Replacement Tree Topper Remotes Available Through Hallmark

It should be reassuring to know that if you lose or break your Star Trek Tree Topper remote it won’t be a complete disaster. You will be able to fire up the Enterprise and Mirror Universe crew with a replacement remote. Keep in mind it will not be replaced with the Star Trek delta symbol remote that came with the topper originally but with a festive green tree that resembles a pine car air freshener that you would hang from your rear view mirror.


Tree Topper Universal Replacement Remote Control

Regular price $4.99

Product Details

Misplaced the original remote control that came with your Hallmark Tree Topper? Not to worry, this replacement remote ensures the topper’s light and music show will go on! Fun Christmas tree-shaped design makes it easy to spot. The remote is battery operated with LR44 button-cell batteries (included). Universal remote control is compatible with all Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Tree Toppers. Learn more about Keepsake Ornaments.

  • Replacement remote for Hallmark Tree Toppers (sold separately).
  • Hallmark Gold Crown Exclusive.
  • Battery operated. Three (3) LR44 batteries included.
  • 1.5″ W x 2.6″ H x 0.79″ D

 

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Hallmark Star Galaxy Black Wreath With Lights

Star Galaxy Black Wreath With Lights, 30″

Regular price $39.99

Product Details

Display a galaxy of ornaments with this black pre-lit wreath. Bright white LED lights are perfect for highlighting your collection of sci-fi or Halloween Keepsake Ornaments. Simply plug into a standard 120-volt wall outlet to see the continuous light effect. For indoor use only.

  • Magic Light artificial Christmas wreath. Connect to Hallmark’s power adaptor (included) to see the continuous light effect. No batteries necessary.
  • Pre-lit artificial Christmas wreath is for indoor use only.
  • Christmas wreath is lead-free and measures 30″ dia.

Still Waiting on 2021 Hallmark Star Trek Ornament Previews

We sit here in December and still have no official announcement of the 2021 Hallmark Star Trek ornaments.  The ornament previews usually are presented at the fan conventions beginning in July but COVID-19 has barreled its way into everyone’s lives disrupting everything.  

Kevin Dilmore did drop a note that they are still awaiting permission for the official 2021 reveal. The Spock, McCoy, Scottie and Chekov Storytellers are to be released over the next two years. It seems a safe bet that the Spock and Scottie Storytellers will be the 2021 releases followed by the McCoy and Chekov ornaments in 2022.

The current plan is to have all of the Star Trek Storytellers releases from 2020 and 2021 to be available through 2022 until the complete line has been released.

Hallmark Ornament Electric Cords (2020)

Keepsake Power Cord $14.99
(Powers Storytellers ornaments)

Bring your Magic Keepsake Ornaments to life with more power, more excitement and more fun! This special cord powers up to 7 ornaments or accessories. Works only with Keepsake Power Cord ornaments from 2017 and newer. This cord is required for our interactive Storytellers collections (ornaments each sold separately).

  • Christmas tree ornament electrical power supply cord.
  • Compatible only with Keepsake Power Cord ornaments from 2017 and newer. This cord is required for our interactive Storytellers collections. (Ornaments not included.)
  • Powers up to 7 of the compatible ornaments. Instructions included.
  • Plastic power supply cord is lead-free and measures 82.75″ L x 0.94″ H x 0.25″ D.

4 Hallmark Star Trek Ornaments compatible with the Power Cord:
2020 Storytellers U.S.S. Enterprise Musical Tree Topper
2020 Storytellers Captain James T. Kirk
2020 Storytellers Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu
2020 Storytellers Lieutenant Nyota Uhura

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Keepsake Ornament Magic Cord $14.99
(Powers ornaments produced from 2010-2020)

Oohs and aahs abound when a Magic Cord is around. Each cord powers up to seven 2010-2020 Magic Cord Christmas ornaments—or six ornaments and a tree topper. Connect up to three Magic Cords for bigger displays. Ornaments each sold separately.

  • Christmas tree ornament electrical power supply cord.
  • Compatible only with Keepsake Power Cord ornaments from 2017 and newer. This cord is required for our interactive Storytellers collections. (Ornaments not included.)
  • Powers up to 7 of the compatible ornaments. Instructions included.
  • Plastic power supply cord is lead-free and measures 82.75″ L x 0.94″ H x 0.25″ D.

No Hallmark Star Trek Ornaments compatible with the Magic Cord.

