Hallmark "Memories of Christmas" Christmas Ornament, 1998

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

1998

Creators

Hallmark Cards, Inc. 

Larsen, Tracy 

Place of Creation

United States, Missouri, Kansas City 

United States 

Creator Notes

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

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2019.65.2880

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Glass (Material)
Cardboard

Color

Multicolored

Inscriptions

on back of ornament: Happy is the memory / of bringing home / the Christmas tree! / Christmas 1998 / (C) 1998 Hallmark Cards, Inc. on top of ornament: HALLMARK / HALLMARK on front of packaging: Hallmark / KEEPSAKE / ORNAMENT / Memories of Christmas / BALL ORNAMENT on back of packaging: Sentiment on Ornament: / Happy is the memory / of bringing home / the Christmas tree! / Christmas 1998 / Based on a favorite Hallmark greeting card. / Redesigned by / Tracy Larsen / For decorative use only. / Not for young children. / Glass - Dated 1998 on top of packaging: Hallmark / KEEPSAKE ORNAMENTS / 25 Years of Collecting Memories / 1973 - 1998

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