Thursday, June 23, 2016

Ornament Review: Chillin' Together - Making Memories #8 - 2015 Hallmark Ornament

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Cute scene
Cons: None
The Bottom Line:
A skating lesson
Makes another memory
In fun ornament

Warm up the Ice with Some New Memories

As cute as I think many of the Hallmark ornaments are, there is something especially heartwarming about the Making Memories series.  Each year, I love seeing what this pair of snowpeople are up to.  Chillin’ Together was the 2015 addition to the series, and it’s another winner.

Each ornament in this series features an adult snowman and a child snowman.  They are both generic enough that it could be any combination of adult and child, which is something I love.  This year, the pair are ice skating.  The child is just learning, and the adult is standing behind holding one hand and helping the child stand.  Both are on ice skates, obviously, and the child has one leg in the air, either as they try to balance or as they glide over the ice.  Their pet dog is with them as well, and his legs are sliding just a bit out from under him on the ice.  The ornaments in this series always have a snowflake as their base, and this time, instead of being pure white, the top of the snow flake is blue, representing the ice they are on.

As always, it’s those little details that I absolutely love about the Hallmark ornaments.  I never would have thought about making the snowflake into ice.

But even if they had missed that detail, I would still love this ornament.  While I have done very little ice skating in my life, I have done some.  The idea of the two of them doing something together, and the adult passing on the knowledge to their child is thrilling.  I can’t help but smile as I look at the ornament.  Another smile comes from the child, who is wearing a jacket here, something that usually doesn’t happen in the series.  Really?  A snowman needs to wear a jacket?  It’s a bit silly, but it’s also fun.  The adult is just wearing a hat, scarf, and the ice skates, which is normal for the series.

Thanks to that ice flake, there is a nice flat bottom, so you can set this ornament out anywhere you want to display it.  You’ll also find the 8 in a Christmas tree series symbol on the bottom.

The loop for hanging the ornament is on the adult’s hat.  Slip a hook through the hat, and you’ll find that it tips slightly to the right, but you can easily disguise that with branches on your tree.

Memories of things done together are wonderful, and this series continues to delight.  Chillin’ Together will be an honored part of this series.

Need more memories for your tree?  Here are the rest of the Making Memories ornaments.

Original Price: $14.95

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