Hallmark and the Muppets have had a long history together. In 1980, Hallmark began producing Muppet Christmas ornaments, most as part of their Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Collection. Although never a part of an official series, many handcrafted, satin, and glass ball ornaments were released in the early 1980s. There were also two silver "Little Gallery" ornaments created.
Beginning in 2003, a series of new handcrafted Muppet ornaments began to surface intermittently. Statler and Waldorf were featured in 2008. Sitting in their balcony, it is the first Muppet ornament in the Hallmark line to feature sound and be released under the "Magic" category of ornaments.
1980 Satin Ball
1980, Satin Ball, reverse
"Muppet Duet"; copyright 1980 Sterling Kermit and Miss Piggy, Little Gallery ornament available only in the U.K.
"Dreaming Time", 1981 Sterling, Kermit, Little Gallery
"Let's Hear it for Christmas", 1981 Satin Ball, front
"Let's Hear it for Christmas", 1981 Satin Ball, reverse