Saturday, February 18, 2017

MORE 2017 KEEPSAKE ORNAMENT SNEAK PEEKS

Thanks to Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments on Facebook, collectors have been treated to weekly sneak peeks of Hallmark's upcoming 2017 Keepsake ornaments. Click on the link to visit their awesome Facebook page and don't forget to LIKE it and follow so that you won't miss out on future reveals!  Check out these nine recent sneak peeks:

Monday, February 6, 2017

90% OFF 2016 KEEPSAKE ORNAMENTS AT HALLMARK HAWAII STORES = EASY TO KOKUA!

Starting Tuesday, February 7, 2017, all 2016 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments will be 90% Off at Hallmark Hawaii Stores throughout the islands! 

This also means that for just a few dollars you can purchase & donate Keepsake Ornaments to help create very special Christmas trees for the families & children at the Next Step Shelter.

Check out our club's donation drive boxes at all three Amy's Hallmark stores on Oahu where we'll be collecting Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments for this great cause!
 
Managed by the Waikiki Health Center, the Next Step Shelter is a large warehouse space that accommodates up to 200 people from diverse backgrounds, about one-third of whom are usually children. There are separate sections for families, couples, and singles. The shelter is open 24 hours a day, every day. The shelter is located on Forrest Avenue, near Kaka’ako Beach Park and adjacent to the UH Medical School. To learn more about the Next Step Shelter visit: https://waikikihc.org/locations/nextstep/

Monday, January 23, 2017

ALOHA TO HALLMARK MASTER ARTIST MARY HAMILTON

The Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club bids a fond aloha to beloved Hallmark Master Artist, Mary Hamilton, who passed away last week.

Read Mary Hamilton's bio and see a list of the Keepsake Ornaments she designed at:

Visit Hallmark's Think.Make.Share. blog to read a tribute to Mary and to see some great photos of her and her work at http://www.thinkmakeshareblog.com/hallmark-master-artist-mary-hamilton/.   

Think.Make.Share. also has a great post about Mary's 60th Hallmark anniversary at: http://www.thinkmakeshareblog.com/artist-mary-hamilton/.
 



Wednesday, January 18, 2017

PRODUCTS AT "WELCOME TO KEEPSAKE VILLAGE"

Check out Hallmark's Keepsake Ornament Club's Convention events product shop at http://kocevent.com/Product-Shop.html to see the awesome collection of special ornaments that will be available at "Welcome to Keepsake Village".  Here are photos of three of the 2017 convention ornaments:
KOC Convention ornaments will be available as a bundled pre-purchase package to be picked up on-site at the event ($334.06), or they can be purchased individually at the event. 

Be aware that the only way to get your hands on KOC convention ornaments is to be a registered convention-goer who attends the Welcome to Keepsake Village convention in person, or to purchase them from someone who attends the KOC convention. (Another possible option is to purchase convention ornaments on Ebay or from other secondary sellers for big bucks!).

Saturday, January 7, 2017

SNEAK PEEKS FOR 2017

 During the first week of this new year, Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments on Facebook shared three great sneak peeks of ornaments due to be released in 2017:

https://muppet-stuff.blogspot.com/2016/12/sneak-peak-2017-hallmark-keepsake.html
https://muppet-stuff.blogspot.com/2016/12/sneak-peak-2017-hallmark-keepsake.html
 Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club members can check out our secret 2017 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments board on Pinterest where we have these and 109 other sneak peeks posted! Non-club members can follow us on Pinterest and view 22 of our"non-secret" boards with over 2,000 inspiring photos.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

ALALA SOON TO BE RELEASED!

The Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club is a proud supporter of the Alalā Project, so we're excited to share this video from the DLNR of one of  five male birds scheduled to be released feeding in a field aviary. The five male birds have spent the last month and a half in a flight conditioning aviary, deep in the Pu'u Maka'ala Natural Area Reserve. The birds are "getting their wings" and are being outfitted with tiny transmitters to allow researchers to track their movements.  It’s anticipated that the release will be scheduled within the next few weeks.

