Hallmark "Yesteryears: Train" Christmas Ornament, 1976

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 revolutionized Christmas decorating, appealing to customers' interest in marking memories and milestones as well as expressing one's personality and interests. Iconic toys--like this toy train--have been associated with Christmas since the early 20th century.

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 revolutionized Christmas decorating, appealing to customers' interest in marking memories and milestones as well as expressing one's personality and interests. Iconic toys--like this toy train--have been associated with Christmas since the early 20th century.

Artifact

Christmas tree ornament

Date Made

1976

Creators

Hallmark Cards, Inc. 

Place of Creation

United States, Missouri, Kansas City 

China, Hong Kong 

Creator Notes

Designed by Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. Made in Hong Kong

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in The Gallery by GM

Object ID

2019.65.12

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic
Cardboard

Color

Multicolored

Inscriptions

on sides of ornament: Christmas 76 on front of packaging: $5.00 / Hallmark / YESTERYEARS / Dated Ornament / GIFT TAG ATTACHED 500 QX181-1 on back of packaging: Manufactured in Hong Kong for Hallmark cards, Inc., Kansas City, Mo. 64141 on sides of packaging: Hallmark / Tree-Trimmer Collection

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