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Ornaments From Across the USA

Each year one-of-a-kind ornaments are made by Americans representing every U.S. state, territory, and the District of Columbia. Explore some of the ornaments created for 2023's America Celebrates display.

Illustration of a red barn covered in snow with a Christmas tree and gold finch. Text at the top reads "Happy Holidays"
Illustration of a river leading to a bridge at sunrise, flanked by trees
Illustration of a bird on a branch with wildflowers
Illustration of a grid-lined star, colored with a rainbow of colors


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