I recently listed an ornament from what I believe to be one of the most underappreciated aspects of Hallmark Keepsake ornaments: the family themed ornaments. For years Hallmark has produced ornaments that celebrate the milestones in life, first (2nd or 3rd) Christmas’s for children, couples first christmases , graduations, etc. They also produce ornaments that celebrate family relationships for husband,wife,grandfather, grandmother,granddaughter and grandson. Since all Keepsake ornaments are just produced for one year, there has been a new array of these delightful ornaments each year.
For some reason, I find a lot of these ornaments in my purchasing trips and just can’t resist some of the delightful and whimsical designs. While they don’t have the appeal of the Hallmark series or the trends of the day, I believe that they speak to the continuing importance of family relationships and life milestones. I hope that Hallmark continues to produce these ornaments and I look forward to the new designs in each Dream Book.