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The 2009 Keepsake Ornament Club Event


EVENT DATES: Friday and Saturday, August 7 & 8, 2009


     START TIME: 12:00 p.m. (Friday), 8:00 a.m. (Saturday)

     END TIME: 5:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Kansas City, MO

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REGISTRATION

     Opens: April 1, 2009 (begins at noon Central Standard Time)

     Event Fees: $50 per KOC member* (included admission to
     event, activities on Friday, August 7, and Saturday, August 8,
     plus a gift bag containing a special Keepsake
     ornament and other surprises.)

     *Event was limited to KOC members only.

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TRAVEL/HOTEL

A limited number of rooms are available at a discounted rate ($118.00/night) for August 6, 7 & 8 at the Westin Crown Center Hotel and the Hyatt Regency Crown Center, both hotels are adjoined via an enclosed walkway.  Reserve your room early and mention the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club to get the discounted rate.

  • Westin Crown Center Hotel
    1 East Pershing Rd.
    Kansas City, MO 64108


    reservation line:
    (800) 937-8461
    Hotel: (816) 474-4400

  • Hyatt Regency Crown Center
    2345 McGee St.
    Kansas City, MO 64108


    reservation line:
    (800) 421-1234
    Hotel: (816) 421-1234

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EVENT GIFT BAG

Each attendee received a previously unreleased tabletop and two event exclusive ornaments.

Contents:

  • A Peace, Goodwill to All Angel tabletop piece. Although this beautiful angel was pictured in the 2008 Dream Book (as a tree topper), it was pulled during production, due to issues with it's weight distribution.* As such it was never available for purchase at retail.




    PEACE, GOODWILL TO ALL ANGEL

    Light of Bethlehem
    Tabletop. Handcrafted and metal.
    Designed by Terri Steiger.
    Sculpted by Joanne Eschrich. 10¾" h.
    QXT8331

    *NOTE: Hallmark recommends that this piece NOT
      be used as a tree topper as originally intended but
      instead as a display piece.



    UPDATE: In March 2012, the Keepsake Ornament Club sent each Local Club a 'Peace, Goodwill to All Angel' tabletop piece as part of their first quarterly Local Club mailing.

  • An event exclusive Keepsake ornament (specially painted version of the 2009 Godchild ornament.)


    TIME FOR TOGETHERNESS
    Special Edition
    Repaint of 2009
    Godchild (QXG6542) ornament.
    Captioned: (on front) Christmas is a time for
    togetherness. (on back) Kansas City, MO
    August 7-8, 2009
    By Tammy Haddix. 2¾" h.
    QXC6542



  • An event exclusive unpainted 2009 Cool Decade Keepsake ornament.


    COOL DECADE
    Unpainted version
    of 2009
    10th and Final in the series
    QXC8032
    By Tammy Haddix. 2¾" w.


  • A lanyard to hold name badge

  • KOC Charter Members were given an additional event exclusive Keepsake ornament, a specially painted version of the 2009 New Home ornament).



    A MERRY HOME
    Repaint of 2009
    New Home (QXG6092) ornament
    By Terri Steiger. 3¾" h.
    QXC6092

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AGENDA

OVERVIEW OF ACTIVITIES

  • ARTIST/INFORMATIONAL SEMINARS

    Behind the Magic of Keepsakes:
    Ken Crow and Ron Carlson presented the inspiration, design and engineering behind a Keepsake magic ornament.

    Betcha Didn't Know:
    Nello Williams and Tom Best shared the fun and inspiration they and other studio artists use to develop their ornaments.


    Keepsake Digital Sculpting:
    Steve Goslin demonstrated how he digitally brings a locomotive to life.


    Keepsakes Sneak Peek:
    Hosted by Keepsake staff

    Surviving Cancer and Other Challenges of Life: Diana McGehee and a special guest shared their incredible journey and survival through cancer and other life challenges. At the end of each seminar, there was a drawing for a 'Faith, Hope and Love' ornament created by Diana McGehee specifically for the event.

     



FAITH, HOPE and LOVE*
On ornament: "Faith" "Hope" "Love" (on front)
"From my heart to yours" "Diana McGehee"
"2009" (on back) Handcrafted.
By Diana McGehee.
(Edition Size: 30)

*Accompanied by a personalized card that reads:

This ornament was
designed for you by
someone who understands
the seasons of cancer.
caregiving and grief.
May it encourage you

Diana McGehee

  • Studio Artists Video - Candid behind the scenes video created by the Keepsake Studio Artists. (25 minutes play time)
  • ARTIST SIGNINGS

  • EVENT PHOTO STOP

  • GAMES

    Local Club Feud
    - Local clubs were asked to submit the names of three to five of their local club members, to [email protected] no later than Friday, May 29, 2009, for a chance to play. 42 Local Clubs (teams) were randomly chosen and matched up to go head-to-head with one another to test their knowledge of Keepsake Ornaments and holiday traditions. Selected clubs were notified prior to the event of their game time, date (Friday or Saturday) and opponent. Each game lasted approximately 20 minutes. Contestants on each winning team received a 'There's No Fun Like Snow Fun!', event exclusive repaint of 9th in the Snowball and Tuxedo series.


