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|lewarren||I was getting out my boxes of Christmas decorations, and I noticed that I have quite a collection of aviation and space -themed Christmas ornaments.|
Many are from Hallmark, but I have several others, too. As this year is the Centennial of Flight, I think I'll decorate my tree solely in aircraft and spacecraft!
|nojnj||That sounds very nice. That's one tree I would like to see. Space ornaments are one thing I don't have... maybe you have started something here, thanks.|
|Carrie||I decorated my tree today, and remarked to myself that I have plenty of Star Trek and Star Wars ornaments, but need to get some "real space" ones to go with them! |
|jleslie48||Make your own. I have a 7" Saturn V available.|
And come to think of it, if you print the LEM at 50%, it's 1/96 scale, just about the size of a Xmas Tree ornament. A 1/96 CSM is already there as well...
|DavidH||There are several cool ornaments you can get from the online store at JSC.|
|rocket ron||Don't forget you can download a free paper model of Santa doing an Apollo EVA (PDF) from Delta 7 Studios.|
|Robert Pearlman||From Carlton Cards: |
In the summer of 1969, not even the sky was the limit for the Apollo 11 crew as they defied gravity to make one of man's oldest dreams a reality. While Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong landed the Eagle on the moon, Michael Collins ran the command module, recording what truly was "one giant leap for mankind." Shown in three holographic views, this famous LIFE cover story will make holiday headlines with history buffs for years to come.
Size: 6-1/4"h x 3-1/4" w
|apollo11lem5||Thanks for the "heads up" on the ornament! How nice it is! It is much bigger than I expected and all three pictures are amazing. For 16.95 it is a really good buy. I bought the only two that my Carlton Cards had so there are none left. The sales person was shocked at how nice it was. I heartily recommend that everyone look one up... It is amazing!|
|Robert Pearlman||From Hallmark.com:|
Spaceman Snoopy Keepsake Ornament
It's been nearly 40 years since man first set foot on the moon. This handcrafted Keepsake Ornament helps celebrate the momentous occasion with a little help from spaceman Snoopy and Old Glory. Snoopy and his feathered friend Woodstock recreate the famous moment when man first walked on the moon in 1969.
- 10th in the Spotlight on Snoopy Series
- Price: $10.00
- Handcrafted and metal
- By Lane Feuer
- 2 1/4" W. x 2 1/4" H
|Cliff Lentz||It's already in my collection. Check the box before you take them home. Some of the faceplates were cracked.|
|collocation||Went to a Hallmark store and pick one up. But, really need some guidance justifying all the space nick/nacks I have been purchasing lately, it is really becoming addictive. |
|FFrench||I just received one of these as a gift from a co-worker - with a subtle alteration. Nice to see they got the Union Flag the right way up (as upside-down is still treasonous!)|
|RGW||Here's a list of the space-related ornaments hanging on our family's Christmas tree this year: |
What space-related ornaments are hanging on your Christmas tree?
- Space Shuttle Discovery (glass ball - 1988 - KSC)
- Lunar Module (1994 - Enesco)
- Apollo 11 Astronaut on Moon with Flag (1994 - Hallmark)
- Space Shuttle Orbiter w/ Satellite (1995 - Hallmark)
- Freedom 7 Redstone Launch (1996 - Hallmark)
- Friendship 7 Capsule (1997 - Hallmark)
- Lunar Module (1998 - Hallmark)
- Lunar Rover on Moon (1999 - Hallmark)
- G.I. Joe in Space (2000 - Hallmark)
- Space Shuttle Orbiter (blown glass - 2001 - Montreal)
- Space Shuttle Enterprise (gold-plated - 2004 - NASM)
- LIFE "On the Moon" (2004 - Carleton Cards)
- Space Shuttle on MLP (in Earth globe - 2005 - KSC)
- STS-107 (24K gold-plated - 2005 - KSC)
- "Return to Flight" (24K gold-plated - 2005 - KSC)
- International Space Station (24K gold-plated - 2005 - KSC)
- Space Shuttle - Full Stack launching (blown glass - 2007 - JSC)
- Capsule w/ Santa (2007 - JSC)
- Space Shuttle w/ Santa (2007 - JSC)
|Jay Chladek||I was only able to get the Hallmark Friendship 7, Apollo 14 LM and LRV ornaments on the tree this year (with Snoopy on another tree). I also have the Hallmark shuttle, Freedom 7 and a couple others, but I can't hang them as the light socket plugs are just different enough not to work with the light strings I used this year (they will light, but won't lock into the sockets, anything made after 1997 will though). I had to halve my collection of ST and SW ornaments on the tree as well for similar reasons. |
I also have four X-Planes ornaments in my stash as well (gold chromed Wright Flyer, Silver chrome Spirit of St Louis, Silver Predator drone, Red metallic Northrop N-9M flying wing), but I have yet to work up the nerve to pull them out of their blister packs since they are limited production ornaments. But they would look SWEET on a tree. Maybe next year I will open them and add them to my tree.
