Hallmark "Baby's First Christmas" Christmas Ornament, 1990

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. Purchasing an ornament like this one would bring back happy family memories of that event year after year.

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. Purchasing an ornament like this one would bring back happy family memories of that event year after year.

Artifact

Christmas tree ornament

Date Made

1990

Creators

Hallmark Cards, Inc. 

Francis, John Collin 

Place of Creation

United States, Missouri, Kansas City 

China 

Creator Notes

Designed by John "Collin" Francis of Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. Made in China.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2019.65.185

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic
Cardboard

Color

Multicolored

Inscriptions

on front of ornament: 1990 / Baby's 1st Christmas on front of packaging: Hallmark / KEEPSAKE / ORNAMENT / 1990 / Baby's 1st Christmas / Baby's First Christmas on top of packaging: Hallmark on back of packaging: Hallmark / KEEPSAKE / ORNAMENT / Handcrafted - Dated 1990 / Mfd. for Hallmark Cards, Inc., K.C., MO 64141 / Made in China QX485-3

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