Who wants a hippopotamus for Christmas?
The 2021 holiday ornament is now available for pre-order with shipments expected to begin by the first week in December. As with each year's ornament, supplies are limited and once they're gone ... they're gone.
About this year's ornament:
The ornament itself is approximately a generous 4" across and is made of black metal and is filled with enamel to give it colors. The hippo's bauble (also metal and enamel) will be hanging from its mouth with a short chain of links to allow the bauble to dangle and move. The back side of the hippo will show the year. The hippo will be finished with a bit of string so it will be ready to display. Included will be a small drawstring bag for keeping your hippo between seasons ... and a matching hippo sticker just in case you'd like to take your holiday hippo places.
Why a hippo?
The 2021 ornament is based on a sketch of a hippo I did for my Patrons. I really liked how the hippo turned out and so I knew I wanted to bring the hippo back for something else in the future. When brainstorming ideas for this year's ornament, I remembered the hippo and sang aloud, "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas." And so ... I made it happen. Hopefully you too can enjoy a hippopotamus for Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa or any holiday you choose to celebrate.