John Deere was a blacksmith who made things easier for Illinois farmers back in the 1840's by inventing the first cast-steel plow. These cast-steel plows were better suited and well-capable of digging and plowing through the tough soil of the Middle Eastern and Middle Western portion of the United States.
Before the invention of the cast-steel plow, the farmers from Illinois used the widely common plow at that time, which is the iron cast plow. These iron plows tend to easily bend and rusted easily after being used quite a while. The steel cast plow Deere invented performed and lasted well because of its innovative shape, design, and material. The plow became very successful among farmers and John Deere owed his success to his invention of the steel cast plow.
To the following years, decades, and century, the John Deere Company, now mostly known as Deere & Company, is the leading and the largest manufacturer of agricultural equipments not just within the United States, but also in the world. They sell a variety of farming equipments such as tractors, combine harvesters, planters and seeders. They also provide equipments used for gardening and forestry such as lawn mowers, trimmers, chainsaws, etc. and they also ventured further the line of off-road adventuring by making All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) and snowmobiles, a line which was only manufactured for a short period. The John Deere machines and equipments are recognized with their logo of a running deer in green and yellow colors and with their slogan "Nothing Runs like a Deere."
Even though Precious Moments have a lot of product lines some of which are Precious Moments Coloring Pages, Precious Moments Clipart, and Precious Moments Drawings.
The Precious Moments Company and Deere & Company have collaborated and combined their products and made them into beautiful figurines. These figurines are named with different phrases which can also be considered as puns at times. Some of them are:
Father and Son - this figurine shows a Precious Moments Dad and his Son riding a John Deere Tractor. Obviously portraying what farmers do and giving the message of importance for them. Farmers and the Agricultural sector and industry are very crucial to a country's economy as well as the world's economy. Without farmers and reliable farming equipments, the demand for food will rise and food supplies would not be able to meet the demands. Another message it gives, as important as the role of farmers, is the bond between a father and his son where a father nurtures his son to be someone dependable when he grows up.
A Cut Above the Rest - this sculpture shows a Precious Moments boy wearing overall jumpers and a John Deere Hat and riding a John Deere lawnmower. Cutting grasses has never been so easy with the use of a reliable John Deere made lawnmower.
A Friend is Someone Who is Always There To Help - this figurine shows a Precious Moments boy pulling a John Deere wagon with his cute little pink pig in it. The pig got probably tired while it was walking.
Thanks For Being There - this figurine of a Precious Moments Girl pushing a John Deere Wheel Barrow with her pet dog in it shows that farm work can be fun with your closest companion giving you support all the time.
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When we think of collectibles, the first things that may come to our minds are things that are popular and commonly collected by many kids and people. The most common items and collectibles that are collected by many children and adults are usually sports cards such as baseball cards and basketball cards that have pictures of their favorite and famous valuable players of each field. Some people also collect action figures and toys and some people do not even open the packaging of those items because they consider that item will lose its value once the packaging is opened.
Other common collectibles that are collected by people are coins, stamps, or garments for the body such as clothes and shoes, just like Imelda Marcos.
Certain collectibles, such as figurines, are also collected by a lot of people around the world. They consider collecting figurines as little works of art that is more than just a decoration to their coffee tables and one popular line that offers beautifully designed figurines is Precious Moments and their characters. What set each Precious Moments Characters apart from any other collectible is their iconic trademark teardrop-shaped eyes. All the memorable moments you wish to remember and commemorate, showing your appreciation towards that special someone in your life, or whatever you want to celebrate on that special occasion over a thousand product line of Precious Moments Characters will accommodate all your gift needs to show your care for the important moments and persons in your life.
The Precious Moments Dolls collection is one collection designed specifically for little girls. Standing at 9 inches and dressed in colorful and elegant costumes, these dolls would make the right gifts for the imaginations of little girls. See you daughters style the hair, dress them up, and take care of these dolls.
Other special items from Precious Moments celebrate the loving kindness of our Grandmothers. As they have touched our lives through the care they have given us and remembering those times when they gave us their unconditional love.
The Precious Moments Mini Nativity theme celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ. Figurines such as little angels as portrayed singing "Glory to the newborn King" as their golden halos shine. Baby Jesus is given the unrestricted love by Mary and Joseph after they have fulfilled the will of the Lord. Adore baby Jesus in his manger surrounded by Mary and Joseph, the three Wise Men, and the cute animals announcing the birth of the King.
Teach children to be just like the heroes of the Bible with the Precious Moments Bible Story heroes. Noah's faith in spite of the ridicules of other people will serve as their anchor as they go through life, and being committed to God's commandments. Among the Noah's Ark collection are plush stuff animals.
Have David's courage even if it seemed that all odds were stacked against him. Let them dream of Joseph and his triumphant success over all obstacles in life.
Well loved and well known characters of Disney have also been immortalized by Precious Moments. Precious Moments and Disney characters combined provides a unique value as gifts and collectibles. Visual representations of affection showed by the tear-drop shaped eyes kids towards several Disney characters will also make everyone excited with this line up. Like a figurine of a Precious Moments girl caressing Bambi or a Precious Moments girl catching Dumbo's return from the sky.