The Story of the 1991
Mayor’s Christmas Tree Ornament
This 1991 Mayor’s Christmas Tree Ornament began as part of a 95-foot-tall Douglas fir. The tree grew in an Oregon forest of Willamette Industries, where it was selected by Crown Center as tall and regal enough to be the 1990 Mayor’s Christmas Tree.
The tree traveled more than 1,500 miles to Crown Center, where it was decorated with 3,800 lights and 900 red and gold ornaments. It stood tall over Crown Center Square to represent the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund, a citywide charity that helps make the season merrier for those less fortunate. After the holidays, the tree was cut into lumber, then designed into ornaments by artists at Hallmark Cards. This 1991 limited-edition Hallmark Keepsake Ornament is literally a piece of the 1990 tree which symbolized the holiday charity.
What’s tucked inside this box is not only a fine addition to the family’s holiday decorations, but also a reminder of Kansas City’s Christmas spirit. Commemorative ornaments benefiting the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund have been produced for 11 years and have been made out of the wood of the previous year’s tree for five of those years.
All proceeds from the sale of the ornament benefit the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund. Thank you for your contribution.