Hallmark Ornaments

Hallmark Ornaments Make Fun Collectibles

Anyone searching for an interesting collectible category should consider Hallmark Ornaments. Although the practice of decorating evergreen trees with shiny ornaments originally began in Europe in the mid 19th century, it wasn't until the 1970s that the Hallmark company introduced its first ornaments, a collection of six balls that it marketed as Hallmark Keepsakes.

Why Collect Hallmark Ornaments

Hallmark ornaments are fun to collect because they are among the most unique style of ornaments, all of them limited editions that contain the date of release. They celebrate everything from classic movie themes and Disney animated characters to fairy tales, dolls and trains. New Hallmark Keepsakes are released every year at Hallmark Gold Crown stores across the country, usually around July or August. But past editions can be found in a wide variety of places, including online auction sites, church rummage sales and neighborhood yard and garage sales. A collector of Hallmark ornaments can meet other collectors at swap meets and flea markets, collect ornaments in a certain category, or delight in collecting a wide range of ornament themes, many of which dramatically increase in value over the course of 10 to 20 years.

Best Hallmark Ornaments to Collect

It's best to collect Hallmark Ornaments that you feel most passionate about rather than collecting only the ones you think may increase in value. If you enjoy the film classic "The Wizard of Oz" or the television and movie franchise that is "Star Trek", then go ahead and collect those Hallmark Keepsakes. If you love Mickey Mouse and other Disney animated characters, make that category your special quest when on the search for Hallmark ornaments. Whatever Hallmark ornaments you decide to purchase, it's best to buy them and keep them stored in their original box for top resale value. 

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