My favorite part of decorating for the holidays is putting up our Christmas tree and hanging the ornaments. So many tell a story of a special time in our lives. There are ornaments to commemorate our first Christmas together, our cats, our alma mater, etc. And this year we need to add a new one to mark the newest addition to our family. Seeing as my own first Christmas ornament and her older brother’s came from Hallmark, it was only fitting that Elise get hers from there too.
When Dylan was born, I quickly selected a Hallmark #KeepsakeIt photo holder ornament with zoo animals framing the picture – perfect for our little boy with the zoo themed nursery. I still smile at the memory of my 5 month old little boy wearing the knit Santa hat and excitedly seeing a Christmas tree for the first time.
This year I knew I wanted to get a first Christmas ornament for Elise from Hallmark as well and, naturally, went straight to the Keepsake Ornaments section on Hallmark’s website to see what options were available. I was happy to find a photo holder ornament so both kids could have similar ones and Hallmark kindly sent it to me for her (I still need to add her photo):
The ornament looked great online and is just a beautiful in person. The colors are bright & cheerful and the single piece frame is very sturdy. While Dylan’s has a spinning center piece, the 2014 version is completely fixed except for the dangling heart with “one cute cookie” on the bottom. On the back you can add birth details such as date of birth, weight and length.
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If you are looking to get a special ornament or gift now, Hallmark currently has a $5 off a purchase of $15 or more coupon available. It expires 12/8/14. Perfect for holiday shopping or to treat yourself!
Disclosure: Hallmark provided me with one free Keepsake Ornament for review. No further compensation was provided. All opinions are strictly my own.