Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

OH-OH! LOOKS LIKE SANTA NEEDS OUR HELP!

Luckily, members of the Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club are ready and willing to be great Santa's helpers  this holiday season!

Our Oahu ohana will be bringing gifts of brand new toys, gift cards, clothing & Christmas decor to our Santa's Helpers Breakfast Potluck at Amy's Hallmark Ala Moana for our Adopt-a-Family outreach! Santa won't mind that we'll be having a jolly old time enjoying delicious food and good fellowship while we wrap and pack up all the Christmas presents for the families. When the work is done it'll be time for fun reindeer games and prizes! 

Our Maui ohana is helping to make sure Maui residents get on Santa's "Nice" list this year with their outreach for the Family Life Center! Bring new unwrapped gifts for boys and girls to Amy's Hallmark at Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center during Hallmark's Gift of Memories Weekend (December 1-3) and the Maui ohana will deliver them to the Family Life Center.  

Sunday, November 12, 2017

KOKUA TO NEXT STEP SHELTER

Kokua to Next Step Shelter
This Christmas and throughout the year, we strongly encourage Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club members and members of the community-at-large to support the Next Step Shelter. Under the auspices of Waikiki Health, Next Step Shelter provides services to those who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.  Next Step Shelter's services include:

  • Emergency shelter for couples and individuals
  • Referrals for medical care
  • Behavioral Health
  •  Tobacco Cessation Treatment
  • Eligibility assistance
  • Job training and placement assistance
  • Housing placement assistance

Next Step Shelter's Volunteer Services Coordinator, Kapua Tani, recently shared that the most needed items this holiday season are: 

NON FOOD ITEMS
  • Feminine Pads (NOT Tampons)
  • Plastic Forks
  • Rolls of Paper Towels
  • Dinner Napkins
  • Ziploc bags - Gallon & Sandwich size
  • Foil Wrap

FOOD ITEMS
  • Cup a Noodle
  • Snack Bars
  • Spam
  • Vienna Sausage
  • SpaghettiOs
  • Other Microwavable or Ready-to-Eat Foods

Donated goods can be delivered directly to the Next Step Shelter.  The Next Step Shelter is located at Pier 1 off Forrest Avenue in the Kaka’ako area and UH School of Medicine. The shelter is accessible through a gated entrance located on Ilalo Street near Forrest Avenue. There is a sign for the shelter on the gate.  

Monetary donations can be submitted online (but there is no option to specifically designate Next Step Shelter to receive your online donation), by phone (call 808-738-9362), or by mail using their downloadable donation form (the downloadable form does allow donors to designate Next Step Shelter as the recipient of their donations)

How Do We Know Next Step Shelter is Worthy of Donations?
Last year the Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club worked with Volunteer Services Coordinator, Kapua Tani, to do a community outreach at the shelter. We collected and delivered needed goods, purchased and decorated two gorgeous "Hallmark Keepsake Ornament" Christmas trees and put on a show for the kids that included crafts, singing and games. All of the club members who helped out during our outreach at the Next Step Shelter saw firsthand what valuable services the shelter provides!

Kapua and the staff at Next Step Shelter continue their work of helping those on the pathway out of homelessness. We worked with Kapua again this year to coordinate an opportunity for our members to kokua. Our Oahu members embodied the true spirit of Christmas (in July!) by donating needed goods for those at the shelter during our 2017 Ornament Premiere Early-Open Events.   Club volunteers from our ohana groups who meet at Hallmark Hawaii's Pearlridge, Windward and Ala Moana stores delivered all of the donated items directly to Next Step Shelter.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

GIFT OF MEMORIES WEEKEND: DECEMBER 1-3, 2017

Get ready! Hallmark's final event, Gift of Memories, is coming up in less than three weeks! Thirteen new ornaments will be released on December 1, 2017 and the weekend-long event will feature three special offers:
CLICK TO SEE THE DECEMBER 1st RELEASES ON HALLMARK.COM

Gift of Memories Special Offers
CLICK TO SEE HALLMARK'S GIFT OF MEMORIES SPECIAL OFFERS ON HALLMARK.COM

Monday, October 30, 2017

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Here's a fun throwback for Hallmark Halloween ornament collectors! Hallmark's 2007 Howl-oween House featuring Hallmark's 2007 Halloween Famous Faces, Frightful Fun, Trick or Treating in Oz and Spooky Spiders and Bats ornaments. 

