A Time Remembered

Circa: 1982
Condition: Used
Manufacturer: Hallmark Cards Inc.
This plastic sleeve over satin christmas ornament featuring art work by Norman Rockwell is a Hallmark Keepsake Ornament, without the original box, made in 1982 #QX2023.
On January 10, 1910, a teenager from Nebraska, Joyce Clyde Hall, stepped off a train in Kansas City, Mo., with little more than big dreams and two shoeboxes of picture postcards. From those inauspicious beginnings an iconic brand was born. One hundred years and billions of well-wishes later, Hallmark Cards, Inc. celebrates its own 100th birthday in 2010 with a nod to the past, a focus on the future, and the grandsons of that Nebraska teenager at the helm.
Today we're best known for greeting cards, ornaments, the stores that bear our name and television programming, but what we're really about is relationships and the emotional connections our products and experiences represent, says Donald J. Hall, Jr., Hallmark's president and CEO and grandson of founder J.C. Hall. It's a privilege few companies in the world enjoy, and a trust we intend to keep.
Back in 1972 Corning announced a new decoration process permitting art work prints and photographs to be permanently adhered to the bulb. Color reproductions were printed on a plastic sleeve and slipped over the ornament which shrank, once heat was applied. This technology with the concept of limited editions, a soon to become fad of the 1970s which continued quite successfully into the 1980s and 90s.
Norman Rockwell was born in New York on 3rd February, 1894. Rockwell enjoyed drawing and decided he wanted to be an artist at an early age. He studied at Chase Art School, the National Academy of Design and the Arts Students League. While a student he began having his drawings published in Boys Life magazine. Rockwell's editor was so impressed by his work and made him art director of the magazine.
Rockwell's ambition was to produce a painting used on the front-cover of the Saturday Evening Post. In March 1916 he travelled to Philadelphia to see George Horace Lorimer, the editor of the magazine. When Lorimer saw his work he immediately accepted two covers and commissioned three more. This was the start of his long-term relationship with the magazine that was to last over 45 years.
This 3 sectioned ornament is marked:
From the Norman Rockwell Collection / 1982 / Hallmark Cards Inc.
Hearts are light,
Smiles are bright,
Child's delight--
It's Christmas!
With 3 different pictures of young boys, one in his pajamas and robe looking as if he came across Santa, one dressing in a large Santa Suit and one dressed in his Choir Clothes singing.
While the satin ball itself and the sleeve are both in very good + condition the plastic hanger is broken and needs to be replaced as I have shown in my pictures and it measures 4 inches tall and 3 1/4 inches wide.
An addition to any Hallmark, Norman Rockwell or Satin Christmas Tree Ornament Collection.
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