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A Few of Our Favorite Ornaments – Troy edition

We’re getting ready for Ornament Premiere this weekend by sharing our staff’s favorite Keepsake Ornament picks!

We highlighted Cottleville staff’s picks first and now we have the Troy’s staff favorite Ornaments.

ornament 15.troy.oliviaOlivia’s favorite ornament is “Holiday Barbie”. Olivia’s parents purchased several of these ornaments for her when she was a child. She’s glad that Barbie is back in the Hallmark family and is looking forward to starting this new series! (If you’ve been collecting this series. There is a duo Celebration Barbie ornament set enabling you to catch-up on the 2 years you missed!)

ornament 15.troy.kallie“Don’t Worry, Be Happy” is Kallie’s favorite ornament this year. Kallie picked this ornament because it reminds her of summer and every year her family goes to the beach. She also loves the song!

ornament 15.troy.eileenEileen chose “The Western Tanager” as her favorite ornament. She thinks the artwork and design are exceptional and the cloisonné workmanship on this ornament is beautiful. She think this ornament could be displayed past the Christmas season.

ornament 15.troy.jennJenn’s favorite Keepsake ornament is “Puppy Love!”. This ornament reminds Jenn of her dog and she says she is EXTREMELY obsessed with her dog. I bet she has a few pictures of her dog that she would love to show you.

ornament 15.troy.joy“The Santa Yoga!” is Joy’s favorite ornament. She thinks this ornament is adorable and Joy is a huge fan of yoga. Can’t you just see Santa doing a few yoga moves once he returns from his Christmas deliveries?

ornament 15.troy.tanyaTanya’s favorite ornament this year is the “Christmas Commemorative”.  This is the third ornament in the series. Tanya loves that this ornament has a traditional look.

Don’t forget that Ornament Premiere is this Saturday & Sunday. You’ll receive 100 Crown Reward bonus points for every ornament you purchase this weekend plus an additional 2,000 Crown Reward bonus points when you purchase 10 or more ornaments.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAPlus, you’ll receive a FREE Tote bag with your $30 or more Keepsake Ornament purchase. Bring the tote bag back the week of July 20 and receive 20% off everything that will fit inside!

Hope to see you this weekend!

A Few of Our Favorite Ornaments – Cottleville edition

Keepsake Ornament Premiere is this weekend and we have been busy getting ready for the event! The temperatures may be rising outside but inside our front wall is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

All the Keepsake ornaments are beautiful! But Dee, from our staff, thinks everyone needs to come in and see the bright colors of the ornaments in person. She doesn’t think the Dreambook accurately depicts the colors & fun of the Keepsake ornaments.

We wanted to share a few of our Cottleville staff’s favorite ornaments.

ornament 15.cott.teriTeri’s favorite ornament is “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas!” She’s collected all of these and just thinking about this ornament will get her started humming the song!

ornament 15.cott.amanda“In The Great Green Room” is Amanda’s favorite ornament.  And you’ll recognize this scene from the famous children’s book, “Good Night Moon”. Amanda has three children and remembers countless nights rocking them and reading this book. It brings back memories of tiny little faces watching her read this classic story.

ornament 15.cott.maggieMaggie’s favorite ornament is the “Sweet Sisters” ornament. Maggie thinks it’s too cute & she loves her sister! She thinks it would make a great gift to show her sister how much she cares for her!

ornament 15.cott.haleighHaleigh chose “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” as her favorite ornament this year. She thinks this ornament is funny because her stepmom loves 80’s music and is always feeding squirrels in their backyard. There are six girls in her family and they all just want to have fun!

ornament 15.cott.deeDee’s favorite ornament is “Once Upon a Christmas”.  This is the fifth ornament in this series. Dee thinks having this ornament hanging on her tree with Santa talking about his bag full of toys would be a delight for all her grandchildren to hear.

ornament 15.cott.brianna“Ariel’s Thingamabobs” is Bri’s favorite Keepsake ornament. Ariel is Bri’s favorite princess and she loves the song “Part of Your World.” She claims she sings it just like Ariel. So the next time you’re in the store, ask Bri to sing you a couple of lines from the song!

ornament 15.cott.cathyCathy’s favorite ornament is “C-3P0 & R2-D2”. It reminds Cathy of taking her kids to see the first Star Wars movie. She remembers watching their faces in the movie theater as they watched the movie on the big screen especially when they saw Darth Vader – which also happens to be Cathy’s second favorite ornament.

