Saturday, July 11, 2009

HI I'M DEBBY AND I AM A ORNAMENTHOLIC

Today is "Ornament Premier" at Hallmark. I am a huge fan. I've been collecting since the 70's and I have over 700 ornaments on my tree each year. It takes me a week to work on it. I have a few smaller trees too. I would avoid Hallmark ornaments until after Christmas when they would be 50% off. Then from 2001 until 2007 I worked in a Hallmark store. I never made a cent because I would spend more than my paycheck each week. I was their number one customer! So I am trying to limit myself each year to buying less. I think I have picked out about 35 that I HAVE TO have. I know it sounds like allot but it's allot less than other years when I was employed there. I am definitely getting this one with Dorothy and Toto. Since my mother's name was Dorothy and my Skye is a Toto dog. Not to mention that I am a huge Wizard of Oz fan on top of that! So that's just one of the 35 ornaments that I will be buying at Hallmark this morning at 6:00 AM when they open. I am so excited. I will share pictures of my tree at Christmas. I bet you can't wait!

14 comments:

Christina said...

Sounds really fun. Maybe you could put up a picture of last years tree.

So you will laugh at this. Before I met my husband, I had a rough road {financially} and although I LOVED the Hallmark Ornaments, I really couldn't afford them. So after being with Tom for 9 years now I decided to start a little tree {the one in my dining room} with my Hallmark Collectible ornaments. I think I have about 6 on there now. HEHE {That's the part where you are probably laughing}

I will share are picture at Christmastime.

Lori R. said...

I CAN'T wait to see your tree!! I love Christmas trees. We go cut one down on a farm a mile away each year. Our ceiling is 9'2" and our tree is usually 9'1" with no room to spare... I collect glass ornaments, the big round 2-3" ones. So about November 1st, I start getting excited to start decorating for Christmas or as we call it Getting decorated for baby Jesus birthday!!!

Sonya said...

I love the Wizard of Oz!! I think I will have to buy that ornament too. One of my favorite ornaments that I have is the scene where they melt the witch. It is animated and it makes noise!! I LOVE IT!!!!

Sarah said...

Yes, it is true! I can totally vouch for you, you are an ornamentholic! :) I always look forward to seeing your tree, it's fun to see all the ornaments placed in all the nook's and cranny's of the tree. You and Amber always do a wonderful job decorating the tree and everything else that you put up in the house at Christmas.

Trish said...

Oh Debby...have you ever heard of Bronner's Christmas Wonderland here in Michigan!? You would go in the doors to this wonderful place and never want to leave!!! If you love ornaments it's the place to visit! Their web address is...
Bronners.com You can request a catalog or browse their site. Honestly...Hallmark doesn't compare.
Can't wait to see your tree at Christmas...I'm a tree freak too!

Trish said...

Debby...that's www.bronners.com I double checked and it's a small b...sorry!

Krista P said...

You, my mother, and my sister would get along smashingly.

I actually CAN'T wait to see a shot of your tree this year. Put it up now. :)

Holly said...

I can't believe you have that many ornaments! You seriously need to put up a pic of your tree!

Sandy said...

That's a lot of ornaments! I collected and collected for years going back to the 70's, too....kids, travel, hobbies, annual....whatever I found. But I couldn't handle the pressure anymore! I actually started giving them away! Can't wait to see your tree.

Laufa said...

35 ornaments are not too extreme. Think about the glass balls people buy, they come in packs of 12. Your just upgrading that is all.

xinex said...

I can't wait to see your Christmas tree. Your ornaments are wonderful. Hallmark ornaments are very well made and so detailed and I don't blame you for getting hooked on them..Christine

Cherie said...

Wow! It seems like I grew up with Hallmark Ornaments! I am not the collector you are but I get a few every year. I love how they always has something that makes it personal.
I cannot wait to see your Tree this Christmas!

nancygrayce said...

I think I may be on my way to Hallmark! I love those ornaments too...

Terra said...

I love Christmas ornaments and trees too, so today I read your post and came here with your link.
WOW! 700 ornaments and collecting from the 70s! Your tree must be glorious.

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