July 11, 2008

Another Addiction...besides Diet Coke and Blogging

I love Hallmark Keepsake Christmas Ornaments.... And this weekend is the ornament premiere!
In years past I would have already had my wish list filled out and handed into my local store so they would have my order prefilled and ready for me to pick up...but not this year. It all started back in 2001 when we first got married and I started working at a little Hallmark store in Wyoming. We had NO ornaments for our fist Christmas tree and when the shipment arrived that July I went into action...picking out tons of ornaments and placing them on the back shelf for me to purchase with my discount through out the year. I think that first year I probably spent about $250 on ornaments. The second year was really bad....I had a way better credit union job and maybe spent $350!! But they really did bring me joy! Then reality hit...we had our first child and 'Santa' became more important to me than spending on ornaments...I really downsized my orders....By last year I had quit putting in "pre-orders" and just became a regular shopper that would go pick up the ones I really wanted that were part of my series or ones that helped me remember something important about that year. This year has been so busy I almost completely forgot about it except the evil mailing list sent me a little friendly reminder :-)
So I got weak and went online and of course I'm hooked again...but no...I will not fall prey to them!! We do NOT have the funds to splurge on things like this!! So I'm only going to get the few I really, really want....
I always get the "New Home" one when we buy a new house...Snowball and Tuxedo 8th in series...I started this series in 2001Cool Decade 9th in series....I started this in 2001 Winter Fun with Snoopy 11th in series....I think I've got all of theseSnow Buddies 11th in series....I started this in 2001
Puppy Love....I'm just getting this one for my mom because it looks just like her Dudlee!


I'm NOT going to start anymore series!! In the years past I would start a new one (they've all ended now) The good ones are holding strong so I'm just sticking with them. I know you're probably like...You're Nuts!! Oh Well!! But if you're stumped on what to get me for some kind of occasion they sell these things from now till Christmas and there are TONS of cute ones :-)




5 comments:

Tabby said...

Those ornaments are so cute!

Just wanted to let you know that I got my cleanser today, and it came just in time! I squeezed the last little bit out of my old one this morning...thank you so much!

Dawn said...

We all have our little things that we like. Your is Hallmark ornaments. That does not make you "nuts". :D

Twin Mommy said...

I too am a past Hallmark addict. We now buy one ornament a year, I pick one that kind of sums up our year and where we are. Oh I could easily spend $500 on ornaments alone. Jeremy knows Hallmark stores are a limited treat for me. Ah, but the stores always smell so nice, the music relaxing and everything screaming buy me buy me!!

Jenny said...

We all have our own line of Hallmark ornaments that we purchase!

My Mom started the tradition YEARS ago with rocking horses. My Dad gets the hot rod cars. I get the Barbie line.

When Brandon & I started dating she started his collection with the old trucks. Ian & Noah have their own line that we started the year that each were born. I also get the ornament they have with the year on it and a place for a picture...

Sarah said...

Your tree always looks so great. I know because Hailey gave me the tour of it last year. I am always stumped on what to give you. You know what I am getting you now.