Hallmark "Here Comes Santa Series: Santa's Motorcar" Christmas Ornament, 1979

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. Hallmark's long-running "Here Comes Santa" series featured Santa using different forms of transportation.

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. Hallmark's long-running "Here Comes Santa" series featured Santa using different forms of transportation.

Artifact

Christmas tree ornament

Date Made

1979

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

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2019.65.19

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic
Cardboard

Color

Multicolored

Inscriptions

on sides of ornament: 1979 on tag on front of packaging: "Santa's Motorcar" / Hallmark / DATED / ORNAMENT / QX155-9 $9.00 on sides of packaging: Hallmark / TREE-TRIMMER COLLECTION on back of packaging: "Santa's Motorcar," a dated Hallmark ornament featuring wheels that move, is part of a collectible series designed to reproduce the look of antique cast iron. / Manufactured in Hong Kong for Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City, Mo. 64141 sticker on back of packaging: 1979 / Santa Claus on Motorcar

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