Friday, December 27, 2013

National Christmas Tree with Children's Handmade Ornaments

On Christmas day my husband and I enjoyed viewing the National Christmas Tree in Washington D.C. According to a sign in front of the tree, this giant Engelmann spruce Christmas tree came from Colville National Forest in Washington state and has 5,000 hand made ornaments by Washington school children (although I saw a few made my Oregon school children too).
I thought the poinsettia disk ornament above was very creative and it looks like the crafty child used at least some recycled materials too.
 I loved the little sled ornaments and the children's handwritten sentiments.
Google worked their magic on this cute albeit weather beaten handmade snowman ornament, giving it the snowglobe treatment. I thought  the Starbucks cup was a nice nod to Washington's industry.
Here's another Google magic picture. The green sequins in the ornament really did glitter in the sunshine so I love that you can see it in the picture now too.

I hope you enjoyed this taste of our National Christmas Tree and a few of the kids' handmade ornaments. May God bless America, our children, and may He bless you too!

Related posts:
Smithsonian Castle Christmas Tree:
2011 National Christmas Tree Overview:
2011 National Christmas Tree Ornaments:
2011 Decorating National Christmas Tree:

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