Hallmark "See 'n Say" 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 appealed to customers' interest in marking memories and milestones as well as expressing one's personality and unique tastes. This toy was a classic when this mini-version with pull-string action was introduced as an ornament in 2007.

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. This toy was a classic when this mini-version with pull-string action was introduced as an ornament in 2007.

Artifact

Christmas tree ornament

Date Made

2007

Creators

Hallmark Cards, Inc. 

Place of Creation

United States, Missouri, Kansas City 

China 

Creator Notes

Designed by 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

2019.65.218

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic
Cardboard

Color

Multicolored

Inscriptions

on front of ornament: THE FARMER SAYS on back of ornament: 2007 / (C) 2007 Mattel, Inc. / All Rights Reserved. / Hallmark Cards, Inc. / QXI7647 on front of packaging: Hallmark / KEEPSAKE / Magic / Sound and Motion / The Farmer Says / Fisher-Price / See n' Say / christmas ornament decoration de noel on back of packaging: See 'n Say / Since its introduction in 1965, the See 'n Say has kept generations of kids happily entertained while learning that the cat says "Meow" and the rooster says "Cock-a-doodle-doo." Perhaps it was the simple technology along with its virtually indestructible design that made See 'n Say such a familiar item in toy boxes across the nation. With a pull of the string, this replica ornament brings back the original sound and makes you feel like a kid all over again! / Pull the string to see the pointer spin and hear the authentic sounds of this timeless educational toy. / BATTERY-OPERATED. Batteries included. Instructions printed inside box. / For decorative use only. Not for children under 8. / [...] / handcrafted - dated 2007 on bottom of packaging: Fisher-Price and associated trademarkes are owned by and used under license from Mattel, Inc. (c) 2007 Mattel, Inc. / All Rights Reserved. / www.fisher-price.com / Mfd. for/Fabrique pour Hallmark Cards, Inc. / Kansas City, MO 64141 / Made in China QXI7647

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