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Keepsake Ornament Legacy Cord $14.95 Out of Stock Online and in Stores
(Powers ornaments produced 2009 or earlier)

Bring light, motion, music and other sounds back to your vintage Keepsake Magic Ornaments. This convenient cord will power up to four Keepsake Magic Ornaments produced in 2009 and earlier.

  • Christmas tree ornament electrical power supply cord.
  • Compatible with Keepsake Magic Ornaments from 2009 or earlier that were light-string powered originally. (Ornaments not included.)
  • Powers up to 4 of the compatible ornaments.

15 Hallmark Star Trek Ornaments compatible with the Legacy Cord:
1991 Enterprise
1992 Galileo
1993 Enterprise D
1994 Klingon Bird of Prey
1995 Romulan Warbird
1996 Voyager
1997 Defiant
1998 Enterprise E
1999 Rio Grande
2000 Borg Cube
2002 Delta Flyer
2003 Scorpion
2004 Vulcan Command
2004 “The City on the Edge of Forever”
2005 Locutus of Borg

Trekmovie.com Reviews 2020 Hallmark Ornaments

Every year, collectors anxiously await the release of Hallmark’s next Star Trek Keepsake ornaments. The first Star Trek Hallmark ornament was the original USS Enterprise NCC-1701 in 1991. Since then, Hallmark has produced at least one Star Trek ornament with lights and sound every year, as well as some without the bells and whistles. And with Christmas two months away, it’s time to start thinking about the holidays.

For 2020, the folks at Hallmark have outdone themselves. Not only are there 3 new Star Trek Keepsake ornaments,  there’s also a large tree topper, and all are themed around the classic episode “Mirror, Mirror,” And together, they tell a story, for real.

Read more…

New Found Star Trek: The Experience Ornaments

It is not often we come across overlooked Star Trek ornaments but that seems to be the case this week. A big “thank you” to our reader, Rob, for discovering these non-Hallmark ornaments when they appeared on eBay this week. It appears to be a collection of Star Trek ornaments that were sold at Star Trek: The Experience, officially licensed by CBS Studios.

We have long known about the Starfleet Command/United Federation of Planets ornament and it appears often on resell sites. What was once thought to be a one off stamped metal ornament now appears to be at least a series of five that were sold at Star Trek: The Experience between 1998 and 2008.

NOTE: Images and dimensions come from seller’s eBay description. We have included the prices the ornaments were sold for because of their rarity. All ornaments were sold on 10.15.20.

CBS Studios Star Trek Ornament – Starfleet Command, United Federation of Planets, 3 1/2” high, sold for $19.95.

CBS Studios Star Trek Ornament – The Experience, Las Vegas Hilton, 3 1/2” wide, sold for $60.00.

CBS Studios Star Trek Ornament – United Federation of Planets, 2 5/8” wide, sold for $32.05.

CBS Studios Star Trek Ornament – Starfleet Academy, 3” on each side, sold for $35.55.

CBS Studios Star Trek Ornament – Klingon Insignia, 3” x 3 1/4”, sold for $36.55.

2020 Star Trek Las Vegas Convention Cancelled


It now comes as no surprise that 2020’s last convention has been cancelled due to COVID-19. As Kevin Dilmore said last month the Vegas convention was 2020’s most likely remaining event to show the 2021 Hallmark Star Trek ornament previews. Kevin, if you’re reading, we would like to offer this site as a vehicle to announce Hallmark’s 2021 Star Trek ornaments.

Here is Creation Entertainment’s official announcement:

During this pandemic crisis, Creation Entertainment remains steadfast in keeping the health and safety of our attendees, celebrities and staff as our top priority. While we had hoped to present our Official Star Trek Convention on December 9-13, 2020, due to ongoing local, federal and international protocols, we are unable to do so.

We will be next returning again to our traditional time of year and will be back in Vegas on a new date: August 11-15, 2021 at the Rio All-Suites Resort Hotel and Casino, and its beautiful state-of-the-art convention center!

The year 2021 marks the 50th Anniversary of Creation Entertainment, the 55th Anniversary of Star Trek, the 20th Anniversary of our convention in Las Vegas and Gene Roddenberry’s 100th birthday year. It’s the perfect time to celebrate and no city is better than Las Vegas to do just that!

We are renaming the convention “Creation Entertainment Presents The 55-Year Mission Tour”. We’ll have over 100 celebrity guests as usual, multiple tracks of non-stop programming, contests, music, cosplay and surprises, plus partying galore. We’ll immerse our attendees into the positive and loving atmosphere with thousands of other fans, as we all celebrate Gene Roddenberry’s legacy. CBS is not an official partner of this event.

