How Much Are My Snowbabies Worth?

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You may be familiar with the snow baby figurines that many department stores and gift shops have been selling for years now. These collectible figurines and ornaments depict babies in several winter and Christmas settings with prices varying from less than $10 to more than $100, depending on the model and its condition. Price lists for these ornaments can be found on eBay, Young's Ltd, and Department 56. Snowbabies are released each year and retired after a certain duration. Retired models are often of high value, especially if the original box is still available.

Department 56, a collectible company headquartered in Minnesota, released the first batch of Snowbabies in 1986. Snowbaby collectors have been around since day one, making retirement of unique and rare designs that much more significant to serious collectors.