Hand-The children of the Demerara Branch in Georgetown, Guyana, have never been to Los Angeles, much less California, but this Christmas the colorful handmade ornaments they inspired adorn one of a dozen Christmas trees that greet holiday guests at the Los Angeles Temple Visitors’ Center.
Traditional symbols of this tropical South American country — colorful parrots, lotus flowers, water lilies, flags of the national cricket team, ornamental pom-poms and beads — beautify the tree along with long flowing ribbons, red bows, snowflakes and stars.
Children in the Granada Hills California Stake made the decorations based on drawings sent to them via Facebook from children in the Guyana branch. They also stayed true to the Guyanese national colors — black, yellow, red, green and white. The branch mailed knickknacks, Guyanese money, flags and pennants, and a few specially woven miniature bags and bookmarks that arrived in advance of the decoration party.mas Decorations.