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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 about thirty-five years ago, when Department 56 was established as a 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 their hand-crafted lighted villages.

At Seabel`s you will find a beautifully designed and displayed items, parts of North Pole Village Series, Halloween Village Series and Dickens Village Series. Whether you are looking for perfect pieces to enhance your Christmas or Halloween spirits or just an adoring gift, Department 56 is always a good idea.

 “If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.” Audrey Hepburn 

 

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