••••• Dated 2017 •••••
This commemorative ornament, 37th in a series, began as one of the tallest Christmas trees in the nation. The 100-foot Douglas fir was a gift to Kansas City from Cascade Timber Consulting, Inc. in Oregon. The tree traveled more than 1,500 miles through six states to Kansas City, where it became the 2016 Mayor’s Christmas Tree.
Each year, the tree stands in Crown Center Square to represent the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund, a citywide charity that makes the season merrier for our less fortunate. After the holidays, the tree is cut into lumber and made into ornaments designed by Hallmark artists. This limited-edition locomotive was created by Keepsake Artist Matt Johnson, which makes i an official Keepsake Ornament–the first one in decades!
The variation in the wood grain makes each ornament a one-of-a-kind treasure. And, through each ornament lives the spirit of holiday giving–all proceeds from the sale of these ornaments benefit this year’s 2017 Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund.
Thank you for your contribution.