It might seem slightly strange to be talking about Snowbabies on the first day of spring – but it is babies, not bunnies… I’m sure there are plenty of folks skiing into spring this year, but it’s also time for the introduction of new figurines from Department 56, and these are the cutest!
For the first time ever, these little guys and gals – and their snowmen, penguin, and moose pals - are dressed in real knit hats and scarves to keep them warm. It is the 2008 “Babies Got New Clothes” line, and I know you’ll find them enchanting. The exclusive, limited edition piece of the collection, “Up, Up, and Away,” features two reindeer harnessed to Santa’s sleigh, guided by a Snowbaby wearing Santa’s red cap and accompanied by a penguin pal. The sleigh is filled with toys, and two more babies have hitched a ride on back. Artist Kristi Jensen Pierro says this piece was inspired by an image from an old Victorian postcard. The piece is 16“ long and 7-1/4“ tall.
In addition to the eight precious pieces in the clothes collection, Snowbabies is offering a new “Congratulations” recordable box that records your own 10 second message. “Girls and Curls” and “Retail Therapy” are also new, along with a Collector’s Edition (limited) “Christmas Carousel” music box, with Snowbabies riding on delicate ponies.
Your favorites in the Snowbabies collection are still available, including pieces like “Snow Angels,” “Girlfriends,” items that spin, and the 12 days of Christmas ornament selection, along with a new 2008 Gift from God ornament.
Give us a call here at The Christmas Place, 1-800-445-3396, to pre-order your favorite 2008 pieces and make sure you don’t miss out on any of these special items. While you’re at it, learn about the benefits of membership in our Department 56 Collectors Club, such as access to limited edition pieces and early notification about new releases.
~Janet @ The Christmas Place
P.S. Easter and Spring Snowbabies are also still available.