Hallmark "Charmers" Christmas Ornament, 1974

Summary

Already known for greeting cards, Hallmark introduced a line of Christmas ornaments in 1973. The company's annual release of an increasing array of ornaments appealed to customers' interest in marking memories and milestones as well as expressing one's personality and unique tastes. Artist Mary Hamilton's soft, distinctive watercolors graced thousands of Hallmark cards before she applied her unique style to ornaments.

Already known for greeting cards, Hallmark introduced a line of Christmas ornaments in 1973. The company's annual release of an increasing array of ornaments appealed to customers' interest in marking memories and milestones as well as expressing one's personality and unique tastes. Artist Mary Hamilton's soft, distinctive watercolors graced thousands of Hallmark cards before she applied her unique style to ornaments.

Artifact

Christmas tree ornament

Date Made

1974

Creators

Hallmark Cards, Inc. 

Hamilton, Mary McCollum, 1936-2017 

Place of Creation

United States, Missouri, Kansas City 

United States 

Creator Notes

Designed by Mary Hamilton of Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. Made in the United States.

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in The Gallery by GM

Object ID

2019.65.4

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Glass (Material)
Cardboard

Color

Multicolored

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.25 in  (Ornament)

Inscriptions

on back of ornament: CHRISTMAS 1974 on top of packaging: Hallmark / CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT / An Original Charmer design by Mary Hamilton/ DIAMETER 3 1/4 IN. on back of packaging: Manufactured for Hallmark Cards Inc. Kansas City, Mo. 64111 Made in U.S.A. 250QX109-1

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