Saturday, December 24, 2016

Ornament Review: Winter Fun with Snoopy #8 - Sledding - 2005 Hallmark Release

Stars: 4 out of 5
Pros: Cute scene in a small size
Cons: Tip would be nice to help with the illusion of sledding
The Bottom Line:
Having fun sledding
Two friends in miniature
Make small, cute delight

It’s Sledding Time!

The very first Winter Fun with Snoopy ornament features Snoopy and Woodstock sledding in Snoopy’s supper dish, a staple of the Peanuts comic strip.  They’ve returned to the sport, but on a more traditional sled, for the eighth entry in the series.

Snoopy is sledding face first down a hill.  He’s smiling and wearing a green hat and red scarf.  He must be moving pretty quickly down the hill because his scarf is streaming out behind him.  Woodstock is hanging on to the back of the scarf, enjoying the ride as well.

As usual, it’s the little things that make me love an ornament.  In this case, it’s Woodstock hanging on to the back of Snoopy’s scarf.  I just love that touch!  Snoopy’s sled is the traditional wooden sled.  While I never used one when we went to the snow as a kid (we used other things), I get the nostalgia factor seeing this ornament would be for others, too.

This is a miniature ornament, which means it is small.  It’s not larger than an inch in any direction.  And yet Hallmark still manages to get so much detail in the piece it’s amazing.  I’ve really started to appreciate that so much this year.

Because of its size, you will want to be very careful how you display it if you decide to display it somewhere other than a tree.  You can certainly set it out as part of a scene since the bottom of the sled provides a nice flat surface.  You’ll also find the 8 in a Christmas tree on the bottom.

Or you can hang the ornament on your tree.  The loop on Snoopy’s hat provides great balance.  Unfortunately, it’s too great and Snoopy and Woodstock hang straight.  Because they are supposed to be sledding down a hill, this is definitely a case where I wish the ornament tipped some to help with that illusion like they did with the earlier skiing entry in the series.

That lack of tip is the only disappointment with this ornament, however.  Snoopy and Woodstock sledding is definitely a fun addition to your Winter Fun with Snoopy series.

If you enjoy this tributes to winter in miniature, here are the rest of the Winter Fun with Snoopy ornaments.

Original Price: $6.95

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