Monday, February 17, 2014

Ornament Review: Season's Treatings #5 - Plate of Goodies - 2013 Hallmark Ornament

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Delicious looking Christmas treats on a festive tray
Cons: None
The Bottom Line:
Treat variety
Small; mouth watering details
Winner for your tree

This Season, the Treatings are a Plate of Goodies

Christmas means many things – the birth of Jesus, presents, decorations, music, and home made goodies.  While the earlier entries in Hallmark’s Season's Treatings ornament series have celebrated individual goodies, the 2013 entry celebrates a variety.

The goodies on the plate truly are varied.  There are pieces of fudge, there are nut clusters, and there are cookies.  Heck, there’s even a candy canes.  While my tree nut allergy would have me steering clear of the clusters, I would absolutely enjoy the fudge.  In fact, that fudge is mine – hands off!  (Well, it looks like there are nuts in the fudge, but we'll pretend there aren't, okay?)  I’ll take the candy canes, too.

As you can see, the treats certainly look great.  If they were edible, I’d have chowed down on them and ruined how great the ornament looks.  Maybe it’s a good thing they are plastic.  And even though the treats are small, they have enough detail that you can tell what they are.

Holding all these treats together is a serving platter, and not just any platter.  This one is very festive with a red plate and a decorative Santa head at the top.  If you look closely, you can even see Santa's belt underneath some of the goodies.  It’s just the kind of thing you’d choose to use to give gifts to your friends or to put out threats around your home when friends come to visit.

This series is designed to be hung.  You’ll find the ring in Santa’s hat.  Since that’s off to the side, it’s no surprise to find that the ornament hangs at an angle, but like with the other ornaments in the series, it’s a fun angle that looks just great; any and all tip is definitely on purpose.  Santa's face is upright, but the 2013 written on the bottom of the plate is definitely not.

Since the tray has a flat surface, you could lay the ornament out, but it really doesn’t look like much.  You can’t see any of the treats unless you are looking down at them.  As a result, I certainly recommend hanging this one.  Naturally, you can find the 5 in a Christmas tree on the back of the ornament since this is the fifth in the popular series.

Many people loved this ornament, and it’s easy to see why.  The variety and traditional nature of the treats on the tray make 2013's Season's Treatings an obvious choice for those who love Christmas treats.

And check out the rest of the Season's Treatings series.

Original Price: $9.95

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