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The 2013 Keepsake Ornament Club Event*

"Hangin' WITH YOUR BUDDIES" was the name of the 2013 Keepsake Ornament Club national event. This one-of-a-kind collectors event celebrated the 40th (ruby) Anniversary of Keepsake Ornaments.
 

EVENT DATES: Friday and Saturday, August 2-3, 2013

     START TIME: 8:00 a.m.

     END TIME: 5:00 p.m.

     NOTE: In an effort to reduce lines, Hallmark had
     Early-Bird registration packet and gift bag pick-up on
     Thursday evening, August 1, 2013.


LOCATION: Kansas City, MO

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REGISTRATION
Registration was only accepted online at KOCevents.com. 

     Opened: April 1, 2013 (at noon Central Time)

     Event Fees: $54.18 per KOC member* ($50.00 fee + $4.18
     tax) -
included admission to event, activities on Friday, August
     2, and Saturday, August 3, plus a gift tote containing two
     commemorative Keepsake ornaments and other surprises.

     *Event was limited to KOC members only.


     NOTE: Hallmark did not mail registration packets. Attendees 
     received their artist names and signing times in a
     confirmation e-mail after they registered. All packets were
     picked up on-site at the event.

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TRAVEL/HOTEL

A limited number of rooms were available at a discounted rate ($128.00/night) for August 1, 2 & 3 at the Sheraton as well as at the Westin Crown Center Hotel, which adjoins the Sheraton via an enclosed walkway.  Individuals were encouraged to reserve their room early and told to mention the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club to get the discounted rate.

  • Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
    (formerly the Hyatt Regency Crown Center)
    2345 McGee St.
    Kansas City, MO 64108


    reservation line: (866) 716-8134
    Hotel: (816) 841-1000

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


    reservation line:
    (888) 627-8538


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EVENT COMMEMORATIVE TOTE BAG
Each attendee received a
black, non-woven, polypropylene tote bag silk screened with the event logo.

Contents:

  • Two event exclusive Keepsake ornaments. Including "Forty Years of Memories", a unique sculpt and a repainted version of "A Snowman's Joyful Job", a 2013 October release.



FORTY YEARS OF MEMORIES
This finial shaped ornament features four of
the popular yarn ornaments-Mr. Santa
(XHD745), Mrs. Santa (XHD752), Mr. Snowman
(XHD765) and Angel (XHD785)-from Keepsake
Ornaments' initial 1973 collection.
By Tammy Haddix.
$14.95 USA (suggested retail value)
QXC5068




A SNOWMAN'S JOYFUL JOB
Special Edition
Repaint of 2013 ornament

Celebrates the Keepsake Ornament Club.
By Robert Chad and Joanne Eschrich. 5¼" h.
$14.95 USA (suggested retail value)
QXC1362


  • Hangin' WITH YOUR BUDDIES commemorative items
    • A purple plastic insulated travel cup with straw, imprinted with the event title logo.
    • Writing pen. On pen: "Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments."
    • Two different lanyards, one for the name badge and another to hold the event tickets.
    • An event specific door hanger featuring Kris' penguins Hangin' out on a wreath.

  • An Itty Bittys™ stuffed animal (i.e. Mickey, Minnie, Bambi, Thumper, Pooh, Tigger, Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Jasmine, Sully or Mike)

  • As a thank you gift, KOC Charter Members were given an additional event exclusive Keepsake Ornament, a specially painted version of the 2012 "Life's a Hoot With Sisters" (QXG4734) ornament.




WHOOO-HOOO FOR CHARTER MEMBERS

Repaint of 2012
Life's a Hoot With Sisters (QXG4734) ornament

By Terri Steiger. 3½" w.
QXC4734


  • LOCAL CLUB DINNER AND CELEBRATION (Friday night):

     Event Fee: $50.00 per member.

    Doors opened at 6:00 p.m. (5:45 p.m. for wheelchair 
    access).
    Festivities began at 6:30 p.m.

    As the 1,400 attendees entered the Crown Center Exhibit Hall on Friday night, each was given a special edition, repainted version of the 16th ornament in the A Pony for Christmas series and a WIZARD OF OZ™ pin back button featuring the upcoming "Were Off to See the Wizard" tabletop piece.

