Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Ornament Review: 12 Little Days of Christmas Set 1 - Days 1-3 - 2016 Hallmark Ornament

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Simple yet elegant mini ornaments
Cons: None
The Bottom Line:
The 12 days get shrunk
Simple, elegant designs
Can’t wait to get more

Revisit the First Three Days of Christmas with This Classy Set

My favorite series that Hallmark is currently releasing is their 12 Days of Christmas.  I’m not alone since each entry regularly pops up on the bestselling lists for premier and debut every year.  With Hallmark working to bring back their miniature ornaments, this seemed like a great series to mine, so they are bringing out the 12 Little Days of Christmas this year in four sets.  Days 1-3 came out in July, and it sold me on them.

Since this is the first three days of Christmas, we get the Partridge, Turtle Doves, and French Hen.  These ornaments bear a close resemblance to their regular series counterparts, right down to the dangle elements with the day.

However, instead of being full color, these ornaments are white and gold.  In fact, the majority of the ornament is white, with bits of gold accent.  These are mostly around wings and tail feathers, eyes and beaks.  With only two colors, we don’t get a lot of detail, but they still look wonderful.

In fact, my usual complaint about the mini ornaments is the lack of detail.  Here, that isn’t an issue at all.  You can look at them and know exactly what it is, but you don’t feel like there is something you are missing by them being so small.

And the simple white and gold gives them an elegant look.  I’m not sure how else to describe it.  These ornaments are made from porcelain, so they are more fragile than Hallmark’s usual plastic, but it really helps add to the look.

As with the regular series, these ornaments must be hung.  However, you’ll find that they hang straight.  That’s no surprise since their full size counterparts do as well.

The rest of the 12 Little Days of Christmas will be coming out before Christmas this year, so we will have a complete set (and sneak peaks of the rest of the regular full line) in 2016.  Be sure to pick up Days 1-3 so you have them all.

Of course, you can't stop here.  Here are the rest of the 12 Little Days of Christmas ornaments.

Original Price: $24.95

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