Saturday, April 18, 2015

Dreambook 2015

We just wanted to let you know that the Dreambook 2015 will be out online April 27!   Be sure to get your Wish List in as soon as possible after you have downloaded your copy or when you receive your personal copy of the ornament book.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

March Newsletter...Snow, snow, go away...

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant".
Ann Bradstreet from The Works of Ann Bradstreet

      As I write this newsletter, it is beginning to snow with a forecast of 5-8 inches.  Thus, the store is closed.   At Wright's Hallmark, we have been working to bring a little spring into the store with our bunnies, chicks, pastel eggs birds, and garden items.  So far, it has been a busy March with customers shopping for new merchandise to brighten their living space and find ways to rid themselves of the cold winter doldrums.  Easter trees are disappearing off the shelves with  spring ornaments rather quickly.   We have a collection of white ceramic rabbits in various poses and sizes which can be used for a long time in your decorating plans.  Or perhaps you would like to add a few bunnies to your dining table. Our bunny salt and pepper set and our whimsical ducky friends set from Grassland Roads may be just the little touch you need to bring a smile to your spring tablescape. We have all kinds of Easter ornaments.  One popular set looks like foiled-wrapped Easter chocolates that can be hung from your own tree or spring branch. We have many beautiful eggs to fill all kinds of baskets and nests.  

      For several seasons, we have carried melting characters from Two's Company.  This year we have the Melting Bunny to follow up from the Melting Snowman and The Melting Witch.   Make him up and watch him melt.  You can remake him as many times as he melts.  It is a great way to occupy small hands!  He can be stored in his own container and brought out for seasons to come.

     We can't leave out our bird friends.  We have bird tree and bird plate jewelry holders to add a small touch of spring to your vanity or dressing table.  Soon, a shipment of bird houses should arrive to add more semblance of springtime to your vignettes.  Butterflies and dragonflies make their way into the season in the forms of printed tissues, picture frames, and coasters,.


      Also new to the store are springtime flags from Carson Home Accents.  Each sells for $11.99.  Here are some samples of what we have to offer.

     Dancing flowers  from Two's Company are back.  They are solar powered and move their leaves and petals as more sunshine hit the small panel on the front of the pot.  All of us are looking for more sunshine these days.  Administrative Assistant's Day will be here soon so keep this in mind for an  addition to your assistant's desk.

     We can't forget our to outfit our ladies and their friends. A new shipment of Jody Coyote earrings is sure to please the most discriminating customer. Lightweight scarves and infinities by Demdaco, Two's Company, Ganz, and Noelle have taken the place of heavy wools and faux furs.

     By, the way, there is always a sale.  Right now we have selected stationery, albums, and recipe books  that would make great projects for Christmas gifts.  So make a plan to stop by Wright's Hallmark very soon to put a little spring into your life.  We will be happy to show you what is new!

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Wright's Hallmark February Newsletter

 Br-r-r-r!  It's freezing outside as I write this newsletter.  We finished Valentine's Day just in time to spend a few hours at home thinking about plans for the rest of this month and a few things to think about as March and SPRING approaches.  Before I get into some of the latest news, be sure to Like us on Facebook so you can get daily news and tidbits from our store as well as what is happening at the Town Center. 

Barbie Is Back!
​After a two year hiatus, Barbie® is back at Hallmark!
For 20 years, Mattel’s Barbie was among the most popular Keepsake Ornaments each season. Collectors had come to rely on adding the latest Barbie Keepsake Ornament assortments to their collections. Following a two-year break, Mattel and Hallmark are working together again –and Barbie is putting on her finest in celebration.
“We can barely express how exciting it is to have Barbie back at Hallmark,’ says John X. Watson, president—Hallmark retail. “Barbie will make her splash as a Keepsake Ornament later this year, and will also appear as a Hallmark Gold Crown-exclusive itty bittys® in 2015.”
While product details are still in development, among the items that will mark Barbie’s return are:
  • Eight Barbie Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments, including a two-pack of Holiday Barbie Keepsake Ornaments from 2013 and 2014, available exclusively at Hallmark Gold Crown stores.
  • Barbie as an itty bittys pint-sized plush.
  • Special articles with insights about Barbie in the “For Keeps” publication for Keepsake Ornament Club members.
  • A Hallmark-sponsored Barbie birthday bash for employees and Keepsake Ornament Collectors in March.
  • Exciting news and surprises all year long.
In addition, the new licensing agreement includes rights for Hallmark to create products with three other Mattel properties: Monster High®, Ever After High® and Hot Wheels®. The new agreement between Hallmark and Mattel does not include formats Hallmark has offered in the past, such as cards and gift wrap.
The first new Barbie products will appear in Hallmark Gold Crown stores for Keepsake Ornament Premiere in July 2015.