ornament 15.cott.jessicaJessica loves the ornament “Ralphie Cleans Up!”. When Jessica was looking through the Dreambook she stumbled across this ornament and it made her laugh. Her Mom used to give Jessica and her sister soap when they would smart off! She says that now, thankfully, they don’t get soap anymore!

ornament 15.cott.emilyEmily’s favorite ornament is “Santa Yoga”. She can just imagine Santa enjoying some Yoga to unwind from the hectic Christmas season! She thinks this would be a fun ornament for any Christmas tree!

ornament 15.cott.amy“A Day at the Beach” is Amy’s favorite Keepsake ornament. Amy thinks the glass jar with the cork lid looks so beachy and fun. The inscription on the bottle, “My Heart is at the Beach”, describes Amy perfectly so it would be the perfect addition to her family’s Christmas tree.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis Saturday & Sunday, you’ll receive a FREE tote with your $30 or more Keepsake ornament purchase. Bring your tote bag back the week of July 20 and receive 20% off everything that will fit in the tote!

Plus, this weekend you’ll receive 100 Crown Reward bonus points for each ornament purchase and an additional 2,000 Crown Reward bonus points for every 10 ornaments you purchase.

What is your favorite Keepsake Ornament this year? Stop by the store and let us know!

 

Girls Night Out at the Cottleville store!

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What’s our cure to the January winter blues? A Girls’ Night out at our Cottleville store! We always enjoy planning these events for our customers! And a fun evening is always had by all!

 

 

We had two special guecott girls final 3sts at this event. Tammy from the Hallmark Crown Collection stopped by to help our customers pick the perfect accessory! The Crown Collection is a beautiful jewelry line exclusive to Hallmark Gold Crown stores. The jewelry is inspired from the Hallmark art archives – one of the largest privately held collections in the country. All the jewelry is nickel, lead free and hypoallergenic. Now through Valentine’s Day, receive a free heart keychain with any purchase from the Crown Collection!

Also joining the festivities was Nanccott girls final 2y from Simply Stated. She creates beautiful custom home décor items – perfect for a wedding or baby gift… or just a little something to add to your own home. She can add a monogram, name or any type of personalization to a variety of home décor items. To see the many options, visit her at Simply Stated website.

We had lots of fun food samples for everyone to taste. Some of our favcott girls final 4orite dips from Wind & Willow and a new food item for our store – Raven’s Jalapeno Raspberry jam. Perfect with cream cheese and your favorite crackers! A girls’ night wouldn’t be complete without a little wine! Everyone was treated to a wine glass with a chalkboard base which enables you to mark the glass as “yours”.  No one is sipping from your wine glass!

 

Of course, we had to give out a fewcott girls final 5 gifts! Congratulations to our winners! Donna Schraer & Melissa Gill each won a necklace and earring set from the Crown jewelry collection. Jane Ryberg won the Glowolgy gift set in the Love scent. And Jan Sova won a Vera tote in the pattern of her choice.

No one left empty handed! In addition to the chalkboard wine glass, everyone went home with a goodie bag full of some of our favorite things!

Thanks to everyone who came out! We had a great time and can’t wait to plan our next Girls’ Night Out!girls night out

 

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Small Business Saturday

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Saturday, November, 29 is Small Business Saturday. With Hallmark in our name, many do not realize that we are small business. Most Hallmark stores are individually owned and that is why there are no two alike!

 

 

We’re two sisters who opened our first Hallmark store in Tgnsl april 2014 007roy in 2003. We always wanted to open our own business but didn’t know exactly what type of business we wanted to open. Enter Hallmark – another family-owned business with products we love and a brand you could trust. In 2005, we were offered an opportunity to open a second store in Cottleville and that’s how our little business got started. We now have more than 15 employees and we support local schools & charities in the community!

 

It has been a loLillyt of hard work mixed with fun that’s truly a family affair. You’ll often find sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, and husbands helping us out at the store! And we’ve learned a lot along the way! We’re the janitor, lawyer, the stockroom gal, sales associate, PR manager, computer programmer… you name it, we’ve done it! We  always work hard to make the store a happy place with great customer service and fun products. We love what we do, we love finding new products, and we love our customers!!

 

We hope that on Small Business Saturday you’ll take the time to support a small business – ours and/or any other small business in the community. We also want you to know that we appreciate YOU, our customer, because without you we could not be here.

Thank you for supporting our business!

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