Tuesday, December 25, 2018

OUR 2018 CHRISTMAS DECORATING PRIZE DRAWING

THE HAWAII KEEPSAKE COLLECTORS CLUB'S
2018 Christmas Decorating Prize Drawing
 
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CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE FIVE RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNERS OF $10 HALLMARK GIFT CARDS!
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  • Entry #2 - "Noel"
  • Entry #5 - "Glittering Silver Tree with Glass Ornaments"    and "Pink Christmas Perfection"
  • Entry #10 - "More Than 700 Hallmark Ornaments on a 9' Christmas Tree"
  • Entry #4 - "Festive Holiday Tea Party" and "Sweet Holiday Treats"
  • Entry #9 - "Santa & His Reindeer Friends"
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Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club Members! Share your holiday decorating creativity & inspiration by submitting photos of your 2018 Christmas decor that features Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments. Show us your Christmas trees, wreaths, tabletop decor, decorated shelves, Christmas centerpieces or garlands -- anything you decorate that includes Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments -- and you'll be entered to win a Hallmark gift card!
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VIEW ENTRIES HERE!
More than 700 Hallmark Ornaments on a 9’ Christmas Tree & Toymaker Santa Express Train!

Santa & Reindeer Friends
Santas & Sweet Treats
Christmas Decor Galore
Christmas Whimsy
Joyful Snowpeople and Friends
Glittering Silver Tree with Glass Ornaments
Pink Christmas Perfection
Festive Holiday Tea Party
Sweet Holiday Treats
Sleigh Ride Through Gingerbread Lane
Noel
Bright Shining Star
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RULES
Contest is open to all current, active members of the Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club.

Entries will be accepted between December 1, 2018, and December 24, 2018, 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").

Five (5) $10 Hallmark Gift Card winners will be chosen by random drawing using Random.org’s Random Integer Generator. If less than five members enter this drawing, the remaining unawarded Hallmark Gift Cards will be returned to the club and used as prizes for future events.

Winners will be announced on our club’s online blog and on our club’s various other social media platforms on December 31, 2018.

Friday, December 7, 2018

OUR ADOPT-A-FAMILY OUTREACH FILLED WITH ALOHA

Mahalo nui to all the members of our club ohana who gave so generously to our Adopt-A-Family outreach!
We've got the Christmas spirit and lots of aloha...
Our Club's Christmas Gifts Being Delivered to Helping Hands Hawaii
...and it shows!

Friday, November 2, 2018

SIGNING EVENT WITH MASTER SCULPTOR HIKO MAEDA!

Precious Moments is celebrating 40 years of love and Hallmark Hawaii is making sure that Hawaii is in on the celebration!  Amy's Hallmark Ala Moana Center is hosting a meet and greet signing event with Master Sculptor, Hiko Maeda, on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Hiko will sign your Precious Moments figurines for free (two signatures per purchase) and you can even enter to win signed Precious Moments figurines. Check out the flyer below for all the details!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

ALMOST HALLOWEEN!

It's scary to think that our local club members might miss out on Hallmark's BOGO Pre-Season Sales Event before it ends this Sunday, October 21, 2018!  Lots of super cute Halloween merchandise available too!

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

ALL ABOARD!

CONGRATS HALLMARK HAWAII OAHU STORE MANAGERS!

Exciting changes are happening at Hallmark Hawaii and congrats are in order! Effective October 1, 2018, Deanne Ah Mook Sang became the new store manager of Amy's Hallmark, Windward Mall;  Amy Watson has taken over as store manager of Amy's Hallmark at Pearlridge Center; and Joanne "Nana" Chang has officially become the store manager of Amy's Hallmark, Ala Moana. 

Congratulations Deanne, Amy and Nana! Our Oahu members will be looking forward to celebrating Ornament Debut with each of you as their respective store's new managers!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

MEMBERS ONLY 2018 EARLY-OPEN ORNAMENT DEBUT!


Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club members are encouraged to join in the fun and celebrate Ornament Debut with fellow collectors on October 6, 2018, at Hallmark Hawaii stores throughout the islands:
  • All Oahu Stores: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
  • Prince Kuhio Plaza, Big Island: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
  • Queen Kaahumanu Center, Maui:  8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
 
And you'll be able to score extra Crown Reward Bonus Points for shopping during Ornament Premiere Weekend:


 ~ Ornament Debut Bonus Points (Opening Weekend Only) Crown Rewards Members: Unlock 100 Bonus Points for every Hallmark Keepsake Ornament you buy! Plus, buy 5 or more and unlock an additional 500 Bonus Points, or buy 10 or more and unlock an additional 1,500 Bonus Points. Valid 10/6 - 10/7.

