Hallmark Star Trek Ornament Timeline

  • 1991

    To celebrate Star Trek’s 25th anniversary, Hallmark releases the U.S.S. Enterprise. The ornament is hugely popular, commanding high prices from resellers. The Enterprise is the only non-Event Exclusive ornament to not appear in the Dream Book.

  • 1992

    Leonard Nimoy stars in a Hallmark commercial promoting the Shuttlecraft Galileo ornament.

    Shuttlecraft Landing Parties are thrown at Hallmark stores across the country.

  • 1993

    After two years of Star Trek: The Original Series ornaments the sequel/spinoff, The Next Generation, gets an ornament. It is the new Starfleet mother ship, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D.

    Patti Yasutake, in the role of Nurse Alyssa Ogawa, replicates the U.S.S. Enterprise-D ornament I. The latest Hallmark television ad.

  • 1994

    Robert O’Reilly as Chancellor Gowron, the leader of the Klingon Empire, promotes the Klingon Bird-of-Prey in Hallmark’s latest commercial.

  • 1995

    Hallmark releases an autostereogram puzzle which provides a sneak peek of coming starship Keepsake ornament.

    Martha Hackett appears as a Romulan officer in their year’s Hallmark commercial to promote the Romulan Warbird.

  • 1996

    Diecast metal is used for the first time in the Star Trek line with the U.S.S. Enterprise and Galileo ornaments to honor Trek’s 30th Anniversary.

    Unlike previous Hallmark Star Trek commercials, the 1996 Voyager ad features clips from the series piecemealed together to make a cohesive narrative.

    Star Trek: Voyager gets its first ornament, the U.S.S. Voyager NCC-74656.

  • 1997

    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine becomes the fourth Star Trek series to get a Hallmark ornament, the U.S.S. Defiant NX-74205.

  • 1998

    Our first Star Trek movie ornament is the Enterprise NCC-1701 E from Star Trek: First Contact.

  • 1999

    On September 17th, the U.S.S Enterprise from the original Trek series was commemorated on a 33 cent United States postage stamp. Hallmark incorporated the stamp into an ornament months later.

  • 2000

    Crown Reflections blown glass Star Trek ornaments would be released from 1999-2001. Lt. Commander Worf would be Anita Marra Rogers’ tenth Star Trek ornament but her first glass ornament of the franchise.

  • 2001

    Introducing the ornament that can hold ornaments! The Space Station Deep Space Nine ornament is designed to hold six smaller ship ornaments from this year’s Starfleet Legends and 1995’s The Ships of Star Trek.

  • 2002

    The Enterprise NX-01 soars into stores and Star Trek: Enterprise becomes the fifth Star Trek series to be honored with an ornament.

  • 2003

    Anita Marra Rogers and Lynn Norton come together to make The Scorpion. Unfortunately, The Scorpion went under some last minute changes and Rogers‘ work goes mostly unseen.

  • 2004

    “The City on the Edge of Forever” ornament is the first Star Trek ornament depicting a scene. Up until this point, every ornament depicted a character or spaceship. Unfortunately, the ornament is notorious for a capacitor that overheats and causes the sound to quit working.

  • 2005

    Locutus of Borg is the last Star Trek ornament to be powered by a light cord and the U.S.S. Enterprise A is the first Trek ornament to be powered by lithium batteries.

  • 2006

    Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original Star Trek television series with this authentic representation of the U.S.S. Enterprise.

  • 2007

    Recreate the sights and sounds of an epic battle scene from “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” with this 25th anniversary ornament.

  • 2008

    “The Trouble with Tribbles” ornament includes Magic Motion for the first time in the Trek series. The Tribbles have a special anti-static coating to keep them from clumping together.

  • 2009

    Lt. Uhura dons a gold uniform for Hallmark’s first ever Star Trek Event Exclusive ornament, limited to 450 units.

    The 30th Anniversary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture is commemorated with the Limited Edition Ilia Probe.

  • 2010

    The Star Trek Legends series kicks off with Captain Kirk. This annual series reunites the Star Trek: The Original Series’ core-seven, culminating in 2016.

  • 2011

    The ill-fated U.S.S. Defiant is from the third-season episode “The Tholian Web” and celebrates the 45th anniversary of the original series. It features luminescent paint that allows the ornament to glow green in the dark and had a limited run of 700 pieces. The Defiant is one of the most sought after and expensive Keepsakes.

  • 2012

    The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D , released in celebration of Star Trek: The Next Generation’s 25th anniversary.

  • 2013

    The Comic-Con exclusive U.S.S. Kelvin features heavy battle damage – just like during the battle with Nero and the Romulans that were from the future in the J.J. Abrams feature film, Star Trek. Limited to 1,575 units.

