Hallmark "Bright Christmas Dreams" Christmas Ornament, 1987

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. This was the first ornament--in a series still being produced--depicting Crayola crayons. Hallmark acquired Crayola in 1984.

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. This was the first ornament--in a series still being produced--depicting Crayola crayons. Hallmark acquired Crayola in 1984.

Artifact

Christmas tree ornament

Date Made

1987

Creators

Hallmark Cards, Inc. 

Siedler, Bob 

Place of Creation

United States, Missouri, Kansas City 

China 

Creator Notes

Designed by Bob Siedler of Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. Made in China.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2019.65.44

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic
Cardboard

Color

Multicolored

Inscriptions

on front of ornament: Crayola(R) / CRAYONS / Bright / Christmas Dreams / BINNEY / & SMITH on sides of ornament: CRAYOLA CRAYONS on back of ornament: Crayola(R) / CRAYONS / CHRISTMAS 1987 / (C) 1987 B & S Inc. All Rights Reserved / CRAYOLA(R) & Chevron design are reg. TM's of B & S, used with permission / Hallmark Cards, Inc. on front of packaging: Crayola(R) / CRAYONS / Bright / Christmas Dreams / BINNEY / & SMITH / BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DREAMS / Handcrafted Ornament / Dated 1987 on back of packaging: Hallmark / KEEPSAKE ORNAMENT on top of packaging: Hallmark

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