Each holiday season, the rich history and culture of the Lone Star state are displayed in a Texas-sized way through the district ornament project.
Members of the Texas House receive a plain ornament to return decorated with the distinctive qualities of their districts. Last year, Members contributed more than 100 ornaments, each showcasing the beauty and diversity of our state.
After the ornaments are returned to the Capitol, they are hung proudly on a 20-foot native Texas Christmas tree in the House Chamber from November 30, 2012, to January 2, 2013. All ornaments are photographed and descriptions of their individual significance are compiled into an album so that visitors to the House Chamber and House website can enjoy each ornament’s unique story. The finished project is seen and enjoyed by thousands of visitors each holiday season.