Have a spooktacularly Happy Halloween everybody!

via GIPHY

 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

2017 HOLIDAY STAMPS FROM USPS

Christmas Carols Forever® Stamps 
Click Here to View on USPS 

On October 5, 2017, USPS issued these festive Christmas Carols stamps that translate four holiday classics including, “Silent Night”,  “Jingle Bells”, “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas,” and “Deck the Halls". (Book of 20 is $9.80)







The Snowy Day Forever® Stamps
Click Here to View on USPS

On October 4, 2017, USPS issued The Snowy Day stamps featuring Peter, the little boy from Ezra Jack Keats’s “The Snowy Day.” “The Snowy Day” won the Caldecott Medal in 1963. 
(Book of 20 is $9.80)

Saturday, October 14, 2017

GREAT VIDEO: KEN CROW ON SANTA'S CHRISTMAS CLOCK

In this great video, Hallmark Keepsake Master Artist Ken Crow briefly gives us the inside scoop on the magical Santa's Christmas Clock that he designed. This fully functioning cuckoo clock featuring light, sound and motion has quickly become a huge hit with collectors and non-collectors alike!  

Friday, October 13, 2017

2018 KOC (COOKIE) RECIPE BOOK CONTEST

National KOC Members have until October 30, 2018 to submit their cookie recipes & accompanying photos for Hallmark's 2018 KOC Recipe Book Contest! Here's all the details:





Wednesday, October 11, 2017

TERRI'S PICS FROM THE HALLMARK VISITORS CENTER

Our hardworking club treasurer, Terri K., was unexpectedly able to make a pit stop at Hallmark's corporate headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri, during a recent trip to the Mainland. Terri was also able to get some great photos while visiting the Hallmark Visitors Center and we're happy to be able to share a few of them with everyone here!







Monday, October 9, 2017

OUR CLUB'S PEARLRIDGE OHANA!

We love seeing the happy smiling faces of some of our Pearlridge ohana members as they lined up for Early-Open Ornament Debut this year!
Our club's Pearlridge Ambassador, Amelia D.,  on the left with her trusty purple Hallmark bag!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

EARLY-OPEN ORNAMENT DEBUT: OCTOBER 7, 2017!

Thanks to our ever awesome sponsor, Hallmark Hawaii, members of the Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club will be enjoying lots of fun and excitement at our club's Exclusive 2017 Early-Open Ornament Debut events at Amy's Hallmark stores throughout Hawaii! Opening times for our Early-Open Debut events on October 7, 2017 are as follows:
  • Prince Kuhio Plaza, Big Island: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
  • Queen Kaahumanu Center, Maui:  8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
  • All Oahu Stores: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
~ Must be a member to attend ~

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

KEEPSAKE ORNAMENT DEBUT MAILERS BEING DELIVERED

Hawaii members have begun receiving their 2017 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Debut Event mailers! Keep an eye out for your mailer and don't forget to put any Crown Reward dollars that are inside in a safe place where you'll have them ready to use for Ornament Debut!


Saturday, September 9, 2017

CLUB EXCLUSIVE: PRE-DEBUT REVEAL!

Members of the Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club are invited to an advanced screening of the ornaments in their Wish List bags and to preview Hallmark’s soon-to-be-released Debut ornaments during regular store hours at all Hallmark Hawaii stores! Dates are as follows:
  • Queen Kaahumanu Center, Maui:  Saturday, September 30, 2017  
  • All Oahu Stores: Saturday, September 30, 2017 & Sunday, October 1, 2017
  • Prince Kuhio Plaza, Big Island: Saturday, September 30, 2017 & Sunday, October 1, 2017
Members will not be able to complete any purchases of Debut items during Pre-Debut Reveal (no purchases of Debut items until Ornament Debut on October 7, 2017) but attending this event will give Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club members a chance to preview and pre-check all the items in their Wish List bags, to remove any unwanted ornaments from their bags, and to list additional items that they want added into their bags. Before Ornament Debut, stores will add requested additional items to Wish List bags, as available, in the same order that Wish Lists were turned in. This great perk is being offered by Hallmark Hawaii to help ensure that our members have the most enjoyable and streamlined Ornament Debut experience possible.
 
