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Christmas Ornaments from Hallmark (A Giveaway)

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS: stzimmy@, lharrington1205@, joannamattas@

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Christmas Ornaments are a precious part of the holiday to me. I remember sitting with my mom looking over our family’s ornament collection. She had ornaments from her grandparents and from her childhood. She made a point of buying special ornaments for us.

And today I do the same thing with my kids.

Choosing a new ornament to add to the collection was (and is) a highlight of the holiday season for us. It’s so fun to see what was available that captures a family member’s personality or year’s experience.

This week Hallmark is offering one such Keepsake Ornament to giveaway, the new release: Smurfette.

I want to buy this for my sister Janel, the ultimate Smurfette when we were growing up! The movie opens this week, so you may just have a Smurfette fan on your hands, too. Lalalalalalalalalalala!

Three LifeasMOM readers will each win a Smurfette ornament, complements of Hallmark.

To Enter:

Tell us about your favorite Christmas ornament in your collection.

Giveaway will be open until Sunday, July 31st at 8 pm PST. Winners will be chosen at random and notified via email. Please respond within 48 hours to claim your prize.

Disclosure: Hallmark has very graciously provided these ornaments for giveaway. I have not been compensate to post this giveaway.

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  1. The favorite ornament in my collection is one my daughter made in Kindergarten. It has her picture on it.

  2. This is a HARD choice! I love my ornaments and the stories they tell. Handmade, boughten, old and new, my dream is a second Christmas tree! My favorites are the “my first Christmas” ornaments from my kids.

    My sister is a Huge Smurfette fan, too.

  3. Sara Z. says:

    My favorite Christmas ornament is a little tan dog. He has droopy ears, wears a santa hat and has the saddest expression on his face (think Eeyore). I got him from a holiday pops concert when I was little and he has been my favorite ever since. One of his poor ears has fallen off, but his lovely scarf keeps it in place!

  4. Johanna says:

    My favorite is from my daughter’s first Christmas: a pair of white baby booties. So simple. I love it!

  5. My favorite ornament was my Grandma Stella’s….. it is a white dove, decorated w/ tons of beads and gems. It was always my favorite ornament on her tree, and now it is my favorite ornament on my tree. It always gets the prominent spot at the top. It’s wonderful to have something that I can glance at during Christmas and instantly remember her.

  6. I have several favorites in my collection. Each year I find new ornaments to make. My daughter (5) and I have made new ones each year for the last 3 years, hoping my son (2) will start this coming year. I would have to say that my daughters ornaments are my favorite. I can’t pick just one. LOL.

  7. my fave is a Winnie the Pooh ornament that plugs in and spins. I love how my kiddos “ooh” and ‘ahh” over it each and every year. :)

  8. My favorite is an Elmo when bought when my DD LOVED Elmo. It is glued together but a ornament with many memories :)

  9. My favorite ornament is a Dollhouse ornament that my mother gets me every year. I am up to 20+ Dollhouse ornaments. One year I want just 1 tree with all of them on it. Christmas makes my heart sing!

  10. My favorite ornament is the one I cross-stitched our first Christmas being married.

  11. Heather Kruger says:

    My favorite ornament is the one my kids made me this year! It was our first year of getting handmade ornaments from them, and I will cherish them!

  12. I love Beauty and the Beast. My MIL bought me a Belle and Beast one in Disney. I love it.

  13. Jessika says:

    My favorite is one I bought in Delaware when I was prego w/ our first(but didn’t know it just yet). It’s shaped like the state and has a nativity painted on it.

  14. Jamie Jo Smith says:

    My favorite ornament would have to be Our 1st Family one…My Twins were 3wks old :) Makes me happy just thinkin about it :):)

  15. I have a Precious Moments bear & snowflake from the first Christmas I spent with my husband’s family (when we had just started dating). My mother-in-law collected PM figurines, and she gave me this one for Christmas. She passed away from cancer a few years later.

  16. Diana Powell says:

    The Hallmark Barbie ornament that comes out each year. But I can’t decide which one is my favorite I love them all !

