James Avery Designs White House Christmas Ornament
Posted on December 5, 2008
The 2008 White House Christmas Tree Ornament was designed by James Avery, founder and chairman emeritus of James Avery Craftsman, Inc. The ornament was unveiled at the White House on December 4, 2008. The invitation to design an original ornament for the White House came from Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.
James Avery worked for several months creating the design for his ornament. The completed, hand-painted ornament represents Texas heritage -- the Texas flag waving proudly over the Alamo representing the lives lost and freedom won; a Longhorn steer symbolizing the state's ranching heritage; a gushing oil well to show the new way of life it brought to the state; and a red-ribbon wrapped Texas, representing the precious treasure that is the state's history, both past and present.
We really like Avery's charm bracelets which are available at jamesavery.com.