If you wish to hold your same reserved seat or general admission, you do not need to do anything. Your tickets and same seating will be transferred to the new 2021 date and updated tickets will be sent to you via the email address you used at the time of purchase within a few weeks. Your 2020 ticket will no longer be valid.

Hallmark Ornament Debut Tomorrow

Hallmark’s Keepsake Ornament Debut arrives tomorrow and with it is 2020’s final Star Trek offering. Uhura is the latest ornament to join the Star Trek Storyteller family and will interact with any or all of the previous three Storyteller ornaments released in July. Look for Spock, Bones, Scotty and Chekov over the next two years.

Trapped in an angry universe not her own, Lieutenant Uhura tries her best to disguise from the I.S.S. Enterprise crew that she does not belong—unlike this Christmas ornament that certainly belongs on your tree. Plug the ornament into Hallmark’s Keepsake Power Cord (sold separately) for constant illumination, then press the button to start a sound and light show based on the classic original Star Trek series episode “Mirror, Mirror.” Connect all of the Star Trek Storytellers ornaments—Captain James T. Kirk, Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura—and the U.S.S. Enterprise Tree Topper (each sold separately) to unlock additional interactive performances.

  • Storytellers Interactive Light and Sound Christmas tree ornament. Connect this ornament to Hallmark’s Keepsake Power Cord (sold separately) to see the continuous light effect. Press the button to watch it perform an exciting scene from the classic original Star Trek series episode “Mirror, Mirror.” No batteries necessary.
  • This artist crafted Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2020 in copyright.
  • Add other Star Trek Mirror, Mirror Collection Storytellers ornaments (each sold separately) to unlock larger, amazingly interactive performances.
  • Plastic Christmas tree ornament is lead-free and measures 1.59″ W x 4.4″ H x 1.21″ D.

2021 Hallmark Star Trek Ornament Previews Today? *UPDATED*

We normally get sneak peeks of Hallmark’s future ornaments in mid-July at San Diego Comic Con but like just about everything in 2020 it was cancelled.

In recent years September 8th, the anniversary of Star Trek’s television debut, has become Star Trek’s version of Star Wars’ May the Fourth celebration.

Star Trek Day seems to be a perfect opportunity for Hallmark to sneak preview the 2021 Hallmark Star Trek ornaments. Stay tuned!

2020 Star Trek Day

UPDATE FROM KEVIN DILMORE:

Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas (STLV)
December 9-13, 2020
The Rio Suites and Resort
3700 W Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103

NYCC Cancelled, Going Virtual

“Hey NYCC fans, check out this message from our team regarding the status of New York Comic Con 2020. While we’d much rather be giving you an update on badges going on sale, it likely comes as no surprise that NYCC 2020’s physical event will not be able to run as intended. This is one of the hardest announcements we’ve ever had to make, and we miss you all so very much: NYCC20.com/Letter

But we still can’t wait to hang out with you online for New York Comic Con’s Metaverse, Oct 8-11. We’re partnering with YouTube to bring to life four days of incredible content. Stay tuned to FindTheMetaverse.com and subscribe to YouTube.com/NYCC for updates.”

San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC)
July 23-26 (with Preview Night on July 22)
San Diego Convention Center
111 W Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101

Official Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas (STLV)
August 5-9, 2020
December 9-13, 2020
The Rio Suites and Resort
3700 W Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89103

Planet Comic Con (PCKC)
March 20-22, 2020
August 14-16, 2020
Kansas City Convention Center – Bartle Hall
301 West 13th St.
Kansas City, MO 64015

Emerald City Comic Con (ECCC)
March 12-15, 2020
August 21-23, 2020
Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike St.
Seattle, WA 98101

New York Comic Con (NYCC)
October 8-11, 2020
Javits Center
655 W 34th St.
New York, NY 10001

Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Club Members
Online Event
Date: To Be Announced

2020 Star Trek Storytellers Hanging Around

Kevin Dilmore has announced that the 2020 Hallmark Star Trek Storyteller ornaments will be available until the entire series has been produced.  This means Kirk, Sulu, Uhura and the Enterprise tree topper will be available to purchase in 2021 and 2022.

We still have Spock, McCoy, Scotty and Chekov to be released over the next two years. Although there hasn’t been any official announcement, it is likely we will see Spock and Scotty in 2021 and McCoy and Chekov in the final year.

