Hallmark "Grandparents" Christmas Ornament, 1982

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

1982

Creators

Hallmark Cards, Inc. 

Place of Creation

United States, Missouri, Kansas City 

United States 

Creator Notes

Designed by Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. Made in the United States.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2019.65.603

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Glass (Material)
Cardboard

Color

Multicolored

Inscriptions

on front of ornament: CHRISTMAS / 1982 on back of ornament: With thoughts / of Grandparents / come thoughts of days / the heart will always treasure. on front and back of packaging: "GRANDPARENTS" / KEEPSAKE ORNAMENT on sides of packaging: Hallmark / KEEPSAKE ORNAMENT on top of packaging: Hallmark / GLASS ORNAMENT / DATED 1982 / "GRANDPARENTS" on bottom of packaging: (C) Hallmark Cards, Inc., K.C., Mo. 64141 Made in U.S.A. QX214-6

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