No Need to RSVP - It’s As Easy as 1-2-3!
1. Head over to the Hallmark Hawaii store where you submitted your Wish List during regular store hours on the applicable Pre-Debut Reveal date;
2. Let a Hallmark sales associate know you’re a Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club member and that you’d like to preview your Wish List bag; 
3. Preview the contents of your Wish List bag, make changes according to your preferences, and return your bag to a sales associate for future pick up during Ornament Debut!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

KEEPSAKE ARTIST ROBERT HURLBURT ON HOME & FAMILY

Hallmark Keepsake Artist Robert Hurlburt wowed viewers of the Hallmark Channel's Home & Family show with some of Hallmark's new Storytellers Interactive Ornaments that he's designed. Robert also explained how a Hallmark ornament gets made, showed some of the other ornaments he's designed and even shared a little about his own family. If you missed Robert's appearance, you can watch it here: And for a more in-depth look at Hallmark's Storyteller Interactive Ornaments check out the great video below!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

KALEENA & NANA ON LIVING808!

Hallmark Hawaii's District Manager, Kaleena Wakamatsu, and Hallmark Hawaii's Pearlridge Store Manager, Nana Chang, were recently interviewed by John Veneri on KHON Channel 2's Living808 and they did such an awesome job!
http://khon2.com/2017/07/20/savvy-shopper-christmas-in-july-at-hallmark/
CLICK TO WATCH THE VIDEO
Kaleena and Nana talked about Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments (including Moana, Honu, Mele Kalikimaka & Star Wars Storytellers) and Hallmark's Wonderfold & Signature cards. So fun! Click on the photo above to visit KHON2's website to watch the video.

Monday, July 17, 2017

MEMBERS: CHRISTMAS DECORATING PRIZE DRAWING!

HAWAII KEEPSAKE COLLECTORS CLUB
2017 Christmas Decorating Prize Drawing
 
 This year we want to encourage all Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club members to share their holiday decorating creativity & inspiration!
_______________________________________________________________
Five Randomly Selected Winners 
Will Each Receive a $10 Hallmark Gift Card!

Submit photos of your 2017 Christmas decor that show how you decorate with Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments!  Show us your Christmas trees, wreaths, tabletop decor, decorated shelves, Christmas centerpieces, garlands — anything you decorate that includes Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments.
_______________________________________________________________


RULES
Contest is open to all current, active members of the Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club.

Entries will be accepted between December 1, 2017, and December 24, 2017, 12 p.m. (noon) Hawaii time.

Limit of one entry per member, regardless of how many photos a contestant submits. Club members can feel free to submit several photos in order to share their creativity with fellow members, but each contestant will only be eligible for one entry in the prize drawing.

All members who have access to email should submit their photo(s) via email to us at hawaiikeepsakecollectorsclub@gmail.com and include Christmas Decorating Contest in the subject line.  Members who do not have access to email may submit their photo(s) via regular mail to the return address that appears on all of our club’s correspondence. 

By entering this contest, you agree to allow the Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club to post your entry photo(s) on our club’s online blog and on our club’s various other social media platforms. No names will be used — instead we will assign and use numbers or appropriate descriptive terms. (i.e. “Entry #1” or “Mary’s Angels Christmas Wreath").

Two (2) $20 Hallmark Gift Card winners and six (6) $10 Hallmark Gift Card winners will be chosen by random drawing using Random.org’s Random Integer Generator.  If less than eight entries are received, the first two contestants selected will each be awarded $20 in Hallmark Gift Cards and the remaining contestants will each be awarded a $10 Hallmark Gift Card. Any remaining unawarded Hallmark Gift Cards will be returned to the donor(s) of the prizes for this contest.

