BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Louisiana First Lady Donna Edwards is asking for teachers to send student-decorated ornaments for the Governor’s Mansion Christmas trees.
Edwards says that this year’s theme is White Christmas. Last year, Pineville Visual Arts teacher Carolyn Scalfono and her students made a TikTok to spark creativity in the homemade ornaments.
In a letter sent to the state’s superintendents, ornaments should be no higher than five inches. Students can use any materials they want and decorate in any way they like. The ornaments should list their grade, school, city, and art teacher on the back of each ornament.
The deadline to send the ornaments is Wednesday, Nov. 16. The first lady says that no more than 10 ornaments be sent per school.
The ornaments will go on display in December. Videos and posts will go up on social media so everyone can see the decorations.
Ornaments can be sent to the Governor’s Office at 1001 Capitol Access Road, Baton Rouge, La 70802.
Below are a few ornaments sent to the first lady last year.
Letter courtesy of Office of the First Lady