One of the highlights of the HSN holiday previews is the stunning collection of ornaments that not only look pretty, but benefit the benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. This years’ Heart HSN 2011 designer ornament collection features limited-edition, exclusive ornaments from your favorite HSN personalities. Sales from each design go to the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign to help them continue their life saving work, bringing hope and inspiration to families since 1962. St. Jude continues to seek cures and save children with cancer and other catastrophic illnesses. learn more. Give thanks for the children in your life that are healthy and help those who are not so lucky. You know St. Jude does such good work –why not get your gifting done and do something for for others, too?!
There are so many gorgeous, glittery and shiny baubles to choose from. And you needn’t have a tree to display one of these on a brand as a table decoration, or in a window to add a bit of cheer to your room. The following are just three of the designs, just to show you a sample of what is available this year. These are all special, limited editions of 400. Each is mouth blown and hand crafted, and arrives in a luxurious, hard-sided, square gift box (all you need is a gift card and a bow).
This is one of those ornaments that is not strictly for the holidays. 2011 is the year of the rabbit (or hare, if you prefer), so use it to decorate your home and commemorate this amazing year. It is also the perfect way to add a first ornament for a couple with a new baby born in 2011. The HSN Cares Vern Yip 2011 Heart Ornament ($19.99) celebrates the Chinese zodiac Year of the Rabbit, Vern Yip’s “winter hare” theme pays homage to his culture. The hare is a symbol of creativity, compassion and sensitivity — all things he closely associates with the holiday season. One side of the ruby red ornament with satin finish has the hare in a beautiful, circular patterns, rimmed with tiny pearls. The other side has a singular, large, white rabbit in glitter, with a clear Swarovski® crystal as an eye. A singular, glittered rabbit graces the back of the ornament. The top is festooned with white satin bows, and a silvery loop ready to hang right out of the box.
Another favorite is this elegant, HSN Cares Lancome 2011 Heart Ornament ($19.99). This shiny silver glass ball, designed by Lancome, is embellished with Lancome’s signature rose in matte silver sprinkled with sparkling, clear, Swarovski crystals. There are two petite silver sateen bows on the top, with a silver cord ready for hanging. Since this one is bound to become an heirloom, a tiny silver disk with “2011” is attached to the top. I actually didn’t realize that this was Lancome’s logo at first, because it looks like an Art Nouveau keepsake from another, more gracious, time. Any makeup lover will adore this makeup-inspired ornament for her collection, and everyone else will just think it’s pretty! Since it’s not “Santa-Centric” I’d keep this one up in my boudoir for a little sparkle (especially in candle light) all year.
In the under $15.00 category there is good news, too. For just $14.95 you can get the HSN Cares Heart Ornament. This clear, glass ornament is decorated by hand filled with silver glitter with a white stenciled “More Merry” painted on the outside. As if this silver glitter ball wasn’t sparkling enough, it also has some clear Swarovski® crystals sprinkled on the outside of the ball, white large, pffy, sheer, deep blue ribbons add a gift-box touch. A silver disk engraved with “2011” makes it a keepsake.
There are so many more ornaments to choose from. If boxed ornaments aren’t your thing, I hardly need to tell you that a look at HSN.com (or on television) will give you the opportunity to shop from home and avoid the crowds. At the holiday HSN preview I saw amazing, covet-able items for every age and personality. Gorgeous jewelry, fun faux furs, hot handbags, kitchen items, things for the guys, beauty, lifestyle and more, at awesome prices. I truly couldn’t believe it!
See everything at www.hsn.com (or just tune in your TV and watch the goodies up close and personal)