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As my favorite holiday, Christmas is a big deal in my house. I love to decorate and the sooner the better. I figure if I am going to spend my time putting up my decorations, I am going to enjoy them for as long as possible. I think the best part of gearing up for Christmas is watching my kids get excited. I am always on the lookout for new holiday items and decor and this year I was blessed when Precious Moments sent me some of their items to review.
Sam Butcher created Precious Moments® through drawings. He drew the teardrop eyed children as gifts for loved ones. After graduating high school, Sam attended the College of Arts & Crafts in Berkeley. In the early 1970s, Sam and Bill Biel started a company that produced Precious Moments cards and posters and a short time later, Enesco Corp. gained permission from Sam to develop a three-dimensional figurine based on his piece called “Love One Another.” By 1978, 21 figurines had been introduced to the public and the demand continued to grow. Currently, the collection includes thousands of pieces and there is even a Precious Moments Park located in Carthage, Missouri.
Snow Much Fun Cookie Jar and Mug
The Snow Much Fun Cookie Jar is crafted into the shape of a snowman and it features meticulous details. Made of ceramic, the snowman wears a smile as a cardinal perches on the brim of the hat-shaped lid. The cookie jar has a 2.5 quart capacity. The Snow Much Fun Mug is made of blacked glazed ceramic. It features a snowman sculpted on the side and a cardinal is perched on the handle. It holds 9 oz.
I am a big fan of snowmen, so I immediately loved both of these pieces. It is apparent that they were crafted with quality and they feature delicate details. Both pieces also coordinate nicely with my other Christmas decor. The cookie jar is perfect for my holiday cookies while the mug makes a cup of hot cocoa even more magical.
You can find the cookie jar, mug and other great Precious Moments items at Bed, Bath & Beyond, Amazon, Wayfair, and PreciousMoments.com.
May the Gift of Love Be Yours This Season Ball Ornament
This May the Gift of Love Be Yours This Season Ball Ornament is a blonde-haired girl holding a heart of gold in a beautiful gift box. It is crafted from bisque porcelain and features beautiful hand-painted details including “2017” to serve as a reminder of the beauty of the season. This figure stands 4″ tall and the attractive base allows you to play it on any flat surface. This and other Precious Moments ornaments are available at Hallmark, Amazon, and PreciousMoments.com.
Each year, we add a new ornament to the tree and preferably, it has the current year on it. This lets us reminisce about previous holidays as we unpack the Christmas decor each year. I know once my kids are grown and decorating their own home for the holidays, these dated ornaments will hold even more meaning. The My the Gift of Love Be Yours This Season ornament is absolutely beautiful and the details are remarkable. I am keeping it on my mantle for now so we can enjoy it without worrying about toddler hands getting a hold of it.
Ring the Bells of Christmas Ornament
This Ring the Bells of Christmas Ornament was designed by artist Sandy Clough and Ne’Qwa Art using the technique hand painting from the inside of blown glass. It features a crimson background with accents of musical notes, brass bells, holly, and pinecones. The meticulously detailed ornament has an adjustable cord and comes packaged in a satin-lined gift box. It is approximately 6.5″ tall.
I had never heard of Ne’Qwa Art and I have been missing out. The way these ornaments are designed is amazing! This is another beautiful ornament and unlike any I own. It is exquisitely detailed and an elegant addition to my tree. I love that it comes with its own box to keep it safe in storage. This ornament will make a wonderful keepsake to pass down to my children in the future.
All of these items make a wonderful addition to holiday decor. They are also perfect for giving as gifts and will treasured for years to come. Be sure to check out the other ornaments and Christmas items available from Precious Moments. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram.