Over the River and Through the Woods
Tree Designers: Reed Speir & Tiffany Speir
What inspired you to design for Mary Bridge's Festival of Trees?
I got involved with the festival through work - after seeing trees get installed at the venue each year for the event, I realized that I could design trees too. It has become part of my holiday tradition every year.
How long have you been involved with the Festival of Trees?
This is my 13th year as a designer.
Do you have a favorite theme and/or genre? Or a favorite story to share?
Several years ago my sister and I co-designed a tree with a southwestern theme and that offered a trip to Albuquerque. The buyer was someone who had grown up in New Mexico and used the trip to visit friends and family she had not seen in years.
What is your theme and inspiration for this year's tree?
My theme year is "Over the River and Through the Woods" and its vignette will show travel to grandma's house. This will be a tree inspired by nostalgia for simpler times gone by.
What packages are you planning to include with your tree?
I will be providing a portable projector and screen for the buyers to take with them on a trip to grandma's house and use for family movie time. I am hoping for AK Air plane tickets to allow the buyers to fly wherever they need to go to get to grandma's house.
Make sure to note in the comment section this donation is for Reed Speir & Tiffany Speir. If you would like to make an in-kind donation to this tree please contact Tiffany directly at [email protected].
Photograph is courtesy Kristin Zwiers Photography from of their 2015 Festival of Trees.