I have a collection of Christmas ornaments based on a theme of hiking and camping. I now have three of the S’mores collection.
Mostly, thanks to friends who enjoy helping me build my collection of Christmas ornament and knick-knacks centered on my obsession with hiking, snowshoeing, canoeing and camping, I now have 58 different items. Three of those are from the Original S’mores collection.
Mine are a s’more in a tent, a s’more with a backpack, and a tent made of chocolate bars with a marshmallow for a table. The bases look something like graham crackers. These each came from different people in different years, so it has been a lot of fun. The s’more in a tent came this year from my sister-in-law. So now these three collectibles have made their own little sub-collection!
They are made from plastic resin and are made in China and marketed by a company simply called Midwest.
Although it seems like the camping theme fits best with s’mores, these actually come in several dozen different themes, based on occupations, sports, etc. Examples are a doctor s’more, or a football player s’more. The mostly feature a marshmallow snowman made of two stacked marshmallows with stick arms, and “coal” eyes and mouth. The accouterments are what makes each one unique. They have a ring and twine loop for hanging, or you can remove the twine to just sit them on a surface.
Most of them retail for $5-$10.
Although I suspect that some of the designs are retired, it doesn’t appear that there is any particular increase in value. Most of the ones on eBay are going for the original price or less. That doesn’t bother me. I am not collecting them as an investment. I just am enjoying the smiles they bring me each holidaty season