Once again, I had the privilege of helping to decorate the Independence, Missouri Latter-day Saint (Mormon) Visitor’s Center for Christmas. I help Sue Allred with the decorating of the two trees (one big one upstairs and the pioneer tree downstairs). We have been doing it for about 15 years or so now. We just finished the trees on Friday. They will have the lighting ceremony Saturday Nov. 30th at 6:00 pm (937 W. Walnut, Independence, MO).
The big tree on the main level is a 12 footer and has the Savior and the celestial heavens as a back drop.
We choose colors that complement the back drop using gold, blues, pinks and lime greens. This year we used the theme of “Let Heaven and Nature Sing”.
The downstairs area has to do with the history of the area so we decorate the tree to fit with the historic pioneer theme.