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Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments                                25th Anniversary Celebration

The 1998 Keepsake Ornament Collectors Club Event

EVENT DATES: Thurs., Fri. and Sat., August 20-22, 1998


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LOCATION:
Kansas City, MO

ATTENDANCE:
About 3,400 Club members from all 50 states and Canada attended the event. A total of 200 Local Clubs were represented.
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REGISTRATION

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     Event Fee:

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TRAVEL/HOTEL

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EVENT GIFT BAG and EVENT GIVE-A-WAYS

Contents: canvas tote bag, event-shirt, event lapel pin, Iris Angel white body, Velvet Creme® Popcorn, barbeque sauce, apple butter and sun flower seeds

TOTE BAG
Purple canvas tote bag with 25th Anniversary
event logo screen printed  in white.
 
T-SHIRT
White event t-shirt with event logo
imprinted in silver and purple
 
 
LAPEL PIN
Featured
25th Anniversary event logo.
 

IRIS ANGEL
White body (unpainted) version of 1998
3rd in the Language of Flowers series
By Sue Tague.
QXC6156

 

Other Event give-a-ways:

KANSAS CITY DRUMMER BOY
Silver-Plated.
By Duane Unruh. QXC4533

Distributed prior to Welcome Reception.


KANSAS CITY ANGEL
Precious Edition
Miniature.
Lead Crystal and metal. Silver-Plated.
By LaDene Votruba.
QXC4526

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AGENDA

  • WELCOME RECEPTION (Thursday, August 20, 1998)
    • Introduction of Keepsake Ornament Artists
      (Lynn Wyle, Keepsake Ornament Collectors Club Manager)

    • Clara Johnson-Scroggins Welcome

    • Mixer Game - Each attendee was given a scratch card. On cue individuals were asked to scratch off the paint on their their ticket to reveal an artist name and then attempt to locate the other individuals with the same artist name.

    • Dance

  • GENERAL SECESSION AND PARADE
    (Friday, August 21,1998)

    • Welcoming to Kansas City, MO
      (
      Rev. Emanuel Cleaver, Mayor Kansas City, MO)

    • Opening remarks
      (Don Hall, Chairman Hallmark Cards, Inc.)
    • Parade featuring dancers, a marching band, costumed characters, floats and Keepsake Ornament artists.

      Floats:
      • 1973 - Hello, Keepsake Ornaments!
      • 1975 - Handcrafted designs debut
      • 1976 - Baby's First is born
      • 1977 - Disney designs debut
      • 1979 - Enduring series rolls in
      • 1983 - Clara pens first Hallmark Guide
      • 1984
      • 1986 - New series features Clauses
      • 1987 - KOCC BEGINS
      • 1988 - Miniature Ornaments make big debut
      • 1900 - KOCC recognizes local clubs
      • 1991 - KOCC hosts first convention
      • 1991 - Easter Ornaments add choices
      • 1991 - Non-Christmas ornament flies in
      • 1993 - Personalized Ornaments say it your way
      • 1993 - Showcase Ornaments add style
      • 1993 - Artist create first signature piece
      • 1993 - BARBIE™ ARRIVES
      • 1994 Properties

      • 1995 - ornaments gain popularity
      • 1996 - Series gets special send off
      • 1997 - Clara picks first Collector's Choice
      • 1997 - DISNEY DESIGNS ARE BACK
      • 1998 - HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KEEPSAKE ORNAMENTS

OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITIES

  • ARTIST SIGNINGS

  • ARTIST/INFORMATIONAL SEMINARS

  • PRODUCT SHOP - Purchase ornaments and other product created exclusively for the event

  • PHOTO CONTEST

    SNOW BUDDIES
    Repaint of 1998
    1st in the series
    By Tammy Haddix.
    QXC6853

    NOTE: Given to all participates in the 25th Anniversary Convention photo contest
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    JOE COOL

    Repaint of 1998
    1st in the Spotlight on SNOOPY series
    By Bob Siedler.
    QXC6453
    Limited Edition: 84 pieces

    NOTE: Given away to the top three vote getters (in 21 different categories) of the photo contest held during the 25th Anniversary (Kansas City) Convention. A second colorway signed by artist Bob Siedler was also given to the 1st place winners of each category.


