Ugh!! More Bear Ornaments this year!!!
I don’t know whose bright idea it was to make all HSN Cares Christmas Ornaments Bears but I think it stinks!!! It was terrible last year and now they are repeating it again this year!! Who wants the same ornament just in different clothes? It’s the same exact bear, no facial changes or expression changes, no body changes bigger/fatter/thinner, nothing changes from bear to bear but the material on the body. Who wants the same ole ornament from all these vendors at these prices??? I kept an HSN Cares only ornament table for years. The various different ornaments are lovely. Then these bears popped up. No way am I having a bear table. I got so many fabulous comments on my HSN table and now it’s ruined because someone at HSN thinks these cheesy looking bears are a great idea. There was a glitch one year only the other way with the various variety beautiful ornaments and that was the year befor last. Several of the designers got a bit lazy and put no thought into their ornament at all. It was for St Joseph Hospital you would think they would have given a little thought to their ornament. There were some complaints, I was one of them…..but to go to all bears is just ludicrous!!! And to do it two years in a row is ridiculous. I use to spend a lot of money on these ornaments – most of them were gorgeous!!!! But I won’t spend as much for bears. Only two last year and three this year, five bears is more then enough bears ornaments to have. Bears aren’t even a symbol of Christmas, other then a Teddy bear for kids. But a Christmas symbol it is not say like bells, sleighs, stars, trees, etc. c’mon HSN bring back the beautiful variety of ornaments for HSN Cares and get rid of these darn bears.
Would you folks mind posting pictures of your favorite ornaments? Maybe we should start a new thread!
I’m sad at the new ornaments this year, not the quality of the past. I just sent a donation straight to St Judes. I am not buying the ornaments this year. They are sad.
Oh, I forgot to say, my St Jude Ornament table was getting so crowded I was going to have to bring up the other glass table. However, since these bears look so chincy I don’t put them on my ornament table. I place them else where. When my friends, who can’t wait to see my new ornaments each year, saw what HSN did by offering these bears up last year, I was repeatedly asked "why in the world did the stop making those beautiful ornaments and start offering these things" or words to that affect. Not one single person said they liked them or complimented me on those bears.
My ornament table is a fairly large glass end table. I buy lovely gold ornament stands and hang all my HSN ornaments from them. Sometimes I sprinkle gold stars around the stands or diamond dust. Everyone that comes into my home oooo’s and ahhh’s about my Sf Jude Ornament table. The ornaments I purchased before this bear fiasco were beautiful. Colin Cowie, R. Graciano, Heidi Daas, and a few others always, always had the most beautiful ornaments. The year before the bears were introduced some of the vendors got very lazy and complacent about decorating their ornaments. But that was no reason to go to an all bear vendor St Jude ornament selection. No reason whatsoever. I noticed some people are saying the bear looks different this year. It is exactly the same bear and mold they used last year. They were cheesy looking then and they are cheesy looking now. Some just decorated them a bit more then others. In my opinion, this is an HSN supported major charity. The vendors should be made to participate. And they should go back to them creating their own ornaments. Not using a cheesy bear mold year after year and having them decorate that! After all these vendors want us to purchase their products but they cannot create a Christmas/Holiday ornament for us for the biggest sales season of the year for them and the biggest Holiday of the year for us?? Please, please go back to the vendor creating those beautiful independently made ornaments and forget the idea of the same ornament across the board for all vendors just decorated differently. I want those gorgeous ornaments back!!! No more bears for me after this. And make all vendors participate!!! There are many vendors missing here which makes me not want to purchase their products next year!!!
I thought the bears looked cheap this year as well. The ones last year were much better. Maybe someone forgot about them and rushed them for inventory. Maybe they kept using the bear because if they were something else say like dogs a brand new mold would need to be made …… I hope that next years ornaments are better.
For the past several years our live tree has been decorated with HSN Cares ornaments. I always looked forwarded to adding to the collection even though the ornaments were relatively expensive. They were gorgeous, unique and large. Most of all they were made for a good cause. I only purchased 4 bears last year and I’m not going to buy any this year. I agree with Massha…they look like they had some left over from last year and hastily threw them together this year.
I’m not crazy about the Hsn Christmas ornament bears either. The ornaments have a chintzy look to them. They look as if they were designed without much thought. I’m left with the feeling the wealthy vendors felt obligated to lend their names to a charity; so, they slapped together some fabric and doo-dads to throw onto these less than attractive, rehashed bears. And, some of the sayings on the bears are ridiculous! The Perlier bear saying made me shout: WHAT THE HELL??!!
When I purchase an item whose proceeds go to charity, I at least want the item to reflect thoughtfulness, beauty, and sentiment.
The bear ornaments are very disappointing.
I LOVED the bears last year. I seriously splurged and got a whole lot, like 7 or 8 of them. I thought most of them were stunning and I had a hard time choosing, so I had to not buy some I really liked. But I was expecting something else this year, to make it different from the last year. Same ornament every year seems too much.
Plus, this year the choices are so few, and many do not look like much. I got the glittery Joan Boyce bear, but I did not like too many others. I like buying the bears/ornaments from the lines I like: Heidi Daus, Rara Avis, etc. Many of them did not even bring an ornament this year, and Heidi’s bear looks much like last year’s bear.
What do you mean by ornament table? How do you make one? I was hoping to hang mine on the tree. I did not get a tree last year because I was travelling, but I am hoping to get one this year, and hang my bears (I also have whole set of plaid bears from Jeffrey Banks), my daleks and my TARDIS and the rest of the stuff on it.
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10.27.15 5:25 PM