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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Friday, December 22, 2017

CHRISTMAS ALOHA

We loved seeing this angel's beautiful hula at the Salvation Army's Live Nativity at the Waioli Tea Room in Honolulu
  

Shaka Santa & Mele at the City and County of Honolulu's Honolulu City Lights

Saturday, December 2, 2017

DOING SANTA PROUD!

Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club members aren't just Santa's Helpers. Nope. Because they're also a lot like angels! The generosity of our members proves once again that the hallmark (no pun intended) of our club really is our spirit of aloha! Our members not only fulfilled every wish on the wish lists of both of the families we "adopted" this year, but we went above and beyond with lots of extra gifts as well! 
Some of the Santa's helpers angels of the Hawaii Keepsake Collectors

From brand new bicycles, clothing and toys galore to gift cards for groceries, restaurants and stores -- our members joined together as one ohana to wonderfully bless our two adopted families.  Members also donated Hallmark Keepsake ornaments, gift cards for fresh Christmas trees, LED Christmas lights, tree stands, tree toppers, shatterproof balls and ornament hooks to make sure both families would be able to experience the joy of decorating their own Christmas trees this year!


Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments Donated by Hawaii Keepsake Collectors Club Members and Hallmark Hawaii Ready to Be Wrapped for Our Two Families

 Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments Ready for Delivery

At our Santa's Helpers Breakfast Potluck at Amy's Hallmark Ala Moana, members came laden with sweet and savory breakfast dishes, gifts and Christmas decor for the families and lots of Christmas cheer. Volunteers manned the check-in stand and the buffet and wrapped & packed up all of the gifts to ready them for delivery.















Oodles of Gifts! Our Members Fulfilled Every Wish on Both of Our Families Wish Lists!


After all the wrapping and packing was done and all our tummy's were full,  it was time for reindeer games and prizes!  The "Build a Snowman" game got lots of laughs! Check out the photos below. Which team do you think won?
 


Afterwards, for a grand finale, everyone gathered together to sing a festive rendition of the Twelve Days of Christmas.   (Video of our singing is not posted as it could theoretically make our club a lot of money if we believed in blackmail, lol!).  Many hugs and goodbye's later, two of our Santa's elves set off to deliver all of our gifts and decorations to Helping Hands Hawaii.
Mahalo to the Santa's elves who delivered all of our Christmas gifts & decorations


All of our Christmas gifts and decorations were delivered to Helping Hands Hawaii safe & sound before the morning was done!
The smiling faces of Helping Hands Hawaii staff as they
receive all of our gifts for the two families we adopted! 
A job well done, everyone!  We've really done Santa proud.  And so, as Tiny Tim said, "A Merry Christmas to us all; God bless us, every one!"