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Collectible Halloween Ornaments
Happy Halloween 2013-2017 Series of Ornaments Hallmark
I collect these Happy Halloween Hallmark ornaments, this year's peek into the pumpkin (#5 in the Halloween series) is a mummy complete with hieroglyphics! String thin black ribbon into each ornament for a beautiful look on the mantle. Previous years in the series include: ghost, witch, zombie and vampire.
In the spirit of the season
Halloween ornaments became commonplace in the late 1990s, maybe because people couldn't wait to decorate their trees for Christmas or maybe because America and now the rest of the world really loves Halloween!
These fun holiday ornaments become very popular and collectible when they were manufactured in sets.Some of our favorite Christmas ornament manufacturers now sell lines of collectible ornaments from some top quality manufacturers including Hallmark, Christopher Radko and Old World. There are many to choose from. Look for mini ornaments, vintage ornaments, and primitive or craft ornaments. Or you could just go the traditional route and chose black and orange ball style ornaments and string on your mantel or front porch,
We spent billions of dollars a year on the holiday and a large chunk of those dollars are spent on decorating our indoor and outdoor spaces with pumpkins, witches, ghosts, black cats, scarecrows and skeletons.
Series of Ornaments
If you add to your Halloween ornament collection every year...look ahead and see what ornaments will retire and what Hallmark has in store for this year. Many families have created a tradition of choosing a special ornament to display during the autumn months. They traditionally produces series of ornaments that are fun collectibles for the whole family. If you are new to collecting ornaments, you can start with an established series or begin your series with the latest from 2017.
Because of the popularity of Peanuts It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, Halloween ornaments that feature Peanuts, and Snoopy and Woodstock have become synonymous with decorating. Look for all of your favorites from the Peanuts Gang: Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, dressed up in Halloween costumes! Hallmark introduced Bobbing for Apples as their 2012 Halloween ornament. This is a Magic Hallmark ornament; press the button and hear Lucy speak!
Whether you're decorating for a party or just want to add to your light display consider adding Halloween ornaments to your decorations.
Glass ornaments are not only beautiful but they are also very collectible. Most ornaments are hand painted, hand glittered and cast from unique molds. The most popular Halloween ornaments feature ghosts, pumpkins, owls, witches, black cats, bats and scarecrows. Department 56 also has a village which features lighted buildings and spooky accessories including trees. Colorful orange lights can highlight your spooky town or your pictures.
For a sweeter look that's less scary and more fun for children look at the Precious Moments Halloween figurines.
The simplest ornament is a vintage Halloween postcard. Prop vintage postcards around the house or string them across the mantle with raffia twine and miniature clothespins (craft store.) For decorating, it's best to use reproductions as authentic postcards are expensive and very collectible.
Other vintage decorations include tin horns, vintage noisemakers and vintage paper mache Halloween candy cups!
European Style Blown Glass
If you've never heard of Christopher Radko's ornaments you should take a look. These ornaments have been handmade in Europe since 1985, according to the company website. Collectors love the quality, beautiful designs and nostalgic look. If you see one you love don't wait because they retire certain ornaments every year. Because of this some older ornaments command a high price.
Their Halloween line of fine European glass ornaments includes the traditional images of the holiday: witches, bats, black cats, Jack-o-Lanterns, scarecrows, ghosts and pumpkins. The handcrafted details and colors are very appealing to ornament collectors.Even though these can be a bit pricey, collectors consider them family heirlooms and a good investment.
Love the decorating ideas but don't have the space or money for a large collection...look for mini versions of your favorites and mini lights. Display your finds on a spooky tree or string your outside trees with twinkling orange lights.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas has become another treasured children's movie. Because of this, many collectors choose this theme for their Halloween ornament collection. Look for your favorite Nightmare Before Christmas character including: Jack and Sally Skellington, Christmas Town, Mayor of Halloween Town and boxed sets of all of the characters from The Nightmare Before Christmas.
How to Display Collectible Halloween Ornaments
Try a Halloween Ornament Tree!
Some collectors display their ornaments on Halloween trees or wood ornament display stands. Or you can just tuck them around pumpkins, spider lace and other Halloween collectibles on your mantel. For long term storage wrap in tissue paper and keep in a safe area away from sunlight and moisture.
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