Hallmark "Nostalgic Houses and Shops: Victorian Dollhouse" Christmas Ornament, 1984

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 unique tastes. Hallmark's "Nostalgic Houses and Shops" series--one of their longest-running--began in 1984 with this Victorian Dollhouse.

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 unique tastes. Hallmark's "Nostalgic Houses and Shops" series--one of their longest-running--began in 1984 with this Victorian Dollhouse.

Artifact

Christmas tree ornament

Date Made

1984

Creators

Hallmark Cards, Inc. 

Lee, Donna, 1938?-2011 

Place of Creation

United States, Missouri, Kansas City 

China, Hong Kong 

Creator Notes

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

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2019.65.35

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic
Cardboard

Color

Multicolored

Inscriptions

on front of packaging: $13.00 / Victorian Dollhouse / FIRST IN A SERIES OF COLLECTIBLE NOSTALGIC HOUSES AND SHOPS / Look for series verification 1 on this ornament on top of packaging: Hallmark / KEEPSAKE ORNAMENT on back of packaging: Light some candles, sing some carols, decorate the tree, / Put some bright red stockings up where Santa's sure to see, / Hang some holly in the hall and mistletoe right near it... / Keep a houseful, keep a heart full of the Christmas spirit! / Designed in miniature scale: 1 inch = 1 foot / (C) 1984 Hallmark Cards, Inc., K.C., Mo. 64141 Made in Hong Kong QX448-1

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