    THERE'S NO FUN LIKE SNOW FUN!
    Repaint of 2009
    9th in the Snowball and Tuxedo series
    By Joanne Eschrich. 2¾" h.
    QXC8022

    Let’s Make a Deal - A return of the popular deal maker game that was first introduced at the 'All Aboard for Fun' events in 2007, but
    with a slight twist- now it was mobile. Contestants who had what it takes, were able to participate. Once selected they could push their luck as they endeavored to win one of the games top prizes.

    Keepsake Ornament Bingo
    - Perennial favorite with prizes...prizes... and more prizes!

  • KEEPSAKE GRAB BAG BONANZA - $5 each (cash or check only) with ticket. Grab bags contained past years Keepsake products. Some bags contained special surprises, including: a voucher to go through the artist signing group of your choice on Saturday, a voucher to take a group picture (on Saturday) with the Keepsake Studio artists, along with a note, "Congratulations! You're a Grab Bag Bonanza Prize Winner!"

  • LAPEL PIN TRADING AREA

  • PHOTO DECORATING CONTEST DISPLAY -  KOC members were invited to submit a photo showing off how they decorate with Keepsake Ornaments.

    Contest requirements:

    - One color photo accepted per member.

    - Photo must be a 5" x 7" or an 8" x 10" color print.

    - Full name and KOC member number must be clearly
      written on the back of the photo.

    - Photos were not returned and become the property of the
      KOC.
    - All photos had to be received by Friday, May 29, 2009.
    - Photos mailed to:

           Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club
           Event Photo Contest
           P. O. Box 419580 MD#166
           Kansas City, MO 64141


    15 winners were selected from the over 350 entries submitted

    Winners:
         Cheryl Ahlborn - Patriotic Tree
         Alma Atha - Headboard Garland
         Patty Aquilera - Spring Tree
         Eileen Bickerstaff - North Pole
         Barbara Byrd - Cool Decade
         Carol Dech - Frosty Hollow Resort
         Karen Holthe - White Trees
         Stephen Legrand - Clock Wreath
         Ann McMullen - Rocking Horse
         Robert McMullen - Hub Cap Wreath
         Elaine Obert - Houses and Shops
         Diana St. James - Snowman Wreath
         Herbert Schweiger - Coco-Cola Wreath
         Jackye Stanfield - Bicycle
         Lois Soucy - Kitchen Display

          Winners were recognized at the event and awarded
          There's No Fun Like Snow Fun!, an event exclusive   
          repaint of 9th in the Snowball and Tuxedo series. NOTE:
          Winners had to be in attendance at the event to receive
          their prize.


    THERE'S NO FUN LIKE SNOW FUN!
    Repaint of 2009
    9th in the Snowball and Tuxedo series
    By Joanne Eschrich. 2¾" h.
    QXC8022


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

  • SECONDARY MARKET SHOP

  • BOB BYERLY SIGNING - Master Artist, Bob Byerly was available (on Saturday) to sign his Keepsake Ornament themed print titled: "The Magic from Year to Year". Although this print was originally offered to KOC members (in 2008) via a mail order offer. A limited number of prints were available for sale at the event.

  • KEEPSAKE SILENT AUCTION - The eight themed Christmas trees that were used to decorate the main ballroom were auctioned off at the end of the event. The trees included the "Outer Space Tree" and "Barbie Tree" first displayed at the ___ event, and the six artist tribute trees (representing: Robert Chad, Ken Crow, Don Palmiter, Anita Marra Rogers, Linda Sickman, Sue Tague) from the 2007 'All Aboard for 20 Years of Memories' events.
     
     
  • KEEPSAKE LIVE AUCTION

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  • LOCAL CLUB DINNER (Friday night):

     Event Fee: $45.00 per member.

    Doors opened at 6:00 p.m. and festivities started at 6:30
    p.m.


    Each local club member attending the Friday night dinner received a repaint of the 1st in series "Noel Nutcrackers"
    Keepsake ornament.

    CANDY CLAUS
    Repaint of 2008
    1st in the Noel Nutcrackers series.
    Move the handle for nutcracker motion.
    By Sue Tague. 3¾" h.
    QXC7211A


    At the end of the dinner the table centerpieces, the 2005 Tinker Bell lighted decorations, were awarded to the individual sitting at each table whose birthday was the closest to the event date.


    TINKER BELL
    Disney's Peter Pan
    Lighted decoration. Battery-operated movement,
    light and sound. Netherland's most beloved fairy
    adds her warm glow to the season's magic.
    At the touch of a button, Tinker Bell twirls and
    chimes as the lights make her sparkle. 9½" h.
    $48.00 USA QFM4495


  • LOCAL CLUB TALENT SEARCH CONTEST - Local clubs were asked to submit DVD, to [email protected] no later than Friday, May 29, 2009

    Participation prize: Clubs that submitted a DVD entry for the Memories for the Making Local Club Talent Search contest received enough Festive Santa repaint ornaments for each member on their roster.


    FESTIVE SANTA
    Repaint of 2009
    1st in the series
    By Don Palmiter. 1¾" h.
    QXC9042

    6 winning videos were selected out of the more than 80  submitted from Local Clubs across the country.