  • TALENT CONTEST
    508 members from 72 clubs participated in the Local Club Talent Contest.

    A PONY FOR CHRISTMAS
    Repaint of 1998
    1st in the series
    By Linda Sickman.
    QXC6316
    Edition Size: approx 500

    NOTE: Given to all local club members that participated in the 25th Anniversary Convention talent show contest.


    SANTA'S DEER FRIEND

    Repaint of 1998
    ornament
    QXC6583
    By Robert Chad.

    NOTE: Two (one unsigned and one signed*) were awarded to members of the local clubs that performed during the Saturday luncheon at the 25th Anniversary Convention.

    *The signed pieces were mailed to the local club after  the event.


  • 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
    Featured a laser show, parade with a marching band and floats representing Keepsakes history. The festivities ended with an indoor fireworks show.
  • WINTER WONDERLAND DINNER (Saturday Night): Semi-formal event with orchestra
     
WINTER WONDERLAND
Silver-Plated.
By Duane Unruh. QXC4543

     NOTE: Attendee gift passed out at the conclusion of the dinner.


1955 MURRAY® TRACTOR AND TRAILER
Repaint of 1998
5th in the Kiddie Car Classics series
Set of two ornaments
Cast metal. Wheels turn.
By Don Palmiter. " w.
QXC6376
Limited Edition (339 pieces)

     NOTE: Give-Away - Placed in the table centerpieces which
     were then awarded (to one person at each table) towards the
     end of the event.


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 REGISTER-TO-WIN PRIZES

 

1941 STEELCRAFT BY MURRAY® FIRE TRUCK
Repaint of 1998
Full sized Kiddie Car
By Don Palmiter.
Limited Edition (25 pieces)



ELF

Sculpted during the event.
By Robert Chad.
Limited Edition (5 pieces)


MOUSE
Sculpted during the event.
features a little brown mouse wearing a white
t-shirt with the event logo (a silver snowflake)
on the front while carrying a signature purple
Hallmark bag. By Bob Siedler.
Limited Edition (5 pieces)

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PRODUCT SHOP

CHRISTMAS EVE PREPARATIONS
Studio edition
25th Anniversary Celebration event exclusive
A collaborative piece by 21 Keepsake Ornament studio artists. The sleigh features pewter runners, and Santa’s bag is made of leather.  Includes six miniature Keepsake ornaments that can fit in Santa’s bag or be displayed separately.

3¾" h. x 7" w.
$85.00 USA QXC4506


Keepsake Artist Contributions:
 
  • Sleigh - Duane Unruh
  • Elf on sleigh - Ed Seale
  • The base of Christmas Eve Preparations, Santa’s leather bag and toys attached to bag - Linda Sickman
  • Teddy bear peeking over Santa’s bag - Sue Tague
  • Santa’s purple lap blanket - Dill Rhodus
  • The Good Girls and Boys book - Robert Chad
  • Puppy - Kristina Kline
  • Police car (miniature ornament) - Patricia Andrews
  • Ship (miniature ornament) - Ken Crow
  • Airplane (miniature ornament) - John "Collin" Francis
  • Nutcracker (miniature ornament) - Tracy Larsen
  • Rocking horse (miniature ornament) - Anita Marra Rogers
  • Horn (miniature ornament) - Don Palmiter
  • Elf loading a package into the sleigh - Nello Williams
  • Three birds - LaDene Votruba
  • Elf holding reins - Katrina Bricker
  • Bunny sitting in front of sleigh - Bob Siedler
  • Two chipmunks on the side of sleigh - Nina Aubé
  • Drum and top - Sharon Pike
  • Victorian doll - Joyce Lyle
  • Duck and rabbit in back of sleigh - Joanne Eschrich

 

A LATE NIGHT SNACK
25th Anniversary Celebration event exclusive
Companion piece to "Christmas Eve Preparations".
3⅜" h. x 2¼" w.
$19.95 USA QXC4536

Keepsake Artist Contributions:

  • Reindeer - Robert Chad
  • Elf - Tammy Haddix

        

Originally exclusively available at the 25th Anniversary Celebration event (The 1998 Keepsake Ornament Collector’s Club national event) held on August 20-22, 1998.

 

NOTE: Santa’s Deer Friend, Complements the 1998 Studio edition. By Robert Chad QX6583

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