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Owner of The Ornament Factory (www.hallmarkornaments,com).

An Elf’s Work is Never Done….Good Thing We Love What We Do!

Being an elf is a very special job. Not everyone get to be an elf and have fun while working at the Ornament Factory. Life is not all about work for us though, we do know how to let loose and have a good time. Little Daniel the Elf here! I was hoping to share with you all about a typical day for me.

My morning…..

A typical morning for me and the other elves starts out with waking up and getting some exercise in. Exercise is a great way to start your day. Do you enjoy exercising or know someone who does. This Gym Dandy Hallmark Keepsake Ornament would be a great ornament to give someone who enjoys their time at the gym.

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After some exercise, which usually includes walking my my sweet dog, Charlie, I eat my breakfast. I’m not super picky about what I eat for breakfast so I usually have a bowl of cereal or some scrambled eggs.

This is an Hallmark Keepsake Ornament that reminds me of when my Charlie was just a puppy. It is Puppy Love #14. Look for a future blog about the Hallmark Ornament Puppy Love series.

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After all of that, it is time to head to The Ornament Factory to get to work. When we arrive there we have to check on the orders that have come in over night and start pulling those from the selves. Check out this cool 2018 Hallmark Ornament! It is Chutes and Ladders, Family Game Night #5.

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By Mid Day…….

By mid day we have lots of orders boxed and labeled ready to be picked up. Lunchtime is always enjoyable being able to hang out with the other elves. Elliott the Head Elf here at The Ornament Factory always makes sure that we aren’t taking too long of a lunch break. Most of the time, the elves have a sandwich and chips for lunch. All of the elves have different lunch boxes. We have matching Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments for our lunchboxes. Brandon the Elf has the Star Wars lunch box. He’s a big Star Wars fan!

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Little Daniel the Elf has the Mickey Mouse lunchbox. He has Mickey Mouse everything!

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It is always nice to chat with everyone else about what is going on in their lives and what they have coming up. I also really like that I can get dinner ideas from my friends. After a great lunch with the other elves it is back to work we go.

Ending Our Work Day…..

Lots of boxes have been packed and labeled, ready to be shipped out tomorrow. Lots of Hallmark Ornaments have been pulled from the shelves while many have been restocked to the shelves after they were inventoried. The floors have been swept and the counters have been wiped down. Our day has come to an end. After a great day working we like to make sure we clean up around the workshop so we can start the next day easier.

I hope you have enjoyed this small incite into my day. Time to get back to it!

Elliott, the Head Elf

 

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Frosty Friends

The adorable collection, Frosty Friends, is the longest running and most popular collection from Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments.

When it all began……

The Frosty Friends series started back in the 1980 with the release of “A Cool Yule” Frosty Friends #1. This has Frosty, the Eskimo, and one of his pals sitting on top of an ice cube. The ice cube has Merry Christmas 1980 on it. This is a very rare and hard to find Hallmark Keepsake Ornament that is treasured by collectors.

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This collection features a friendly Eskimo and his friends on their adventures throughout the years. The first few years Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments for this series are difficult to find but treasured in any collection.

Some Years have Special Additions to the Series…..

In 1990 the Frosty Friends series added a special collectible group of miniature Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments and a decorative wreath to display them. Each item is sold separately.

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The miniature ornaments would also make a nice addition to any miniature Christmas tree that you have your other Miniature Hallmark Ornaments on.

You can look at our website to see the other special additions over the years.

 

To the Present Time…..

The 2018 Hallmark Ornaments did not disappoint for the Frosty Friends series! Frosty Friends #39 became available in the July 2018 release. This Hallmark Keepsake Ornament shows a happy Eskimo and cute penguin friend hanging their stockings by the ice fireplace.

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The other Frosty Friend ornament is the 2018 Let’s Build a Snowman that is a club ornament. This 2018 Member Exclusive Hallmark Ornament was originally available as part of the 2018 Keepsake Club Membership Box. This limited edition Keepsake Ornament is the first of its kind, featuring many different Hallmark Keepsake characters, including Frosty Friends, Snow Buddies, Snowball and Tuxedo, and Cookie Cutter Christmas.

