It’s not too early to start thinking about trimming the Christmas tree (okay, maybe it is, but I’m thinking about it anyway).
This year, the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation is selling a unique ornament and bookmark to celebrate the Statue of Liberty. Both pieces of art are handcrafted AND made in the USA by American artisans.
Gateway to America 2012 is the 10th in a series of collectable Statue of Liberty Christmas ornaments. The background is finished in 24 carat gold with brilliant red, white, and blue epoxy ink. The image of the Statue of Liberty itself is copper plated–using actual copper preserved from the Centennial Restoration of the Statue of Liberty over time. It’s available for $30.
The Lady Liberty Bookmark features of etching of the Statue of Liberty over an American flag. It’s a great stocking stuffer, priced at $15.
Both of these will make great gifts for a new immigrant, a child you’d like to teach about how the United States welcomes immigrants from around the world, or any patriotic friend or family member in your life. It’s also a great way to celebrate the re-opening of the Statue of Liberty, set to re-open on October 26.