Over 35 years ago, Missouri-based Precious Moments? began when illustrator Sam Butcher and a partner set out to market a line of cards and posters based on his artwork of endearing teardrop-eyed children. Originally created as gifts to friends and family, the illustrations were an expression of his personal faith and conviction and conveyed a message of loving, caring and sharing. Today the beloved brand is a part of countless family celebrations and commemorations, marking special moments and life?s meaningful milestones with three-dimensional sculptures, figurines and snow globes inspired by the artwork of Sam Butcher. The range of inspirational products includes commemorative Christmas ornaments, musical figurines, crosses, musical water globes, photo frames, bisque porcelain figurines, banks, baby blankets, plush toys, keepsake boxes, wedding figurines, new baby figurines, birthday figurines and more.