Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Beauty of Birds Hallmark Ornaments Series

2005 Northern Cardinal Hallmark Ornament

This is a beautiful series which started in 2005 with the Northern Cardinal. Each bird is designed by Hallmark Keepsake Artist Edythe Kegrize and sculpted by LaDene Votruba. Although the Cardinal seemed to be left over in large amounts following Christmas in 2005, the price started to escalate quickly when the 2006 #2 Black-Capped Chickadee was released. The Chickadee is highly detailed and is a lovely addition to your holiday decorations.

By 2007, when the Blue Jay was released, the Cardinal was becoming somewhat hard to find and was one of the most sought after pieces by collectors during the 2007 Christmas season. The Blue Jay was a great addition to this great series for a number of reasons. It adds a lot of color and Hallmark has never done a Blue Jay prior to this ornament. They have previously done a Cardinal and Chickadee in other series such as Holiday Wildlife (1982-1988).

The 2008 Goldfinch is a lovely addition for this year and the series continues to increase in popularity and value. The 2006 Chickadee has doubled its secondary market value from last Christmas. If you have not started collecting this series, it truly makes a wonderful addition to your tree. We are hoping for an oriole somewhere in the series as that would beautiful and unique as well. Happy Collecting. Shop The Ornament Shop for all you Hallmark Christmas Ornaments.

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Beauty of Birds Hallmark Ornaments

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