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Trivia: Ornament History

Ornaments 1998 - 2000

1998

Consumers saw a proliferation of ornaments in 1998, including flat porcelain ornaments, more artplas ornaments, and miniature resin ornaments.
  
  • Gingerbread Bear (Dated 1998) -- This ornament was another jointed ornament and nicely fit with the Sugar and Spice figurines released in 1998.
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  • Miniature Ornaments (1998) -- To celebrate some of its most popular lines, Enesco released its All The Best From Enesco collection of twelve miniature resin ornaments, three of which featured Cherished Teddies. This collecion was not available in Europe or Australia. Click on the picture for a better look at the ornaments.

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  • Artplas Ornaments (1998) -- The artplas ornaments featured a set of six ornaments: Santa Riding Train (401196), In Wagon With Toys (400793), Two Girls With Teacup/Saucer (406473), Girl/Kitten On Hutch (406481), Boy/Girl In Sled (406635), and Girl In Picnic Basket (406627). These ornaments were not as popular as the resin ornaments, possibly because these were not as well made as looked more like generic plastic bears than Cherished Teddies. The photo is taken from Enesco's 1998 Cherished Teddies catalog.
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  • Porcelain Ornaments (1998) -- The porcelain ornaments consisted of a set of six flat porcelain ornaments (353183) matching the following popular figurines: Eric, Grace, Sonja, Kristen, Denise, and Erica. The photo is taken from Enesco's 1998 Cherished Teddies catalog.
  • 1999

    The 1999 ornaments included a first-time promotional ornament as a reward for a minimum Cherished Teddies purchase. This year also presented the first time two ornaments were included together with eskimos Nyla and Norbit to represent the years 1999 and 2000. Enesco also released international ornaments matching the popular Across The Seas figurines.
      
  • Anne Ornament (1999-2000) -- Also called Girl Wearing Rose Hat Ornament, this ornament was released with a mathing Anne figurine and is part of a trio of sisters.
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  • Meredith Ornament (1999-2000) -- Also called Girl Wearing Green Hat Ornament, this ornament was released with a mathing Anne figurine and is part of a trio of sisters.
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  • Nikki Ornament (1999-2000) -- Also called Girl Wearing Blue Hat Ornament, this ornament was released with a mathing Anne figurine and is part of a trio of sisters.
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  • Drummer Boy 1999 (1999) -- The drummer boy ornament for 1999 was the first in a U.S. promotional series to get a free figurine with a minimum purchase of Cherished Teddies. This ornament was not available in Europe or Australia.
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  • Nyla and Norbit Ornaments (Dated 1999 and 2000) -- This set of two ornaments celebrated the millennium and loosely resembles the single figurine Nyla and Norbit. Both ornaments fit into the same box.
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  • Baby's First Photo Frame, Rattle, and Spoon Ornaments (1999-2000) -- These unique ornaments matched a baby bank and consist of a hanging photo frame, hanging rattle, and hanging spoon.
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  • Across The Seas Ornaments (1999) -- This set of 16 ornaments is only listed in Enesco's 1999 catalog, and they are patterned on the Across The Seas figurines. The available figurines were Australian Bazza (464120), American Bob (451010), Mexican Carlos (450952), French Claudette (450901), Spanish Fernando (450979), German Franz (451002), Katrien from the Netherlands (450995), Swedish Kerstin (450928), Chinese Lian (450960), Scottish Lorna (451029), Japanese Machiko (450936), Russian Nadia (450944), Canadian Preston (451053), Indian Rajul (450987), Italian Sophia (464112), and British William (451045). Colleen and Leilani were never released as ornaments. The photo is taken from Enesco's 1998 Cherished Teddies catalog.
  • 2000

    The first snow bear figurine of Frosty and Aurora came out in 2000 and was very popular. A matching Frosty and Aurora ornament, the first catalog exclusive ornament, was also released this year.
      
  • Nyla and Norbit Ornaments (Dated 1999 and 2000) -- This set of two ornaments celebrated the millennium and loosely resembles the single figurine Nyla and Norbit. Both ornaments fit into the same box.
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  • Angel Sitting On Moon (Dated 2000) -- This 2000 dated ornament was the first of more moon ornaments to come.
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  • Frosty And Aurora (2000) -- Also called Snowbears With Hats, this ornament was a Parade of Gifts catalog exclusive ornament that was only available in the United States. The ornament is identical to the Frosty and Aurora figurine.
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  • Sled Ornament (2000) -- This ornament was the second ornament in the U.S. promotional series to get a free figurine with a minimum purchase of Cherished Teddies.
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