Thursday, January 14, 2010

Cause for Celebration!

It's Hallmark's big 100th birthday week and we wasted no time getting to the celebrating. We kicked it off Monday with a party in our cafeteria, the Crown Room. We had live music. We had balloons. We had streamers. We even had skits. It was quite the bash. Here's the behind-the-scenes look at how the party went down...



Dave Hall, Don Hall, Jr. and Don Hall, Sr. said a few words about the momentous occasion. A few tears were shed. We're not saying by whom.



A gigantor cake, made by some of our talented fellow Hallmarkers, was rolled out in all its glory. You can't tell from this picture, but the cake stands exactly 100 inches tall and it's wrapped in 100 images from Hallmark's history. Pretty impressive if you ask me. The cake will find a permanent home in the Hallmark Visitors Center shortly so if you're ever in the KC area, come pay it a visit!



I'm not sure whether Theresa's mesmerized by the cake or laughing at one of the skits. My money's on the cake.



Speaking of cake...we each got a real one! Not 100 inches of cakeyness, but still mighty tasty.



Here. Have a virtual taste...



Hey, I think you have some orange frosting on your nose.

8 comments:

Laura Trevey said...

Happy Birthday!!

PinkInklings said...

Happy CENTENNIAL Birthday! Hope everyone gets a Hallmark card to celebrate :o)

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Wordy McGee said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes, everyone! I'll accept them on behalf of Hallmark even though I haven't been here nearly 100 years.
-Megan

eggerist said...

Looks like a grand time was had by all. The cake was a very creative idea. The cupcakes look yummy & how did you know there was orange icing on my nose?

HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY, HALMARK
with another 100+ to go!

Sandideer said...

Happy 100th Birthday Hallmark,
I thank you for the years,
Your cards have let me share my love,
a laugh, and even tears.

Cheryl said...

Happy Birthday Dear Hallmark.
I wish you many more.
A century of cards already
And I'm sure there's more in store!

Wordy McGee said...

Woo hoo! You're all in the celebrating mood, too, I see! Glad to hear it and thanks for the wishes!