 ~ KOC-Exclusive Bonus Points (Ornament Debut Opening Weekend) KOC Members: 
Buy 15 or more Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments and unlock an additional 1,500 Bonus Points. Excludes Product Shop purchases. Valid 10/6 - 10/7.

~ Ornament Debut Week Bonus Points - Crown Rewards Members: Unlock 100 Bonus Points for every Hallmark Keepsake Ornament you buy! Plus, buy 5 or more and unlock an additional 250 Bonus Points, or buy 10 or more and unlock an additional 750 Bonus Points. Valid 10/8 - 10/14.

Monday, August 27, 2018

EARLY-OPEN ORNAMENT DEBUT ON OCTOBER 6, 2018!

Woohoo, it's confirmed! Thanks to our awesome sponsor, Hallmark Hawaii, members of the Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club will be having lots of fun at our club's Exclusive 2018 Early-Open Ornament Debut events on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at Amy's Hallmark stores throughout Hawaii!  Meeting times will be as follows:
  • All Oahu Stores: 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.
  • Prince Kuhio Plaza, Big Island: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
  • Queen Kaahumanu Center, Maui:  8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

2018 KEEPSAKE ARTIST SIGNINGS ARE ABOUT TO BEGIN!

Meet Hallmark's Keepsake Studio Artists!


2019 KOC CONVENTION: AUGUST 8-10, 2019

Save the date for August 8-10, 2019 and plan on making your way to Kansas City, Missouri! Event details for the 31st Annual Keepsake Ornament Club Convention are being finalized -- no word yet on hotels or other details so stay tuned!

Friday, July 27, 2018

NEW ADVENTURES FOR OUR OWN JEANNIE HIGA


Best wishes to Jeannie Higa, store manager of Amy's Hallmark Ala Moana and co-founder of the Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club, who will be leaving Hallmark to pursue new professional opportunities.  We love you and we'll miss you, Jeannie!!  Thank you for all you've done for our club and for all of our members. We've had the time of our lives and we owe it all to you!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

OUR CLUB'S 2018 EARLY-OPEN ORNAMENT PREMIERE

The Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club is now 123 members strong and our ohana was out in force for our club's Early-Open Ornament Premiere events at Hallmark Hawaii stores throughout the islands!
Ala Moana Ohana Surrounding Their Donations for Next Step Shelter





Tuesday, July 10, 2018

EARLY-OPEN ORNAMENT PREMIERE CHECKLIST

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

  __ 1. Crown Rewards Card

  __ 2. KOC Membership Card
 
  __  3. Hallmark Crown Rewards Certificates
 
  __ 4. Scratch Off Ticket from the Summer Issue of For Keeps 

  __ 5. Hallmark Keepsake Stamp Card

  __ 6. List of Any/All Limited Quantity Ornaments You Hope to Get

  __ 7. Copy of Your Wish List (If you have one)
 
  __ 8. Cash/Checks/Credit Cards and/or Gift Cards
 
Oahu Members: 
   __  9. Donations for Next Step Shelter
   __ 10. Reusable bag(s) if your not up for purchasing bags

Hilo Members: 
   __  9. Donations for Pu'uhonua O Puna
 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

THESE HALLMARK KEEPSAKES & MORE COMING JULY 14!


Hallmark's 2018 Christmas Lantern Table Decoration by master artist Ken Crow, featuring Magic Sound, Light and Motion. When you press the button  this magical lantern opens and comes to life with music, light and movement. Requires power adaptor (included) or battery operated using three (3) AA batteries (not included). Plays "Carol of the Bells," "The Holly and the Ivy" and "O Christmas Tree". 

Christmas Carnival Journey to the Stars

The first in a new five-ornament Storyteller ornament series,  Christmas Carnival Journey to the Stars features a sleigh ride with three reindeer-drawn sleighs spinning around a starry sky with fluffy white clouds. Connect it to Hallmark's Keepsake Power Cord (sold separately) to see a continuous light and motion effect. Press the button to hear it play "Jingle Bells." You'll be able to connect this ornament to other subsequent Christmas Carnival Storyteller ornaments to unlock additional amazing interactive performances! 

