Enter your email address below and press GO.SubscribeUnsubscribeAll ornaments are in their original boxes in mint condition unless otherwise stated as follows: NB=No boxDB=Damaged boxSDB=Slightly damaged boxBNT=Box is mint, but no original price tagMIB=Mint in box (Sometimes we'll put this next to rare ornaments just to confirm that the ornament is indeed Mint in Box)Home > Hallmark Ornaments - YearsHallmark Ornaments - YearsClick below on the year in which you would like to search for Hallmark Ornaments. The page will display subcategories in which you can search or scroll down to see an alphabetical listing of ALL ornaments from that year. You may also search for Hallmark Ornaments by Series.
Allotments will be divided evenly between the two conventions. Additionally, a small quantity of the three Keepsake Ornaments will be available for Keepsake Ornament Club Members to purchase. For more information on membership, go to www.hallmark.com/ornaments/keepsake-ornament-club.
Since 1981 Mayor's Christmas Tree Ornaments have been sold to help in raising money for the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund. From 1981 through 1986, the designs of the Mayor's Christmas Tree commemorative ornaments came from the Hallmark ornament line and were revised in limited editions with the Mayor's Christmas Tree inscription. Since 1987, each ornament has been an original, designed by Hallmark artists and creative staff and made from the wood of the previous year's Mayor's Christmas Tree. Proceeds from the purchase of these commemorative ornaments benefit the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund, a Kansas City charity since 1908, that benefits thousands of Kansas City's less fortunate each year.
For many of us, the Christmas season brings back some of our fondest memories. With most families, this is one of the few instances where the entire family assembles from far and wide on a joyous note.
First released in 1973 with a small portfolio that boasted twelve yarn figures and six glass balls, Hallmark ornaments have grown into a robust lineup with hundreds of unique pieces released each year and a current portfolio of over 8500 distinctive specimens. This massive ramp-up in production has been off the back of an exponentially growing demand for the products.
Each year, the company holds a premiere event in July where it announces (and releases) the new ornaments for the year, which may include remakes of older ornaments, ornaments that mirror characters from books and movies, and popular shoes, clothes, or cars, and lots more.
However, while most of this collecting was originally done for fun without much financial consequence, hikes in recent years of the value of some of the most sought-after Hallmark ornaments have transformed collecting them from a simple hobby into a serious business.
Are you wondering if any of the Hallmark ornaments in your collection are worth a bunch or looking to add some valuable pieces to yours? Here are the most expensive Hallmark ornaments on the market today.
However, some specific units have consistently sold for higher prices either due to their extreme rarity, higher likability, or increased popularity from being featured in popular media. These high-ticket specimens can retail anywhere from a few hundred bucks to a couple thousand on the collectors market.
This unique piece is arguably one of the most sought-after Hallmark ornaments in the country, and it is not hard to see why. The peculiar unit draws attention from a combination of two avid fanbases; Hallmark and Star Trek.
Fans of the iconic movie Gone with the Wind do not need any excuses to snap this up for their Christmas tree. Plus, even those who have not seen Gone with the Wind can not argue the status of this piece as one of the cutest hallmark ornaments ever. However, getting your hands on one is not so easy.
This duo is a set of special edition ornaments modeled after two important characters in The Empire Strikes Back, the 2nd installment in the Star Wars Trilogy. For many, this is the best film in the Star Wars series and is arguably one of the greatest movies ever made. Hence, it is no surprise that the characters who make it here are from that flick.
If you are beginning to feel like ornaments of characters from the Star Wars universe will dominate this list, your hunch is dead on. Star Wars is not the fifth-highest-grossing media franchise of all time without a reason.
This special limited edition piece was released exclusively at the 2013 comic con events in New York and San Diego, with only 200 units available for purchase on each day of the event. By the end of the occasion, only 1800 of these ornaments were sold to the public, ranking it amongst the rarer Hallmark ornaments.
In their 2014 comic con appearance, Hallmark released a limited rendition of this white-haired beast, complete with one of his arms missing. The brand sold only 1800 of these ornaments, placing it firmly in the very rare Hallmark ornaments category.
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.
My husband and I have an ornament for every year we have been married. I half joke that someday we will need a tree just for those ornaments. I ended up with a second tree in my kitchen because I had so many food-related ornaments so it could happen.
I still have my first Star Trek Keepsake. In 1996, I got the Voyager and the Enterprise-E soon after. They both still light up. Back then, the ornaments attached to Christmas tree light strings and stayed lit as long as your tree was on. They operated that way until the mid-2000s when they switched to the modern battery-and-button-operated design. I bet the older way, though cooler, was a fire hazard or something.
It felt like Christmas, though, getting that plastic ornament, opening the box, sliding out the plastic tray, and inserting the batteries. I love getting things for Christmas that need batteries. I was transported back to a simpler time, when all I had to do was cover sports stories for the Courier to get enough money to buy Hallmark ornaments and comic books. 781b155fdc