Each year since it's beginning, Department 56 has announced the retirement of certain pieces to make room for new and wonderful ideas and creations.
Please join us on Saturday, July 21, 2018, from 12pm to 4pm for an afternoon in the Villages of Department 56. Meet Stephane Pepin from Showcase Displays and Lisa Johnson from Department 56 and enjoy an afternoon of Village Display Ideas, Prizes & Sweets Treats.
If you've ever stumbled into tiny bakeries that are upping the ante with seriously creative herb/floral/crème/dessert combinations, then you know the sweet delight of the macaron. In addition, the stunning colors and presentation proffer to the eyes the same joy that the nose and mouth will savor. To the tiny yet mighty macaron, we say, Yes! Please!
Every year Department 56 retires some of their intricately detailed collectibles. From Villages to Snow Babies and more, we have the first look at the 2017 retirements for Department 56 Villages, Cross Product, Snow Babies and Possible Dreams Figures.
Show off your display skills and enter to win one of several prizes. Send us your photos to be entered in our Halloween Village Display Contest Contest entry deadline is October 25, 2017.
Back in 1981 Bill Snyder and Glen Forbes formed a partnership with Irv and Julie Keller, owners of Keller's of Modesto, to create an import company known at Christmas Ornaments LTD. Together they leveraged their buying power along with over a dozen independent store who comprised the William Glen Catalog Association, to purchase mouth-blown, hand-painted glass Christmas ornaments from West Germany.
Bill Snyder was always very proud of the service his gift registrars provided. We try in every way to emulate his customer service standards and with improved technology we can now offer similar service and satisfaction through our Gift Registry & Wishlist options.