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#41856 - 12/20/02 10:55 AM Why Have just one Hallmark ornament?
Linda Wilson Offline
Elf VP

Registered: 04/13/99
Posts: 1907
Loc: Raymore, MO
There is an article in our paper this morning profiling a local collector, (no I don't know them) but thought you all would enjoy reading the article.

I don't know how long it will stay onthe Star's website


Linda in KCMO
Linda Wilson
The Ornament Queen

#41857 - 12/20/02 11:22 AM Re: Why Have just one Hallmark ornament?
Richard Gehrke Offline

Registered: 04/13/99
Posts: 1312
Loc: Mahtowa, MN
Linda, thank you so much for posting the link to that article. It was quite interesting. I'm sort of surprised that the average collector is female, in her late 40's, and has children and grandchildren.

I've thought about when I become a sociologist, to do research on keepsake collecting. I already thought of when specific purpose for my research already.

#41858 - 12/20/02 11:27 AM Re: Why Have just one Hallmark ornament?
marywarning Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 05/01/99
Posts: 7302
Loc: Greer, S.C.
We have more ornaments than they do. Just think, the article could have been about us?
Ed and Judy Bowers sound familiar to me.

#41859 - 12/20/02 11:43 AM Re: Why Have just one Hallmark ornament?
Karen W2 Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 05/11/99
Posts: 6233
Loc: Paradise - San Diego, USA!
Interesting article, Linda. Thanks for posting the link to it.

The MOST interesting line in the article for me tho was at the end. It said, "Members of the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Collector's Club can get a sneak peek at the new 2003 ornaments at www.hallmark.com.

Where do you think they're hiding the sneak peak now? It didn't say we can see it in January!

Karen W2 - Oceanside, CA.
Karen W2 - Paradise - San Diego, USA!

"If you had the chance to change your fate, would you?!"

#41860 - 12/20/02 11:54 AM Re: Why Have just one Hallmark ornament?
Barbara Harris Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 04/26/99
Posts: 3369
Loc: Miami County, Kansas, USA
Thanks, Linda! I e-mailed the article to a number of non-collector friends who think I'm certifiably wacko. At least they will know I am not alone in my pursuits.

Christmas Countdown: 4 days!!

Barb Harris
Whispering Hollow
Miami County, Kansas
Barb (Harris) Melton ~ Whispering Hollow ~ Miami County, Kansas

#41861 - 12/20/02 02:22 PM Re: Why Have just one Hallmark ornament?

I think the only 2003 info on hallmark.com right now is the news about the 2003 club oferings.

#41862 - 12/20/02 03:14 PM Re: Why Have just one Hallmark ornament?
GennyD Offline
Elf Engineer - Toy Design

Registered: 12/02/00
Posts: 163
It was a great article and we all wish it was us that was featured but at least it is an acknowledgement to all who feel like we can't make it until the next Premiere.
Thanks Linda.


#41863 - 12/20/02 04:28 PM Re: Why Have just one Hallmark ornament?

Loved the article. So much of it is me.

#41864 - 12/20/02 06:29 PM Re: Why Have just one Hallmark ornament?
Nancy C. in Shawnee, KS Offline
Santa's Helper

Registered: 05/15/99
Posts: 8476
Loc: Shawnee, KS USA
The woman who is the membership contact for my local club was contacted by this reporter last week. The reporter had that woman's name and phone number along with mine. We chose not to participate in the story because of our concerns about telling the world what we have. I considered talking to the reporter and using my maiden name or my middle name and married last name, but we decided to not participate. The reporter said that she already had information from some other collectors. I understand that the Bowers shop at my favorite Hallmark store, but I don't know which local club they belong to.

This made me remember a meeting my local club had several years ago, when a member came in and said that her house had been burglarized. I think that she said that the burglary occurred before Christmas. She told us that no one was home and that the presents under the tree were stolen. We asked if she lost any of her ornaments, and she said no. We all kind of laughed because we knew that they had value - both in dollars and sentiment.

I enjoyed reading the article too!


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