  17. Keisha C. says:

    Our first homemade ornaments — snowflakes & rudolph the red nosed reindeer

  18. Stephanie S. says:

    My on going “family” ones. Hanging them up when it was just the two of us, then three, then four and this year I get to do five :-)

  19. Oh, I love all my ornaments for all different reasons. Some from my Gram who is no longer alive, some my kids made and some store bought that my kids helped pick out. Btw…I was totally a smurfette when I was younger! ;)

  20. Our favorites are the horse ornaments we have. My girls love horses and have several different ones.

  21. My fave ornament is a Harley one the kids gave to Dad!

  22. I love smurfette! My favorite is a pregnant mama one my mom gave me

  23. My favorite is a humpty dumpty that sits in the tree. It was a gift from my dad when I was pregnant and felt like humpty dumpty :)

  24. Lynette says:

    favorite is a pair of snowmen (1 boy, 1 girl) locked in a hug together that says “Eric and Lynette 2002″ the year we were married!

    Thanks for the give-away!

  25. Heather says:

    My favorite is a talking ornament that my future in-laws gave me. It always makes me laugh, “Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas 1998″

  26. frankieq says:

    One of my favorites is an ornament my son made its a picture of him using pretzel twists as the frame!!

  27. I love Christmas ornaments. My favorites are all of the ones my kids have made in preschool and elementary. So sweet!

  28. Michelle G says:

    My favorite is the one of my daughter when she was 2. It was a Hallmark recordable ornament and we had her say “Merry Christmas” into it. It is great to look back on it 10 years later and hear her little lispy voice talking. It just reminds me of how fast time goes and how we need to enjoy every moment.

  29. Sarah a says:

    Every year I start checking out the ornaments I want to buy after Christmas during the sales. It’s always nice to own the Christmas box each year and have a new ornament. My favorite ones are a set of bells made to look like snowman versions of us.

  30. My favorites are the ornaments that my sons have made at school.

  31. I have to say my fav ornaments are the ones my son has made me in school..or the ones Ive put my kids photos in..Its so sweet to open them up in November/December and bring back all the memories of them as younger babies :)

  32. My favorite ornament is one that I made from a souvenir from my honeymoon, it always makes me smile.

  33. Jamie Lowe says:

    My favorite ornaments are the ones we made as children that my mom kept. Reminds me to make ornaments with my own children now!

  34. Michelle says:

    I have a Lenox snowflake from the year we got married! I collect Grinches too!

  35. Sally McQuaid says:

    When I was little every time we would go on our big family vacation in the summer, we got to pick out a Christmas ornament. My favotires are the fish ornament we got in Michigan (camping and fishing trip) and beach ornament from hawaii. All of them hold the wonderful memories of that trip.

  36. Jenetta Hettrick says:

    it is soo hard to choose just one!! but i do have a set that is my most favourite :) every year we get pictures done for the family and i always get the tiny ones and put them in a photo ornament. its soo great to look back on the years and see how my kids have changed and grown, going from one child to 4 over the years. its truly amazing :D

  37. My own baby’s first Christmas ornament is my favorite. I love that I still have it after 32 years.

  38. Andrea D says:

    My favorite ornament is probably the ones I got the kids on their first Christmases. Oh, maybe our first family one…..I can’t choose just one!!!

  39. Amy Dunn says:

    My favorite ornament has to be the one I made in second grade. It’s a slightly lopsided bell made of paper mache, painted red with a little jingle bell attached with pipe cleaner. My kids laugh at me but I always put it on the front of the tree.

  40. Andrea Watts says:

    All the ones that my kids made in school. I still have them all!

  41. Nicole morrissey says:

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  42. Aimee D says:

    My favorite ornament is my very first ornament, 40 years ago! a tiny wooden angel. It was the start of my collection and inspired me to start one for my four year old daughter.

  43. Nicole morrissey says:

    Some of my favorite have been mAde by my aunt. Paper ones and ones from curly ribbon. And angles, as we both collect them. They have such a significant meaning, you can spend next to nothing and get a very thoughtful gift! Yeah I love giveaways!!!

  44. My son’s handmade snowman that he glued & wrapped himself. Irreplacable!

  45. Kristy Winters says:

    My favorite ornaments are all the ones my kids have made, but the one that stands out the most is one my oldest son made. He made 5 snowmen from his handprint that represent. My husband, me, his 2 baby brothers and himself.

  46. My winter theme is “snowman” so I have many snowmen ornaments. Several are snowman “firefighters” since my husband and I both volunteer at our local station. I have a snowman made of iceblocks. I have a snowman “construction guy” since my husband does that for his profession. I love my little snowmen!

  47. My favorite ornament is a rocking horse that I got many years ago.

  48. I’d have to say my favorite ornament is the “Our First Christmas Together” ornament my husband and I bought last year for our first tree together.

  49. My favorite ornament is a Minnie Mouse ornament my mom bought for me when I was 8. I loved it then, and I love it now!

