Artisan Christmas Ornaments from Loveland Fund Christmas Decorations [VIDEO]
One of the great things about Loveland, Colorado is the prevalence of art in public places.
You can barely walk, bike, skate, or drive anywhere with passing numerous pieces of art.
Hearts are painted with care. Sculptures tell stories from past, present, and imagined worlds that have only existed in the artists' minds.
When it comes time to decorate for Christmas, though, the city pulled back in 1989.
Back then, it was decided that the budget couldn't cover the expenses of decorating for Christmas. Some were unsatisfied with that decision and took it upon themselves to combine their love for Christmas and easy access to art with their desire to enjoy a festive, holiday decorated Loveland and started Loveland Christmas Ornament.
As they state on their website:
The Winter Holiday Council was founded in 1989, when the city could no longer find room in their budget to decorate the city for the holidays. Since then, our loyal group of volunteers has raised money, purchased decorations and displays and had them installed at various locations throughout the city.Among the many locations with decorations we have the Namaqua Star, the ground displays in Dwayne Webster Park and the light poles around Lake Loveland.The majority of our funds comes from the sale of our pewter ornaments, but on occasion we have a generous heart who donates to our cause. If you feel that you would like to donate please use the button provided on this page, or you may send a check to our PO Box.We sincerely thank you for taking the time to consider our organization, and hope that you will enjoy both our ornaments as well as our decorations for many years to come.~Your Volunteers with the Winter Holiday Council
You can find the ornaments at the Loveland Chamber of Commerce, the same spot that is the hub of activity during the Valentine's Day remailing program.
There are also numerous vendors that feature the ornament, and proceeds go to decorating the town of Loveland with holiday cheer.
They also sell the past versions on their website.
•Art of the Rockies 440 N. Lincoln Ave
•Columbine Drug 2295 W. Eisenhower Blvd
•Jax Mercantile950 E. Eisenhower Blvd
•Loveland Visitor Center * 5400 Stone Creek Cir
•Loveland Museum and Gallery 503 N. Lincoln Ave
•Mail Mart and Gift Shop 117 E. 37th St
•McKee Gift Shop 2000 Boise Ave
•Rowe’s Flowers and Gifts 863 Cleveland Ave
•The UPS Store - Easto1473 N. Denver Ave
•The UPS Store - Westo1151 Eagle Dr