Precious Moments Market Place began in 2015 as a online market, selling hard-to-find and/or retired Precious Moments items. We strive to provide a stress free and enjoyable online shopping experience. All of our merchandise is in good condition, free of dust, scratches, chips and we guarantee they have been in a smoke free environment.
Beginning of Precious Moments
The world of Precious Moments began in 1974 when creator Sam Butcher started drawing teardrop-eyed figurines as gifts for family and friends. The figurines strive to make the world better by spreading the message of love and faith. They have brought joy and laughter to millions of collectors from all over the world.
In the 1970s Sam Butcher began a new company called Jonathan & David. Sam would draw the Precious Moments images to go on a line of cards and posters where his company would then sell them. Due to the success of these drawings, Sam was approached by the Enesco Corporation to develop a 3D version of the drawings in porcelain.
The company started off doing only 21 figurines. Now, they have expanded to thousands of figurines and to other types of materials, likes towels, wedding cake toppers, stickers and many more. They have produced well over 2,500 figurines.
Four times a year, Precious Moments, INC creates 25 to 40 new figurines. Throughout the year some figurines may be suspended or retired. After a figurine is retired, the mold is broken, it will never be produced again and withdrawn from production.
Due to popularity of Precious Moments franchise, in 1989 the Precious Moments Park opened in Carthage, Missouri. It has welcomed approximately 400,000 visitors every year.
They are special marks that appear on the underside of the base of a figurine. The name of the figurine, along with model number and logo can also be found next to the production marks. These marks help a collector determine the age of a particular figurine.
|Triangle||1981||The Holy Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit|
|Hourglass||1982||Represents the time we have on earth to serve the Lord|
|Fish||1983||Earliest symbol used by believers of the early church|
|Cross||1984||Symbol of Christianity|
|Dove||1985||Symbol of love and peace|
|Olive Branch||1986||Symbol of peace and understanding|
|Cedar Tree||1987||Symbol of strength, beauty and preservation|
|Flower||1988||Represents God’s love for his children|
|Bow & Arrow||1989||Represents the power of the Bible|
|Flame||1990||For those who have gone through the fire of life and found comfort in faith|
|Vessel||1991||A reminder of God’s love which flows through the vessel of life|
|G-clef||1992||Symbolizes the harmony of God’s love|
|Butterfly||1993||Represents the rebirth of man who comes from darkness into light|
|Trumpet||1994||Loving, caring and sharing; signifies a battle cry and a herald of victory|
|Ship||1995||Symbolically portraying a message of hope in the Bible|
|Heart||1996||Symbol of love|
|Sword||1997||Represents that the Word of God is sharper than any two edged sword|
|Eyeglasses||1998||Symbolizes Precious Moments’ 20th year and its lasting vision|
|Star||1999||Represents the star that showed others where baby Jesus was born|
|Cracked Egg||2000||Symbolizes the new millennium and a new beginning|
|Sandal||2001||Represents our journey with the Lord|
|Cross in Heart||2002||Symbolizes the importance of faith in a person’s heart|
|Crown||2003||Represents glory, dignity and sovereignty|
|3-Petal Flower||2004||Each petal symbolizes part of the message “loving, caring and sharing”|
|Loaf of Bread||2005||Jesus called himself the Bread of Life in John 6:35|
|House||2006||The house of the Lord is mentioned in Psalm 122:1-2|
|Hammer||2007||God is the builder of everything as described in Hebrew 3:4|
|Stylized Heart||2008||Represents the importance of guarding one?s heart|
|Sheaf of Wheat||2009||A necessary ingredient to making bread; Jesus is the Bread of Life|
|Tree||2010||A tree grows and can bear fruit in season as mentioned in Psalm 1:3|
|Scroll||2011||Each person leaves a legacy as an inheritance|
|Box with Bow||2012||Serves as a reminder as to why we give and the importance of love|
|Flame||2013||Loving reminder that you are never alone; Jesus is the light of the world|
|Chapel||2014||Celebrating the Precious Moments Chapel’s 25th anniversary|
|Angel on Cloud||2015||For He will command His angels concerning you… Psalms 91:11|