Americans bought a large number of piggy banks for Christmas this year.
"We definitely noticed a trend with the piggy banks," said Erin Mara at Homebody, a design store in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC.
"People were very upfront about the need to save...the pig is very symbolic of that sentiment," she said.
Saving is always a good idea. But does the saving need to be in pig form? The little one in tights got a pug bank (complete with curly tail) for Christmas.