Winners will be announced on our club’s online blog and on our club’s various other social media platforms on December 31, 2017.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

ONE BIG OHANA CELEBRATING ORNAMENT PREMIERE

Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club no ka 'oi (the best)!
 Aloha from us to all of you! 
We love Keepsakes, both old and new. 
We love to hang them on our tree, 
that's why we joined the KOC! 

Our Ala Moana Ohana 

Members of our club's Ala Moana ohana with their many donations for the Next Step Shelter. Some members who were present are missing from this photo because, well, they just couldn't tear themselves away from checking through their bags of ornaments for a photo op, lol!

Our Hawaii Island Ohana
It's Wonderful to See These Awesome Members of Our Ohana in Hilo, Hawaii! 
Michele G. (peeking out on back left) is Our Club's Chief Ambassador for Hilo💖

Million Dollar Smiles! Amy's Hallmark Prince Kuhio Plaza Manager Suella Souki (far right) & Staff

 

Our Maui Ohana
Our Maui Ohana Members Shine at Amy's Hallmark Queen Kaahumanu Shopping Center!
Patti P. (far right) is Our Club's Chief Ambassador for Maui 💖

Maui Members Celebrated Ornament Premiere by Bringing Donations for The Family Life Center

 

Our Mainland Ohana
We're all one big ohana so we did a special drawing for our Mainland members who couldn't be here in Hawaii to celebrate Early-Open Ornament Premiere with us. And the winner of a $10 Hallmark Gift Card is... Marjorie G. in Mississippi! Woohoo, congratulations, Marjorie!!

Vice President Aja K. Reveals the Winner:
Marjorie G. from Mississippi!

 

Our Windward Ohana
Windward Ohana Members Standing Ready at the Door for Early-Open Ornament Premiere 💖     Mahalo nui to Store Manager Amy Watson for Stepping In to Run the Meeting for Our Ohana





 

Our Pearlridge Ohana
The beaming smiles of our awesome Pearlridge ohana members were so radiant that the internet would totally break if we were to post any photos of them here! So instead, our club's Chief Ambassador for Pearlridge, Amelia G., promised to send  a group photo later when her ohana meets for Ornament Debut in October. (Amelia will be sure to caution her ohana members about not smiling too brightly so they can minimize the threat to the future of the internet).


Friday, July 14, 2017

EARLY-OPEN ORNAMENT PREMIERE CHECKLIST



Before you head out to our club's Exclusive Members Only Early-Open Ornament Premiere on July 15, 2017, make sure you have everything you need! Go through this simple checklist:
 

__ 1. Your In-Kind Donation(s) to Help the Hungry, the Homeless and Families in Transition. Donation Boxes Will be Ready and Waiting at Early-Open Ornament Premiere;
 
__ 2. Keepsake Ornament Club (KOC) Membership Card (required to purchase limited ornaments, the KOC Exclusive Wicked Witch of the West ornament and to get the free A Glistening Gift for You ornament with the purchase of a Keepsake Ornament priced at $9.95 or more);

__ 3. Crown Rewards Card;

__ 4. Hallmark Crown Rewards Certificates;

__ 5. Hallmark Keepsake Stamp Card (buy 10 ornaments & save $10 on purchase of $25 or more);
 
__ 6. List of Any/All Limited Quantity Ornaments You're Hoping to Get;
   
__ 7. Copy of Your Wish List (if you have one);
  
__ 8. Cash/ Checkbook/ Credit Cards and/or Gift Cards.

Monday, July 10, 2017

FACEBOOK LIVE ARTIST CHAT - JULY 13, 2017!

Super-fun happy time! Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments on Facebook is hosting a live artist chat event on Thursday, July 13, 2017, from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Hawaii time (12 p.m. - 1 p.m. CDT) featuring Orville Wilson, Tom Best, Joanne Eschrich, and Sharon Visker!
https://www.facebook.com/HallmarkKeepsakes/
CLICK TO VISIT HALLMARK KEEPSAKE ORNAMENTS ON FACEBOOK
Awesome quote from Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments' post about this live chat: "Prettttttty sure there might be some surprises for a few lucky fans since we are gearing up for Ornament Premiere!" Yay!!!!

