Father has gone to get a Christmas tree and the family is anxiously looking for him from the windows of their warm, cozy living room. Soon the tree has been brought in, they will decorate it and put the family’s Christmas star at the very top. That’s when Christmas has finally arrived. The Bing & Grøndahl Christmas Plate is the world’s oldest decorative plate and was issued for the first time in 1895. The motif by artist Dag Samsund is the 123rd in the series and also adorns the Bing & Grøndahl plate, bell and drop.