The 1998 Oklahoma ornament celebrates the Phillips Pavilion of the Oklahoma Governor's Mansion. The Phillips Pavilion is the most recent addition to the Mansion, and features an Oklahoma-shaped swimming pool.
The 2003 Oklahoma ornament celebrates The Guardian, the remarkable bronze sculpture that crowns the Oklahoma State Capitol dome. Clad in buckskin leggings and holding a lance and round shield, the American Indian warrior is a bold and powerful presence along the Oklahoma City skyline. The Guardian stands at 22 feet and weights nearly 6,000 pounds.
The 2006 Oklahoma ornament combines the grandeur of the State Capitol Building with the snowy beauty of an Oklahoma winter. The scene conjurs up memories of an old-fashioned Christmas, complete with a horse-drawn wagon and snowflakes illuminating a nighttime sky. Elegant and simple, it mirrors the charm that characterizes Oklahoma.
The 2008 Oklahoma ornament celebrates the 80th anniversary of the Oklahoma Governor's Mansion, an important milestone for the house that so many of the state's governors have called home.
The 2009 Oklahoma ornament celebrates the Osage shield, which was added to our state flag in 1925. The six crosses on the buckskin shield are a Native American symbol for stars, and represent the idealism and hope for a young state. The symbols of peach from two distinct cultures-a calumet, or peace pipe, and an olive branch--meet across the shield.
The 2010 Oklahoma ornament celebrates the Seal of the State of Oklahoma. The Seal is a five-pointed star. The figures and wreath in the center of the star derive from the Great Seal of the Territory of Oklahoma. Above their heads is Oklahoma's State Motto: Labor Omnia Vincit, or "Labor Conquers All Things."
The 2012 Oklahoma ornament is a celebration of many state icons... oil, the state seal, Route 66, the Oklahoma City National Memorial, the State Capitol building among others.
The 2013 Oklahoma ornament is a celebration of the Oklahoma Governor's Mansion which, in 2013, celebrated its 85th anniversary.
The 2014 Oklahoma ornament is a celebration of two of Oklahoma's most recognizable state symbols, mistletoe and the scissor-tailed flycatcher. Mistletoe is Oklahoma's oldest state symbol, originally chosen as the state flower in 1893--14 years before statehood. It was later changed to the state floral emblem. The scissor-tailed flycatcher was chosen as the state bird in 1951. The bird's most notable feature is its long-forked tail, which can be double the size of its body.
2015 - As Oklahomans, we all treasure our State Capitol building. The physical structure of the building is magnificent and has served the people of our state for almost 100 years. This year's Oklahoma holiday ornament celebrates the Capitol Restoration Project and the effort to relight the dome.
Please note: This ornament features a light bulb and battery that are estimated to have 100 hours of display life. The battery cannot be replaced, nor can the ornament be returned for replacement after the battery runs out. This ornament has been designed so you can enjoy it for many years to come without the light feature.
This 2017 ornament design includes elements unique to the history of the Governor's Mansion and the legacy of our state. The front entrance to the mansion is the focal point of the design and depicts the Dutch Colonial style architecture used when first constructing the building in 1927. The ornament also pays tribute to some of our most recognizable state symbols: the scissor-tailed flycatcher, Indian blanket flower and mistletoe.
During the holidays, the warmth of family and friends contrasts with the cold winter weather. This year’s holiday ornament reminds us of the beauty and gentle snowfall blanketing our beloved land as we gather together inside this holiday season. The snowflake is the 22nd ornament in the series.
Support one our state's historic sites, the Governor's Mansion, by displaying any or all of these ornaments on your tree.