Christmas in July 1988

VFA Nr. 1988CJ, Limited Edition (Edition of 75)

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1.75 in
Chalkware Made in United States
Seasons: Winter
Year Issued: 1988

Christmas in July
Vaillancourt Folk Art opened their store on Armsby Road in the fall of 1987 and decided in 1988 to start their annual event, Christmas in July. This was a store wide celebration that was a significant event for years to come. The very first year Judi did a special piece for the opening: a small Santa in a sleigh. The piece was extremely detailed and was one of the few chalkware pieces that was never given a number. Instead of a number, it was simply called Christmas in July 1988.
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About Vaillancourt Folk Art

Vaillancourt is a family owned business located in Sutton, Massachusetts and is best known for their handmade and hand painted chalkware figures. These figures are made using vintage and antique chocolate, candy, and ice cream moulds. The Vaillancourt’s have the largest private collection in the USA and have been creating these heirloom masterpieces meant to be passed down from generation to generation since 1984.