Christmas Snowman Marjolein Bastin 1996 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament

Hallmark Cards, Inc.

$12.00 USD 


This vintage Hallmark Keepsake Ornament is the Marjolein Bastin Christmas Snowman from 1996. Hallmark released several different Marjolein Bastin snowman ornaments over the years.

The ornament features a snowman holding a broom and a wreath. The wreath is dark green with lighter green holly leaves and dark red holly berries and ribbon. There's a European robin perched on top of the wreath.

There's a loop at the top for hanging, but the ornament is flat on the bottom so it can also be displayed on a shelf instead. The ornament comes with its original box.

The back of the box says:

The noted Dutch nature artist, Marjolein Bastin, recalls building her first snowman when she was very young. "I remember rolling big snowballs for the body of the snowman, starting with a small one, and rolling on and on through the garden until it was so big I couldn't roll it anymore. And how difficult it was to place the third ball, his head, on top..." Finally she added some pieces of black coal for buttons and eyes, a big carrot for the nose, and one of her father's old hats. "Wow, was I proud! I had created something very beautiful that wasn't there one hour ago - just from that pure white snow!"

The ornament has been displayed, but is in good condition.

The bottom is marked "1996 Marjolein Bastin, Hallmark Cards, Inc."

Height: 3 1/4" (8.3 cm)
Length: just over 2" (5.1 cm)
Width: 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm)

Condition: Used, vintage

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