If the Cook County Treasurer’s display of “Christmas Trees Around the World” wasn’t enough, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry likewise has a display of “Christmas Trees Around the World”. Unlike the Treasurer’s Office which has table top height trees, the Museum’s trees are full height – well, as full height as one could imagine artificial trees. I gather that they’re more sustainable, and they do make for quite an impressive display.
The Canadian tree was decorated by the Canadian Women’s Club, as was the tree at the Treasurer’s Office. Because the Museum’s tree is much larger, the Canadian Women’s Club used their larger ornaments on this tree, rather than drowning the smaller tree at the Treasurer’s Office in big ornaments. One can only hope that the dolly decorator programs on cable television understand this concept, rather than attempting to inflict oversized ornaments on tiny trees on society as their promotion of a new tasteful norm.
The Scottish tree likewise was decorated by the Thistle and Heather Highland Dancers, who also did the Scottish tree at the Treasurer’s Office. Something about the Scottish trees though, I can never take a photograph of them without the image being wildly out of focus.
The main tree at the Museum of Science and Industry was bedecked in simple, white lights this year; that in deference to the Museum’s current exhibit of the White House miniature.