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Thank you for reading about this beautiful Hallmark Keepsake Ornament series. If you have any questions about these Hallmark Ornaments or any others that you see on the site, please let us know!

Have a great day!

Brandon the Elf

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Barbie

Barbie, the iconic doll, that children have played with for years. Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments created a collection of Barbie for everyone who has enjoyed Barbies. The Barbie Hallmark Keepsake Collection is one of the most popular collections Hallmark Ornaments has. There is a gap in the ornaments from 2012-2015 due to a licensing agreement but thankfully Barbie was able to make a return the Hallmark Ornaments.

Holiday Barbie Collection

The Holiday Barbie collection dates back to 1993 with the first of the collection, Holiday Barbie #1.  There are

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After the Barbie ornaments made their return in 2015, the Hallmark Holiday Barbie Collection started again for #1.This years Holiday Barbie Collection ornament is 2018 Holiday Barbie #4.

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2018 Tree Topper

2018 brought the first Barbie tree topper. What a beautiful addition to your Hallmark Ornament Barbie Tree!  Connect this tree topper to Hallmark’s power adapter (included) to see Barbie’s dress illuminate with one of two different colored continuous light effects. Plugs into a standard 120-volt wall outlet.

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The memories…..

Many people have memories of playing with Barbies or seeing other play with them and remember how beautiful Barbie is. A Hallmark Barbie Christmas tree would make any young girl or even a woman happy. There are so many Barbie Hallmark Ornaments to choose from!

Picture with me……a dark room with a big green Christmas tree with white lights all over it. On the branches are beautiful Hallmark Barbie ornaments. The Barbies are dressed in all sorts of colors. Some of them in elaborate dresses, some dressed to play,  and some dressed professional. On the top of the tree is the beautiful, elegant, almost angelic Barbie glowing atop of the tree. Do you know a child, sister, or friend who would enjoy that? Maybe you would enjoy it. You can find the Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments you need at the Ornament Factory. All of our happy elves are ready to assist you making the perfect Barbie tree! Be sure to shop at http://www.hallmarkornaments.com .

 

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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Nathan the Elf

 

 

Star Trek Themed Hallmark Ornaments, Collect Them all!

If you are a Trekkie, or you have someone on your Christmas list who is, now is an excellent time to add to your collection. The line was first released in 1991 and has been going strong ever since. The first ornament for sale was the Starship Enterprise. In 2010, due to the popularity of the Star Trek line, Hallmark started the “Star Trek Legends,” which began with Captain James T. Kirk as the headliner 1st in the series.

2018 Revealed…

Those Trekkie fans who can’t get enough have been waiting with baited breath to find out what the new releases for 2018 will be. The word is finally out, the 2018 collection will add six more ornaments to the mix. This year, Hallmark has even added one from the Star Trek animated series.

Star Trek Hallmark Ornaments Released in July 2018

In July of this year, Hallmark released the scene from “The Name Time” where Sulu is fencing, while Captain Kirk ducks atop the Enterprise bridge. The ornament is a “magic” one and has an audio chip that plays the dialogue from the movie that makes it even more spectacular. Also, in July, the Starfleet tricorder was revealed from the Original Series. It too is a magic ornament that lights up with and plays the original Trek dialogue. The third release in July was the Crossfield-class DSS Discovery, announced and anticipated since September 2017. Lastly, the Constitution-class USS Enterprise was a throwback from the original Hallmark ornament first released in 1991. It is the seventh TOS-Era Enterprise Hallmark ornament.

October 2018 Hallmark Ornament Surprise

Hallmark wanted to make Star Trek something super special this year and decided to reserve a few of the Star Trek Hallmark ornaments for convention-only exclusives. 2018’s will be the 45th-anniversary commemoration of Star Trek: The Animated Series. It is a two pack ornament collection that contains the alien crew member favorites from the show. Officer M’Ress and Alex, a three-armed navigator, are the very first Star Trek Hallmark ornaments fashioned after the Animated Series. And, once more, one of the few rare pieces of TAS merchandise ever to be available.

