The ornaments arrive at the end of June/beginning of July in preparation for our Ornament Premiere which is always the second weekend in July. For the last three years in a row, which is the number of years that Hallmark has offered a Twilight Ornament, I have been on the look out for the FedEx delivery guy!! I was super excited when I looked out the store window and saw him with a cart full of boxes with green tape!! YAY!!!! They are here I shouted. LOL
I always try to contain my excitement which is hard because Ornament Premiere is one of my favorite events that Hallmark has. Add a Twilight Ornament on top of that and you have one very excited Twilighter!!! After he unloaded the 40+ boxes the hunt for the twi-treasure began!!
Once we opened and checked in several of the boxes, I finally found it!! I was completely excited and couldn't wait to open the box to see it. I was seriously hoping that the ornament looked better than last years because there were a lot of issues with the paint, etc. Personally it was not my favorite one they have made but I bought it anyway because it was Twilight and Hallmark. :)
|2011 Hallmark "Bella, Edward & Jacob" Keepsake Oranment
I was really looking forward to this years because the detail even in the picture in the Dreambook looked promising. You could see the buttons on the back and on the sleeves on Bella's Wedding Dress even in this tiny picture.
|Picture from the Dreambook
Once I had the box in my hand, I held my breath...... EEK!! What would it look like...... I gasped as I opened it and smiled!!! :) IT LOOKS GREAT!!!!! YAY!!!! FINALLY we have a great looking Twilight Ornament!!!!
I think the ornament looks exactly like the picture in the Dreambook and is as detailed as I was hoping it would be. Even in it's tiny form (4 inches high) you can see the detail the artist put into it's creation.
When you look at Bella's Wedding Dress you can see the individual buttons on the sleeve and also down the back of the dress. Ohhh the back of the dress!!! I love it!! You can see the detail in the lace and even in her hair clip. The front of the dress is also defines with the triangular sections on the side. :)
If you were wishing that Edward and Bella looked more like Rob and Kristen, I am sorry to say that they do not but then again they are not meant too.
I am very please with the craftsmanship of this year ornament. I will definitely be buying one, two, three....oh who know's how many!! HAHA You all know how I love to do giveaways...maybe you will be seeing one of them in July. <wink wink>
If you are interested in adding your own "Edward and Bella's Wedding" Keepsake Ornament to your Twilight Collection visit your local Gold Crown store in July.
The ornament will be available for purchase beginning Saturday, July 14th during Hallmark's Ornament Premiere. The retail price of the ornament is $17.95. Be sure to get their early because quantities are limited and I know this will be very popular.
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