Wednesday, November 25, 2015

2015 Mayor's Christmas Tree

Each year the Hallmark-designed Mayor's Christmas Tree Ornament is made from the wood of the previous year's Mayor's Christmas tree that stood at Crown Center Square. The ornaments are available each year beginning the day after Thanksgiving.

Hooked on Ornaments will have the 2015 Mayor's Tree Ornaments available Monday, November 30th. 

If you've never browsed this category on our website - these are some very unique and beautiful ornaments.  - Browse Mayor's Tree Ornaments

The Mayor's Christmas Tree, located on Crown Center Square, stands as Kansas City's official Christmas tree, It is also a symbol of a citywide holiday charity, the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund. The Mayor's Christmas Tree has been a Kansas City tradition since 1908. Mayor Thomas Crittenton initiated the project, erecting an official city tree at City Hall and established a fund drive. During his term, more than 8,000 needy children were cared for by what was then the Mayor's Municipal Christmas Tree Fund. As the years went by, the program grew and since 1973 the tree has been in Crown Center Square. The purpose of the tree remains the same; however, to solicit funds to serve Kansas City's need, elderly, and the forgotten during the holiday season. Money donated to the Mayor's Christmas Tree Fund will buy clothes and food for needy families, gifts for elderly shut-ins and hospitalized patients, parties for impoverished children and more. From 1981 through 1986, Mayor's Christmas Tree commemorative ornaments were designed from the Hallmark ornament line, but revised in limited editions with the Mayor's Christmas Tree insciption. Since 1987, the ornament has been a completely unique ornament, designed by Hallmark artist Fayrol Unverferth and made from the wood of the previous year's Mayor's Christmas Tree.

The 1982 Acrylic ornament is the hardest to find from the collection.

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