When designing your decorations, please remember this is an event for military families. Each fully decorated tree will be donated to a Military Family. Decorations may be funny, quirky, etc., but must be in good taste. SUSAF reserves the right to reject or remove any entry that fails to meet these standards or that is otherwise unacceptable or inappropriate, as SUSAF staff may determine as their sole discretion. All trees and accessories on and around the tree upon completion of decorating the tree will become the property of SUSAF and will be donated to a deserving Military Family.
SUSAF will be providing 7.5 ft Pre-Lit Christmas Trees.
(Donated By King of Christmas)
Decorators will provide the following:
Christmas or winter-themed trees will be the best choice, since these trees are going to be donated to Military Families. Your theme will need to be noted on your registration.
Please keep in mind that these fully decorated trees are going to be transported to the home of the military family. Therefore, please refrain from using extra large pieces that would be hard to move with the tree.
Keep a personal record of all items that you have donated for the decorated tree. SUSAF will provide a general contribution letter that you or your organization participated in the Lights of Gratitude Benefit and will serve as documentation for tax purposes
SUPPLY LIST TO AID IN DECORATING
We do not provide these items!
Glue gun, glue sticks, pipe cleaners, wire, wire cutters, scissors, tape, ladder, broom, dustpan, small tarp to spread out decorations while working, trash bag for trash.
REINFORCEMENT OF THE TREE TRUNK FOR TRANSPORT
In preparation of the tree for transport, we will reinforce the tree trunk prior to decoration. We will be installing rebar attached to the trunk of the tree. We will also provide a storage bin for the tree topper and the tree skirt. These supplies will be covered by the $30 registration fee.