The 2004 keepsake series shows the girls in motion. Kit is running down a set of steps with a paper in her hand, no doubt chasing a good scoop! The mini-ornament included with her is of her notebook and pencil.
The 2004 series is probably my favorite, because I love the detail that went into making the girls look like they are actually moving, but I don't think this is the best of the Kit ones. Her face and overall coloring is much better in the 2003 birthday series. Also, the back of her skirt looks really weird to me, because it's filled in (most likely it would be too difficult to mold something realistic, and we preserve her modesty this way, too!).
I really like how she's running down the steps, though. I don't know why, but I just think it looks really cool. Plus, the scene from the box is of her house, so it matches really well!
The keepsake card with this ornament is a cropped version of her Meet Kit illustration.
The inside of the box tells about her Hard Times News.
The ornament is about three and a half inches tall, I think.
I paid $12 for this ornament on eBay, which is a good price. It was originally $15, and I wouldn't pay more than that.
Grade: A-, because of the odd way Kit's face looks.
The 2004 series of Hallmark ornaments featured the girls in motion. The one of Kaya features her running through grass and there is an additional, mini-ornament of her mocassins.
I lovelovelove the detail in this piece. Everything adds to the feeling that Kaya is moving, from the way her braids lie to the way the fringe on her dress is angled. It's just so lovely! Even her porcupine quill necklaces are askew, just like they would be if she really were running as fast as she can.
The ornament itself is "hand-crafted" and I think it's resin. It's about 4 inches tall, ignore what my ruler says down there - it's tilted against and is giving a skewed reading.
The back of the ornament keepsake box has a blurb about Kaya's character while the inside contains a few sentences from Meet Kaya about the footrace she participates in, when she forgets to keep an eye on her twin brothers.
The inside scenery of the keepsake box is green hills and blue skies. The little card included is Kaya's portrait.
Overall, I think this is one of the BEST of the AG ornaments, if not THE best. I currently display all my ornaments in their boxes on my bookshelf, and I've never dropped them or anything so I can't say anything about their durability. I love how there is a flat base, though, so you can display it without hanging it up - eventually I plan to set each ornament in a row on a bookshelf in front of my short story collection.
Post by dragonflybg on Jan 2, 2011 11:42:01 GMT -5
I love this ornament! It's my favorite out of all the ones I have. Felicity has such a sweet expression and the teeny tiny horse brush is so cute. I also love that she looks so much like book felicity. The paint on this ornament is also very well done.
Post by Ensign Shadow Snogger on Oct 7, 2011 21:30:33 GMT -5
I love this ornament as well. Her face is so sweet and she's painted very well, and they really paid attention to detail. I also love that she's holding the apple to give detail to what scene she's supposed to be in. I think the little horse brush is cute but it's so little I don't always hang it up for fear of having it lost and thrown out with the tree at the end of the season!
I have the Addy "Meet" ornament. I got it half-price when the line was being discontinued. I think this ornament is beautiful- so beautiful, that I've never taken it out of the box, because my cats break everything, and I want to keep this ornament for years to come. The details in Addy herself, and her outfit are amazing. The half-dime is adorable, and meaningful. The box the ornament comes in is really pretty. The ornament also comes with an Addy card.
Last Edit: Apr 6, 2012 10:37:00 GMT -5 by operaghost
They could have done a better job sculpting the faces on these ornaments. They don't really look much like the book illustrations. I love the backdrop scenes in the back of the box. The ornament is too heavy for a Christmas tree so I just keep them in the boxes on display.