Department 56 has some of the most interesting collectible gift products out there. If you have ever seen those beautiful lighted miniature villages then you have probably already appreciated Department 56′s work without even knowing it. See, Department 56 makes those miniature villages as well figurines and giftware. Their designs and products have become famous for the touch of class and elegance they provide any home.
Department 56 is most famous for their great line of villages. In fact, Department 56 got its start back in 1976 with the Original Christmas Village. It was inspired by an actual village that was recreated by skilled artisans so that everyone could enjoy the seeing the village right in their own home. Over the years, new villages have been released on a regular basis.
The new Village releases are quite popular these days and each has a very specific theme. Because villages are only produced for a limited number of years, they can become collectors items. It seems like there is always a place in the home for a lighted village. One of the most popular villages in the Little Town of Bethlehem that recreates Bethlehem complete with a nativity scene.
Another popular Department 56 product line is their figurines. The intricately designed figurines are able to show their style and their beauty. One of the most popular type of figurine is the Snow Babes. The Snow Babes line was released in the 1980′s and continues to captivate collectors and artists alike. With figurines that evoke wonderment and intrigue, it’s no surprise just how popular they are.
The great line of Department 5 products never ceases to amaze and captivate the public because Department 56 products are like art. They capture the essence of our own heart.