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Welcome Letter

Dear 2015 Tree Designer,

We would like to thank you again for agreeing to design a tree for the 2015 Festival of Trees...for the love of a child. As you know, the trees are the heart of the Festival and your time, talent and generosity are greatly appreciated.

With the Festival of Trees rapidly approaching, we know you are busy planning your tree's theme and design. To assist with your planning we are enclosing the Tree Designer Guidelines and Tree Designer Worksheet. We will mail your tree allowance check as soon as we receive your completed Tree Designer Worksheet and you have verified your mailing address with us. Trees will be available the end of September, please let one of the committee members know if you wish to pick-up your tree or have it delivered.

If you are planning a "vignette" with your tree, you must notify the committee by no later than October 1st to reserve the space.

Trees are set up on Monday, November 23rd, at the Riverside Convention Center between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. When you arrive, please check-in with one of the committee members listed below and obtain your space number. (Please wait to unload your vehicle until after you have checked-in) Each tree will be placed on a rolling platform, 36" square and 16" high. Remember to bring a covering for the base of your tree and the platform.

Judging of the trees will be open to the public and will take place through Saturday evening. The finalists will be ​announced on Sunday, November 29th during the Designer Awards Reception. Please refer to the Judging section of the Tree Designer Guidelines for further information.

Mistletoe Magic Gala is held on Tuesday evening, November 24th. Each "tree" will receive one complimentary admission to this event. Please be aware that space is limited. If you wish to attend you must make your reservation by the RSVP deadline of November 2nd. Additional tickets can be purchased through the Foundation Office at 951-486-4213.

Please complete the Tree Designer Worksheet, and fax it to 951.486-4499, or email it to no later than October 1st to Greg Sloan's attention.

The Tree Design Committee is available to answer any questions. Please feel free to contact any of the committee members:

Sandy Ramirez | 951-653-3171 |

Margo Chabot | 951-321-3367 |

Mary Drayer | 951-486-4280 |

Tom Drayer | 951-452-7734 |

Brightie Dunn | 951-351-8200 |

Christy Nicks | 951-203-2976 |


You may also check our website for additional instructions and information select the Festival of Trees link. and then the registered designers page – enter the password: FOT2015

We thank you again for your interest and support of the 2015 Festival of Trees....for the love of a child.


Festival of Trees, Tree Design Committee



Downloadable Welcome Letter (PDF)
Downloadable Tree Designer Worksheet (PDF)
Downloadable Tree Designer Presentation (PDF)

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Tree Designer Worksheet