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 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

 

 

What Is the Best Way to Buy 2018 Hallmark Ornaments?

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If you are a huge Hallmark Ornament fan or are considering becoming a collector, you might be wondering what the best way is to get your hands on the most popular and coolest Hallmark Ornaments for Halloween and Christmas this year. Not everyone is lucky enough to have a Hallmark store nearby, but the good news is that if you have a computer, you can buy the 2018 Hallmark ornaments online. However, no matter where you buy, you have to come up with a plan to make sure that you don’t miss out.

Make a List and Check it Twice

Hallmark ornaments are highly desirable, some series more than others. When they hit the shelves of your local Hallmark store, they are likely to sell out in a day or two, or maybe even earlier. Make a list of everything you want to buy ahead of time so that you can watch release dates and not miss out. Some people mistakenly think ornaments are available year round. However, special edition Hallmark ornaments are a one-time release, which is why they are so collectible.

Watch for Release Dates

Hallmark doesn’t keep release dates hidden or secret. If you collect a specific type of Keepsake ornament, make sure to check its release date. You don’t want to miss this year because you didn’t stay on top of things. A sneak preview is set for October 6th, 2018. To get ahead of the buying competition, make a note of important dates in order to be at the front of the line either at the store or online.

Buy From a Reputable Dealer

Not all Hallmark ornaments sold online are original and genuine. If you don’t see the Hallmark trademark, proceed with caution. Buying from online bid sites or non-authorized dealers is never a good idea. To get the real deal, go to the brick and mortar stores or order from a licensed seller. Otherwise you might be disappointed.

Going, Going, Gone

Preordering is the best way to ensure you aren’t out of luck, so don’t procrastinate. Waiting to order until it’s too late will leave you feeling left out. If there is an option to preorder, do so. It is much better to order in advance than to find out your favorite collection is gone.

The best way to see the latest and great Hallmark ornaments is up close and personal in-store. Unfortunately, however, not everyone has a brick and mortar store nearby. If you are going to buy online, make sure that you are buying from an authorized dealer like The Ornament Factory. If you aren’t sure of a site’s reputation, take a pass. Always look for the Hallmark trademark to ensure you are getting what you pay for. 

Start Your Own Hallmark Ornament Collection This Holiday Season!

Hi everyone! Happy Friday from all of the elves here at the Ornament Factory! Although fall is just arriving, winter will be upon us before you know it. If you are looking to set a new tradition for the holidays, collecting Hallmark ornaments it the perfect way to build memories. A Hallmark ornament collection is one of those things that you will look forward to every year when your tree goes up, and it is something that the entire family can get on board with. All of the elves have different Hallmark ornament collections they add to each year. Which type of Hallmark ornament collection do you want to begin? It depends on what makes you happy!

Are You a Traditionalist like Eliot?

For the traditionalist at heart, the 2018 Hallmark Memories & Traditions collection is always a favorite. From Santa’s Christmas Clock to 2018 Baby’s First Christmas, Boy or Girl, there is a Hallmark ornament to conjure up something special every year. From old family favorites like the 2018 Believe Bell – Polar Express to the 2018 Charlie Brown Christmas collection, there is something to match your style guaranteed!

Are You a Fan like Brandon?

What are you passionate about? Maybe it’s a movie or a sport. Whatever it is, there’s a Hallmark ornament for you to start your collection. For the car enthusiast, there is the 2018 1968 Ford Mustang. For the Star Wars groupie, the 2018 Star Wars: Death Star. Choose what inspires you, and go from there. Collecting will become one of your favorite pre-holiday activities. 

Are You Into Mini Things?

The tiniest but most spectacular collection is the 2018 Hallmark Miniature Ornaments. They are small enough to fit into the palm of your little one’s hand. And, every Christmas it will be a treat to see how much smaller they get in comparison. Whether you choose the 2018 Baby Fairy Messenger #4 or the 2018 Creature Was Stirring #3, they are all equally cute!

Are You the “Halloween Starts the Holidays” Type like Nathan?

For the person who can’t wait until the holidays and starts to jump the gun before Halloween, the 2018 Hallmark Halloween Ornaments are perfect. Start displaying your Halloween Ornaments to get everyone in the mood for Christmas to come. The 2018 Halloween Spooky Snoopy is perfect for the Charlie Brown fan, or the 2018 Halloween Sugar Skull Gal is just right for a little scary start.

If you aren’t collecting Hallmark Ornaments yet, what are you waiting for? There is nothing better than growing a collection that makes you happy. With over 200 new ornaments to choose from every year, it will never get old. The limited edition Hallmark ornaments sell out in one to two days, so if you see something you like, don’t hesitate or you will be out of luck. Check out the latest Hallmark ornaments, and be sure to preorder today so you don’t miss out!

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 (www.hallmarkornaments.com) 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!

You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid!

While you probably didn’t find yourself sporting pink bunny pajamas on Christmas morning, we can still appreciate Aunt Clara’s effort to turn Ralphie into a Christmas morning Easter bunny in the 1983 American holiday classic, A Christmas Story.

Where else than from this legendary film could we have learned that one’s tongue can actually freeze to a flagpole? Or that it might be extremely offensive to substitute “l’s” with “r’s” when replicating an Asian accent? If anything, we know now that all it takes is the ultimate “triple dog dare” from a couple scheming friends and you might just shoot your eye out.

Only 40 minutes from our location (OK, 30 for those of us who are considered a “lead foot”) stands the legendary home where the Old Man’s awarded lamp, shaped like a woman’s leg wearing a fishnet stocking, shines in the front window for all its visitors. That’s why we here at The Ornament Factory think it would be swell to provide you with a little piece of the action for your very own home from our A Christmas Story Hallmark ornament collection.

Remember when we learned that saying, “ Oh…fudge” sometimes just doesn’t get the point across as … nicely as we’d like? Well, we captured Ralphie’s very own slip of the tongue, too. Since 2006, we’ve been selling these special Hallmark ornaments like the well known leg-shaped lamp you see to your right, and of course our ornament featuring Ralphie’s ridiculous pink bunny suit, seen below.

Hanging on your already beautifully decorated Christmas tree, these ornaments add just an extra pinch of life and daily chuckles as you share these scenes with generations after you and those still to come. The legendary leg lamp is “A Major Award” anyway, right? It just makes sense to have a little piece of the prize on your own tree.

As the 2011 holiday season comes to an end, remember that your tree could always use some new garnishing in years to come, so go ahead and treat yourself with a classic holiday Hallmark ornament that’s bound to get your family and friends talking, remembering and laughing … we triple dog dare ya!

Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for new deals and promotions on all of our special Hallmark ornament collections. From our family to yours, have a happy and healthy new year!