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Official HSN Press Release On Its Designer Ornament St. Jude Benefit

November 8, 2010

We’re already written about HSN’s holiday promotion, selling Christmas ornaments designed by its celebrity vendors, to raise money for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

We made two errors on our prior blog on this. We did not realize that the most pricey ornament, from Naeem Khan, was a pricey $300. And we thought that celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse’s ornament was a beet, not a radish.

On Monday HSN officially announed the ornament promotion with this announcement:

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Throughout the holiday season, HSN, a leading interactive multi-channel retailer, will be offering customers the unique heART HSN 2010 Designer Ornament Collection. As part of the company’s overall “HSN Cares” philanthropic campaign, the heART collection is available exclusively on HSN and hsn.com and was designed by more than 70 HSN partners. 100% of the profits – no less than 30% of the purchase price of each ornament – will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“Our annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign holds special meaning for our partners, employees and customers — and, for the holiday season this year, we wanted to offer a unique program to make our campaign the biggest yet,” said Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN, Inc. “The heART ornament collection reflects the creativity and compassion of our partners…all to benefit the children of St. Jude.”

“HSN has been a remarkable partner to St. Jude during Thanks and Giving, and its dedication and enthusiasm for supporting our lifesaving mission is extraordinary,” said Marlo Thomas, national outreach director for St. Jude. “Through the sale of these exclusive heART ornaments during the holidays, HSN will once again help St. Jude in the fight against childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Everyone who buys one of these beautiful ornaments will be giving hope to the precious children who are fighting for their lives.”

Sarah Jessica Parker, Gwen Stefani, Mary J. Blige, Sean Combs, Tori Spelling, Molly Sims, Martha Stewart, Susan Lucci, Jonathan Adler, Fran Drescher, Sam and Libby Edelman, Liz Lange, Nate Berkus, Padma Lakshmi and IMAN are among the more than 70 participants who designed ornaments. The beautifully designed collection ranges in price from $19.90 to $49.90, with an exceptional ornament designed by celebrity fashion designer Naeem Khan being offered for $299. This exquisite, limited-edition holiday ornament is covered in brilliant, hand-cut Swarovski crystals and is a signature piece for the collection. Swarovski is the official crystal of the heART HSN 2010 Designer Ornament Collection.

Each ornament has its own special story. Whether it’s Jennifer Flavin-Stallone partnering with her husband Sylvester Stallone to incorporate his original painting of Santa Claus; Chef Emeril Lagasse turning to a large radish as inspiration for his design; or fashion icon and London native “Twiggy” proudly waving her Union Jack, all of these incredible pieces are truly special keepsakes that support the lifesaving work of St. Jude.

Also, customers are able to decorate their own interactive Christmas trees with the heART designer ornaments on hsn.com and then share their holiday creations with friends via Facebook, Twitter or email.

In addition to funds generated via the sale of the collection, donations will once again be accepted for St. Jude from HSN customers via phone, online and HSN mobile. HSN customers have generously donated approximately $3,000,000 in support of St. Jude since HSN began its annual campaign in 2005.

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