  • 2014

    Star Trek’s first pilot, “The Cage”, was completed on January 22, 1965 with a copyright date of 1964. Fast-forward fifty years and Hallmark introduces the Limited Edition Vina ornament.

  • 2015

    “The Needs of the Many” ornament lives on in infamy as an annual holiday meme.

  • 2016

    Star Trek celebrates fifty years with six Star Trek ornaments including a shiny golden anniversary Enterprise.

    U.S.S. Enterprise – Featuring dialogue and music directly from the original “Star Trek” TV Series, this Keepsake Ornament depicts the iconic starship as originally built and painted for the second Trek pilot, Where No Man Has Gone Before. This is a repaint of a 2016 Keepsake Ornament celebrating Star Trek’s 50th anniversary.  Limited quantity of 3,450.

    Sculptor Anita Marra Rogers’ Star Trek Legends series concludes with a Limited Edition Ensign Chekov ornament. Rogers produced a whopping 33 Trek ornaments over her career.

    Lynn Norton’s Enterprise from TOS’ pilot will be his last original Trek ornament (three previous sculpts would be reused in subsequent years). Norton is credited with 37 Trek ornaments.

    The 50 year celebration continues in September when Hallmark displays every Star Trek ornament released since 1991 at Star Trek: Mission New York.

    A Hallmark-branded exclusive ornament featuring Maxine, the star of Hallmark’s “Crabby Road” cartoons, dressed in her finest Star Trek cosplay. Maxine has a very limited run of 100.

  • 2017

    Jake Angell sculpts the first Star Trek ship ornament by someone other than Lynn Norton in 25 years, the U.S.S. Franklin.

    The U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-C, a Keepsake Ornament inspired by the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Yesterday’s Enterprise,” depicts the iconic starship with a battle-damage paint scheme as it appeared on screen.  This repaint of a 2015 Keepsake Ornament has a total production run of 3,325

    Captain Picard and Lt. Data reunite to celebrate Star Trek: The Next Generation’s 30th anniversary.

  • 2018

    Two Star Trek series are represented with ornaments for the first time. Star Trek: Discovery with the U.S.S. Discovery NCC-1031 hits stores…

    …while Star Trek: The Animated Series has an Event Exclusive. This 45th anniversary set of ornaments includes Lt. Arex and Lt. M’Ress. This ornament is limited to 2,800 pieces.

  • 2019

    The “mirror universe” Imperial Star Ship I.S.S. Enterprise featured dagger-and-Earth symbols as decór, armed soldiers in every corridor, and torture chambers called agony booths to keep crew members compliant with command. Production run of 3,475.

    Four decades after Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Hallmark gives a tip of the cap with the Enterprise A Refit that majestically graced the big screen so many years ago.

  • 2020

    The Star Trek Storytellers series premieres four ornaments with four more Storytellers to be released over the next two years.

    The Tribble Keepsake Ornament is inspired by the furry little spawning aliens from the Original Series episode, “The Trouble with Tribbles.” It features a different material and color than the version released in stores in 2019. It had a limited run of 3,350 units.

  • 2021

    For just a few weeks in December eagle-eyed fans had a chance to pick up a Captain Picard ornament on Amazon that was not available in stores. The ultra-rare ornament appears to have completely skipped a mainstream release. How many are out there? Unknown.

    Patrick Stewart returned to his famous role in Star Trek: Picard and we get the first ornament from the series, La Sirena.

    Early script drafts of “Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” used Romulans in their classic Bird-of-Prey warship as the film’s antagonists. When later drafts swapped Klingons for Romulans, the ship’s designation as a Bird-of-Prey remained and the craft was redesigned to reflect Klingon technology. The HMS Bounty Event Exclusive—one of just 3,750 issued.

  • 2022

    Including the reissued Storytellers from 2020 and 2021, Hallmark shelves have a record breaking nine Star Trek Keepsakes available to purchase.

    Strange New Worlds becomes the ninth series in the Star Trek franchise to receive an ornament. It is the latest incarnation of the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701.

    Hallmark‘s new Star Trek Transporter Water Globe is not under the Keepsake line so it can be found in stores throughout the year and into 2023. Pick one up at your local Hallmark, if you don’t have a store nearby you can go to Hallmark.com.

  • 2023

    Hallmark’s 50th anniversary of Keepsakes ornaments playing cards released. Each card represents an ornaments with the Two of Spades sporting last year’s Enterprise from Strange New Worlds.

    Badgey is the ambassador for Star Trek: Lower Decks, the 10th series of the Star Trek franchise with an ornament.

    Anita Marra Rogers retires from Hallmark after 36 years. From 1995 through 2016, Rogers created 33 Star Trek ornament designs.

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