Saturday, December 13, 2008


I can't believe it is only twelve days until Christmas! And even though everyone is cutting back a little, there is still lots to do. For the last few days of shopping, check out our stocking stuffers and gifts for those at the office or place of work. We still have a good selection of gifts between $5-10. We have special cards for those special people on your list. There are only a few Gingerbread houses left along with the Singing Snowmen, but you can make your 2008 Christmas memorable with the Tappers, Singing Sweet Treat Jar, and the light-up snow globe. So we hope to see you soon, and we will help you complete your holiday shopping!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Holiday Open House

Today is the last day of our Open House so come on in for some shopping and fun! Dottie and Katelyn are on duty today after a marathon event yesterday. Katelyn worked all eleven hours of it, and Dottie worked nine. But they are rearing to go today. So see you there!

The Little Lamb Has Arrived!

Todd and Amanda are brand new parents ! Little Grace Addison arrived last night (November 8) at AMC to the tune of eight pounds, fifteen ounces and measured 22 inches long! WOW!!! No wonder Amanda was worn out! We wish them the very best. We already miss Amanda and the knowledge she has at Wright's Hallmark, but she has waited to be a mother for some time now. May God bless this new family!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Nativity Sale

This weekend, November 8-9, Jim Shore and Willow Tree nativities will be marked down 25% to celebrate our Open House Holiday Weekend. This is the perfect time for you to add to your set or start a holiday tradition. Remember, this weekend only!

Saturday, October 25, 2008


We hope everyone will be able to join us on November 8 and 9 for our Holiday Open House! We have been frantically unpacking merchandise and making displays for many holiday gifts and decorating items for the Christmas season. We have many specials going on which include a new skier snow globe which changes color from red to blue to green. We have an adorable gingerbread house which lights the gumdrops around the roof line and plays a song when you ring the doorbell. Don't forget our techno plush that sings and moves. Shrek and Rodney and Rhonda Reindeer make appearances this year. What will your Keepsake be this year? We have hundreds from which to choose. So come on by an d join us for refreshments and begin your shopping with us. See you on the eighth and ninth!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Caspari and Lang Christmas Cards

Our Caspari and Lang Christmas cards are out for your holiday shopping. Remember to shop early for the best selection. Just a reminder that holiday stamps will be out in the post office in the next two weeks.

Jim Shore's Heartwood Creek at Wright's Hallmark

We received a shipment of Jim Shore Christmas items last week and they are now on display. A new collection of small snowmen are the new feature items. They are reasonably priced at $22.99 and make a wonderful addition to any one's snowman collection or a good gift for the snowman collector. Also, two train pieces came in. The engine piece features Santa as the conductor. Quantities are limited on these new pieces. We have quite a few nativity pieces in stock as well. Remember, we have a 60 day layaway plan available.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Webkinz Bats and Cats

We received a new supply of Webkinz bats late last week and already three bats are gone!. Hurry in and purchase yours for that little Halloween trick-or-treater!

Christmas Cards Are In!

Yesterday, we spent the day putting up shelves and placing our Hallmark Christmas cards out for sale. Today and tomorrow, we will spend time reading and choosing our favorites. There is a wide selection of Thomas Kincade cards this year. Stop on in and see what is new for the 4th quarter!

Monday, September 8, 2008

New Ornaments Have Arrived!

Amanda, Connie, and Debbie are feverishly working on the ornament wall, making room for about 90 new ornaments that just arrived. Come by and pick out your favorites from this new supply. THe Hungry Caterpillar is just too cute!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Goodbye, Sara and Kelly!

Two of our college students went back to school this week. Kelly is a senior at Johnson Bible College near Knoxville, Tennessee, and Sara is an entering freshman at Va Tech. We are really going to miss them this fall, but both ladies promise that they will return to help out during vacation periods whenever they can. We wish both of them good luck in their academic careers!
Meanwhile say hello to Emberley and Debbie starting next week. Emberley is a junior at Stuarts Draft High School, and Debbie is returning to retail after an absence of three years. You may have seen her at the Liz Claiborne outlet shop a while ago. We welcome both ladies to the world of Hallmark!


