Pros: Cute ornament.
Cons: Could be hard to find.
Each year, Hallmark releases several ornaments that feature different Disney characters. I don’t get all of them, but I usually end up getting some of them each year. I liked A Very Merry Christmas Tree 2012 Hallmark Ornament when I first saw it.
A Very Merry Christmas Tree 2012 Hallmark Ornament features two characters from the Disney animated movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. It has been a long time since I last saw the movie. I sort of remember something happening in the movie that is like what the ornament shows, though I can’t remember for sure if Dopey and Grumpy were part of that moment in the movie. The two characters are probably the most well known of the dwarf characters.
The ornament features Grumpy and Dopey decorated like a Christmas tree. Dopey is standing on Grumpy’s shoulders - well one of his feet is actually on Grumpy’s head. They are dressed like I remember from the animated movie, though Dopey’s green robe is a lot longer. It is long enough to almost reach Grumpy’s feet. The dwarves look like I remember them, with Dopey looking happy and Grumpy looking, well, grumpy. There is a little glitter star on Dopey’s head. Both of them are holding their arms out from their sides and there is an ornament hanging from each wrist. Their arms are serving as the branches of their tree. The ornaments are each a different color and they do move. Gold garland is wrapped around both of them. From the back, some of the garland is seen, along with three of the ornaments. The ornament does have a tree shape when looking at it from the back. This one does have more of a Christmas feel than a lot of my Hallmark ornaments.
A Very Merry Christmas Tree 2012 Hallmark Ornament is what I would think of as an average size for a Hallmark ornament. It isn’t as big as a few of my other ornaments and it is fairly lightweight. I think the ornament is made out of plastic. It seems to be sturdy, but it would probably break if it fell onto a hard surface. The ornament has good detail, showing off Dopey’s eyelashes and Grumpy’s frown. The round ornaments are slightly reflective. The garland is a bit stiff, probably to keep it in position and hold the shape. Grumpy’s feet serve as the base of the ornament and it does stand just fine. The hoop for the hook is on Dopey’s head, just behind the star.
The picture on the box looks like the ornament, though a few colors seem to be slightly different shades and the garland placement is just a tad different. The back of the box has a short message and it also shares who designed the ornament. This is one of the few Hallmark ornaments I’ve gotten this year that has a plastic tray to hold the ornament instead of just being wrapped in tissue paper.
I liked this ornament when I first saw the picture of it in the ornament catalog. If I remember right, A Very Merry Christmas Tree 2012 Hallmark Ornament was first available during the July ornament premiere. I didn’t get the ornament then. I went for a few months without getting any of the ornaments before I started to get them again. Once I started to get some of the ornaments again, I did have more trouble finding this one because it was sold out. I finally found one in stock a few weeks ago and I quickly picked it up. I was back in that Hallmark store again a few days ago, and they had more of the ornament in stock. It is being sold online a few places as well, though the price can be higher than the $17.95 that I paid.
A Very Merry Christmas Tree 2012 Hallmark Ornament is a fun, cute ornament that fans of these characters will probably like. People may like that this ornament is more Christmas like than many other Hallmark ornaments.
This review is part of carstairs38's Fifth Annual All Things Disney Write-Off.
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