2021 Festive Friends - Mayor's Tree Ornament
2021 Hallmark Mayor's Tree Ornament - 41st in Series
Item # MAYOR21
Condition: New, Mint Ornament in Mint Box
The Mayor's Christmas Tree has been a Kansas City tradition since 1908. 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; to solicit funds to serve Kansas Citys needy, 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, Mayors Christmas Tree commemorative ornaments were designed from the Hallmark ornament line, but revised in limited editions with the Mayors Christmas Tree inscription. Since 1987, the ornament has been a completely unique ornament, first designed by Hallmark artist Fayrol Unverferth and made from the wood of the previous years Mayor's Christmas Tree.
For the 41st year, Crown Center will offer Mayor’s Christmas Tree Ornaments to benefit the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund and assist the people of Kansas City during the holidays.
The 2021 upcycled ornament, produced from the wood of the 2020 Christmas tree that stood on Crown Center Square, is called “Festive Friends.” The laser-cut, bell-shaped design features three penguins, a snowman, and a cardinal decorating a Christmas tree with lights. Hallmark artist Crista Couch designed the 2021 Mayor’s Christmas Tree Ornament.
History of the Ornament
Since 1981, Crown Center has been selling commemorative ornaments to raise money for the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund. The first six ornaments (1981 through 1986) were ornaments from the Hallmark ornament line, revised as limited editions with the Mayor’s Christmas Tree inscription. Since 1987, for 35 years, the Mayor’s Christmas Tree ornament has been an original creation, designed by Hallmark artists and creative staff and made from the wood of the previous year’s Mayor’s Christmas Tree.
Artist: Crista Couch
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