Monday, May 24, 2021

Ornament Review: A World Within #6 - Reindeer in the Woods - 2020 Hallmark Release

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Great looking scene in a mini ornament
Cons: None for me
The Bottom Line:
Scene inside a bell
Details help make it so cute
Wonderful mini

This is a Very Deer Ornament

I am constantly amazed at the detail that Hallmark artists are able to get into the miniature ornaments.  One of the best examples is the A World Within series, and 2020’s entry surprised me yet again.

Each ornament in this series features a scene inside a classic Christmas item.  In this case, the outside shape is a bell.  Yes, you might think it is a round ornament, but if you look at the bottom, you’ll find the classic cross cut design to let you hear the bell ring.  The outside is a light blue.  It’s not a classic Christmas color, but it is pretty, and it looks like winter.

Inside the bell, things get a bit more Christmassy.  The main feature inside this scene is a reindeer.  He’s standing right in the front and looking out at us grinning.  Over his back in a red and green blanket to help him keep warm.  It’s obviously cold since he’s standing in the snow; in fact, a little bit of snow is coming out of the edge of the scene.  Next to the deer is a small Christmas tree with gold ball ornaments on it.  Behind them, you can see a glimpse of another decorated tree.

All of this is in an ornament that is barely over an inch tall.  That kind of detail impresses me.  Yes, the reindeer looks a bit like a cartoon character (he’s smiling at us after all), but he still looks good.  I wouldn’t be able to do something like that at a larger size, much less small like this.  It’s why I am not an artist, obviously.

Since this has the base of a bell, you can’t set the ornament out to display since it would just roll around.  Fortunately, there’s no issue with hanging the ornament since it hangs perfectly straight.

This ornament is part of a series, so you’ll find the 6 in a Christmas tree series marker on the back of the ornament.

The ornaments in this series always surprise with their detail.  If you are looking for some wonderfully designed miniature ornaments, look no further than A World Within.

Be sure to check out the rest of the World Within series.

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