Hallmark "The Divine Miss Piggy" Christmas Ornament, 1981

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 unique tastes.

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 unique tastes.

Artifact

Christmas tree ornament

Date Made

1981

Creators

Hallmark Cards, Inc. 

Francis, John Collin 

Place of Creation

United States, Missouri, Kansas City 

China, Hong Kong 

Creator Notes

Designed by John Collin Francis for Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. Made in Hong Kong.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2019.65.491

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic
Cardboard

Color

Multicolored

Inscriptions

on front of packaging: $12.00 / The Divine / Miss Piggy / ORNAMENT on back of packaging: Miss Piggy, Miss Piggy, / O angel divine, / Your holiday charm's so alluring... / Your beautiful presence / Brings joy to the world / with a love that's forever enduring! / QX425-5 / Made in Hong Kong for Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City, MO 64141