  50. My favorite ornament is a small glass ornament that my mom hand painted for me when I was 3 or 4 years old. It has a little mouse in a stocking :-)

  51. I love looking at my own ornament collection from when I was a kid, and am excited to start the same tradition with my own children.

  52. My favorite is a little girl on a swing that was given to me when I was young and my Mom saved it for me to have as an adult.

  53. I have more than one the ones my children make.

  54. Pamela J says:

    My favorite ornaments are the handmade ones from the kids. Unfortunately they are not very sturdy and the supply dwindles every year. Loved the Smurfs as a kid.

  55. My favorites are the ones we had on my tree growing up. My mom gave them to me because she has a fancy tree now with all matching ornaments. I love the old and sometimes tacky ones!

  56. elizabeth says:

    We love our ornaments that have the kids pictures on them.

  57. my favorite ornaments are the wood cutouts my grandpa made

  58. My Haley’s Comet one that I made in 1982(?)

  59. Patti N. says:

    i LOVE Christmas tree ornaments so i can’t choose just one! but to narrow it down a bit, i have 3: my infant son’s handprint in clay, a styrofoam ornament i made in bible class 47 years ago, and a tigger/pooh miniature that my best friend (who passed away) gave me.

  60. I have a bunch of paper ornies I hang on a string clothes line that my kids made years ago.

  61. My favorite ornaments are my daughter’s first ornaments with their baby pictures in them, always brings back good memories!

  62. Charity L. says:

    OH!! I want Smurfette! How Smurfy is she?!

    My favorite Christmas ornament…there are so many. My mom and I traded one each year, I love them all. However, the one that means the most right now is the one with her picture in it and a poem about she is spending Christmas with Jesus. It makes me cry, but lets me know she is still with me at that special time.

  63. Eri Chapman says:

    I have 3 favorites, but they are all from the same very creative teacher. All 3 of my children had the same Kindergarten teacher and for Christmas, she has the kid put their little hand prints on one side of a Christmas Ball with the year and their picture on the other. I hang all 3 together and reminisce about when they were all in kindergarten. :)

  64. Hollie Paine-Dodge says:

    My most favorite Christmas ornament is a rather guady pink metal bow. My parents put it at the top of their Christmas tree the first year they were married. My grandparents had given it to them as a hand-me-down that first Christmas…41 years ago. I inherited it for our first Christmas as a married couple.

  65. Wildflower says:

    My grandmother bought all her grandchildren special ornaments the day they were born. They are beautiful, glass and SO fragile. We weren’t allowed to touch them when were real little, but now they have survived over 7 moves and great-grandchildren’s little paws :)

  66. Okay my favorite ornament is a glass angel bell that my brother gave my husband and I a few years back. It has a tag on it and he signed it and it says “John & Joanne Merry xmas”. It is my favorite because he passed away last october at age 39 from Cystic Fibrosis.
    It will be my favorite ornament forever. I had forgot about it until I was putting up ornaments on the tree with my husband and teenagers last Christmas. Of course I started crying but the fact that it is an angel ornament was even more special.
    I did not know I would get so emotional telling of my favorite ornament today , but my Robert can see today that I am thinking of him again.
    I now have that ornament in a china cabinet because I am afraid it will break now. We moved to a home with tile and if it hits the tile it will be broken. I won’t chance that!

  67. Michaela says:

    My favorites is a sand dollar that has Raggedy Ann painted on it and then heavily shellacked. I have had it since I was a little girl.

  68. Colleen says:

    I love all the homemade ones from preschool my kids have made.

  69. My favorite ornament is a handmade FIMO ornament made by my friend of an angel and personalized with my name. So special!

  70. I have 3 favorite ornaments: a glass teardrop ornament that has the name of our stillborn son on it and his birthdate, my daughters baby’s first Christmas ornament, and our son’s baby’s first Christmas ornament.

  71. Carrie R. says:

    I love ornaments! I have many but some of my favorites are the handmade ones the kids have made with their pictures on them. Another one I love is a white angel with a nativity wrapped inside its wings.

  72. Meredith C. says:

    I can’t say I have one favorite but I do have a favorite collection. I love the hallmark wizard of oz ornaments. I look foreward to seeing what new ones they come out with every year

  73. Brandy Mcelderry says:

    home ade ornament are my favorite, it shows a little bit of extra love went into them.. i hand paint ornament for pep so id say they are my favorite..

