DECORATING THE JAMAICAN CHRISTMAS TREE FOR HARTSFIELD JACKSON INT’L – GLOBAL WINTER WONDERLAND ’17
Designing & Decorating The Jamaican Christmas Tree
One of the most exciting days and projects of my career!! This was such an honor!🎈
I was asked and contracted to design and decorate the Christmas tree representing 🇯🇲 Jamaica, on behalf of the Diplomat of Jamaica, for Jamaica (😊) by the Jamaican Tourist Board and Director of International Affairs.
The Jamaican Christmas Tree is displayed in Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson Airport in the International Terminal, Concourse F. Along with 11 other trees, each representing a different country. 💃🏾
The official Winter Wonderland Tree Lighting Ceremony for all the trees, including the American tree, took place on Nov. 29th. This annual tradition was spearheaded by Alrene Barr, Head of International Affairs, three years ago. This celebration is now a greatly anticipated holiday festivity in the International Airport. Each year Consulates representing the 12 countries and trees are in attendance for the grand lighting, adding their cultural ornament to the American tree.
The entire process was such a joy!! I made photo ornaments, with outstanding and recognizable images from Jamaica’s culture and community, the gifts ( Bob Marley and Jimmy Cliff vinyl record sleeves) under the tree, the custom made ribbons, the gown and head piece for the tree topper doll, which represents our highly revered Jamaican culture. These fabrics and colors are worn with great pride. Every detail, down to the strategically placed flags on the dolls gown, was done with loads of pride and love.
SIDE NOTE: I was so focused, I didn’t even realize that I worked the stitches right out from my shirt. lmbo… 🙂
If you’re traveling for the holidays, keep an eye out, you can’t miss it! It will be there until early January. 😊
Let me know if you see it and take pics!😘