Thanks to Hallmark for an ornament to review, and for providing the giveaway ornament. No compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.
Christmas — I just love it! As a child, I remember sitting in the back seat of the car, marveling at the lights on houses as we drove around town, just looking at Christmas lights. It was magical. I’ve always loved Christmas music, and it surprises me when I hear people complain about it playing in stores. I could listen to it year-round. On the day after Christmas when I was 5, Mom noted me saying, “Christmas is over — but there’ll be another one!”
In this photo, 6-year-old me sits in my “car” with my beloved Santa. I’m at the drive-in, in case you can’t tell, and most likely I’m watching one of my favorite Christmas specials on TV: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Did you know that the Rudolph program is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year? Yep, and so am I! So perhaps it’s no wonder I’ve always loved that show, with its loveable misfits and catchy songs (“Have a Holly Jolly Christmas”). Even the villains turn out nice in the end (I’m looking at you, Abominable Snowman/Bumble!).
I was so excited to review Hallmark’s 50th Anniversary Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer ornament.
Yes, it’s Rudolph in all his adorableness, with Hermey on his back. There’s a “50 years” tag around Rudolph’s neck, and as expected, Hallmark provides another fun detail: Rudolph’s nose lights up when you press a button on his collar! (requires a battery, and three are included).
I love Hallmark Christmas ornaments, and I have more than a few. They’re always so well made, and cute, and the details provide that extra something that makes them special. They are truly keepsakes that you can enjoy now, and pass along to your kids and grandkids as well. Check out all of the 2014 Hallmark Ornament Collection — which is your favorite?
Hallmark is generously providing an ornament from the 2014 collection to one of you! I can’t say that it will be Rudolph — the choice is up to Hallmark — but really, as you look through their catalog, you’ll see that any ornament from them would be a treat to receive. You can enter using the rafflecopter form below. Enter by November 29, and I’ll choose a random winner November 30.
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Hallmark would love to hear your #KeepsakeIt moments involving their ornaments. You can share your moments (and be eligible for great prizes as well) by entering Hallmark’s #KeepsakeIt Sweepstakes through 12/18.