History and Nostalgia in the Form of an Ornament

History and Nostalgia in the Form of an Ornament

In 2011, Hallmark began offering their commemorative Chevrolet Corvette ornament. This ornament was created to honor the 100th anniversary of the Corvette. It features a black sports car complete slanted hood, rounded front bumper and oval-shaped headlights. It also has a Plexiglas windshield and rubber tires complete with sporty rims. The doors of this commemorative automobile also open. There is a special slot on the top of the car for placing a string or ornament hook, and it can also be displayed in the box it is sold in.

The 100th anniversary Chevy Corvette is not the first sports car ornament offered by Hallmark. In fact, the company began offering classic car ornaments as early as 1991. In that year, a classic red and white Corvette was the choice for collectors to take advantage of. Unlike the latest offering, this one was actually a convertible model.

Since 1991, Hallmark has offered at least one new collectible car ornament each year. From 1997 through 1999, two different cars were created. There were also two cars in 2009 and 2011 with the other one in 2011 being a 1968 Ford Mustang. In 2005, there were three different models to choose from but in 2006 and 2007 only one was available. Hallmark again produced three classic car ornaments in 2008.

In addition to the Chevrolet Corvette and the Ford Mustang, some of the other cars commemorated include the Oldsmobile Toronado,  the Pontiac Colorway,  a Nomad wagon, and a pink Cadillac to name a few. These collectible ornaments can be worth a great deal of money when found in mint condition, especially if they are also in their original boxes.