Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ornament Review: Cookie Cutter Christmas #4 - Visions of Sugar Plums - 2015 Hallmark Ornament



Stars: 4 out of 5
Pros: Cute scene, creative display
Cons: Simpler than others in the series
The Bottom Line:
Dreaming of sweet tweets
Cute but a little simpler
Still worth collecting




This Ornament Will Give You Visions of Sugar Plums

For pure cuteness, Hallmark’s Cookie Cutter Christmas series is rapidly attempting to take that crown from many of their longer running series.  Not only is it cute, but it’s also very clever.  While 2015’s entry eems like a step down to me, it’s still a great ornament.

Each ornament in the series features a cute little mouse doing some kind of holiday activity.  This year, he’s dreaming of delicious treats to come.  Yes, he’s on his back in bed.  His bed is facing us, and on the wall behind him, we can see the candy he’s dreaming of finding in his stocking the next day.

One of the things I do like about this series is the way candy is incorporated into the scene.  In this case, the bed’s legs are candy canes, and the lamp on the bedside table is a gumdrop.

The best part of this series is that each scene is inside a different cookie cutter shape (hence the series name).  In this case, the ornament is a star.

Overall, I do like this ornament, but when you compare it to the others in the series, it just seems a bit plain.  The candy our mouse is dreaming of is painting on the wall behind him.  The bed and table are in the middle of the scene, and the rest is empty.  Mind you, I would be hard pressed to do something this nice if I were designing the ornament, but it’s still the simplest scene we’ve gotten in this series to date.

The legs on the star are thick enough that you can easily set this ornament out to be displayed in any collection of ornaments you want.  Its stable enough you don’t have to worry about it falling over.

You’ll actually find the series marker on the back of the ornament.  There’s plenty of room back there for the 4 in a Christmas tree.

And you’ll find the loop for hanging the ornament on the top of the star.  Slip a hook through there, and you’ll find that it hangs straight.

While 2015’s Cookie Cutter Christmas is a bit simpler than the earlier ornaments in the series, but it still a nice piece.  Fans of the cuteness of the series will be delighted to add it to their collection.

Be sure to check out the rest of the delightful Cookie Cutter Christmas series.

Original Price: $12.95

2 comments:

  1. It's a cute ornament - not a bad price

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    1. It's definitely cute; it's just that the others are cuter.

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