Monday, June 12, 2017

2017 EXCLUSIVE EARLY-OPEN ORNAMENT PREMIERE!

LIVING THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club members throughout the islands will be bringing donations to our club’s Exclusive Early-Open Ornament Premieres to support the club’s commitment to feed the hungry, help the homeless, and help families and children in transition in 2017.  
   
OAHU MEMBERS are encouraged to bring in-kind donations to Early-Open Ornament Premiere to benefit the Next Step Shelter. Donations to the Next Step Shelter support couples and individuals during their stay at the shelter and upon moving into permanent housing. To learn more about next Step Shelter visit https://waikikihc.org/locations/nextstep/ Needed items are: 
  • Hygiene Goods - Bath soap, 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, disposable razors, shaving gel/cream, deodorant, hand sanitizer, women’s products, disinfectant wipes, powder laundry soap, toilet tissue, Kleenex, Paper towels, new hair brusher, uku (lice) shampoo. 
  • Non-Perishable Foods (Must be non-expired) - Ground coffee, sugar, creamer, bag rice, cup of noodles, ramen/saimin, Spam, vienna sausage, corned beef, canned sardines, tuna, cereal, fruit bars, popcorn, snacks, microwavable items, bottled or canned juice, fresh milk. 
  • Household Items - New paper plates/bowls, plastic utensils, foil pans, plastic wrap and foil wrap, foam/paper cups, 32 gallon or larger trash bags, latex gloves, band aids, ointment, recycled shopping bags, ziploc bags, general cleaning supplies.
HILO MEMBERS are encouraged to bring donations of non-perishable food items to benefit Hope Services HawaiiHope Services Hawaii's Food Pantry and Meal programs help families, youth & adults who are living on the streets & beginning to live independently in the community. To learn more about Hope Services Hawaii visit http://hopeserviceshawaii.org/  Needed items are: 
  • Canned tuna, salmon or other canned meat
  • Rice and Pasta
  • Crackers, cookies, cereals
  • Pasta sauce/paste
  • Canned vegetables/fruit and beans
  • Soup packages/cans
  • Coffee & Juice  
MAUI MEMBERS are encouraged to bring donations of non-expired canned goods to benefit the Family Life CenterThe Family Life Center is a housing program on Maui that addresses the needs of the homeless or at-risk homeless through emergency shelter, permanent housing and rental assistance.  The mission of the Family Life Center is to stabilize the lives of people in their time of need with shelter, food, clothing and access to life changing support services that provide hope for a better future.  To learn more, visit http://flcmaui.org/

In the meantime, check out this screen capture of all the exciting in-store offers for Ornament Premiere from Hallmark:
CLICK TO VISIT HALLMARK'S IN-STORE OFFER PAGE ON HALLMARK.COM

Friday, June 2, 2017

LOCAL CLUB PIN CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF THE KOC!

KOC 30th Anniversary Local Club Pin
This year Hallmark is celebrating 30 years of the Keepsake Ornament Club (KOC) and recognizing the support and dedication of KOC members who belong to local clubs! Local clubs received mailings from Hallmark that included surprise KOC 30th Anniversary commemorative penguin pins for eligible local club members whos names and KOC membership numbers were listed on local club rosters that were submitted to the Hallmark KOC in January, 2017. (Another great reason for local club members to ensure they provide KOC membership numbers to their clubs to be included on their local clubs' rosters).  Mahalo nui to the Hallmark KOC & to our Keepsake Ornament Club Friends for these wonderful gifts of appreciation!

The Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club will be distributing these super-cute pins to eligible Hawaii members during our club's Early-Open Ornament Premiere event meetings at Hallmark Hawaii stores on July 15, 2017.  Check out our 2017 Calendar of Events in the extreme right-hand column of this club blog to see Early-Open Ornament Premiere meeting times for each Hallmark Hawaii store.

FUN FACTS:
~ In 1987 the Keepsake Ornament Club  (KOC) welcomed its first member, while the Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club welcomed its first member in 2014. 

~ Local clubs cannot use the terms, “Keepsake Ornament" (and/or) "Keepsake Ornaments” in conjunction with their club names or logos because they are trademarked by Hallmark. The name “Keepsake” can only be used if the word “Ornament(s)” does not directly follow, so Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club is acceptable.  

