Christmas may officially fall on December 25, but Hallmark stores start celebrating in July. Every year, around the end of July, Hallmark officially unveils its annual collection of Christmas ornaments. Collectors flock to ornament premieres across the country and place orders months in advance to ensure they get the latest ornaments in their favorite series.Ornaments offered by Hallmark include those from some of the year’s popular animated features, representations of classic movies and more traditional ornaments to represent family relationships. Annual ornaments featuring characters from Star Wars, A Christmas Story and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer regularly sell out, as do ornaments with motion, lights and special sounds. Special ornaments also come with the option of recording a special message for someone you love.
There’s something special about being able to put ornaments with memories on the Christmas tree every year. With Hallmark ornaments, you can also start giving an ornament each year. With new series starting every year, it is never too late to start building an ornament collection. Series such as the “Mischievous Kitten” or “Puppy Love” series will delight children and they will begin to look forward to the latest addition each year. Not only will they have fun adding new ornaments to the tree each year, but you will build a collection that they can take with them when they get a home of their own.
While multiple stores sell Christmas ornaments, only at Hallmark will you find the avid collectors and regular series that have delighted gift-givers and recipients for decades.