KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Disney fans and shoppers of all ages are invited to the Hallmark Gold Crown® Holiday Open House, Nov. 8-11. This annual event gets the holiday shopping season underway with great deals in stores. This year, Disney characters are starring in dozens of products in Hallmark Gold Crown stores, and families can join in the fun at Holiday Open House.
"We think customers will be excited to see all our fun Disney products that are available only at Hallmark Gold Crown stores," says Jen Seyller, Hallmark Gold Crown product director. "We've added technology − and a touch of magic − to many of our products to help these cherished Disney characters and their stories come to life and make the holidays brighter for our customers."
Featured Disney products include:
Disney Wireless Band currently featuring Minnie, Donald and Goofy. (Daisy and Mickey join the band later in November.) Each character holds an instrument and plays two songs − and joins in on the other characters' songs. The band plays 10 songs together as a group. $15.95 each with any purchase.
Disney Nutcracker Sweets featuring Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy. Candy details adorn each button-activated plush character. Each one plays a segment of one of the songs from "The Nutcracker." Specially priced at $14.95 each during Holiday Open House only.
Winnie the Pooh Interactive Story Buddy®. A plush Winnie the Pooh listens and responds as an adult reads Pooh's stories to a child. Each bundle comes with the plush Pooh, a storybook and an audio CD that Pooh also responds to for $34.95. A second Pooh storybook also is available. Selected interactive Story Buddy books and accessories are 25 percent off during Holiday Open House.
itty bittys® featuring several Disney Princess characters, Tinker Bell, Minnie, Mickey, Pooh, Tigger, Bambi, Thumper, Mike and Sulley from Monsters Inc., plus a special limited-edition Mickey Claus and Minnie Claus. These pint-sized plush characters are fun to play with and collect − and make perfect stocking stuffers. $6.95 each.
Totally Ticklish Goofy. This tickle and push-button activated plush Goofy sings a parody of "Up on the Housetop." If you tickle him at any point during the song, he'll erupt into laughter. $15.95 with each purchase of three Hallmark cards.
Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments make decking your tree with Disney magic a breeze. More than 25 Keepsake Ornaments feature characters from some of your favorite Disney and Disney●Pixar movies and cartoons, including Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Planes, Toy Story, Cars, Finding Nemo, The Little Mermaid, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Tangled, Brave, Beauty and the Beast, The Princess and the Frog, Cinderella, Disney Fairies, Monsters Inc., Peter Pan, The Muppets, Phineas and Ferb, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, Pirates of the Caribbean, plus classic characters Mickey, Minnie, Pooh and Tigger. Prices start at $12.95.
Recordable Storybooks. Two Disney titles: "You Can Count on Me" featuring Disney●Pixar Toy Story characters and "You're My Favorite Guest" featuring Beauty and the Beast characters are available, as well as a host of other holiday and everyday titles. Record an adult or child's voice reading the book, and the voice plays back with every turn of the page. Receive $5 off any Recordable Storybook title during Holiday Open House only.
Be a Part of the Story® Interactive Storybooks. Mickey stars in "Mickey's Treasure Hunt," and Minnie appears in "Minnie's Surprise Bow-Nanza." When an adult reads Mickey or Minnie's story aloud, the characters chime in with a special question or choice for the child to make. The child's answer triggers a magical response from Mickey or Minnie. $24.95 each.
Disney characters also are featured on a variety of snow globes; gift items such as mugs, figurines and plaques; gift books; gift wrap; and holiday greeting cards. In addition, shoppers will find special prices on many other products throughout the store during Holiday Open House, Nov. 8-11.
All things holiday can be found at Hallmark Gold Crown® stores nationwide. Use the store locator on Hallmark.com to find the nearest Hallmark Gold Crown store.
About Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Hallmark makes the world a more caring place by helping people express what's in their hearts and spend time together – a privilege few other companies in the world enjoy. Hallmark greeting cards and other products are found in more than 39,000 retail outlets in the United States, including the network of flagship Hallmark Gold Crown® stores. The brand also reaches people online at Hallmark.com and on television through Hallmark Hall of Fame original movies and cable's top-rated Hallmark Channel. Worldwide, Hallmark offers products in more than 30 languages available in 100 countries. This privately held company is based in Kansas City, Mo., and is led by the third generation of the founding Hall family. Visit http://corporate.hallmark.com for more details.
SOURCE Hallmark Cards, Inc.