Ornaments from ArtisTree going to the White House!
If you plan to attend the 95th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting at the White House on November 30th, please look for the Vermont tree to see the 12 ornaments that we created here at ArtisTree!
Note: You can also watch the entire National Tree Lighting ceremony on the Hallmark Channel on December 4th.
See our interview on www.wcax.com
We were excited to be offered this opportunity from our friends at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park last month. We met to decide what our approach would be to represent Vermont at the 2017 America Celebrates display and came up with the idea to create a snowflake out of clay to be our canvas. Each person would choose a season and/or iconic image that is often associated with the state of Vermont and transform their snowflake.
The result was a unique blend of materials, design and symbols that say a lot about the people, culture and beauty of the Green Mountain State. Eleven of us contributed to the project and are excited to be able to represent the state tree in Washington, D.C. this year.
From Champ to the Northern Leopard Frog (our the state amphibian), flannel shirts to solar panels, and sugaring to our state capital, we had a great time creating unique ornaments that represent our beautiful state of Vermont!
Presented by the National Park Service and National Park Foundation, the National Christmas Tree Lighting is one of America’s oldest holiday traditions. The first lighting took place 95 years ago on Christmas Eve in 1923, when President Calvin Coolidge lit a Christmas tree in front of 3,000 spectators on the Ellipse. Since 1923, each succeeding president has carried on the tradition.