~ What is a Local Club?
Hallmark says, "Many local clubs were formed out of the desire of our national club members to meet with other collectors in their local communities. They are enthusiastic and spirited consumers who enjoy coming together with others to share and discuss their passion for collecting."
..."Local clubs are made up of all walks of life all tied together by their common interests."
..."Many local clubs reach out to their communities and provide service and donations to local charities. Some local clubs assist their store sponsor during store events to recruit new members and share their knowledge of Keepsake Ornaments."

~ The Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club has had the honor of being able to do community outreach projects to benefit River of Life Mission, the Ronald McDonald House(s) of Hawaii, HUGS, and the Next Step Shelter.   In 2017 our club's focus is to support local efforts to help the hungry, the homeless, and families and children in transition.   

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

CHRISTMAS DECOR, "ADOPT A FAMILY" AND MORE!

The Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club held a Hallmark ornament donation drive at Hallmark Hawaii stores throughout the islands in January, 2017, and we collected lots of gorgeous brand new Keepsake Ornament donations. Mahalo nui to Hallmark Hawaii and to all of the wonderfully generous donors who helped to fill our collection boxes!

Not too long after our ornament drive, our members were surprised and saddened to learn that families with children would have to be moved out of many of Hawaii's shelters due to newly imposed state regulations, including the families and children at the Next Step Shelter. Needless to say this completed thwarted our great plans to do a Christmas outreach for the families and kids at Next Step Shelter this year as we had done last year.

We're happy to report, however, that working in partnership with Helping Hands Hawaii our members will be bringing Christmas joy and cheer to the homes of two local families this year by putting together Christmas tree decorating “kits” that will include the ornaments we’ve collected. Our club will also be participating in Helping Hands Hawaii’s Adopt a Family program! We’ll be requesting two family’s wish lists of wants and needs so that members can purchase items as Christmas gifts for them. Our "Kits of Cheer" and gifts for the families will be delivered to Helping Hands Hawaii's clearinghouse in early December 2017.

List of Christmas Gear Needed for Our Kits of Cheer
(2) Fresh Christmas Trees
(2) Extension Cords
(2) Tree Stands
(1400) Multicolored Christmas Lights - 700 per tree
Assorted Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments
Non-Breakable Christmas Ornaments
(2) Tree Toppers
Ornament Hooks
Christmas Gifts (based on each family's wish list)

About HHH's Adopt a Family Program:
What is the Adopt A Family program?
Adopt A Family (AAF) is a seasonal program administered by Helping Hands Hawaii during the holiday season that links individuals and families in need with kind donors in the community.

How does the Adopt A Family program work?
If you are interested in being an Adopt A Family donor, complete the AAF Donor Information Form or call (808) 440-3800 to fill one out over the phone. The selection process will begin around the first week of November, but you may begin sending in your applications immediately.

In November, we will send you an assortment of family stories to review. You have 3 days to select and notify us of the family you wish to adopt. The families you do not select will return to the pool of applicants to give other donors a chance to adopt them. You may begin buying gifts to fulfill your family’s Wish List once we have confirmed your selection.

Why do I only have 3 days to pick a family?
When we send you the assortment of family stories, these applicants are put on hold and cannot be distributed to other donors until you make your selection. The longer they are on hold, the more difficult it will be to match them up with a donor. Thus, we kindly ask that you select your family within 3 days of receiving the stories. If you do not make a selection from your matched families and respond within 3 days, your matches will re-enter the pool to be matched to other potential donors, and we cannot guarantee that they will remain available for your selection. (i.e. you may have to start the matching process again).

Our goal is to maintain a 100 percent adoption rate and do our best to give these families the happiest holiday season that we can.

Do I have to buy everything on the family’s Wish List?
No, the Wish List is a guide to inform donors of the types of items the family is in need of this holiday season. Donors may purchase the items on the list or any other items they would like for the family. The donated gifts are at the donor’s discretion. Please provide a detailed itemized listing for all items donated to the family.

Where do I drop off the gifts?
Gifts can be dropped off at our Community Clearinghouse located at 2100 N. Nimitz Hwy.

