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All Aboard For 20 Years of Memories

In 2007 Hallmark held three events to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club.


2007 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club
20th Anniversary Events


EVENT DATES:

  • Las Vegas, NV (August 4)

  • Orlando, FL (August 18)

  • Kansas City, MO (August 25)

     START TIME:
9:00 a.m.*
    
          *NOTE: Charter Members were allowed
            to enter the ballroom at 8:30 a.m.


     END TIME: 5:00 p.m.


To see (and print) a complete list of the 2007 All Aboard For Fun event locations and artist assignments, click on the link provided below.  Please note: you will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer in order to see this document.


ALL ABOARD FOR 20 YEARS OF MEMORIES
event locations


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REGISTRATION

     Opened: Monday, April 2, 2007 (Noon CST)


Reservations line:
1-800-558-2071



     Closed: Thursday, May 31 (or sooner if the event sold out.)

     Event Fee: Saturday event $40.00 per person*

*NOTE: Each Keepsake Ornament Club member was allowed to register one guest. Registration prices were the same for both KOC members and their guest. Guests were not given  artist signing tickets or entered into the prize drawings. Event space was very limited, and on-site registration was not available as it has been in the past.

As a special reward, members who registered by April 16, 2007 were entered in a drawing to have lunch with the Keepsake Artists during the Saturday event. There were five winners selected per city. Winners were notified in their registration packet.

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EVENT GIFT BAG
Each attendee received two event exclusive ornaments.

Contents:

  • An event exclusive Keepsake ornament (specially painted version of the 2006 Grandson ornament.)



    FUN CHRISTMAS MEMORIES
    Special Edition
    Repaint of 2006
    Grandson (QXG6542) ornament.
    Captioned: 20 Years of Fun
    By Kristina Kline. 2½" h.
    QXC2993


  • An event exclusive unpainted 2007 St Nick Keepsake ornament.


    ST NICK
    Unpainted

    By Nina Aubé. 3" h.
    QXC3945


  • A red lanyard captioned: Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments.

  • KOC Charter Members were allowed to enter the ballroom a half hour early and were given an additional Keepsake ornament, a signed 7th in the series Toymaker Santa.



    TOYMAKER SANTA
    7th in the series
    Train moves freely in both directions.
    By Ken Crow. 3¼" h.
    QXC2573

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AGENDA

OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITIES

  • LOCAL CLUB DINNER (Friday night):

    Event Fee: $35.00 per person (limited to 500 people per event)

    During the Friday night dinner a slide show presentation commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Keepsake Ornament Club was shown. KOC members was ask to submit pictures from previous KOC events by Friday, June 1st for the slide show. (Photographs were not returned.)

    Each local club member attending the Friday night dinner received a repaint of the 10th in series "A Pony For Christmas" Keepsake ornament.



    A PONY FOR CHRISTMAS

    Repaint of 2007
    10th in the series.
    Wheels turn.
    By Linda Sickman. 3¾" w.
    QXC7059A

  • COSTUME CONTEST
    Winners of the costume contest received an altered version of the 2000 Local Club Keepsake Ornament and a 1999 AOT Gold-plated Noel R.R. Locomotive miniature.




    PROUD COLLECTOR
    Repaint of 2000
    Local Club ornament.
    By Ed Seale.
    QXC4511


    NOEL R.R. LOCOMOTIVE
    Miniature
    Gold-plated.
    By Linda Sickman.
    $10.95 USA


  • DECORATING IDEAS - Collectors were asked to submit (to Hallmark) a picture of a decorating project that incorporated Keepsake ornaments and to indicate which event they planned to attend. The deadline for submissions was June 1st*. (Photographs were not returned.) Hallmark then choose the best 25-30 decorating ideas for each event and notified the winners at the end of June. Winners then brought their decorating project to the event for display. Decorating projects could not be larger than 3 ft. by 3ft. and had to be free standing.

    *NOTE: Deadline was later exte
    nded to June 22nd.


    Winners of the Decorating Ideas contest received an signed Maxine's Merry Chris-mess Keepsake Ornament.



    MAXINE'S MERRY CHRIS-MESS
    Handcrafted.
    Designed by John Wagner.
    $15.00 USA QXC7014

  • ARTIST/INFORMATIONAL SEMINARS

    Sneak Peek Presentation

  • ARTIST SIGNINGS - Six signing artists were present at each event.

  • COLLECTORS' MARKET - secondary market dealers could reserve 2-3 tables, at $75.00 per table, in each city. Tables were available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Maximum of 15 tables were available in each city.

