Like my sister-in-law says, it only needs to last as long as I do. she has several collections, displays them all and uses them all. I mean, nice ones, pictures, Hummels, others that I don't know the name of. I have a few Precious Moments from 20 some years ago. I only bought ones that meant something to me. I have two Hummels. One that says, Going to Grandma's House (we lived in Washington and Grandma lived in Idaho), and one of a little girl with a mother hen and two chicks because my mother liked and kept chickens for many years. I have many Harbour Lights lighthouses. I don't know what will happen to them. That's why I am trying to complete sets within the line the best I can. I have every christmas piece and several other sets. I wish I could say I have all of the 1st 17 but I lack HL 102 and HL 111. I have been to each of the two I lack, climbed them and have them in the 400 series, so I think I call it good.