Department 56

Written by Jenni Wiltz
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Start a beloved holiday tradition in your home with Department 56 lighted Christmas villages. Based in Minnesota, the company creates unique collectibles for Christmas that reflect the heartwarming memories we all have of old-fashioned holidays. In addition to their signature villages, the company also sells figurines and home decor.

The idea to create these timeless trinkets came when some friends drove past a small town decorated for the holidays that reminded each of them of their own special Christmas memories. The beautiful decorations in the town, full of sparkling lights, struck each of these friends as the perfect inspiration for their own miniature version of the town. Since its beginning in 1976, Department 56 has branched out to include housewares and decorations for the entire year.

Gifts from Department 56

You can purchase much more than Christmas collectibles from this manufacturer. If you are searching for a gift for a family member or a friend, you will be able to pick from figurines and themed village houses. You can select from themes such as St. Patrick's Day, Mother's Day, or Easter.

If you need non-holiday related gifts, the company offers these as well. Choose from cathedrals, churches, or a horse-drawn carriage for a wedding theme, or from twelve different angel sculptures, each following a star embedded with that month's birthstone. They offer sculptured gifts for communions, graduations, baptisms, and even back-to-school.


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