Whichever ornaments are released next year they will be available in both 2021 and 2022.  There is still no word if the 2021-2022 Star Trek releases will be exclusively Storytellers or if we will see other Star Trek ornaments. With all the new Star Trek series that have and will be coming out it is hard to imagine we won’t see something from Picard or Lower Decks.

2020 Event Edition Tribble Ornament Available Beginning Tomorrow

To purchase the exclusives during the Comic-Con@home virtual event July 22-26, find our event page on the Comic-Con@home website starting at 9am PST Wednesday July 22. Click on any of the exclusive products shown, then in the pop-up window, click on the link titled ‘visit website’ to be taken to a special page on PopMinded.com for purchasing.

Positively Trek: Kevin Dilmore on 2020 Ornaments

CE4E2835-D6C9-4EF2-9B70-B95CDF841684In this week’s Positively Trek, Dan and Bruce are joined by veteran Star Trek authors Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore. We talk about the Lower Decks trailer, as well as an in-depth discussion about that dreaded C-word when it comes to Star Trek: Canon! Dayton’s role as the “Keeper of Canon” for CBS’s Star Trek projects gives him a unique perspective on this age-old question that continues to rear its ugly head within the fandom.

We also talk with Kevin Dilmore about this year’s truly unique and groundbreaking Star Trek Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments!

Ornament discussion begins at 46:13.

PopMinded by Hallmark To Offer Exclusives at Comic-Con@Home Virtual Event

In light of recent cancellations of conventions due to COVID-19, PopMinded will now be offering the list of exclusives below online July 22-26 at the Comic-Con@Home virtual event, planned in place of Comic-Con® International: San Diego, as well as October 8-11 either online or in person during New York Comic Con. A small allotment still will be made available for current Keepsake Ornament Club members only. Click here for a preview of the exclusives.

– Due to schedule changes for the Official Star Trek Convention Las Vegas, PopMinded will no longer be attending. The Star Trek exclusive ornament will no longer be made available at this event.

– Due to the cancellation of Emerald City Comic Con, Planet Comicon Kansas City and Star Wars Celebration, exclusives planned for those events will no longer be available. Stay tuned for more information regarding exclusives specific to Star Wars Celebration.

To purchase the exclusives during the Comic-Con@home virtual event July 22-26, find our event page on the Comic-Con@home website starting at 9am PST Wednesday July 22. Click on any of the exclusive products shown, then in the pop-up window, click on the link titled ‘visit website’ to be taken to a special page on PopMinded.com for purchasing.

– Note: Purchases are limited to one of each of the exclusives per transaction. The exclusive quantities will be first come, first serve. We will not have daily allocations for this event.

Limited availability items include:

Star Wars

  • Imperial Probe Droid-themed Keepsake Ornament features a metal rendition of the infamous, spindly armed reconnaissance droid in honor of the 40th Anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back™ priced at $35 with a total production run of 3,200.
  • The Mandalorian™ The Child™-themed PXL8 Enamel Pin features a stylized rendition of the lovable, mysterious bounty from the Disney + series The Mandalorian™. At a total production run of 2,500, it will be sold for $8 at most events in limited daily allotments.

Harry Potter™

  • Professor Boggart Snape Keepsake Ornament depicts the iconic moment when Neville Longbottom imagines the idea of Snape in his grandmother’s clothes to defeat the boggart. This ornament is priced at $25 with a total production run of 3,350.

Star Trek

  • Tribble (exclusive 2020 variant) Keepsake Ornament is inspired by the furry little spawning aliens from the Original Series episode, “The Trouble with Tribbles.” It features a different material and color than the version released in stores in 2019. The ornament is priced at $25 with a total production run of 3,350.

Marvel

  • Deadpool itty bittys® depicts a stylized rendition of everyone’s favorite chimichanga-eating, unicorn-loving, merc with a mouth, created in specialty packaging with maximum effort! The collectible is priced at $10 with a total production run of 2,500.

In addition, a very limited number of 2020 event-exclusive Keepsake Ornaments will be available for sale later this year to members of the Keepsake Ornament Club. Information for joining the club can be found online at Hallmark.com/KOC

At the end of the 2020 convention season in October, remaining stock of the year’s event exclusives may be made available for sale online. Check for details at PopMinded.com

For more information about PopMinded by Hallmark and the products offered, visit PopMinded.com or follow @popminded on Instagram.

