This year, 2016, it is the 40th anniversary for Department 56. To celebrate, we ve created a special building just for our Platinum Dealers. Forty years ago, a group of friends enjoyed a holiday dinner in Still water, Minnesota. Charmed by the winter beauty of this quaint town during the holidays, the friends were inspired to recreate this memory and share it for always. The Original Snow Village was began. Old St. John s is a perfect representation of Still water and its many majestic and iconic churches. Bottom stamp and packaging include the Platinum Key Mark.