     


    A PONY FOR CHRISTMAS
    Special Edition
    Repaint of 2013
    16th in the series
    By Linda Sickman 2⅝" h.
    $14.95 USA (suggested retail value)*
    Limited Edition (1,400 pieces)
    QXC5069

    Shortly after everyone had settled in, Hallmark Production Designer, Steve Goslin, dressed in full traditional highland dress and playing the Great Highland Bagpipes, lead a procession of Wizard of Oz costumed attendees in through the main door and up on to the stage. As each individual was introduced, they took the stage identified their self and the character they represented, and said where they were from. At the conclusion of the procession, Dave Hall welcomed everyone to the event and made a few opening remarks. After he finished his speech, dinner was served. The menu featured a dinner salad with ranch dressing, barbecued beef, Au-gratin potatoes, steamed baby carrots and asparagus and chocolate cake. As people finished their meal Jamie Lockard and Tim Stanley hosted a Q&A secession with the Keepsake Studio artists. The evening concluded with the announcing of the runner-ups and winners of the unannounced costume contest and the awarding of the table centerpieces to the individual at each table that had an "X" under their seat.

    *Suggested retail value - price printed on the price tag affixed to the box. Please be aware that an items suggested retail value may not reflect its current secondary market value.


  • KEEPSAKE LIVE AUCTION
    Started at the conclusion of the event on Saturday afternoon.
    Proceeds from the auction were donated to Cure Search for Children’s Cancer.

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    REGISTER-TO-WIN PRIZES
    During the Hangin' WITH YOUR BUDDIES! event, Hallmark gave away specially painted event exclusive Keepsake ornaments
    .



    TOYMAKER SANTA
    Repaint of 2008
    9th in the series
    By Ken Crow. 4¼" h.
    Limited Edition (64 pieces)
    QXC7121




    STERLING ROSE
    Repaint of 2012
    25th in the Mary's Angels series
    Designed by Mary Hamilton
    Sculpted by Robert Chad. 3" h.
    Limited Edition (64 pieces)
    QXC8271




    SANTA CERTIFIED
    Repaint of 2013
    1st in the series
    By Ken Crow. 3" w.
    Limited Edition (64 pieces)
    QXC9205




    PUPPY LOVE
    Repaint of 2013
    23rd in the series
    Artist crafted and brass.
    By Anita Marra Rogers. 2⅜" h.
    Limited Edition (64 pieces)
    QXC9065

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PRODUCT SHOP

These items were only available at the
2013 Keepsake Ornament Club event.

Facade                                       Interior

 

VICTORIAN DOLL HOUSE
Artists crafted.
By the Keepsake Artists. 5¼" h.
$34.95 USA QXC5064

Keepsake Artist Contributions:

  • Design concept and art direction - Edythe Kegrize
  • House Structure - Robert Hurlburt
  • Architectural details, snow on roof - Don Palmiter
  • Wreath on door - Ruth Donikowski

    Attic:

  • Left side bas relief - Tracy Larsen
  • Right side bas relief - Robert Chad
  • Center attic wall illustration - Tom Best
  • Rocking Horse - Valerie Shanks

    2nd Floor:

  • Paper label wall illustration - Edythe Kegrize
  • Chaise with hatbox and shoes - Julie Forsyth
  • Bed headboard and foot-board - Kris Gaughran
  • Bed quilt - Becky Hottel
  • Teddy bear and pillow - Tammy Haddix
  • Vanity and stool - Rodney Gentry
  • Dog in dog bed - Sharon Visker
  • Doll and window seat cushion - Anita Marra Rogers

    1st Floor:
  • Paper label wall illustration - Terri Steiger
  • Train and tree base - Nello Williams
  • Nutcracker - Joanne Eschrich
  • Grandfather clock - Ken Crow
  • Settee - Orville Wilson
  • Cat (on settee) - Nina Aubé
  • Fireplace casing - Jake Angell
  • Fireplace center - Deborah Murray
  • Greenery on mantel - Ruth Donikowski
  • Small dollhouse - Don Palmiter

  • Color Team and Technical Details - Susan Weiland, Nita Obbink, Jennifer Swanson, Lisa Vogel, Diana McGehee



Repaint                            Original



FATHER CHRISTMAS

Special Edition
Repaint of 10th in series
Artist crafted.
By Joanne Eschrich. 5¼" h.
$19.95 USA QXC9042


2013 Repaint                    2012 Original



1959 GILLHAM SPECIAL

Repaint of 2012
Limited-quantity ornament.
Wheels turn. Die-cast Metal
By Don Palmiter. 3½" h.
$17.95 USA QXC3051




