Hallmark "Rockin' With Santa" Christmas Ornament, 2005

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. Three records play Christmas songs on this retro record player, while flashing lights simulate a spinning motion.

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. Three records play Christmas songs on this retro record player, while flashing lights simulate a spinning motion.

Artifact

Christmas tree ornament

Date Made

2005

Creators

Hallmark Cards, Inc. 

Visker, Sharon 

Place of Creation

United States, Missouri, Kansas City 

China 

Creator Notes

Designed by Sharon Visker of Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. Made in China.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2019.65.212

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic
Cardboard

Color

Multicolored

Inscriptions

on top of ornament: Rockin' with Santa on front of packaging: Hallmark / KEEPSAKE / ORNAMENT / MUSIC AND / MAGIC / LIGHT / ROCKIN' WITH SANTA / decoration des fetes on back of packaging: ROCKIN' WITH SANTA / Old Santa is one rockin' guy, and when he gets the chance, He likes to spin some Christmas tunes so everyone can dance! Whether it's a 45 or an ultracool LP, Each record's sure to make a very merry memory! / Listen to three different holiday classics - "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Have Yourself a Rock 'n' Roll Christmas" - with this nostalgic record player ornament. Select a record, place it on the turntable, and then move the arm over the record to hear the song. Lights will flash around the turntable to simulate spinning motion. There is even a pocket for storing the records. / BATTERY-OPERATED. Batteries included. Instructions printed inside box. / Sharon Visher / Hallmark Keepsake Artist / HOLIDAY MEMORY CARD ENCLOSED / For decorative use only. Not for children under 8. / [...] / Handcrafted - Dated 2005

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