Santa's Magic Train Musical Ornament With Light & Motion

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

WELCOME TO HAWAII TRACY LARSEN!

It wasn't a typical day at Amy's Hallmark in Ala Moana Center, Hawaii, when Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Artist, Tracy Larsen, walked into the store!
Hallmark Hawaii's Ala Moana Store Manager, Jeannie Higa, with Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Artist, Tracy Larsen
Store Manager, Jeannie Higa, was excited to be able to meet and briefly chat with Tracy who totally looks like he could be a hapa haole guy from Hawaii, right? Tracy was not only kind enough to autograph a 2018 Dream Book at Jeannie's request, but also made time to pose for this cute photo (above) with Jeannie. How awesome is that?! We hope Tracy's visit to Hawaii will be a memorable one filled with lots of aloha. 

It's fun to note that Tracy signed a page of the 2018 Dream Book that features some of the ornaments he designed for this year including the Luminous Lighthouse Musical Table Decoration shown in this video:

Even though members our our club weren't able to meet Tracy Larsen in person, our local club ohana will be thrilled to know that Jeannie wants the signed 2018 Dream Book to be used as a special prize for a lucky member of the Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club! Chee hee! A big mahalo to Tracy Larsen and to Jeannie Higa for this awesome prize!

Click on the photo below to see the 2018 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments designed by Tracy Larsen on Hallmark.com:
CLICK TO SEE TRACY LARSEN'S ORNAMENTS FOR 2018 ON HALLMARK.COM
CLICK TO SEE TRACY LARSEN'S ORNAMENTS ON HALLMARK.COM

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

LIVE CHAT WITH NINA AUBE AND ANITA MARRA ROGERS

Thursday, April 19 at 11 AM - 11:15 AM CDT 
~ 6 AM - 6:15 AM HI TIME ~

Chat LIVE about the 2018 Dream Book with Hallmark Artists Nina Aube and Anita Marra Rogers on April 19, 2018 from 6 a.m. - 6:15 a.m. Hawaii time (11 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. CDT) on the Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments Facebook page


This live chat is only schedule to last a brief 15 minutes so log in to Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments' Facebook page early to join in the fun!

Friday, March 30, 2018

ONLINE DREAM BOOK GOES LIVE APRIL 19, 2018!!

Woohoo! On April 19, 2018 Hallmark's 2018 Dream Book and Wish List will go live online at Hallmark.com (earlier than planned) to ensure that dedicated fans have access to the Dream Book before the first few days of May when Keepsake Ornaments can start being ordered!

WHEN IT RAINS IT POURS -- APRIL SHOWERS

April showers bring May flowers! And what better way to celebrate the month of April than by giving away five Hallmark April Showers Fairy ornaments! Laura Conradson, one of our club's most generous givers and tireless volunteers, donated all five ornaments for our club to use as prizes. Mahalo nui, Laura, for this extremely generous and super-awesome prize donation!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

2018 KOC ENROLLMENT DELAYED UNTIL APRIL 16TH

Heads Up!  Hallmark's 2018 KOC online and phone enrollment date is being delayed and will open on April 16, 2018 at 9 a.m. Central Time (4 a.m. Hawaii time), instead of on April 2 as was planned. Because of this delay, the start date for being able to purchase products from the KOC Product Shop has been pushed back to April 16, 2018 as well. 

You can fill out the 2018 KOC membership application and mail it in before April 16th, or enroll in-store starting April 2, but processing will not occur until after the April 16 date.  And also keep in mind that -- at least for now -- the $5 off offer for ordering one or more ornaments from the Product Shop at the same time that your renew or enroll only applies to online enrollment.
Members who apply online or by phone can expect their Dream Boxes to begin arriving 5 – 7 business days after their applications  are processed, so these members are expected to receive their Dream Boxes & Dream Books by the end of April. Hallmark cautioned, however, that in-store and mail in enrollments might take a bit longer to process and ship.

Hallmark will be extending the date for KOC Product Shop Bonus Points through May 20, 2018 to allow KOC members plenty of time to take advantage of 250 Crown Rewards Bonus Points for each Product Shop item purchased after joining.






Tuesday, March 13, 2018

A LONG DISTANCE MAHALO!

