#558 St. Nick with Baby Jesus

Acquired 2009

This Jim Shore piece, by Enesco, from Heartwood Creek, is from George Retz, our dear friend and cabinet maker. As a fellow Christian, he recognizes my love for the nativity and saw this piece while visiting his daughter, April, in San Luis Obispo. He immediately knew that he wanted to add it to my collection. The piece is entitled, The Real Meaning of Christmas, and what better way to depict reverence to our Christ Child, than to see even St. Nick, the earthly representative of giving, bowing before the Infant Giver of Life.This piece stands about 8” tall and was released for market in 2008. George purchased it in November 2009 and presented his gift to me.