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Hallmark: Cool Decade 2009

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Overall Impression: Perfect final ornament for the decade.

  • Nice: Cute bear, superbly depicted ice block numbers.
  • Naughty: The box says the bear is welcoming in 2009 – a little late?
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This handcrafted Hallmark Keepsake ornament is the last in the Cool Decade series (presumably because we will have a new decade next year). It shows a little brown bear holding an ice block carved into the number 2009. The box description reads: “No frigid blast of arctic air could drive away this furry bear. He wants to be the first in line to welcome in 2009!” This is somewhat confusing, since the ornament is for Christmas 2009, and the next new year’s celebration would be for 2010. The bear would probably be celebrating the joyous 2009 Christmas.  Oh well, nobody’s perfect.

Credit for the design goes to Tammy Haddix, Hallmark Keepsake Artist. It is about 3 inches tall and is made in Sri Lanka.

This ornament is item #QX8032 and retailed for $8.50 in the U.S.

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