Buy One, Get One 50% Off!

The itty bittys® plush line is growing in a big way after ending 2014 with a 500% increase in sales from the previous year. Twenty-five new itty bittys join the line in the first half of 2015, including six new seasonal characters and two everyday limited-editions  We have included two new licenses, Disney The Muppets and Peanuts, and later this year, Olaf and Sven from "Frozen" join the itty bittys family.  Single itty bittys are priced at $6.99 with boxed collections of four at $29.95.  So come in from February 16 to April 5 and get yourself an itty bitty deal. 

Queen Elsa...

Star Wars Collection...
Stop in and get an itty bitty brochure to help you keep track of these collectibles. 

Away and Back
A new Hallmark Hall of Fame movie joined the lineup this month. Perhaps you have seen it-Away and Back.  It stars Jason Lee, Minka Kelly, and Maggie Elizabeth Jones.

 When a family of Trumpeter Swans make their home on the Peterson farm pond, it’s love at first sight for 10-year-old daughter Frankie. But when Ginny Newsom, a no-nonsense wildlife biologist rushes in to save the majestic birds, it’s dislike at first sight for Frankie’s dad Jack. As everyone watches nature’s plan unfold for the swans, Frankie and her brothers also observe changes in the relationship between their widowed father and the strong-willed Ginny. Could that be romance in the air?

Several customers have purchased this one from us, and many others have placed an order.  If you would like your own copy of this movie, let us know so we can reserve one just for you.

Dates to Remember

February 19-Chinese New Year
March 17-St. Patrick's Day
April 4-Passover
April 5-Easter
April 22-Administrative Professionals' Day

Thanks for reading.  Until next time....your friends from Wright's Hallmark

Sunday, September 7, 2014

It's an Itty Bitty World!

    One of the latest crazes in collecting come from Hallmark with its Itty Bitty collectibles. We’ve picked some of the most iconic characters from film, comics, and television and given them a new look that’s totally sweet and unique. Their pint-sized stature makes them perfect for collecting and just right for pairing with a greeting card or stashing in a backpack, holiday stocking, or Halloween treat!.  At $6.95, they don't break the bank, either!  Here are just a few samples to be had.

Count Mickey...
Witch Minnie...

The Tin Man...
     Stop by soon, and see what's in store for you!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Dammit Dolls Are Back!

       It's been a couple of months since we have ordered these, but Dammit Dolls are back at Wright's Hallmark!  They have been very popular gifts for birthdays, retirements, school teachers, and office co-workers. We are sure you can come up with a few occasions that one would fit a recipient perfectly.  Come in soon for the  best selection! 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

It's Back To School Time!

It's that time of year again when everyone in the family is getting ready for back to school.  How many of you take back to school pictures?  We can help!  Check out our Back To School Pics and Props Kit!  Take pictures of the young ones with a professional look!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

#TBT-Hallmark Style

If you follow Facebook, you probably know that many people post to #TBT or Throw Back Thursday where one goes back in time to post a photo of a memory.  Today, this is our #TBT picture using a Hallmark Keepsake ornament from our 2014 collection to evoke a memory.  How many of you remember this popular TV show?
Drop on in to Wright's Hallmark soon and see other memories captured on our 2014 Keepsake wall!