What is the deadline to drop off gifts?
The drop-off deadline is Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. We will be accepting donor applications through this date, but please allow yourself time to acquire the Wish List items and deliver it to the Community Clearinghouse. Our goal is to deliver the gifts to families before Christmas, so the earlier we receive them from donors the better.

What are the Community Clearinghouse’s hours of operation?
The Community Clearinghouse is open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. From Dec. 5 to Dec. 9, the Clearinghouse will extend its hours through 6:30 p.m. to accommodate donors who would like to drop off items after work. Additionally, it will be open on Saturday (Nov. 26, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10) from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (noon) for donor convenience.

Do the gifts have to be new?
Yes, all Wish List items must be new. You may wrap the items in festive paper as long as they are properly labeled with the Family Code (unique identifying code assigned to the family).

If you wish to give additional items not on the Wish List that may be gently used, we humbly ask that you remember these are holiday gifts and consider the condition of the items carefully before including them.

If you would like to make a general donation of gently used items to the Community Clearinghouse, we will gratefully accept them for use by other clients not participating in the Adopt A Family program.

Can I make a monetary donation to the family?
Yes, but because Adopt A Family is not a financial assistance program, we are unable to give families cash donations. Instead, we will convert your monetary contribution in its exact value into a gift card to an all-in-one store, like Walmart, Kmart, Target, etc., that the family can use.

What kind of families participate in this program?
Most of the participants in the Adopt A Family program are homeless or are low-income individuals or families living in emergency shelters and transitional housing. They are referred to the program and screened for eligibility through an application process that utilizes our network of partnering agencies that specialize in assisting this population.

How do the gifts get to the family?
When the Community Clearinghouse receives the Wish List items, we distribute them to the families through their referring agency.

Can I meet the family and deliver the gifts myself?
Yes, some families are open to meeting their donors. If you would like to meet the family, you must indicate this on your application form so we can match you with families who have also indicated on their application that they are open to meeting their donors.

Instead of adopting a family, can I just make a donation?
Yes, you can make a monetary gift to our Good Neighbor Fund online at www.helpinghandshawaii.org or by mailing a check to 2100 N. Nimitz Hwy., Honolulu, HI 96819.

You may also drop off unwrapped gifts at the Community Clearinghouse, which we will use to fulfill Wish Lists for families who are not selected by donors. Most families are seeking very basic needs, such as clothing, household items, toys for young children and food. You may also choose to give gift cards for restaurants, groceries, clothing, educational toys and multi-purpose items (all-in-one stores like Walmart, Kmart, Target, etc.).

Can I adopt a family from a neighbor island?
No, unfortunately, the Adopt A Family program is only available on Oahu at this time.

More Information About Adopt A Family
For information about the program, email us at AAF@helpinghandshawaii.org or call (808) 440-3800.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

STAMP OUT HUNGER THIS SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2017

Members of the Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club throughout Hawaii and the continental U.S. are supporting the National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  Please join us in helping to make a difference in the lives of others! Kokua by placing boxes and cans of healthy non-perishable food in a package or box next to your mailbox before your letter carrier delivers your mail this Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017

OUR CLUB'S 2017 DREAM BOOK REVEAL PRIZE WINNERS

The Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club had an awesome Dream Book Reveal Celebration and Club Meeting! Congrats to these prize winners:

Thursday, May 4, 2017

GRAND RE-OPENING - AMY'S HALLMARK WINDWARD MALL!

Amy's Hallmark at Windward Mall Re-Opens May 6, 2017!
Well worth the wait, Amy's Hallmark located in Oahu's Windward Mall will be celebrating  its Grand Re-Opening this Saturday, May 6, 2017, starting at 10 a.m. -- right on time for Hallmark's 2017 Dream Book Reveal! 

The team at Hallmark Hawaii's Windward store is throwing a party and serving up refreshments to welcome customers back to their newly remodeled store.  Check out the new look and join in the fun and festivities! Get the 2017 Dream Book and turn in your Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Wish Lists. And don't forget Mom -- Mother's Day is Sunday, May 14!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

DREAM BOOK CELEBRATION AT AMY'S HALLMARK IN HILO

Amy's Hallmark in Hilo's Prince Kuhio Plaza will be celebrating the reveal of Hallmark's 2017 Dream Book this Sunday, May 7, 2017! Store opens at 10 a.m. 