When I was little, I remember singing a song called Halloween. It went like this:
Halloween, Halloween,
Oh, what funny things are seen.
Witches hats, cold black cats,
Broomstick riders, mice and rats!
Well, we left out the mice and rats, but Halloween is coming on strong at Wright's Hallmark. Our Halloween cards are out. Check out the new cards that contain candy treats! We have some wonderful decorative items to be seen. Come in and see our screen cats! They are a real hoot. We have a selection that can hang on a door or wall and some that stand. I'm trying to decide which one I want this year. Yankee candles in Apple Cider and Purrchouly also make a statement in the fall line-up. Get yours soon. Spider rings and earrings from Dept. 56 and Two's Company will help you feel wickedly fashionable. The rings are especially fun! So come on in and take a tour of our store.

Sunday, August 17, 2008


It's beginning to look a little like fall at the Wright's Hallmark. Harvest, Candied Apple, and MacIntosh Yankee candles bring that crisp-air feeling into the store. A new tumbler of Autumn Wreath with a special lid is a members only special of $16.99 instead of the regular $21.99. The new Cheerful Giver cnadles have been a hit so far. Many are in pumpkin-shaped glass containers to add that special decorative touch. As the summer sales wind down, more fall and Halloween merchandise will find its way onto the shelves!

New Webkinz on Order

We have ordered the following Webkinz which should arrive sometime during September: Eagle, Floppy Pig, Chipmunk, Bullnosed Dolphin, and Sheep. Cats and Bats for Halloween hopefully will arrive then, too.


Fred is doing just great! In fact, he will be home soon. Surgeons removed a wedge of his lung along with some lymph nodes. He appears to be cancer-free! Thanks for your prayers, care, and concerns.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Ten Bears Purses

We received a new supply of Ten Bears purses in fall colors last Friday. Many new styles and four new colors are available at reasonable prices. One of the best things about this company is the fast turnaround once an order is made. If you see something you like, we can get the style and color you need very quickly!

Prayers Requested for Our Friend Fred

We have a friend that could use a lot of prayers this Thursday as he is going into surgery to remove a tumor and some lymph nodes. Please pray for our friend Fred and his family. It would mean a lot for him to know that so many people out there are pulling for a successful surgery and recovery.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Cheerful Giver Candles

A small shipment of Cheerful Giver Candles came in yesterday in the 22 oz. size. We have also ordered them in fall scents with a pumpkin-shaped jar.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


We are having a major sale at the store . Many stationery items are reduced as well as a large display of picture frames. Some wedding albums, memory books, and guest books can be found at reduced prices. There are some Christmas boxed cards as well as Product Red boxed stationery. Many 2005, 2006, and 2007 Keepsake ornaments are 50% off.

Lang Calendars Arrive

Our Lang 12 month wall calendars are here, also. We ordered two sizes this year since so many customers said they could not accommodate the larger wall calendar. Come in early for the best selection. Prices range from $12.95 to $18.50.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Pocket Calendars from Dayspring

Our pocket calendars for 2009-2010 have arrived from Dayspring. There are eleven different designs from which to choose. They are priced at $2.99 each.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

New Cookbooks from Gooseberry Patch

We have just received four new titles in the Gooseberry Patch cookbook series. They are Kids in the Kitchen Year Round, Super Fast Slow Cooking, Church Suppers, and Harvest Kitchen. These make wonderful additions to your cookbook collection or gifts for Christmas or special occasions. They are filled with homespun ideas and tips for cooking, decorating, and gift giving. So add one to your personal collection or your gift closet soon!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Webkinz News

We have just received some new Wekinz-the Spotted Leopard, Rottweiler, Crocodile, and Toco Toucan (my, he is cute!). Supplies are limited on these. Next month, the Skunk, Goldfish, Silverback Gorilla, Dinosaur, and Lil' Blue Jay will arrive. They, too, will be in limited quantities.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Tumblin' Toads for Trick or Treat

They're here! The Tremblin' Toads will troubadour their way into your heart with their rousing rendition of "I Wonder What Will Happen When the Witch Comes Back." You can have this duo for $14.95 with a three card purchase while supplies last (we only have 60) so come on in and get your Tremblin' Toads today!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Wish Lists for October

If you have any special ornaments that you would like to place on a wish list for October, please let us know, and we will do our best to reserve them for you. Stop by or call the store with your wishes!

