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Monday, December 31, 2007

Annual Production Marks

The annual production marks, located on the bottom of the bases of Precious Moments figurines, reveal the year of the figurine's production and symbolise an inspirational message:

UM : No Mark, before 1981
Triangle, Mid - 1981 - Symbol of the Holy Trinity - God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost
Hourglass, 1982 - Represents the time we have on earth to serve the Lord
Fish, 1983 - Earliest symbol used by believers of the early apostolic church
Cross, 1984 - Symbol of Christianity recognised worldwide
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 believing
Vessel, 1991 - A reminder of God's love which flows through the vessel of life
G-Clef, 1992 - Symbolises the harmony of God's love
Butterfly, 1993 - Represents the rebirth of man who comes from darkness into the light
Trumpet, 1994 - Represents loving, caring and sharing; also signifies a battle cry and a herald of victory
Ship, 1995 - Ships, which are mentioned many time in the Scriptures, symbolically portray a message of hope
Heart, 1996 - Symbol of love
Sword, 1997 - From Hebrews 4:12, "For the Word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword."
Eyeglasses, 1998 - Symbolises Precious Moments' twentieth year and "the vision's still the same"
Star, 1999 - From Matthew 2:2, "Where is He who has been born Kings of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him."
Egg, 2000 - From Sam Butcher, "I have chosen the egg because it symbolises the new millennium and a new beginning. Just as we know little of what the twenty-first century will bring, no one knows what is taking place inside an egg. Nor will they completely understand until it is hatched and God's wonderful plan is revealed. The egg speaks of birth, of new things to come - things known only to God alone.
Sandal, 2001 - The sandal represents our journey with the Lord
Cross in Heart, 2002 - Keeping faith in his heart, Sam chose a cross surrounded by a heart to symbolise faith. It is representative of the importance of faith now and in the next century.
Crown, 2003 - The crown represents glory, dignity and sovereignty. This is what Sam Butcher feels Precious Moments is all about.
Three-Petal Flower, 2004 - In the world of Precious Moments, each petal in this flower symbolises part of the message "loving, caring and sharing".
Bread, 2005 - Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life: he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst." : John 6:35
House, 2006 - From Psalm 122:1-2, "I was glad when they said to me, Let us go to the house of the Lord! Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem."
Hammer, 2007 - Hebrews 3:4, "For every house is built by someone, but God is the builder of everything."

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