Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Ornament Review: Happy Halloween! #5 - Mummy - 2017 Hallmark Ornament

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Great cute scary scene
Cons: Pumpkin tied to monster?
The Bottom Line:
Mummy awakens
Scary overcome with cute
Makes for a fun piece

This Year’s Halloween Ornament is All Wrapped Up in Fun

I admit that I don’t know much about many of the monsters out there in lore.  I have a low threshold for suspense and scares.  However, I’ve been enjoying Hallmark’s Happy Halloween! series, and this year’s entry is no exception.

As always with this series, the ornament features a scene with our monster of the year inside a pumpkin.  Because the pumpkin’s mouth is wide open, it’s easy to see the scene inside, which features a mummy coming out of his coffin.  We can see his eyes and the ghost of a smile, but the rest is wrapped in white strips.  His arms are raised in front of him.  Next to the coffin are a few jars, and on the walls behind him are Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Here's where my lack of knowledge comes into play.  The pumpkin face always changes to go with the theme of the monsters, and somehow, a wide-open mouth doesn’t say mummy to me.  But maybe that’s just me.  It does give us a great glimpse of the scene inside, however, which I love.  And I love the details of the hieroglyphs behind him, too; they really make the ornament.  So, you can see they are stickers if you look closely, but as long as you aren’t looking that closely, it’s not an issue at all.

This entry in the series probably has the widest base yet for the pumpkin, so you can definitely set the ornament out without fear of it tipping over.  The 5 in a Christmas tree (seriously, Hallmark needs a non-Christmas series symbol) is on the bottom of the ornament as well.

The ornament tips back ever so slightly when you go to hang it.  That’s a bit of a surprise since the ring looks like it should be centered.  It’s not enough of a tip to be any kind of an issue, however.

The monsters in this series are more cute than scary, and this mummy is no exception.  So don’t be afraid.  Grab this Happy Halloween! ornament today.

Looking for more spooky fun?  Here are the rest of the Happy Halloween! ornaments.

Original Price: $15.95

1 comment:

  1. How cute. I have a ninja mummy ornament that needs a friend!