Thursday, February 16, 2023

Ornament Review: Winter Fun with Snoopy #25 - Bobsledding - 2022 Hallmark Release

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Great piece honors Olympics and anniversary
Cons: Only if you aren’t expecting a mini ornament
The Bottom Line:
Tiny bobsledders
Winter Olympic spirit
Honors twenty-fifth

Bob on Down the Icy Track with Snoopy and Woodstock

I’ve got to admit, I did a double take when I saw this year’s Winter Fun with Snoopy Ornament.  In fact, I had to go and look at the list since I was sure they had already done bobsledding.  But this is the first time they have done it, and it is a fun addition to this miniature series.

This was a 2022 release, and it was clearly themed to tie into to Winter Olympics that had been held earlier in the year.  Snoopy is mostly hidden in his bobsled.  When you look at it from the front of the sides, all you see is his head, although you can see his body if you look at the back of the ornament.  The bobsled is red on the sides with blue and white stripes on the front and blue trim.  Snoopy’s wearing a blue helmet with a white star on each side.  Woodstock is along for the ride.  He’s holding on for dear life to Snoopy’s helmet and wearing a small helmet of his own.  On the front of the ornament is a 25 in a white oval.

No, that isn’t a typo.  Instead of 22 for the year, they have 25 on the front of the bobsled.  But there’s a reason for that.  This is the twenty-fifth ornament in the series.  While they did a bit more for the Spotlight on Snoopy series, which also celebrate its twenty-fifth in 2022, it is nice to at least have that acknowledged on the front of the ornament here.  Yes, the series marker is on the bottom of the bobsled as well, although it is hard to read.

That’s because this is a miniature ornament.  It is a little bigger than most miniature ornaments, but still, it is small, only an inch and a half at the longest.  Keep that in mind when you go to buy the ornament, and you’ll be fine.

The ornament rests on the sled runners, which means that it does sit flat.  Just remember the size if you are thinking about setting it out to be displayed.  When you go to hang it, you’ll find that it hangs perfectly straight.

This is a fun addition to the series.  I love that it ties so perfectly to the Olympics and acknowledges the series milestone at the same time.  It’s those details that make it special.  And Woodstock holding on to Snoopy’s helmet like he is here really makes me smile.

If you enjoy winter sports or are a fan of this series, you’ll definitely be glad to add this ornament to your collection.

Bundle up for the rest of the Winter Fun with Snoopy ornaments.

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