Where can you get the Star Trek Animated Series Hallmark Ornaments?

Since the Animated Series will only be available as convention-exclusives and not in Hallmark stores, it will make them some of the rarest and most valuable parts of the collection for years to come. If you can get your hands on one you will have a very select collection.

For the Star Trek fan, the wait is over. All six collectible Star Trek Hallmark ornaments have been revealed. Available for sale, don’t miss out on adding to your collection this year. They are already in limited supply and going fast. Whether you are the one collecting or you have a Star Trek fan on your holiday list, now is the time to get the latest Star Trek Hallmark ornament collections or risk missing out! Check out all the great Star Trek Hallmark ornaments available at Hallmark Ornaments today.

The Best Way to Showcase Your Halloween Hallmark Ornaments

With all this talk about Hallmark Halloween Ornaments, most people use ornaments to decorate their Christmas tree, there are others who don’t want to make Hallmark ornaments only about the Christmas holiday. If you are someone who loves Halloween, why not show off your Halloween spirit by displaying some of the coolest, creepiest, and downright ghoulie, Hallmark ornaments that trick or treaters will get a kick out of. Hallmark ornaments aren’t just for Christmas. They are excellent year round, especially at Halloween.

Where to Hang Your Halloween Hallmark Ornaments

If you are having a hard time figuring out where to display your ornaments, the best place to showcase them is in your entryway. Put up a string over your front door to hang your most prized Halloween Hallmark ornaments so that people see them right away. The ornaments will look super festive, and they’ll be there for everyone to see when they enter. Trick or treaters will also be excited by the fun surprise of different colors, characters, and intricate scenes that are the signature of Halloween Hallmark ornaments.

Around the Front Porch

If you really want to go all-out, hang your Halloween Hallmark ornaments on the front porch awning or even on the railing. As long as they are sheltered from inclement weather, you can hang them outdoors for curbside onlookers to see. If you are concerned about leaving them outdoors, hang them from a plant and bring them outdoors when it is nice and move them easily indoors when it isn’t. 

Around Your Halloween Party Table

If you are having a Halloween party, the perfect way to showcase your Hallmark Halloween ornaments is to have them hanging as a decorative centerpiece to your buffet. They not only make the room more festive, but they are also an excellent conversation piece. Stick with one Halloween theme to make it a themed party, or throw all sorts of characters together to make it a mish-mash of Halloween fun. Have a Charlie Brown themed pumpkin patch party, or make it Wizard of Oz. That’s the fun of Halloween Hallmark ornaments; there are hundreds to choose from.

They Also Make Great Hostess Gifts

If you are headed out to a Halloween party, take a Halloween Hallmark ornament as a hostess gift. It is the gift that keeps giving year after year. In fact, make it your “thing” to be the one who gets other people collecting. Every year they will know what to expect from you, in a good way.

Hallmark ornaments are not just for Christmas. If you’re one who doesn’t want to wait for the holidays to hang your ornaments, show off your Halloween spirit. Start collecting all your favorite characters at Hallmark Ornaments today!

Hope this helps some of you with your Halloween decorating! Until next time!

Ben the Elf

Mini Christmas Trees with Mini Hallmark Ornaments to decorate any room of any size…..

We here at The Ornament Factory love Christmas trees and think you cannot ever have too many of them in your home. If you have a room that is a little on the small side you can still put a tree in there! Have a miniature tree with Hallmark Keepsake miniature ornaments. You can have a tree in every room in your home, even the bathroom! A miniature tree loaded with Hallmark Miniature Ornament would also make a great gift to someone special in your life. If you know someone with a small apartment

Hallmark Keepsake Miniature Ornaments have been around since the 1980’s. There is a miniature ornament for every collector! Do you love the Frosty Friends collection? There is a miniature ornament for you! The 1990 Little Frosty is a perfect Hallmark Ornament for you.