  • GAMES

    Bingo

    Deal or No Deal
    (restricted to local club members)

    Scavenger Hunt

  • PAINT YOUR OWN ORNAMENT

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

  • LUNCH WITH THE KEEPSAKE ARTISTS:
    As a special reward, members who registered by April 16, 2007 were entered in a drawing to have lunch
    with the Keepsake Artists during the Saturday event. There were five winners selected per city. Winners were notified in their registration packet.

  • KEEPSAKE LIVE AUCTION - At the conclusion of each event there was a live auction of one-of-a-kind Keepsake products. Proceeds were donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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REGISTER-TO-WIN PRIZES





PUPPY LOVE

Repaint of " 2007
17th in the series
Handcrafted and brass.
By Anita Marra Rogers. 2½" w.
QXC6097
Limited Edition (48 pieces)





SNOW BUDDIES

Repaint of 2007
10 in the series
By Tammy Haddix. 2½" h.
QXC7129
Limited Edition (48 pieces)





MISCHIEVOUS KITTENS

Repaint of 2007
9th in the series
By Nina Aubé. 2" w.
QXC6089
Limited Edition (48 pieces)





COOL DECADE

8th in the series
By Tammy Haddix. 2½" w.
QXC7137
Limited Edition (48 pieces)



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PRODUCT SHOP




FESTIVE SANTA

Commemorates the 20th Anniversary of the
Keepsake Ornament Club. Features Santa Claus
holding a wreath decorated with tiny versions of six
First in series Keepsake Ornaments (one from
each of the artists who have created Keepsake
Ornaments for the entire 20-year history of the KOC.
8" h.
$39.00 USA QXC7011


Keepsake Artist Contributions:

  • Display (Santa and Wreath) - Robert Chad

        Miniature Ornaments:

  • The Gift Bearers, 1st in the series (QX6437) from '99 - Sue Tague

  • Buttercup, 1st in the Mary's Angels series (QX4074) from '88 - Robert Chad

  • Tin Locomotive, 1st in the series (QX4603) from '82 -
    Linda Sickman

  • Toymaker Santa, 1st in the series (QX6751) from '00 -
    Ken Crow

  • Puppy Love (Cocker Spaniel), 1st in the series (QX5379) from '91 - Anita Marra Rogers

  • 1957 Corvette, 1st in the Classic American Cars series (QX4319) from '91 - Don Palmiter
 



1947 CHEVROLET® PICKUP
Repaint of 2007
13th in the All-American Trucks series.
Handcrafted and metal. Wheels turn.
By Don Palmiter. 4¼" w.
$15.00 USA QXC2369




1988 FORD C8000
Repaint of 2007
5th in the Fire Brigade series
Press the button to see the engine's lights flash.
Die-cast metal. Battery-operated light.
By Chris Webb. 4¾" w.
$18.50 USA QXC2607




ALL ABOARD FOR FUN
"Artist Choice"
In honor of Linda Sickman's tenure with Keepsake
ornaments, she was asked to sculpt a special piece
to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Keepsake
Ornament Club. Handcrafted.
By Linda Sickman.
$18.50 USA QXC7013




MAXINE'S MERRY CHRIS-MESS
Handcrafted.
Designed by John Wagner.
$15.00 USA QXC7014




ROSE
Complements Mary's Angels series
Porcelain. Sentiment: 20 Years of Memories.
Designed by Mary Hamilton.
By Robert Chad.
$12.50 USA QXC7012


ROSE LAPEL PIN
Mary's Angels
Captioned on star: KOC 2007 Las Vegas
1½" h.
(Limited Edition: 750 each)


FESTIVE SANTA LAPEL PIN
Captioned on base: KOC 2007 Orlando
1½" h.
(Limited Edition: 750)


ALL ABOARD FOR FUN LAPEL PIN
Captioned: KOC 2007 Kansas City
1½" h.
(Limited Edition: 1500)


ROCKING HORSE LAPEL PIN
1½" h.
(Limited Edition: 750)


SANTA'S SWEET RIDE LAPEL PIN
1½" h.
(Limited Edition: 750)


SNOW BUDDIES LAPEL PIN
1½" h.
(Limited Edition: 750)


WORLD-CLASS SHOPPERS LAPEL PIN
Mickey and Minnie
1½" h.
(Limited Edition: 750)

NOTE: The 2007 event lapel pins sold out early in Las Vegas, at the remaining two events the pin designs were limited to one of the event specific design and one general design.

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