  74. Elizabeth says:

    I don’t have just one…it’s kind of the “Elizabeth collection” from my childhood. All of the ornaments I did throughout the years that have my pictures on them (wow, that sounds vain when I put it like that). I can’t wait until my daughter adds her own ornaments to our collection!

  75. Cheryl M says:

    I can’t pick just one; we have Snow baby figurines that I put out each yr & then for the tree there are some simple clear bulbs painted with trees & snow with some red birds, or the ones from my grandmother when she went to Ireland —they are heavy as heck & I’m always afraid one will break, or last yr my oldest made a handprint at school (Kindergarten) that is awesome. See I can’t pick LOL

  76. Hmm…I don’t know…maybe my kiddos ornaments from this past year…snowflakes with their pictures in the middle…:)

  77. my parents have a handmade set of goldilocks & the 3 bears ornaments. i love them! i always ask my mom to save them for me to hang up–even though i live 2 hrs away and have my own christmas tree with my husband! :)

  78. My theme has been angels since I had a scare with cancer. My favorite angel ornament is my black angels. They are so sweet and one of a kind. They have special spot on my tree every year.

  79. My parents bought us a new ornament every year for Christmas, I love all of them but especially the one from my first Christmas.

  80. My favorite ornaments are 2 gingerbread mean. I can remember Mom hanging them on our tree when I was little. They are scented and they still smell! I always take a sniff before hanging them on the tree.

  81. Rachelle R says:

    i don’t have a particular favorite ornament, but i always loved getting a new one to place on the tree each year

  82. Carrie Phelps says:

    I can’t pick just one favorite as ALL of the ornaments my children made (now 24 & 27) are my favorites!
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  83. My daughter’s american girl doll collection is my favorite.

  84. Andrea R says:

    some of my favorites are the old wooden rocking horse ornaments given to me when I was a little girl by my grandmother…then the new ones i love are the Lenox ornaments i started to collect for the births of my children, wedding, and our new home…

  85. Leigh F. says:

    One of my most precious ornaments is a snowflake my great-grandmother had made. I treasure it.

  86. My favorite ornament is a glass ball inscribed with a note from my mom.

  87. Kathy Goins says:

    My favorite is the first ornament my son made for me in daycare twenty-six years ago . It would not appear to be very lovely to the casual observer. It is just a styrofoam ball with small pieces of cloth and rickrack glued to it. The rickrack is hanging off in some places now exposing the white of the styrofoam; however, for me, it is exquisite.

  88. Jen Fitzpatrick says:

    So many ornaments to choose from! All of the ones my 3 have made for me plus all of the ones that I made with my grandma and great grandma, that my grandma has now given to me. Plus, all of the special ones I have given my 3 each year, for their own trees!

  89. I have a Santa ornament collection I’ve been gathering over the years (since I was first on my own) but my very favorite is a Santa-painted wooden egg ornament from the 40’s found in mt Great Aunt’s basement after she died. I treasure it because of it’s age and uniqueness and because I loved her so much.

  90. Anne Marie says:

    My favorites are the one my children made many years ago.

  91. Janet Shei Vickers says:

    My favorite ornament is the one we just picked up at Disney World.

  92. I have so many ornaments I love, we always buy an ornament when we are on vacation and I love those because they remind me of our trips, I also love a chicken ornament I found the year my daughter broke her wrist playing capture the chicken.

  93. Wendy Welch says:

    My favorite ornament are the Year 1 – Year 5 Christmas bears ornaments that I bought for my son’s 1st – 5th Christmas. He gets a new ornament each year symbolizing something in his life from that year.

  94. Melissa says:

    Oh, this is hard to decide….I would probably have to say a set of simple glittery stars (that, yes, make a mess every year) that were made and given to me by a dear friend during a very special season of life that we shared together.

  95. MichelleH says:

    Hands down, my very favorite is a felt lion and lamb my mom made me when I was 5. He is always front and center on our tree.

  96. I buy an ornament every year for my kids! I love the ones I purchased for their first Christmas, so many memories especially since one of my boys was due on Dec 20th and came early on Dec 4th!

  97. I have so many, it’s hard to pick one. I would have to say it’s a Hallmark “Monopoly” ornament that reminds me of playing Monopoly with my granddad when I was younger. Fun memories!

  98. Melanie says:

    My favourite ornaments are the Rudolph the Rednosed Reindeer ornaments. We have the entire collection. Every year, it reminds me of when I was 3 years old and brings that Christmas magic back!

  99. Michelle says:

    We have so many favorites, but a gingerbread man my daughter made is really special. It was made and baked and after two years, still smells like cinnamon.

