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Since their 1986 debut by Kristi Jensen Pierro at Department 56, Snowbabies have become cherished collectibles, encapsulating childlike joy in snow. Each porcelain figurine tells a story, enriching the bond for collectors worldwide. With collections like Classic Snowbabies and Snowbunnies, and collaborations with iconic characters, Snowbabies continue to evoke wonder and nostalgia, securing their prestigious position in the collectibles realm

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Embraced as cherished collectibles, Snowbabies have captured the hearts of countless individuals since their initial release in 1986. The inception of Snowbabies is credited to Kristi Jensen Pierro, the then Executive Director of Product Design at Department 56, based in Minnesota. Pierro's innovative vision of encapsulating the innocent joy of children frolicking in the snow materialized into these adored porcelain figurines.

The enduring allure of Snowbabies lies in their captivating narrative and unique characterization. Each Snowbaby figurine is cradled in its exclusive box, complete with a distinct title and story, enriching the emotional connection for collectors and gifting these petite treasures a vibrant life beyond their physical form.

Snowbabies, beyond their endearing expressions and delicate designs, are categorized into various collections, enhancing their allure for enthusiasts worldwide. The Classic Snowbabies Collection is a revered assembly, featuring an extensive range of figurines, music boxes, and water globes not affiliated with other specific collections. It spans from the genesis of Snowbabies in 1986 to the latest contemporary releases. Among the classics, limited editions like the "Christmas Caravan" of 2006 hold exceptional value, further fueling the enthusiasm of avid collectors.

The allure of Snowbabies transcends their standard figurines with the introduction of the Miniature Ornaments series in 1998. These exquisite, small-scale ornaments, adorned with an elegant "Snowbabies" embroidered ivory ribbon, become holiday favorites until the series’ conclusion in 2004.

The Snowbabies Guest Collections herald another captivating chapter in the Snowbabies’ tale. This collection beautifully melds the iconic Snowbabies' ivory design with vibrant, full-colored guest characters from beloved movies, books, and television shows. The blend of Snowbabies’ timeless charm with famed characters from The Wizard of Oz, Barbie, Dr. Seuss, Disney, and the celebrated Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, creates an unparalleled magnetism for both Snowbabies aficionados and new admirers alike.

1994 marked the debut of the delightful Snowbunnies Collection. These figurines maintain the essence of the original Snowbabies, accentuated with whimsical bunny ears and showcased amidst vibrant scenes of spring and Easter. Accompanied by baby birds, Easter eggs, and blooming spring flowers, Snowbunnies infuse a fresh, seasonal exuberance into the classic Snowbabies collection.

In the realm of collectibles, the Snowbabies hold a prestigious position, their legacy blossoming through the diverse collections, each narrating its own enchanting tale. The continual release of new pieces alongside the retirement of previous designs sustains the fervor among dedicated collectors, ensuring the Snowbabies’ status as timeless treasures.

Snowbabies stand as a beacon of innocence, joy, and artistic excellence in the world of collectibles. The exceptional artistry, intricate detailing, and profound narrative embedded within each figurine echo the profound passion and creativity of their inception. As we welcome new collections and bid farewell to retired pieces, the enchanting world of Snowbabies eternally evokes a sense of wonder, nostalgia, and unyielding affection.

Snowbabies Product Reviews

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Beautifully realistic and great price! These garlands are the most realistic I’ve seen and the price can’t be beat! I’ve purchased 4 so far andplan to get more.


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Snowbabies FAQ

What are Snowbabies?

Snowbabies are cherished porcelain collectibles designed by Kristi Jensen Pierro, embodying the innocent joy of children playing in snow.

When were Snowbabies first introduced?

Snowbabies were first introduced in 1986 by Department 56.

What are some notable collections of Snowbabies?

Notable collections include Classic Snowbabies, Snowbunnies, and Snowbabies Guest Collections featuring iconic characters from popular culture.

Who is the creator of Snowbabies?

Kristi Jensen Pierro, the then Executive Director of Product Design at Department 56, is credited with the creation of Snowbabies.

What makes each Snowbaby figurine unique?

Each Snowbaby figurine comes with a distinct title and narrative, enriching the emotional connection for collectors.

Are there any limited edition Snowbabies?

Yes, there are limited editions like the "Christmas Caravan" of 2006 which hold exceptional value for collectors.

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