Introducing the 24kt Gold Finished Interlocking Santa Ornament Made in Massachusetts Since 1984, Vaillancourt Folk Art has created high quality, hand-painted Christmas collectibles from their Sutton, Massachusetts studios. With a focus on “Made in America,” including their 2004 line of an Et Cetera featuring Maine and Virginia companies, Vaillancourt Folk Art has teamed up with Massachusetts’ Photofabrication Engineering, Inc. (“PEI”) to unveil an elegant interlocked, 24kt gold finished Santa ornament inspired by the Vaillancourt’s staple design, “The Red Father Christmas with Pointed Hat.” The 24k Gold Plated Ornament is available at the Vaillancourt Gallery. “As a family business in Massachusetts that has survived the economic turmoil of recent years by offering personalized work, we were thrilled to find a like minded partner in another family business which, ironically, is also in Massachusetts,” explains Gary Vaillancourt, owner of Vaillancourt Folk Art. Chip Lehrer, president of Photofabrication Engineering Inc., agrees noting, “we could bring to the table a traditional 3D interlocked construction with intricate detailing that allows Gary, Luke and Judi Vaillancourt to build upon their historic success in high-end, museum quality Christmas offerings.” Both PEI and VFA are encouraged by the local collaboration and anticipate additional offerings for the 2012 season. Brook Spaulding, PEI’s Director of Marketing and Sales, adds, “the specialty gift, jewelry and museum store markets will be thrilled with the combination of Made-In-America and the prompt availability this Holiday season. With the job market in turmoil it is nice to be able to turn to a local source and not China for a little Christmas spirit.” Luke M. Vaillancourt, VFA’s Director of Digital Marketing, points out, “the result of the partnership between two Massachusetts companies is astonishing. Not only are we able to provide an economic justification for the work, but the resulted ornament’s quality is astonishing; especially at it’s price point. Similar to the nostalgic feeling of museum quality gold ornaments, the interlocking Santa Ornament brings together the recognition of the Vaillancourt brand of quality together with the PEI’s reputation of quality precision work.” ### Vaillancourt Folk Art has been creating highly detailed, hand-painted collectible chalkware from antique moulds in their Sutton, Massachusetts studios since 1984. With a goal of creating that one special gift that will be handed down for generations, Vaillancourt chalkware is an original form of art. Still family owned and operated, Vaillancourt products are available to 500 stores around the nation, including Nordstroms, Neiman Marcus, Williamsburg, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and hundreds of small shoppes. Their Sutton Studio, Museum, and gallery is open daily, Monday through Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 11-5. Photofabrication Engineering, Inc. (“PEI”) was established in 1968 and is located in Milford, MA. For more information about the firm’s decorative and keepsake capabilities contact Brook Spaulding at 1-508-478-2025 x116 (email: [email protected]). One may also visit www.decorativeetching.com or see the short YouTube video.