Hallmark "Mary's Angels Series: Buttercup" Christmas Ornament, 1988

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. Removed 13 October 2022: 2019.65.1019 -- Hallmark "Here Comes Santa Series: Christmas Caboose" Christmas Ornament, 1989 2019.65.1199 -- Hallmark "Here Comes Santa Series: Santa's Antique Car" Christmas Ornament, 1991 2019.65.1223 -- Hallmark "Here Comes Santa Series: Santa's Deliveries" Christmas Ornament, 1984 2019.65.1324 -- Hallmark "Here Comes Santa Series: Santa's Fire Engine" Christmas Ornament, 1985 2019.65.1431 -- Hallmark "Here Comes Santa Series: Kringle Koach" Christmas Ornament, 1988

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. Removed 13 October 2022: 2019.65.1019 -- Hallmark "Here Comes Santa Series: Christmas Caboose" Christmas Ornament, 1989 2019.65.1199 -- Hallmark "Here Comes Santa Series: Santa's Antique Car" Christmas Ornament, 1991 2019.65.1223 -- Hallmark "Here Comes Santa Series: Santa's Deliveries" Christmas Ornament, 1984 2019.65.1324 -- Hallmark "Here Comes Santa Series: Santa's Fire Engine" Christmas Ornament, 1985 2019.65.1431 -- Hallmark "Here Comes Santa Series: Kringle Koach" Christmas Ornament, 1988

Artifact

Christmas tree ornament

Date Made

1988

Creators

Hallmark Cards, Inc. 

Hamilton, Mary McCollum, 1936-2017 

Chad, Robert 

Place of Creation

United States, Missouri, Kansas City 

Sri Lanka 

Creator Notes

Designed by Mary McCollum Hamilton and sculpted by Robert Chad, both of Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. Made in Sri Lanka.

Object ID

2019.65.1422

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic
Cardboard

Color

Multicolored

Inscriptions

on bottom of ornament: Mary on front of packaging: NEW / SERIES! / Hallmark / MARY'S ANGELS / BUTTERCUP / HANDCRAFTED ORNAMENT / Designed by Mary Hamilton / COLLECTOR'S SERIES / First in the Mary's Angels Series. / Look for series verification 1 on this ornament. on top of packaging: Hallmark on back of packaging: Mary Hamilton is one of Hallmark's / most beloved designers. Her / artwork charms young and old alike / with its sweet simplicity. This new / series, Mary's Angels, will bring you / a different angel each year. Look for / Mary's Signature on each piece. / KEEPSAKE ORNAMENT / (C) 1988 Hallmark Cards, Inc., K.C., Mo. 64141 Made in Sri Lanka QX407-4

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