Our custom made Father Christmas characters are original designs by Joyce Ditz and Debbie Ditz Ludwig. They were inspired by the giving spirit of the legendary Bishop of Myra, St. Nicholas. Original concept sulpture was created by Jan Fegley, renowned artist and porcelain painter. Father Christmas characters measure 57" Tall and retail for $700 and up.
Father Christmas makes a wonderful addition to your holiday decorations and is sure to become one of your most beloved family heirlooms.
THE HEN HOUSE STORY
The creative joy from The Hen House is the inspiration of Joyce Ditz, R.N. Working in her basement, Joyce, out of her love for at home moms and her fondness for fun creations transformed her hobby into a flourishing business. Joyce designed hand puppets for an educational children's program called "Dangers of Smoking" while she was serving as a board member of the local chapter of the Lung Association in 1979. In 1980, founded The Hen House. Today, it still embraces her philosophy of caring and nurturing with three generations of Joyce's family and scores of extended family artisans working within the business.
DITZ designs and Hen House creations are enjoyed around the world because of their imaginative, charming and heartwarming character, and quality. The great attention to detail adds to their realism as well as their ability to draw people into an enchanting world. Touches of humor permeate throughout the line with such items as bears serving as footrests, butlers and fisherman. Father Christmas Pieces make great gifts, and become treasured family heirlooms. We hope you enjoy your Ditz designs products as much as The Hen House enjoyed creating them.
Payment by PAY PAL Preferred. We also accept PayPro, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.
Payment must be received within 3 days of sale end. If you have any questions, please e-mail me before offerding by using the As Seller A Question link located at the top right of this sale page.
MERCHANDISE RETURN AUTHORIZATION POLICY AUTHORIZATION FOR RETURN OR REPLACEMENT
To obtain authorization to return a defective item for credit or replacement, simply email me within 3 days of item receipt. Non-defective merchandise returns will incur a 25% restocking fee, and must be returned within 10 days of purchase. Shipping & Handling charges are not refundable.
Non-defective merchandise must meet the following conditions to qualify for return acceptance.
a. Merchandise must be in its original minimum inner pack quantity, as shipped. Broken quantity inner packs are not returnable.
b. Sample items are not returnable.
c. Merchandise, merchandise packaging, and inner pack must bear no markings or be otherwise defaced or damaged.
Returns which do not meet the conditions described in this return policy will be returned and shipping cost of return will be charged.
ITEMS WITH GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES
If a purchased item includes a product guarantee or warranty, follow the instructions on the guarantee or warranty for repair or replacement.
ITEMS DAMAGED DURING SHIPMENT
All merchandise damaged during shipment is covered by the shipper. If you receive merchandise damaged during shipping, please contact me within 14 days of the date of shipment of your order and your claim will be processed immediately.
NOTE: Established procedures by FedEx, UPS, U.S. Parcel Post, and trucking lines, must be complied with or they may deny your claim.
Winner of sale to pay all S&H charges unless otherwise stated in sale. I ship mainly via FedEx or UPS and a tracking number is always provided. Please make sure you have a physical address listed - not a P.O. Box - so there is no delay in your shipment.
Multiple sale Winnerspay combined shipping so be sure to view my other sales.
If you live locally and would like to pick-up your items arrangements can be made (applies to stock items only).
This item was available at time of listing. However, occasionally an item will sell out prior to sale end. In the event that happens you will have the following options: 1) Receive an immediate refund; 2) Select a similar item at the same price; or 3) Wait for item to restock.
Ditz Designs items are shipped direct from the manufacturer and usually require a longer shipping time. Please allow 4 - 6 weeks for delivery during off season. Also, Father Christmas items tend to sell out very quickly and become unavailable for the rest of the season or are retired by Ditz and are no longer produced. If you are interested in this item do not delay in placing your order to ensure you have yours in time for the holiday season!
Update to your country in the Shipping and Handling details of the sale to find your exact shipping cost or email me your country and postal code for S&H charges prior to offerding.
INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE:
Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges.
These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to offerding/buying.
These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up – do not confuse them for additional shipping charges.
To help ensure a speedy delivery it is a good idea to have a phone number listed with that I can provide to the carrier. If there are any issues they can contact you directly which greatly improves delivery time.
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION and YOUR BUYING EXPERIENCE
Your satisfaction is my number one priority! If you encounter any problems or have questions, please email me. Email is checked several times a day and I am happy to answer any of your questions.
DETAILED SELLER RATINGS (DSRs)
You now have the opprotunity to rate me as a Seller in four categories: Item As Described, Communincation, Shipping Time, and Shipping Cost. If for any reason you feel that I do not deserve 5 stars in all four categories, please contact me and give me a chance to correct any problems. I know it's impossible to be perfect every time but I truly wish for your transaction with me to be 100% satisfactory. My goal is to have you as a customer for life - and you need to be completely happy with your purchases.
buyers PLEASE NOTE
For the majority of people who communicate well and pay promptly, I thank you in advance. And you will be happy to know I leave Positive response upon payment receipt and ship very quickly. I appreciate your business and love happy customers.
If no communication is received within 7 days of close of sale, item will be relisted and a Non-Paying buyer Claim will be filed with to recover fees. So please be sure to drop me a note - I'm here and ready to listen!