characters in the winter season.

The leader of the pack and most recognized character, Snoopy, is featured wearing his red Santa hat, with Woodstock, racing down the hill on his inner tube sled. The sled is decorated with racing flames and dated 2011 on the front. This miniature Hallmark Ornament is a complement to the Winter Fun with Snoopy miniature ornament series.

These ornaments are great additions to your tree if you’re planning on a Peanuts theme this holiday season. Get prepared early for the holidays by previewing our entire collection on the website. We guarantee you’ll find a beautiful piece that will create many more memories for your family to enjoy.

2011 Winter Fun With Snoopy, Register to Win Colorway, Miniature Hallmark Keepsake Ornament

2011 Winter Fun With Snoopy, Register to Win Colorway, Miniature Hallmark Keepsake Ornament

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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 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.