Hallmark "Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat: The Cat Arrives!" Christmas Ornament, 2003

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

2003

Creators

Hallmark Cards, Inc. 

Williams, Nello 

Place of Creation

United States, Missouri, Kansas City 

Thailand 

Creator Notes

Designed by Nello Williams of Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. Made in Thailand.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2019.65.3686

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic
Cardboard

Color

Multicolored

Inscriptions

on back of ornament: TM & (C) Dr. Seuss Enterprises / 2003 HMK. CDS. on front of packaging: Hallmark / KEEPSAKE / ORNAMENT / Dr. Seuss(R) / Christmas 2003 / THE CAT ARRIVES! / Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat / decoration des fetes on back of packaging: THE CAT ARRIVES! / Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat / The Cat in the Hat TM always shows up when / there's nothing to do, bringing more excitement / than any kid bargained for! "It's fun to have fun, / but you have to know how," he declares in Dr. Seuss's / The Cat in the Hat. And he proves it by juggling / everything in the house--while his pals Thing One / and Thing Two TM race through the hallway with kites. / Fortunately, the Cat has a knack for putting / everything back exactly as he found it. / Nello Williams / Hallmark Keepsake Artist / HOLIDAY / MEMORY CARD / ENCLOSED / For decorative use only. Not for children under 8. / Concue a des fins decoratives seulement. / Ne convient pas aux enfants de moins de 8 ans. / Handcrafted - Dated 2003 on top of packaging: Hallmark / KEEPSAKE / ORNAMENTS / 30 YEARS OF COLLECTING MEMORIES / 1973 - 2003 on bottom of packaging: TM and (C) 2003 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. / All Rights Reserved / Mfd. for Hallmark Cards, Inc., Kansas City, MO 64141 / Made in Thailand QXI8379

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