|RGW||Jay, you have a cool collection of space exploration ornaments - we also have several in the ST series and a couple of F-14s.|
If you got the X-Planes ornaments to enjoy, unwrap them and hang them on your Christmas Tree! They will add a unique dimension - and you probably don't have to plug them in...
|Robert Pearlman||From Hallmark.com:|
Snoopy NASA Keepsake Ornament
Snoopy salutes the launch of the space age in this ornament honoring 50 years of NASA. Peanuts' Celebrates NASA's 50 Years
Update for July 12: Though Hallmark stores debuted many of their ornaments today, the Snoopy NASA was not among them. It will be released in October.
- Hallmark Gold Crown Exclusive
- Price: $15.00
- By Tracy Larsen
- 5 inches high
|Robert Pearlman|| |
quote: Just returned from my local Hallmark store, where they had the "Peanuts Celebrates NASA's 50 Years" ornament in stock... well, at least until I arrived they did.
Originally posted by Robert Pearlman:
It will be released in October.
|Apollo Redux||Thank you for the heads-up.|
|Jay Chladek||I hope Hallmark isn't implying that NASA is in the doghouse with that ornament. (kidding)|
|TRS||The NASA vector ornaments are signed by Mercury, Gemini and Apollo mission control staff, significant support people and shuttle astronauts.|
|E2M Lem Man||Craig, it looks just like my tree at Christmas right down to the Gemini-Agena on the table behind!|
|TRS||Nice! Always good to know one isn't alone in this. |
|mercsim||It's that time of year... I bet most of us have at least one of those Hallmark space collectibles that have been issued through the years. A few years back I posted some simple instructions on how to re-work the Mercury Capsule to make it look a little more scale like. Besides waiting for the paint to dry, it can easily be done in an hour or so. So get out that duplicate ornament and spruce it up for the holidays...|
|Atlantis||Cardmodel tree '09: Kits featured (if I've forgot anybody just give me a shout out.) |
Lancer 525: David Case: Paragon Cardmodels:
- Space Shuttle Pathfinder
- Ares I-X
- Space Shuttle Atlantis STS-125 (TBC)
- USS Enterprise, Gabriel Koerner version
- USS Nelson
- C-27J Spartan
- F-105 Thunderchief
- A-12 Blackbird
- F-22 Raptor
- F/A-18F Super Hornet
- WAC Bumper (in memory of Konrad Dannenburg)
- AC-130 (mini spectre)
- C-130J (TBC)
Oliver Bizer: NASA: Ton Noteboom:
- Super Guppy? (TBD)
- Saturn V (actually flies on Estes engines)
Don't Know: Paper-replika: Rawen:
- LM (Based on the Gulf Oil kit)
- USS Entente
- USS Enterprise 2009
- Saturn I block II (technically not a card model but its mostly paper)
- AN-225/ Buran (mod. FG shuttle)
- X-301 (modified Paragon Deathglider)
- Vorpal Blade (mod. Mike Hungerford's "Generic Sub"
- Turbocorsair (mod. FG corsair)
- A-24 Thunderchief II
- Battle-damaged JSEV Hideo Itokawa
|Robert Pearlman||Hallmark's Mystery Ornament series for 2012 includes "Astronaut Frosty." |
Which one will you get? It's a mystery. Collect all three!
Mystery Ornaments are a whole new kind of Keepsake. Inside every box is one of three designs — but you won't know which until you open it.
Three of your favorite Keepsake Artists have created clever spins on the long-running series Frosty Friends.