Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Ornament Review: 12 Little Days of Christmas Days 7-9 - 2016 Hallmark Ornament Set

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: 3 more delightful mini days
Cons: None
The Bottom Line:
Transitions in set
But quality is still great
Set worth collection

Entering New Territory with the Third 12 Little Days of Christmas Set

This the third set of the 12 Little Days of Christmas series, we’ve definitely entered new territory in two ways.  See, this miniature series is based on the popular 12 Days of Christmas series Hallmark started in 2010 and which released its sixth entry this year.  That’s right, all of these ornaments are based on designs we haven’t seen full sized versions of yet.  Plus we have the transition from birds to humans in the set as well.

Each set in this miniature series includes three mini ornaments, so it covers three days.  Here, we get days 7 through 9.  Up first is the final bird, the swan-a-swimming.  This swan has an elongated neck and his bill is actually touching his neck.  The crown in his head is gold as is where his wings attach to his body.  The rest is white, in keeping with the white and gold theme for the rest of the series.  There is a dangle under him that is a 7 in a heart.

The other two ornaments in this set are ladies.  The maid-a-milking is wearing a nice, white dress with gold accents and a gold bow in the back.  She has pretty gold hair, and she’s holding a golden pail in front of her with the 8 on it.  That’s right, the people seem to be holding the number, so we don’t have dangles for the last two days.

Finally comes our lady dancing.  She is highlighted by a golden tie for the bun on top of her head, gold sleeves and hems on her dress and golden shoes.  Her number, 9, is once again on a heart, and this time she is holding it beside her like a prop she is dancing with.

I am loving these sneak peeks at the rest of the series.  Obviously, designs can change and we don’t know what the colors on the final ornaments will be, but it is still very fun to see what they are thinking for the rest of the series as of right now.

And I like these ornaments as they are.  The white porcelain and gold combination is still wonderful together, and they use just enough gold to highlight certain things and help us know exactly what each item is.

The ornaments in this series, full size and mini both, have all had dangle elements so far, so setting them out has not been an option.  Even though we’ve dropped the dangle elements with days 8 and 9, they still don’t stand on their own before their feet are so small.  You can lean the maid-a-milking, but the lady dancing’s feet are at such an angle she will never stand.

But that’s no problem because when hanging, these ornaments look great.  All of them are balances so that they hang straight.

These sets are so much fun.  Now that days 7-9 have been released, we are just one set away from having the complete 12 Little Days of Christmas, and I can’t wait to add it to my collection.

Need to get them all as well?  Here are the rest of the 12 Little Days of Christmas.

Original Price: $24.95

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