Hallmark "Letters to Santa" Christmas Ornament, 2006

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

2006

Creators

Hallmark Cards, Inc. 

Larsen, Tracy 

Place of Creation

United States, Missouri, Kansas City 

China 

Creator Notes

Designed by Tracy Larsen of Hallmark Cards, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. Made in China.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2019.65.5337

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Plastic
Cardboard

Color

Multicolored

Inscriptions

front of ornament: MR. CLAUS bottom of ornament: 2006 / (C) 2006 Hallmark Licensing, Inc. / QLX7606 on front of packaging: Magic / Sound and Motion / Hallmark / KEEPSAKE / Letters to Santa / CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT DECORATION DES FETES on back of packaging: Letters to Santa / This delightful ornament features eight heartwarming and humorous recordings of / children reading their letters to Santa. To hear one, pull down on the bell below the / ornament. As the letter is read, several of the toys around Santa's desk spring to life. / Here are some examples of what you'll hear: / Dear Santa, / Where did you get the money for all the gifts? Did you rob a bank? / If you did, I won't tell. / Dear Santa, / Can I have a reindeer? You don't need eight if they really are magic. / I would like to fly to school and to scouts. / Dear Santa, / Enjoy the milk and cookies we left for you. The milk is skim and / the cookies are low-carb. I've heard you're a little on the plus size. / Dear Santa, / I would like a ride in your sleigh. Just whenever you can, I know / this is a busy time. Call my mom, we'll set it up. / Dear Santa, / I would like a puppy or a baby brother, whichever you have more of. / I love you. / Tracy Larsen / Hallmark Keepsake Artist / BATTERY-OPERATED. Batteries included. Instructions printed inside box. / For decorative use only. Not for children under 8. / Concu a des fins decoratives seulement. Ne convient pas aux enfants de moins de 8 ans. / HANDCRAFTED - DATED 2006 on bottom of packaging: (C) 2006 Hallmark Licensing, Inc. / Mfd. for/Fabrique pour Hallmark Cards, Inc. / Kansas City, MO 64141 / Made in China QLX7606

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