Hallmark Creations #837
3501 McHenry Ave., Ste. D2
Modesto, CA 95356
Ph. No.: (209) 529-5882
FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER - "Dinner With Ken Crow"
NOTE: This is a Nutty Collectors Club members-only event.
If room permits, dinner may be extended to other California Local Club members.
DATE: Friday, August 22, 2014
LOCATION: THE GONSALVES RANCH
At the Friday night dinner Ken gave a brief presentation. Although no photos were shown, he did demonstrate his upcoming 'Here Comes Santa Claus!' Tree Topper, talked about some of his 2014 Keepsake ornaments and provided a few insights into several of the pieces he is working on for 2015.
Ken started the program by talking about the tree topper. As he revealed it (using his daughter Michelle as a makeshift tree), he noted that he has been wanting to do this piece since 1987. Although his original idea called for Santa and the reindeer to revolve around the tree, in the final design they ended up being stationary with a remote controlled snowflake light show and musical accompaniment.
Ken then shared that he is working on the 2015 'Santa Certified' series piece, this piece will feature a glider rocking horse with "the coolest thing he could think of on the horse". As an interesting insight he pointed out that the images included on this years 'Santa Certified' Jack-in the-box are reproductions of historical Hallmark greeting cards that are 100+ years old. He also noted that all the pieces in this series are signed by Santa himself.
In addition to his series pieces, Ken is also working on a Disney licensed ornament featuring a puppet.
As a final teaser, Ken gave a hint regarding his 2015 large light and motion piece. He said: "for his next design he gets to ‘break the rules’ and create movement on all axes of motion."