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2020 Hallmark Star Trek Ornaments Available Today


Star Trek™ U.S.S. Enterprise™ Musical Tree Topper With Light
Regular price $149.99

Product Details

  • Add the flagship of the United Federation of Planets—with the theme song to the original Star Trek television series—to your holiday celebrations with this U.S.S. Enterprise Christmas tree topper. Plug it into the included power adapter for constant illumination, then press the button—either on the included Starfleet insignia remote control or on the top of the tree topper—to start a sound and light show featuring the music of “Theme from Star Trek.” Connect one or more Star Trek Storytellers ornaments—Captain James T. Kirk, Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura (each sold separately)—to unlock additional performances that you can’t access with the ornaments alone!
  • Storytellers Interactive Light and Sound Christmas tree topper. Connect this tree topper to the power adapter (included) to see the continuous light effect. Press the button on the remote control or on the base of the tree topper to watch it illuminate and hear music from “Theme from Star Trek.”
    Artist crafted by Jake Angell, this Keepsake Ornament tree topper comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2020 in copyright.
    Add other Star Trek Mirror, Mirror Collection Storytellers ornaments to unlock larger, amazingly interactive performances.
    Plugs into a standard 120-volt wall outlet.

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Star Trek™ Mirror, Mirror Collection Captain James T. Kirk Ornament With Light and Sound
Regular price $34.99

BUY THRU 7/19 AND SAVE 50% ON A KEEPSAKE POWER CORD

Product Details

  • A commanding presence in any universe, Captain James T. Kirk shows his darker side as he takes charge of the I.S.S. Enterprise. There’s no better leader for your Star Trek Christmas tree ornament collection. Plug the ornament into Hallmark’s Keepsake Power Cord (sold separately) for constant illumination, then press the button to start a sound and light show based on the classic original Star Trek series episode “Mirror, Mirror.” Connect all of the Star Trek Storytellers ornaments—Captain James T. Kirk, Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura—and the U.S.S. Enterprise Tree Topper (each sold separately) to unlock additional interactive performances.
  • Get 50% off a Keepsake Power Cord (reg. $14.99) when you purchase any product powered by the cord. Must add power cord to cart to get discount. Details
    Storytellers Interactive Light and Sound Christmas tree ornament. Connect this ornament to Hallmark’s Keepsake Power Cord (sold separately) to see the continuous light effect. Press the button to watch it perform an exciting scene from the classic original Star Trek series episode “Mirror, Mirror.” No batteries necessary.
    Artist crafted by Jake Angell, this Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2020 in copyright.
    Add other Star Trek Mirror, Mirror Collection Storytellers ornaments (each sold separately) to unlock larger, amazingly interactive performances.
    Plastic Christmas tree ornament is lead-free and measures 2.42″ W x 5.74″ H x 2.31″ D.

Star Trek™ Mirror, Mirror Collection Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu Ornament With Light and Sound
Regular price $34.99

BUY THRU 7/19 AND SAVE 50% ON A KEEPSAKE POWER CORD

Product Details

  • One of the most menacing characters aboard the I.S.S. Enterprise, Lieutenant Sulu watches over the starship’s crew. Featuring Sulu dressed in his Terran Empire uniform, this Christmas tree ornament captures the cunning security chief of the Mirror Universe. Plug the ornament into Hallmark’s Keepsake Power Cord (sold separately) for constant illumination, then press the button to start a sound and light show based on the classic original Star Trek series episode “Mirror, Mirror.” Connect all of the Star Trek Storytellers ornaments—Captain James T. Kirk, Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu and Lieutenant Nyota Uhura—and the U.S.S. Enterprise Tree Topper (each sold separately) to unlock additional interactive performances.
  • Get 50% off a Keepsake Power Cord (reg. $14.99) when you purchase any product powered by the cord. Must add power cord to cart to get discount. Details
    Storytellers Interactive Light and Sound Christmas tree ornament. Connect this ornament to Hallmark’s Keepsake Power Cord (sold separately) to see the continuous light effect. Press the button to watch it perform an exciting scene from the classic original Star Trek series episode “Mirror, Mirror.” No batteries necessary.
    This artist crafted Keepsake Ornament comes pre-packaged in a box for easy gift giving, preservation and storage. Dated 2020 in copyright.
    Add other Star Trek Mirror, Mirror Collection Storytellers ornaments (each sold separately) to unlock larger, amazingly interactive performances.
    Plastic Christmas tree ornament is lead-free and measures 1.55″ W x 4.47″ H x 1″ D.