Fantastic Weekend!

Ornament Premiere was absolutely fantastic! The response to the 2008 holiday line was so much more than we ever anticipated thanks to our wonderful customers in the Augusta, Rockingham, and Nelson counties, Waynesboro, Staunton, and Stuarts Draft areas. We even had collectors stop in from Fluvanna County and the last customer of the weekend was from Kentucky! WOW!!! The most popular ornaments were Cool Decade, Snow Buddies, and the new series Snowman Family Trims the Tree. Let us know your favorites!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Stork Sighting at Wright's Hallmark

Just hot off the presses! It's been confirmed-Amanda and Todd are expecting a little girl! Come on in and give your name suggestions to Amanda. You just might win a prize!


Summertime brings summer-sizzlin' prices. We have many items on sale at Wright's Hallmark at 40% off including selected baby, general birthday, and men's gift bags, wrapping paper, and wrapping accessories. You can find some stationery notes on sale as well. For the budget-conscious bride, there are some wedding memory books, photo albums, and guest books on sale as well. There is also a 50% sale area as well with some summer purses and totes to strike your fancy. Last year's Keepsake ornaments are at 50% off, too.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Five Days Until Premiere!

It is only five days until Ornament Premiere and we are ready! The wall looks fantastic, and there are so many cute ornaments. One of my favorites this year is the Sweet Little Soldier so check him out! Others to look for are A Present for Pooh-Tigger is all wrapped up in holiday green- and Nutcracker Claus-a new series ornament. Look closely at Window Shopping and see the beads of sweat on Mickey's head! Bringing Home the Tree shows Micky and Pluto in a car, but like every dog I know, Pluto has his head out the window. There are many limited quantity ornaments just for the weekend and a special ball ornament that is absolutely beautiful also in limited quantities. There is something for everybody, so come on out to the Town center and see us beginning at 9:00 A.M.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Around the Town Center

McAlister's Deli is scheduled to open on July 14!. We are so excited to finally have an eatery on site. The menu looks great, and we all look forward to having a meal at McAlister's!
The new high rise next to us (well, almost next to us) is going to be Books-A -Million. This, too, will be a wonderful asset to the Town Center. There are two smaller retail spaces between them and us. As of this writing, we do not know what will go in those smaller spaces.
Ross is now hiring and plan to open its doors for business on July 17.
WOW! We really are growing! Stay tuned for more info from the Center!

Monday, June 30, 2008

New Nativity Arrived

We just unpacked a new nativity from Demdaco in the Mama Says line. The figures are life-like down to the tennis shoes and crocs on the feet of the youngsters portraying the characters. The artist has placed a red heart somewhere on each figure. Christmas will be here before you know it so check this nativity out the next time you are in!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Happy Birthday

We want to wish Amanda a very happy birthday on Sunday. So, Amanda---

Happy Birthday!!!!

What's New?

We had a new product line arriving this week called The Naked Bee. The line includes lip balms and had lotions in four scents that uses organic and all natural ingredients to ensure that the customer gets the finest products available on the market. Just look for these items at the front counter.

Look for our new line of handbags and coin purses by Ten Bears. This has been a most popular line since arriving at the store. We brought a small number of quilted handbags and backpacks in and have sold about 70% at this writing. So a reorder is in the works soon!

Also check the front counter out for some new bracelets!

Amanda has added some new jewelry to the Annaleece showcase so be sure to take a look at our offerings there!

Some new Snowbabies arrived this week. Already a few customers have spotted them. One new one features a Snowbaby sitting under a hair dryer-a great gift for that special hairdresser of yours!

Ornament Premiere

Make sure to mark your calendar for July 12-13. That is the weekend of our ornament premiere. We have 2o feet of wall space designated for the new keepsake 2008 ornaments. Stop by and see the progress Amanda and Connie are making on the display and decide what will be your keepsake for 2008! Layaway is available.