Enjoy snacks and win prizes! Turn in you Wish Lists and stock up on gifts and cards for Mother's Day and for the upcoming graduation season!

Monday, May 1, 2017

EXCLUSIVE EARLY-OPEN AT AMY'S HALLMARK ALA MOANA!

This year there will be just one early-open Dream Book Reveal celebration location in all Hawaii nei where our club will meet: Amy's Hallmark Ala Moana!  One Early-Open Location = One Big Local Club Jamboree! Join us at Hallmark Hawaii's Ala Moana store on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 8 a.m.

We hope all Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club members who are able will come to Amy's Hallmark Ala Moana for our local club meeting and to celebrate Hallmark's Dream Book Reveal! This is the perfect occasion to come together as a club to share the excitement of collecting Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments with one another without the ornament pick-up frenzy that occurs during Premiere and Debut. It's also the perfect time to turn in your wish lists and stock up on all things Hallmark! RSVP by April 23, 2017.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

GRAND PRIZE FOR MAY 6, 2017 LOCAL CLUB MEETING!

Check out this awesome grand prize that the Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club will be giving away during our May 6, 2017 local club meeting and Dream Book Reveal celebration:  An autographed copy of the 2017 Dream Book signed by Nina Aube, Kristina Gaughran, Tammy Haddix and Anita Marra Rogers!! Chee hee! All current local club members in good standing will be eligible to win (no need to be present at the meeting to win).

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

THE ONLINE 2017 HALLMARK DREAM BOOK IS NOW LIVE!

Hallmark's 2017 Dream Book is now live on the Hallmark.com website!  What makes the online version especially great is that you can view videos of your favorite 2017 sound and motion ornaments in action!

http://catalogs.hallmark.com/publication/?i=395323#{%22issue_id%22:395323,%22page%22:0}
Click Here to Visit Hallmark.com and See the 2017 Dream Book

Saturday, April 22, 2017

LIVE CHAT WITH FOUR HALLMARK ARTISTS ON 04/25/17!

Chat LIVE with four awesome Hallmark Artists! Nina Aube, Kristina Gaughran, Tammy Haddix and Anita Marra Rogers will chat live with fans on April 25, 2017 from 7 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. Hawaii time (12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. CDT) on the Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments Facebook page
 
There's only going to be thirty minutes for fans to chat with all four artists so plan ahead and think strategically when you choose your questions!

Fans who participate in this live chat will have an opportunity to win autographed Dream Books signed by the artists! Join in the fun!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

GREAT SERIES RESOURCES FROM HALLMARK

UPDATE 4/20/17: Here are fourteen Keepsake Ornament series pictorial pdf's from Hallmark in alphabetical order -- we just added Spotlight on Snoopy!  Scroll down on each series window to see their subsequent pages.

BEAUTY OF BIRDS (Artist: Edythe Kegrize)


CHRISTMAS WINDOWS (Artists: Ken Crow - 1st;  Nina Aube & Tammy Haddix on rotating basis)

COOKIE CUTTER CHRISTMAS (Artist: Nina Aube )

COOKIE CUTTER THROUGH THE YEAR (Artist: Nina Aube )

FAIRY MESSENGERS (Artist: Kristina Kline-Gaughran)

FATHER CHRISTMAS (Artist: Joanne Eschrich)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN (Artist: Anita Marra Rogers)


MAKING MEMORIES (Artist: Tammy Haddix)

MARY'S ANGELS (Artists: Mary Hamilton & Robert Chad)

ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS (Artists: Various)

SANTA'S SWEET RIDE (Artist: Tammy Haddix)

SEASON'S TREATINGS (Artist: Sharon Visker)

SNOWBALL AND TUXEDO (Artist: Joanne Eschrich)
 


SPOTLIGHT ON SNOOPY (Artists: Bob Siedler, Mike Dirham, Jim Kemme & Tracy Larsen)