'Alala Community Celebration from Hawaii DLNR on Vimeo.

Monday, December 5, 2016

CHRISTMAS DECORATING THEMES

Hallmark and Community!
Will Brown shares his method to help you pick a theme for your Christmas tree and home décor that will inspire your holiday decorating. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

WE'RE WRAPPING GIFTS FOR CHARITY!

GET YOUR GIFTS WRAPPED BY OUR CLUB
 THIS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016,
AT AMY'S HALLMARK ALA MOANA CENTER!

This Saturday, during Hallmark's Gift of Memories weekend,  our club members  will be at Amy's Hallmark Ala Moana Center wrapping gifts for donations to benefit the American Cancer Society in memory of our fellow member Cheryl T.  Our volunteers will gladly wrap any and all gifts purchased from any store, the only requirements is that you buy the gift wrap, gift tags etc... at Amy's Hallmark Ala Moana.  

We'll also have Tippity-Tap Soldier ornaments available to embellish your gifts ($4 additional donation).  Those who don't use our club's gift wrapping service can still get a Tippity-Tap Soldier for a $7 donation. 

Mahalo nui to our wonderful club members who've volunteered to give of their time to support this great cause during the busy holiday season!

DECKING THE HALLS & BRINGING JOY TO THE SMALLS

The Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club ohana can be proud of the wonderful outreach that took place at the Next Step Shelter this past Sunday! A special mahalo to Debbie C. for setting this up and to Kapua Tani for allowing our club the honor of coming to the shelter to "Deck the Halls and Bring Joy to the Smalls".

Team DECK THE HALLS set up and decorated two Christmas trees, first putting Christmas lights on the fresh tree (the artificial tree was pre-lit) and decorating both trees with gorgeous shatterproof balls. Then we embellished the fresh tree with Hallmark ornaments that had red ribbons on them.  (The kids at the shelter decorated the other tree with the handmade ornaments they made with Team Joy to the Smalls).  When Santa comes to the shelter for his visit on December 2, 2016, he'll tell each child that he or she can go to the tree and choose a red-ribbon Hallmark ornament to keep for himself/herself. 
TEAM JOY TO THE SMALLS arrived dressed as Disney princesses and other cute characters!  They spent time with the approximately twenty-five children at the shelter helping them craft wooden reindeer and other Christmas ornaments, playing games, reading Christmas stories to them (the four brand new hard cover books brought for reading to the children were donated to the shelter afterwards) and singing Christmas carols.  Each child received a Christmas carol songbook/coloring book and an 8-Pack of Crayola crayons, along with a delicious little candy cane.  Juggler extraordinaire, Noah Moore, appeared at the shelter as a surprise guest and amazed the kids, their parents and club volunteers alike.  And finally, the children decorating the “kid's tree” with their cute handmade ornaments. 

Mahalo to all our club ohana who donated ornaments and monies to go toward this effort, and to those who spent their Sunday after Thanksgiving at the shelter to be a blessing to others.  Mahalo Debbie & Tony R., Cindy A., Sue S. Terri K., Debbie C., Gayle O., Laura C., Cynthia S. Gail M., Deb S., Lynette T., Dolores T., Janet N., Rachel F., Lenore K. Faith M., Sheila A., Sue O., Jeannie H., Myrna P., Amelia D., Gay Y., Denise C., Kaleena W.,  Van L., Faith K., Diana S., Mark A., Aja K.,  Judah A., Laila, Lisa, Shain, Noah and Serendipity!   

Cases of personal size shampoo and soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, disposable razors and dental floss packets were also donated directly to the shelter on behalf of our club. The children and families had a wonderful time and so did all of our awesome volunteers! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

HALLMARK'S NOVEMBER & DECEMBER EVENTS

Keepsake Ornament collectors are gearing up for Hallmark's Holiday Open House and Gift of Memories events.  Collectors across the U.S. are receiving their Holiday Open House VIP event invitations in the mail this week! New ornament releases, special offers, lots of great gifts, gift wrap and holiday cards are sure to help make your holidays merry and bright!