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If you are a Star wars fan, there are miniature Star Wars ornaments for you to decorate a miniature tree too! This could also be a thoughtful gift for a Star Wars fan in your life. There is no Star Wars tree that would not be complete with out these two iconic characters. This is the 1997 C-3PO and R2-D2 Hallmark Miniature Ornament.

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The possibilities are endless with how to decorate with the Hallmark Miniature ornaments from The Wizard of Oz to Pooh Bear and his friends to Barbie, and cars. There are also endless possibilities with where to put a miniature Christmas tree, the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, or even a hospital room or nursing home room. These trees will put a smile on everyone’s faces.

 

Back to work for me! Have a wonderful rest of your day!

Big Daniel the elf

 

The Joy of Holiday Lights!

Happy Thursday to you all! The elves and I are hard at work here at The Ornament Factory! Lots of orders going out from new 2018 Hallmark October Ornament release. Have you ordered you ordered yours yet?

As the other elves and I get ready for Halloween it got me thinking about what my favorite part of Halloween is. I feel like my favorite part of every holiday has changed as I have gotten older. For Halloween it use to be the candy, what kid does not love candy? Reese’s Cups to be exact! Then it was getting dressed up. It was fun planning what to be and if I was going to get dressed up with my friends. Now, I would say it is the Halloween lights. Putting up lights for Halloween is a newer thing to do I feel. I have always been a big fan of Christmas lights so it makes sense that I would love Halloween lights too. Driving through our neighborhood last night and seeing all the lights with some of the other elves was fun. Jackson was so excited and pointing out the different houses with lights on them.  Don’t get me wrong, I am still looking forward to the candy and dressing up for Halloween but the lights are beautiful and fun to look at.

We put up our Halloween lights this past weekend. Jackson the elf was so excited! There are ghosts flying around on the garage door and spiders crawling up the house. Finishing it off are the two cute pumpkins glowing orange on the front porch. Over at Brandon the elf’s house he has these two huge inflatables in the front yard that look amazing! It is so much fun doing all of these fun traditions, new and old, for the holidays.

Since I am on the topic of Halloween, have you gotten your Halloween ornaments yet? My tree us up and looking beautiful. It has a lot of lights on it too. I went with white and orange lights this year. I did find some really pretty purple ones. Maybe I will do those next year or on one of my Christmas trees that’s beautifully decorated with my Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments.

Here is one of my favorite Hallmark Halloween ornaments! The Master is one of the Hallmark Keepsake ornaments for your Halloween tree that we have in stock! Check out what other Hallmark Halloween ornaments we have in stock for you!
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That’s all from me for now! Have a great day!

Little Daniel the elf

 

 

The Conclusion of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles……

Last but not least are the trains. Hallmark Keepsake ornaments have had trains dating back to the 80’s. There are the traditional trains like the 1996 Lionel #1 – 700E Hudson Steam Locomotive from the Lionel Train series.

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From the 2018 Hallmark Ornaments for the Lionel Train collection is 2245P Texas Special Locomotion, Lionel Trains #23.

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There are even trains with some of our favorite characters on it like Thomas Train or Mickey Mouse . Something for every train lover in your life.

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I can see it now, a beautiful tree…..the sparkling lights framing the delicate trains from over the years and for people of all ages. What a great way to show someone who collects trains you love them than give that a tree with trains that they can enjoy yer after year. Check out The Ornament Factory to see the train Hallmark Keepsake ornaments and more!

I would love to see what Hallmark Ornaments you have on your special Christmas tree!

Jackson the elf

 

 

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles continued….

Ever look into the sky and see a plane flying overhead? It is a pretty amazing site to see. Check out the planes that were made into Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments.

One of the planes from 2015 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments is the Lockheed P-38 Lightning that would be a great addition to your Hallmark Christmas Tree.

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There is even a plane for the Disney lover in you life! Check out this 2015 Hallmark Keep Sake Ornament, Dusty from the Disney movie Planes.

Time to get back to work here at The Ornament Factory! Have a great day!

Nathan the elf