an endorsement, but Hallmark
has some Michelle merchandise this winter, as part of their
Winter Olympic tie-ins.
There will be a
line of four snow globes to be sold in Hallmark's Gold Crown
stores, and Michelle is one of them. The other three snow
globes are of Kristi Yamaguchi, Peggy Fleming, and Tara Lipinski.
The snow globes will be sold from December 10, 2001 through
February 14, 2001, and are $12.95 once you purchase 3 cards,
or $19.95 if purchased alone.
The globes are
6 1/2 inches high. The base of the globe is purple, and has
white dangling snowflakes and hearts. Each skater is skating
on a blue snowflake beneath their feet. Each globe plays a
different song, and the
skaters twirl to the music. Michelle's globe plays Beethoven's
Her pose in the
globe is a spiral like she does at the very beginning of "East
of Eden". Her leg is not as high as her famous spiral, with
one arm out in front, and one in back and her leg a bit higher
than her hip. Her hair is in a bun. Michelle is wearing a
dress with a tank-like top that is covered with silver sparkles.
It goes around her neck like her Ariane dress. There are a
couple of silver flowers on the skirt. The costume resembles
her Song of the Black Swan costume from Worlds. She is wearing
In the December
14-16, 2001 editions of both the USA
Weekend and Parade
was an ad for the Hallmark snow globes.
are in the Sunday local newspapers. The ad has a picture of
Kristi Yamaguchi, and a large picture of her snow globe. Next
to the picture of Kristi, it says "We captured this moment.
And added a snowstorm." Then, in the lower right hand
corner, is a small picture of the other three snow globes
(including Michelle's). Next to these pictures, it says "Collect
all four limited-edition Olympic figure skater snow globes
featuring Tara Lipinksi, Michelle Kwan, Kristi Yamaguchi,
and Peggy Fleming spinning to music." The ad also includes
If you are a Gold
Crown card member with Hallmark, you may have been able
to get a 2002 calendar with Michelle. You had to buy 5 cards
at Hallmark before August 3, 2001. I'm a member and bought
the 5 cards...but I never received the calendar. Actually,
very few people were able to get the calendar, so maybe if
we all contact Hallmark, they might put it out for sale or
something. I doubt it, but it's worth a try. You can contact
via phone at 1-800-Hallmark, or via snail mail at:
Kansas City, MO 64108