Hallmark "Gifts for the Grinch" Christmas Ornament, 2000

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. Dr. Seuss's classic children's book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, inspired this ornament.

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. Dr. Seuss's classic children's book, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, inspired this ornament.

Artifact

Christmas tree ornament

Date Made

2000

Creators

Hallmark Cards, Inc. 

Kline, Kristina 

Place of Creation

United States, Missouri, Kansas City 

China 

Creator Notes

Designed by Kristina Kline 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

2019.65.82

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic
Cardboard

Color

Multicolored

Inscriptions

on front of packaging: Hallmark / KEEPSAKE / ORNAMENT / Gifts for the Grinch / Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas / DECORATION DES FETES on top of packaging: Hallmark on back of packaging: What's he up to now--that comical, crotchety, cagey green Grinch? If he thinks he'll get by sneaking away with Christmas gifts again, he's in for a big surprise. To see what he sees, hold the Grinch in the palm of your hand, and the gift boxes are closed. Hang the ornament on your tree--the packages open to reveal Cindy-Lou Who, another Who, and Max the dog...all hiding inside! / This Keepsake Ornament was inspired by the classic children's book by Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas! / Sculpted by Kristina Kline / For decorative use only. Not for young children. / [...] / Handcrafted - Dated 2000 on bottom of packaging: TM & (C) Dr. Seuss Enterprises / Mfd. for Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City, MO 64141 / Made in China QXI5344

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