Department 56 Original Snow Village Norman Rockwell’s Grandfather and Snowman
Grandfather & Snowman inspired the artwork of the same title by Norman Rockwell. Grandson has a fun time replicating Grandpa with snow. Grandpa is delighted.
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Department 56 Original Snow Village Norman Rockwell’s Grandfather and Snowman is crafted with unmistakable detail. Joyfully fun and painstakingly detailed, the beauty of Department 56 Snow Village will give you years of excitement. Need Inspiration? Decorating traditions can start with just a few pieces of product combined with your personal touches and creativity! Department 56 stylists will show you how to get started on a mantle, a bookcase and more. You’ll amaze yourself with the simple eye-catching displays you can create for Holidays, Special Days, Every Day.
One Christmas evening, a group of friends set off to enjoy a dinner of celebration at a small country inn nestled in a quiet river town. As they rounded a bend in the road, they saw the small, old-fashioned village decorated for the holidays. The lights, like fairies, glowed and sparkled amid the freshly fallen snow. All evening, the conversation was full of Christmas memories and the visions the tiny town had evoked. Amidst the jovial banter and magical memories, the idea for a lighted Christmas village was born. That spark of an idea became a reality when, in 1976, Department 56 introduced a series of six hand-painted, ceramic buildings. The rest is history. The company behind the villages. Over thirty years ago, Department 56 began as part of Bachman’s, a premiere retail florist in Minneapolis. Bachman’s used a numbering system to identify each of its departments. The number assigned to wholesale gift imports division was, you guessed it, 56. Now headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Department 56 has become a leader in the giftware, collectibles and holiday decorating industry and is best known for our hand-crafted lighted villages, figurines and extensive lines of holiday and home decorative products.