The 2002 keepsake ornament series from Hallmark features Christmas scenes.
Kit's has her sitting on the floor with a book while Grace lounges at her side. I laughed when I realized what was going on in the scene - afterall, Kit doesn't adopt Grace until five months AFTER she borrows the red dress from Ruthie!
This is still a rather nice piece, though. The colors are vibrant and the pose looks so sweet. Kit's book has actual pictures inside, which is a nice touch. I've gone and put the ornament up, so I'm going from my photos here, and I think the book she has in her hands is the one she wrote for Ruthie, since it's about a princess. I think. Anyway, she's also got her Amelia Earhardt doll in her arms.
The quality of this ornament is nice, but it sort of freaks me out, to be honest. It's just over 2 inches high, so the detail is awfully small, but still... Kit's hair is SO yellow, and her skin is SO peach, and her and Grace's eyes are SO dark... I dunno, it's pretty, but not something I'd want to look at too closely for too long, yanno what I mean?
The keepsake card included has a portrait of Kit holding her doll. The back of the box has a blurb about her, and the inside talks about the hardship of a Depression winter/Christmas and how it was brightened by the gifts Kit and Ruthie gave each other - The Story of Princess Ruthie and the doll.
There is a matching set of mini-ornaments for this, but I don't have them so I can't comment on them.
I wouldn't pay more than $15 for this ornament. Actually, I'd probably try and find it for $10 or less, but if I couldn't, $15 would be my upper limit.
Grade: B- for the freaky coloring and anachronism.
The 2002 keepsake ornaments from Hallmark feature the girls' Christmas scenes... except that Kaya doesn't celebrate Christmas, does she? Instead, her ornament features a basket of huckleberries.
The back of the box is the same as for the 2004 series ornament, which I've already reviewed.
The inside of the box tells about Kaya looking towards the future and the love of her homeland.
Overall, I'm not as impressed with this ornament as I am with the one from the 2004 series. It is very lovely and detailed, but I think the running pose is just so much more outstanding than this one, where Kaya is simply sitting on her feet while tilting a basket forward. The color of the huckleberries is wonderful, though, and I like how the detail is visible all around, instead of just from one angle.
The little keepsake card included with this ornament is a portrait of Kaya holding her doll.
These originally cost $15 and you can find them anywhere from $5 to $50 on eBay. I wouldn't pay more than $13 for this one, since I've seen it on eBay more than any other Kaya ornament.
Found some old photos of our Christmas AG Keepsake ornament collection and wanted to add them here. It's a joy to get these out each year to add to the kids' tree! Great, great quality. I love that some of them have real fabric trims, like on Lissie's sleeves and Josefina's mantilla.
These photos show some of the backdrops of the presentation boxes. Also shown are the red ribbons we've used to hang the figurines, but those were not included. A+ grade...except for poor Molly whose ugly glasses should have been silver and Josefina whose face could have been sculpted better.