Hallmark "Spotlight on SNOOPY Series: Joe Cool" Christmas Ornament, 1998

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. The "Spotlight on SNOOPY" series started with this ornament in 1998, with Snoopy assuming his alter-ego of Joe Cool.

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. The "Spotlight on SNOOPY" series started with this ornament in 1998, with Snoopy assuming his alter-ego of Joe Cool.

Artifact

Christmas tree ornament

Date Made

1998

Creators

Hallmark Cards, Inc. 

Siedler, Bob 

Place of Creation

United States, Missouri, Kansas City 

Sri Lanka 

Creator Notes

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

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in The Gallery by GM

Object ID

2019.65.78

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic
Cardboard

Color

Multicolored

Inscriptions

on front of packaging: Hallmark / KEEPSAKE / ORNAMENT / Joe Cool / Spotlight on SNOOPY / NEW COLLECTOR'S SERIES on top of packaging: Hallmark / KEEPSAKE ORNAMENT / 25 Years of Collecting Memories / 1973-1998 on back of packaging: First in the Spotlight on SNOOPY Series. / Look for series verification 1 on this ornament. / Since his debut with the PEANUTS gang nearly 40 years ago, this loveable beagle with the big imagination has charmed his way into our hearts. / In this series of Keepsake Ornaments, as in his comic strip adventures, SNOOPY takes on a variety of roles. Here, with his pal WOODSTOCK, he's campus personality "Joe Cool," ready to help old St. Nick. / Sculpted by Bob Siedler / For decorative use only. / Not for young children. / Handcrafted - Dated 1998 on bottom of packaging: PEANUTS (C) UFS, Inc. / Mfd. for Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City, MO 64141 / Made in Sri Lanka QX6453

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