Last week the Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club received our very first ornament donation of 2018!  A big mahalo to Victor C. from Pedricktown, New Jersey, for the gorgeous Crescent Kringle ornament shown below!  This beautiful ornament, along with other ornaments our members will be donating this year, will be used to grace the branches of Christmas trees we'll be providing to Hawaii families who are in need of a little Christmas magic this year.  Mahalo nui, Victor, for being a blessing to Hawaii families from all the way across the Continental U.S. and the Pacific Ocean!



Wednesday, March 7, 2018

UPDATE: KOC PRODUCT SHOP COMING APRIL 16, 2018!

UPDATED: Something new this year! 2018 KOC members will be able to purchase KOC exclusive ornaments in Hallmark’s new KOC Product Shop. Because 2018 KOC enrollment is being delayed until April 16, 2018, the opening of the first product shop will be delayed until April 16, 2018, as well.  The second product shop opens on July 15, 2018 at Keepsake Ornament Premiere.  Here are the KOC Product Shop offerings that will be available on April 16, 2018:
From the info we have so far, it looks like members will not be able to walk into their stores to purchase and go home with ornaments from the KOC Product Shop. Instead, Product Shop ornaments will be displayed in stores and members will have to order Product Shop ornaments which will then be shipped to their homes or stores. We'll share any additional info that we receive on this subject as it becomes available. In the meantime, here are the KOC Product Shop offerings that will become available on July 15, 2018:

Friday, February 9, 2018

2018 IN-STORE ARTIST SIGNINGS!

Hallmark's in-store artist signings for 2018 were announced today on Facebook live. Twenty lucky clubs and stores were selected including one in Canada!  In addition, fans were treated to a live reveal of the artist signing studio event piece,  Santa's Sweet Treat Cart, which will retail for $39.99 and is shown here:

Santa's Sweet Treat Cart


























Sweet Santa
And it's exciting to note that Terri Steiger's super cute Sweet Santa acts as a companion Keepsake Ornament to the in-store artist signing event piece! Sweet Santa will retail for $17.99 and is scheduled for in-store release during Ornament Premiere starting July 14, 2018.
  
Here's the list of winners and in-store signing dates:
Aug. 4 | Storm Lake, IA - Sugar Bowl Gift Shop
Aug. 4 | Marlton, NJ - Joy's Hallmark
Aug. 11 | Mississauga, Ontario Canada - Hallmark #5496
Aug. 11 | Nashville, TN - Katy's Hallmark #63
Aug. 18 | Tulsa, OK - J's Hallmark Shop #39
Aug. 18 Atlanta, GA - Amy's Hallmark #451
Aug. 25 | La Mesa, CA - Elam's Hallmark #12
Aug. 25 | Ridgeland, MS - Amy's Hallmark #207

Sept. 8 | Myrtle Beach, SC - Kendall's Hallmark Shop #2
Sept. 8 | Lansing, MI - Little Green Apple #38
Sept. 15 | Austin, TX - Trudy's Hallmark #35
Sept. 15 | Vandalia, OH - Katie's Hallmark
Sept. 22 | Jefferson City, MO - Carrie's Hallmark Shop
Sept. 22 | Langhorne, PA - Normans Gifts #26
Sept. 29 | Madison, WI - Amy's Hallmark Shop #659
Sept. 29 | Framingham, MA - The Paper Store

Oct. 20 | Issaquah, WA - Paula's Hallmark Shop #21
Oct. 20 | Morganstown, WV - Adams Hallmark #5
Oct. 27 | Fountain Valley, CA - Erin's Hallmark
Oct. 27 | Johnston, IA - Sarah's Hallmark

 Congratulations to all the winners!


Sunday, December 24, 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!
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VIEW ENTRIES HERE!
Christmas Time is Here





































Deck the Halls





























Home for the Holidays































My Favorite Things


Wreaths Galore & So Much More





























So Much Joy!


Glorious Hallmark Keepsake Decor

































Harry Potter Tree
Star Wars Tree





























Ornament Chop Suey Tree


Penguin's Playground
 
Mini Merry Christmas

Making Memories Family Tree


The Christmas Village

Snowmen and Friends
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!

 Two Randomly Selected Winners Will Receive
$20 Hallmark Gift Cards
&
Six Randomly Selected Winners Will Receive
$10 Hallmark Gift Cards
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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.
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