Hallmark Repaint (or Colorway) Ornaments
What are Repaints (or Colorway) ornaments?
Repaints (also referred to as Colorways) are Hallmark Keepsake ornaments that are painted differently than the same ornament in the Hallmark Keepsake ornament line. These items are specially produced by Hallmark and are often used as incentives or prizes at Hallmark events such as Premiere. Depending upon their designated use they are produced in small quantities compared to the ornaments in the regular line. Secondary market values for repaint/colorways are dependant on a number of factors - how many were produced, how hard were they to obtain and the popularity of the ornament design. Although most of the colorway boxes are the regular line box with a small gold sticker in the upper corner denoting Colorway the first few were packaged in just the regular line box with no sticker or designation that the ornament inside was different in any way. Some of the event colorway/repaint ornaments have specially produced boxes showing the repaint ornament on the box. The majority of the repaint ornaments use just the regular line ornament box picturing the regular Keepsake line ornament; you must open the box to find that the ornament inside is painted differently than the ornament pictured on the box.