To celebrate a century of holiday trees, this year's commemorative ornament showcases the excitement surrounding the annual delivery by horse and carriage. One hundred years ago, the first holiday tree was placed inside the Texas Capitol and decorated on Christmas Eve. The trees are now delivered the week following Thanksgiving. Even now, traditional four-wheel carriages, pulled by majestic horses, are used to deliver trees to the governor, lieutenant governor and the Speaker of the House. This ornament is the first designed specifically to be enjoyed from every angle and features a coachman, his white steed and carriage. Sales from this commemorative ornament benefits the State Preservation Board's education and preservation programs.
The ornaments come in a red and gold, velvet-lined gift box.