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Dec 21, 2013

Ornament Box Poetry



I collect all sorts of interesting ornaments and Hallmark™ has a home in that collection. In the last decade, I have begun to acquire nostalgic and retro ornaments, as well as those that relate to cooking. 

One charming Hallmark™ feature — that can easily be overlooked — are the charming verses printed on the ornament boxes. Just like the keepsake ornaments that they are paired with, they evoke warm Christmas memories. Here are a few of those verses...

MISCHIEVOUS KITTENS
2008 Hallmark™Ornament

Twas the night before Christmas,
and Kitty was stirring,
lapping up milk and happily purring,
when, what to her mischievous eyes did appear,
but Santa himself, who smiled through his beard.
"I believe that's my milk," Santa said with a pat,
"but you're welcome to it—
you've been such a good cat."
SEASON'S TREATINGS
2011 Hallmark™Ornament

Spicy, yummy gingerbread
can warm the coldest day,
And baking it is less like work
than merry treat-filled play!
That's why a cozy ginger-house
and cookies baked to match
Deliver holiday delight—
batch after tasty batch!

SEASON'S TREATINGS
2009 Hallmark™Ornament

In the middle of the Christmas rush,
there's still no better way
to find that sense of wonder
than to designate a day
for old-fashioned Christmas baking
just like Grandma used to do...
make each cookie bright and merry,
and you'll soon be merry, too.

DO YOURSELF A FLAVOR
2007 Hallmark™Ornament

Your cooking might be family-style
or maybe French cuisine—
From amateur to gourmet chef,
the kitchen's just your scene!
There's always some new fancy treat
or down-home dish to savor—
So stir up something magnifique,
and do yourself a flavor!

SUGAR-PLUMPED FAIRY
2009 Hallmark™ Ornament

The Sugar-Plumped Fairy
brings holiday wishes
For taste-tempting treats
that are truly delicious.
She sparkles and shimmers,
and everyone knows
She's sweeter than sweet
from her head to her toes!


Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Very cute ! I especially liked the first and last poem. :)
-Briana