Governor invites state's youth to decorate the capitol Christmas tree


I would like to extend a special invitation to your school and students to contribute hand-made ornaments to decorate the State Capitol Christmas Tree. It is displayed in the State Capitol rotunda where thousands of visitors come to view the tree. What makes the State Capitol Christmas Tree special is the the special hand-crafted ornaments.

This year, we are looking for brightly colored ornaments that represent goods or products that are made in Wisconsin, especially within your own community. Some examples include, but are not limited to:

Milk, cheese and other dairy products
Cranberries, corn, soybeans and other agricultural goods
Tuffy Boats
Pierce Fire Trucks
Harley Davidson motorcycles
Engines, turbines, power cranes, and construction machinery

We ask that students make ornaments from non-breakable material.
They must be strong enough to hold-up during shipping, and be handled while the tree is being decorated. For these reasons, we recommend students do not use fragile items or paper cutouts that may tear easily.

We suggest ornaments that are 4-6 inches in size and are made from a color that contrasts with the color of the tree so they can be easily seen and enjoyed by all the visitors.

If you have any questions about whether or not an ornament may be suitable, please contact the Wisconsin Department of Administration call center at (608) 266-1485. Please note that ornaments will not be returned.

Please send your ornaments to the address below by Friday, November 16, 2012. Also, please be sure to include your school’s name and address so that we may acknowledge your contribution.

Office of Governor Scott Walker
115 East Capitol
Madison, WI 53702

We will gratefully accept any ornaments your school provides for the tree. Thank you for helping make our State Capitol beautiful this holiday season.