I know how you feel...I've been there myself. As a matter of fact this year while dragging out Christmas decor I noticed one of my snow globes broke. I was pretty devastated. It was a Christmas Around the world (House of Lloyd) Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus. I gave this to my mother many years ago and it was given back to me in 2000 or so. I can't bear to throw it out. I heard on the news a few years back that a man in either Minnesota or Michigan is well know for fixing and restoring these. I hope to someday have it sent to him or someone to have it fixed. I am hoping with all the new plastic rubbermaides I bought and better packing will help with this problem as this isn't the first time I've found something broken.