    Winners:
         Ornament Story
         By Timely Treasures Collector's Club from  
         Danville, VA

         Night Before Christmas
         By Quilt City Keepsakers from Paducah, KY

         Wheel of Fortune
         By Ho Ho Club of Orange County, CA

         Angels Gather Here
         By Almost Angels Keepsake Ornament Collector's
         Club from Leawood, KS

         Addiction 9-1-1
         Just Us Close Knit Friends from Lacanada, CA

         Mamma Hallmark
         Gateway Collectors Guild from St. Louis, MO

         A video montage featuring the 6 Local Club Talent           Search winners was shown during the dinner.


    MAGICAL SNOWMAN

    Repaint of 2009
    ornament
    Captioned on banner: Kansas City.
    By Joanne Eschrich
    . 4¾" h.
    QXC6752

    NOTE: Ten were awarded to each of the five local clubs that submitted winning entries in the Memories for the Making Talent Search contest.

  • KEEPSAKE LIVE AUCTION

    Started at the conclusion of the event on Saturday afternoon.

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REGISTER-TO-WIN PRIZES
Exclusive specially painted Keepsake Ornaments, a varying assortment of sports star autographed past sports figural Keepsake Ornaments and a fully signed The Ornament Express were given away hourly at the events.

CHINA ROSE
Repaint of 2009
22nd in the Mary's Angels series
Designed by Mary Hamilton.
Sculpted by Robert Chad. 3¼" h.
QXC8025
Limited Edition (60 pieces)


PUPPY LOVE
Repaint of 2009
19th in the series
Handcrafted and brass.
By Anita Marra Rogers. 2¾" h.
QXC8112
Limited Edition (60 pieces)


MISCHIEVOUS KITTENS
Repaint of 2009
11th in the series
By Nina Aube. 4" h.
QXC8115
Limited Edition (60 pieces)


TOYMAKER SANTA
Repaint of 2009
Special Edition
Limited-quantity ornament
By Ken Crow. 4" h.
QXC3002
Limited Edition (60 pieces)


THE ORNAMENT EXPRESS
Fully signed.
Turn key on base to see train move and hear "Jingle Bells".

6" w. x 8" h. x 6" l.
$40.00 USA QXC9005


Note: There was no second-chance drawings at the end of the event. All unclaimed prizes were auctioned off on Saturday prior to the start of the Live Auction.

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PRODUCT SHOP


These items were only available at the
2009 Keepsake Ornament Club event.

  Full view                                   Close-up


THE ORNAMENT EXPRESS
Turn key on base to see train move and hear "Jingle Bells".
6" w. x 8" h. x 6" l.
$40.00 USA QXC9005


Keepsake Artist Contributions:

  • Design concept - Edythe Kegrize

    Snow Train:
  • Ken Crow
  • Don Palmiter
  • Nello Williams
  • Tracy Larsen

    Passengers & Cargo:
  • Polar Bear on locomotive - Nina Aubé
  • Presents and tree in tender - Becky Hottel
  • Penguins - Kris Kline-Gaughran
  • Polar Bear on Caboose - Tammy Haddix

    Tree Base & Upper Snow Scene:
  • Snow - Joanne Eschrich
  • Trees - Anita Marra Rogers
  • Mountains and hills - Sharon Visker
  • Background snow drifts - Julie Forsyth

    Tree Base, Lower Base Snow & Houses:
  • Katrina Bricker
  • Robert Chad
  • Snowman and red bird - Sue Tague
  • Linda Sickman

  • Star Tree Topper - Tom Best

    Tree Snowflake Tiers:
  • Top tier - Orville Wilson
  • Middle tier - Terri Steiger
  • Bottom tier - Ruth Donikowski

  • Color - Deb Murray, Diana McGehee and Lisa Vogel
  • Technical & Final Touches - Rodney Gentry, Steve Goslin, Valerie Shanks and Robert Hurlburt




CHRISTMAS FUN WITH FRIENDS
Frosty Friends
Set of three ornaments.
Designed to hang from The
Ornament Express display piece.
By Tammy Haddix. 3" w. x 4" h. x 1" l.
$15.00 USA QXC9004




SNOWFLAKE FUN!
Set of three ornaments
Designed to hang from The
Ornament Express display piece.
By Nina Aubé. 3" w. x 4" h.  x 2" l.
$15.00 USA QXC9006





SNOW BUDDIES
Special Edition
Repaint of 2009
12th in the series
By Tammy Haddix. 3" w. x 4" h. x 2" l.
$10.00 USA QXC8095





TOYLAND EXPRESS
Special Edition
Repaint of 2008 ornament.
By Linda Sickman. 4" w. x 5" h. x 3" l.
$16.50 USA QXC7234




FATHER CHRISTMAS
Inspired by the popular Father Christmas series.
By Joanne Eschrich. 4" w. x 6" h. x 3.5" l.
$20.00 USA QXC9008





LAPEL PINS
Set of three pins.

Display box: 6" x 4" x 1"
$25.00 USA
 




T-SHIRT
$15.00 USA

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