It began more than 35 years ago, when Precious Moments® creator, Sam Butcher, began drawing the endearing teardrop-eyed children he called “Precious Moments,” as gifts for family and friends. Sam is one of the most known artists in the world today, sharing messages of love, caring and connecting with collectors from around the world.
The collection now consists of thousands of pieces, each year offering new introductions. Members of collector’s clubs are still around the world. In addition, Precious Moments Park has received nearly 400,000 visitors each year since its opening in 1989, Precious Moments Park in Carthage, Missouri.
Precious Moments is truly achieving goals set forth by its mission statement: to make the world a better place by helping others share the gift of love. The Precious Moments brand’s success bears witness to its ability to stand the test of time and to persevere at its forefront with its core values of reliability, goodness, imagination, and stewardship.
Give Your Holiday Season a Tropical Vibe
I was about 8 years old when my mom gifted me with ceramic hope chest adorned with my birthstone from Precious Moments. I still have the hope chest to this day! I’m not much of a collector, but I can’t but smile when I see a Precious Moments figurine since it makes me think of my mom. Last holiday season, I received the “I Llove You Llots” llama ornament and it made the cutest addition to one of our trees!
For the past few months, I have been on a bit of a flamingo kick and couldn’t resist the Precious Moments Flamingo Figurine ($45.99). Exuding a tropical vibe, this is the second introduction to Precious Moments’ Annual Animal Series. This flamingo figurine features an adorable pink flamingo standing on one leg to make room for a stocking filled with goodies. It is bound to inspire merry moments throughout the impending holiday season! Its quality is something I’d expect from Precious Moments, meticulously crafted with fine bisque porcelain and exquisitely hand-painted.