Hallmark "Cell-ebrate" Christmas Ornament, 2007

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. Hallmark's ornaments have also kept pace with everyday technology. Cellphones were in common use when this ornament was released.

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. Hallmark's ornaments have also kept pace with everyday technology. Cellphones were in common use when this ornament was released.

Artifact

Christmas tree ornament

Date Made

2007

Creators

Hallmark Cards, Inc. 

Palmiter, Don 

Place of Creation

United States, Missouri, Kansas City 

China 

Creator Notes

Designed by Don Palmiter 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

2019.65.217

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic
Cardboard

Color

Multicolored

Inscriptions

on front of packaging: Hallmark / KEEPSAKE / Cell-ebrate! / christmas ornament decoration de noel on back of packaging: Cell-ebrate! / 'Twas the night before Christmas, when all of the cells showed holiday wishes for cheery Noels - emoticons, pictures, text messages, too. And the very best one? Mery Xmas 2U! / Don Palmiter / Hallmark Keepsake Artist / For decorative use only. Not for children under 8. / [...] / handcrafted - dated 2007

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