Two hand painted ornaments for Fort Caroline and the Timucuan Preserve are prominently displayed on this year’s official White House Christmas Tree. The tree is the centerpiece of elaborate decorations celebrating the theme of “Holiday in the National Parks.”
The tree, located in the Blue Room, is adorned with handmade ornaments representing the country’s 391 National Park Service sites. “Each ornament on the magnificent 18-foot Fraser fir was designed by an artist selected by the park,” said Bomar. “The ornaments tell the stories of our parks, just as our parks tell the stories of our nation.”
Click here to learn more about the White House 2007 Christmas Tree - "Holiday in the Parks."
To see images of all 391 National Park ornaments, click here.
To see the Timucuan Preserve and Fort Caroline ornaments painted by Jacksonville artists, choose a link on the right.
View the latest Barney Cam on the White House website for "Holiday in the National Parks" (approximately 7 minutes long).