MERRY KISS-MOOSE
Based on the runner-up concept in the co-created
ornament survey. Features Merry Chris-moose (in
his Santa hat and scarf) puckered up under the
mistletoe, waiting patiently for a holiday kiss. With
the help of his friend, a little gray squirrel (who is
perched on his head holding the sprig of mistletoe
over him), he just might catch a break during the
holiday season. Artist crafted.
By Tracy Larsen. 3" h.
$12.95 USA QXC5055





WINTER FAIRY
Fairy Messengers
Special Edition
Inspired by the "Winter Fairy" "Mystery Ornament",

A winter-themed fairy based on a season rather
than a flower like the rest of the Fairy Messengers
series. Artist crafted. By Kristina Gaughran. 3½" h.
$9.95 USA QXC5061





A TROPICAL HOLIDAY

Cookie Cutter Christmas
Special Edition
Inspired by the popular Cookie Cutter
Christmas series. Artist crafted.
By Nina Aubé. 2½" h.
$12.95 USA QXC5062



WARMED BY FRIENDSHIP

Waterless globe inspired by the popular Snow
Buddies series. Features the series' snowman
and animal buddies from early ornaments in the
series. Artist crafted. By Tammy Haddix. 6¾" h.
$29.95 USA QXC5063


2013 Repaint                     2012 Original

 


INDIGO BUNTING

The Beauty of Birds
Special Edition
Repaint of 2012
8th in the series
Artist crafted.
By Edythe Kegrize. 4" w.
$14.95 USA QXC8101

 

Repaint                            Original

 


NORTH POLE TREE TRIMMERS
Repaint of 2013
1st in the series
Artist crafted.
By Tracy Larsen. 2⅞" h.
$14.95 USA QXC9202

 

2013 Repaint                     2012 Original

 


YULETIDE RIDE
Online exclusive*
Repaint of 2012 ornament.
Inspired by the 'A Pony for
Christmas' series. Artist crafted.
By Anita Marra Rogers. 1¼" h.
$7.95 USA QXC5070

*The Online Exclusive Offer was available only to those members who pre-purchase all the product during registration. Once an individual purchased the package they were then given the option to also purchase the on-line exclusive ornament. This ornament was not available for purchase at the event. If attendees choose not to pre-purchase the package, all other product (except the on-line exclusive ornament and commemorative shirts) were available for purchase individually during the event.



Closed View


Open View


SANTA'S HOME SWEET HOME

This backdrop is self-standing and styled to
complement the Keepsake Studios’ annual event
pieces. Rich details and traditional colors add
personality to the space Santa and Mrs. Claus call
home. While giving a nod to past ornaments that
provide insight into their world. This is the perfect
tabletop piece to help you begin designing a space,
just for the Claus'. Linen texture bound book board.
By Edythe Kegrize.
Closed: 12" w.  x 6.5" h.
Open: 24" w. x 6.5" h.
$6.95 USA QXC5065





WOMEN'S DATED COMMEMORATIVE SHIRT
Women's Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL
$17.00 USA (Additional $3 for 2XL, 3XL and 4XL)

Online exclusive item only available for purchase
during registration as part of the bundle.
Will not be available for purchase at the event.




MEN'S DATED COMMEMORATIVE SHIRT
Men's Sizes: S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5 XL
$17.00 USA (Additional $3 for 2XL, 3XL 4XL and 5XL)

Online exclusive item only available for purchase
during registration as part of the bundle.
Will not be available for purchase at the event.




COMMEMORATIVE LAPEL PIN
Metal. 2" x 1.3"
$7.95 USA





GRAB BAG
Includes 3 past Keepsake ornaments. Some
bags contained bonus ornaments, including a
special surprise, an exclusive repaint of the 2013
Season's Treatings, 5th in series ornament.
$15.00 USA

       Repaint                         Original

 

SEASON’S TREATINGS
Repaint of 2013
5th in the series
Features a jolly wolly Santa platter with Christmas
candy (divinity, a candy cane, a couple pieces of
ribbon candy, peanut brittle  and fudge) arranged
on it.
 By Sharon Visker.
QXC9075

 

BUNDLE PRICES
Bundled package included one of each
event ornament, 'Santa's Home Sweet Home'
backdrop, a commemorative event shirt,
commemorative  lapel pin and  grab bag.


Bundle with Yuletide Ride: $223.40 + $18.65 (tax) = $242.05*
Bundle w/out Yuletide Ride: $215.45 + $17.99 (tax) = $233.44*

*NOTE: Add $3.00 for bundles with plus size tee shirts.

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