2020 Tribble Convention Exclusive Preorders on eBay

Preorders for this year’s convention exclusive Tribble are beginning to show up on eBay.  Hallmark has yet to announce how the Tribble will be made available since most of the conventions have been cancelled/postponed due to COVID-19.  Convention exclusive ornaments have always been available for preorder in year’s past from convention goers.  The current price of $119.99 is on the high side of the typical $80-$120 the exclusives typically fetch this early in the game.  The Tribble will be made available originally at $20.

This site is not associated with the auction below.

SDCC 2020

HALLMARK EXCLUSIVE

STAR TREK TRIBBLE

KEEPSAKE ORNAMENT

Limited Edition!

“Official Hallmark Exclusive!”

**As per ebay pre-sale rules, this item is guaranteed to ship within 30 days of the end of this listing.**

Description:

This is a pre-sale. You’re purchasing a Brand New SDCC 2020 Hallmark Exclusive Star Trek Tribble Keepsake Ornament! This is a pre-sale, therefore the item will not ship until I have it in hand. This item has a 100% money back guarantee in the rare event that there is a problem receiving this item. This item will be in excellent condition! This exclusive will be well packaged and shipped as soon as the item is in hand.

2020 Hallmark Ornament Premiere: Proceed With Caution

Hallmark Ornament Premiere is this week beginning  July 11, 2020. In typical years it would be common to see customers lined up around the store waiting for the doors to open.  It is uncertain what this year will bring.  Will stores implement measures limiting access? Will consumers simply shop from home?

The only official word found on Hallmark’s website about the Premiere during the COVID-19 outbreak is a simple line stating contact your local store “to learn how this year’s event might be different”.

The seriousness of COVID-19 should not be understated and Hallmark Corporation should not leave procedures up to the individual stores.  The Hallmark Ornament Premiere is there biggest event of the year where you typically find customers shopping shoulder-to-shoulder, consistently reaching over and in front of others.  The checkout line is commonly 30-50 people deep as it winds in and out of each aisle.  There is literally no place to avoid others in yea’s past.

Hopefully, the individual stores will make the right decisions to make it as safe as possible for the consumers and their employees.  I emailed Hallmark ten days ago, on June 30th, with my concerns and have yet to get a reply.

Below is a copy of my inquiry followed by the automated response:

What procedures are you implementing at your stores to insure the safety of your customers during the upcoming Hallmark Ornament Premiere? I am concerned if you leave it up to the individual stores they will not take the full precautions. In past years the Hallmark displays have taken up approximately 12’-15’ of wall space.  Can more than two customers shop safely while socially distancing at 6’?

We still haven’t heard from Hallmark as of this post. So we will say what they should be saying…

Hallmark ornament collectors and fans,

Please be extra cautious this year.  Shop online, reserve ornaments with your local store limiting your time for pick up only, avoid the opening Premiere weekend when customer traffic will be at its highest, call your local store and ask when there slower times during the week tend to be, ask them what safety measures they are taking.

2020 has been a trying year. Hopefully, 2021 brings a return to normalcy.  Stay vigilant. Continue taking the necessary precautions not only this weekend but until we have gotten though this.

  • wear a mask
  • wash your hands regularly 
  • socially distance by at least 6’
  • limit your time indoors when in public

Stay safe!
Thank you for visiting Hallmark Star Trek Ornaments.

 

Update! Email received the day after the Saturday premiere…

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Comic-Con@Home – July 22-26, 2020

Source: Toucan

San Diego Comic Convention (SDCC), the organizers behind the annual comics and pop culture convention Comic-Con, today shared details for an initiative in the works, Comic-Con@Home, an online event that will combine aspects of the convention experience with the comforts of home. Circumstances involving the COVID-19 pandemic and California’s restrictions against large gatherings have forced SDCC to cancel their 2020 international celebration that brings fans and professionals from all over the world to San Diego. Comic-Con@Home was first teased in early May with a short video announcement and a promise of details to come. Pop culture enthusiasts will note that this initiative joins the Comic-Con Museum’s virtual endeavor, Comic-Con Museum@Home, already ongoing.

Although Comic-Con@Home will provide badges for fans to print and wear proudly, all aspects of the initiative are free and there are no limits to how many can attend. “For the first time in our 50-year history, we are happy to welcome virtually anyone from around the globe,” said SDCC spokesperson David Glanzer. “Though stay-at-home conditions make this a very difficult time, we see this as an opportunity to spread some joy and strengthen our sense of community.” Comic-Con@Home will be held on the same dates as the previously canceled Comic-Con, July 22-26, 2020.

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