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE & VIP EVENT - November 11-13
Hallmark will be releasing six ornaments in November 2016. Click on the photos below to see details and prices: 

  Above: Keepsake Ornament Club Exclusive

              

Special Offers for Holiday Open House:
Click to see these special offers on Hallmark.com











GIFT OF MEMORIES WEEKEND: December 2-4
Thirteen ornaments will be released by Hallmark in December 2016. Click on the photos below to see details and prices: 












Gift of Memories Weekend Exclusive Offers: 
Milestones and Memories Ornament Storage Box
$9.95 with purchase of any 3 Keepsake Ornaments
(Regularly $14.95)


  Happy Ho-Ho-Holidays
$5.95 with any Keepsake Ornament purchase
(Regularly $12.95)


Monday, November 7, 2016

CLUB CHRISTMAS GET-TOGETHER: DECEMBER 3, 2016

LET’S CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS TOGETHER!
Where: Magnolia Bakery Cafe, Ala Moana Center 
(Mall Level, Ewa Wing)
When: Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MENU












Good food, good friends, and lots of holiday cheer to look forward to at our Christmas Get-Together! Hallmark's Gift of Memories event is the same weekend so you can shop till you drop afterwards if you're up for it!

Let's celebrate the holidays as one big ohana! We'll be kicking off the Christmas season with lots of fun, fellowship, maybe even a Christmas carol or two, and prizes! 

RSVP With Your Meal Order by Sunday, November 13, 2016!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

HALLMARK'S 2016 VIP EVENT STARTS NOVEMBER 11, 2016

Select Hallmark customers across the U.S. have been receiving their Holiday Open House VIP invitations in the mail!   Hallmark's 2016 VIP gift bag will include a festive zip travel bag, two mini Keepsake Ornaments, mistletoe-scented Crafters & Co. soap, a cute pair of Toe of a Kind socks, a flameless candle and a Holiday guest towel.  Valued at more than $65, the VIP gift bag is FREE with a purchase of $50 or more.  VIP's can bring a friend who will qualify for a free mistletoe-scented Crafters and Company soap & soap dish set if they make a purchase of $20 or more.
With a purchase of $100 or more VIP's will also get a free glass tray with brushed metal handles (regularly $29.95), and with a purchase of $150 or more VIP'S will qualify to receive a free set of 2 Star Tealight Holders (regularly $29.95).  30% off selected holiday gift collections is also being offered as part of the Holiday Open House VIP event offerings.  Offer valid 11/11/16 thought 11/178/16 while supplies last!

Friday, October 21, 2016

GRAND REOPENING OF AMY'S HALLMARK ALA MOANA!

Celebrate the Grand Reopening of Amy's Hallmark Ala Moana this Saturday, October 22, 2016, beginning at 9:30 a.m.!  The festivities will include:

~ A trunk show by local jewelry designer Morgan Lane-Tanner of Lane Tanner Jewelry Designs:


~ Sampling of delicious local chocolates by Manoa Chocolate Hawaii


~ And drawings for great discount coupons where you can save up to 30%!  

Plus everyone who spends $30 or more (before discount) will receive a FREE Precious Moments Santa ornament valued at $25 while supplies last!

This is also a great opportunity to be a giver and exemplify the true spirit of Christmas! Ornament donations for our club's Christmas tree decorating community service outreach at the Next Step Shelter will be accepted at the Ala Moana store  from October 22 - November 13.  Each child at the shelter will get to select and keep a Hallmark ornament of their own from the "Hallmark tree" we'll be creating. 

And don't forget that this is the last weekend of Hallmark's Pre-Season Stock-Up Event (event ends October 23, 2016)! This makes the Ala Moana store's grand reopening the perfect time to purchase BOGO boxed Christmas cards, non-Keepsake ornaments, gift wrap and other goodies to meet the $30 minimum purchase requirement to qualify for the free Precious Moments Santa ornament offered during the grand reopening celebration.  

Party time! See you there!