  100. Miranda says:

    I love our bird ornament. It chirps and my husband always hides it, pretending there is a bird in the house.

  101. M'Laura says:

    It’s so hard to choose one favorite! I have an ornament that was my grandma’s favorite which she left to me when she passed away from cancer. It’s mother and baby emperor penguins hugging. I always imagine my grandma is giving me a Christmas hug when I’m placing it on the tree:)

  102. Amber Taylor says:

    Mine is an ornament of an open door, with a warm, welcoming foyer on one side and three carolers on the other! :0)

  103. Christina Burrell says:

    My favorite ornament…my grandma jones “ms.beasley” doll ornament.

  104. My favorite one is from my daughter when she was in 1st grade. Two popsicle stickes glued into a cross with puzzle pieces on top colored with markers. In the middle is her picture.

  105. My favorite is this pregnant snowman someone gave me when i was having my first child, some 8 years ago.

  106. Allie Zirkle says:

    For me, it’s the special star on top. My hubby picked it out, the first year of our marriage. It’s my fav.

  107. I love the ornaments that I get from places I’ve traveled to…like the one I got in Paris.

  108. My favorite is a Baby’s First Christmas ornament with my son’s photo in it. I adore it!

  109. I always buy an ornament, or find something to make into an ornament, every year, or from every big event or place we visit. My favorite is the “My First Christmas” ornament with my daughter’s picture in it. But I also love the one that is a broken metal flower pin. I found it when my husband and I traveled for a business trip. We didn’t have much money, so we used it as a mini vacation. I found that pin on the ground as we took a walk and I made it into an ornament. I feel like I was creative and frugal, and will have fun memories to share with our kids as we decorate the tree each year.

  110. well…my husband and i are just starting our collection. but i’d have to say my favorite it our rudolph the red nose reindeer ornament. rudolph is my favorite and i always look forward to hanging that ornament.

  111. My favorite ornament is a terra cotta St. Anne with Mary standing by her. It’s from Arizona and was passed down by my step-mother.

  112. bridget says:

    i’m not sure i have just one but every time my husband & i go on a trip we buy one. each year it’s so fun to reminisce about our travels.

  113. Rita Bell says:

    My favorite ornament is the Sleeping Beauty Hallmark ornament my aunt Jessie gave to my daughter 12 years ago. It’s so beautiful, my lil girl was in love with it instantly. Aunt Jessie passed away 4 years ago. That ornament has alot of precious memories.

  114. Love this giveaway! My mom collected the Hallmark houses for me growing up. I think I have about thirty of them. When mom passed away my dad started buying them. Smurfette ornament is a must for me. That was my nickname growing up!

  115. My collection of Winnie the Pooh ornaments and my collection of John Deere ornaments are my favorites!

  116. My favorite is actually my own “Baby’s First Christmas” ornament. I am about 5 months old but a tiny little baby. They gave me a book to grip and it looks like it is eating me alive. It is perfect!

  117. I have a ton of favorite ornaments, but one that is a keepsake is my “Baby’s First Christmas” ornament. It is not actually for a baby, which makes it a little funny. My dad was working at the Minnesota Zoo at the time so i got the 1982 zoo ornament!

  118. Theresa N says:

    My favorite is a glass angel my husband gave me.

  119. My favorite ornament is one I’ve had as long as I can remember. It’s a doll with porcelain face, hands and feet wearing a blue velvet dress and bonnet. She’s looking a little worse for the wear now and my husband makes fun of her, but I still place her on the tree every year!

  120. Joanna M says:

    I have 4 kids, and my favorite ornaments are the ones that have their baby pictures on them. They get me teary eyed every year :-)

  121. i had to sell all my ornaments 2 moves ago so i don’t have a favorite!

  122. My favorite is the first christmas one of my son.

  123. my little elf is my favorite
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  124. My favorite ornament is any of the ones the kids made!

  125. My favorite is a Blues Clues ornament my son and I picked out. That was the first one in our collection. When he was about 3 we started doing this tradition where we pick out one ornament each year. We got a good little collection going now :)

  126. Amanda Johnson says:

    My favorite are the ones my mom handed down to me that I made as a child.

  127. Lisa Deasy says:

    So far my favortites are the one my husband and I bought our first house and then each of my childrens baby’s first x’mad. Also my angel from It’s a wonderful Life.

  128. I have 1 hallmark ornament for each year of my life. It started as a tradition from my grandma and it has continued on down the years.
    I think my favorite is still the rocking horse from the hallmark collection of the year 1988

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