Governor’s Ornament Program

2015 Holidays at The Executive Mansion


Below are examples of ornaments that have been submitted
Don’t forget the deadline is November 2

VACo Counties! Show your pride.

Participate in the Executive Mansion’s “Celebrating Virginia’s Localities.”

Submit your local-artisan made, handcrafted ornament today and be a part of the Holiday Celebration. The Executive Mansion is looking for a one-of-a-kind, handmade ornament from each county that uniquely represents some feature of the county. Check out the “Executive Mansion Holiday Tree Ornament Ideas” section in editions of County Connections for tips on where to start!

Guidelines for the artist/artisan-crafted ornaments are:

• Each participating locality is asked to submit one holiday ornament

• The theme is the artist/artisan’s choice, but we ask that it be something that uniquely represents your county.

• The size of the ornament should be no larger than 6”. Shape and material is up to the artist/artisan. The finished ornament should be sent along with the name of the locality and artist placed on the back of the ornament

• The artist/artisan should reside in or near the locality. As they may feature a children/themed tree in the future, they are asking that this year’s ornaments be created by adults

• No purchased ornaments

• Deadline for submitting the ornament is November 2.

The Executive Mansion recommends contacting a local college, art league, art guild or other local art organizations for submittals.

Ornaments will be kept at VACo to decorate future holiday trees on display in our lobby.

We’ve already received submittals from Stafford and Grayson Counties. Thank you!

Cities and towns are also participating in this event through the Virginia Municipal League.

Once complete, please send to VACo. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Amy at 804.788.6652 or

Celebrate the holidays with Virginia’s localities!


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