Call for Ornaments for State Christmas Tree

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 8:00am

The Office of Management and Budget invites artists and crafts people to provide handmade ornaments for the North Dakota State Christmas Tree. The tree will be on display in the Memorial Hall for the State Capitol, and Governor Doug Burgum and the First Lady Kathryn Burgum will participate in a lighting of the tree ceremony. The tree lighting ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.

Submitted ornaments can vary from traditional to contemporary arts. Items that are commercially produced or made from kits are not eligible. This is a great art project for elementary classes, Scout troops, 4-H clubs, residents of assisted living center, as well as a great family project. This year’s ornament motif will be, "Gratitude for What Makes your Main Street Great", but ornaments can also be made of any shape or medium of the designer’s choosing.

Each ornament should include the name of the person entering it, and a brief one or two-line description of the ornament that includes the art form used and the special circumstances for which it was created, such as a class or senior center project. A description listing will be available at the ceremony and will be mailed to everyone who submits an ornament.

Ornaments must be received in the Office of Management and Budget office no later than Monday, November 13, 2017. The ornaments become the property of the Office of Management and Budget and may be hung on the state tree in ensuing years. Mail ornaments to State of North Dakota, Office of Management and Budget, Ronda Berg, 14th Floor, 600 East Boulevard Avenue, Bismarck, ND 58505.