Limited Edition - Numbered & Signed - *Height: 5" *Width: 4" Written by Peter Engler: "Hope" - Hope is positive. Hope is essential. Hope motivates us to plan, work, and if necessary, sacrifice for the future. Without hope the human body and spirit wither. Jesus brought hope to an uncertain and chaotic world. He taught us to establish a relationship with God and live a principled life. This will give you the strength to take charge of your life no matter what the condition of this world and prepare for the next world. -Peter Engler
Artist: Born September 7, 1932 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Peter Engler began discovering his artistic gifts of drawing and carving at the age of 10. Peter joined the Marine Corps in 1951 and amongst the rigorous routines of the Korean War, Pete would use the little down time he had, pull out his pocketknife, and carve one of his whimsical little people. In 1962, he and his wife Virginia moved to Branson, Missouri from his mother’s art and gift shop in Lakeview, Arkansas and established Mountain Woodcarvers Shop at Silver Dollar City. Pete began to build the foundations needed for the arts and crafts in the budding community of Branson, MO. Since the 1960’s, Pete has owned and operated woodcarving shops of his own in Branson, MO and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. He purchased a warehouse that he re-designed and established as Engler Block. He also co-founded the National Festival of Craftsman and originated Silver Dollar City’s Fall Arts and Crafts Festival, which has been an annual event since 1961. He is now devoting his time to carving his beloved Santas.