Hallmark "Holiday Barbie" Christmas Ornament, 1993

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 in a series of Holiday Barbie ornaments, which have proven popular with enthusiasts and collectors.

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 in a series of Holiday Barbie ornaments, which have proven popular with enthusiasts and collectors.

Artifact

Christmas tree ornament

Date Made

1993

Creators

Hallmark Cards, Inc. 

Andrews, Patricia 

Place of Creation

United States, Missouri, Kansas City 

China 

Creator Notes

Designed by Patricia Andrews of Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. Made in China.

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in The Gallery by GM

Object ID

2019.65.61

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic
Cardboard

Color

Multicolored

Inscriptions

on bottom of ornament: Holiday Barbie / 1993 / BARBIE, (C)1993 Mattel, Inc. / Hallmark Cards, Inc. / 1 on front of packaging: KEEPSAKE / ORNAMENT / HOLIDAY Barbie / NEW COLLECTOR'S SERIES on top of packaging: Hallmark on back of packaging: Handcrafted - Dated 1993 / First in the new Holiday Barbie Series. / Look for series verification 1 on this ornament. / Barbie, looking as dazzling as ever, arrives to celebrate Christmas in her beautiful holiday dress. A superstar for three decades, she makes her Keepsake Ornament debut in this new series that was inspired by the wonderfully detailed Barbie dolls offered during the holidays. on bottom of packaging: HOLIDAY BARBIE and associated trademarks are owned and used under license from Mattel, Inc. / (C) 1993 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved. / Mfd. for Hallmark Cards, Inc., K.C. MO 64141 / Made in China QX572-5

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