Lifetouch Documents Journey of the Capitol Christmas Tree

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. – DEC. 11, 2014 – As the premier sponsor of the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree, Lifetouch Photography documented the tree’s 24-day, cross-country journey from the Chippewa National Forest in northern Minnesota to Washington, D.C., and its lighting ceremony on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.

The following YouTube links tell the story of the tree:

Lifetouch and the Capitol Christmas Tree, The Search

The Capital Christmas Tree is meant to be a symbol of community across the US. Foresters and engineers from Minnesota and Washington DC set out into over one million acres of forest in search of the ideal candidate.

Lifetouch and the Capitol Christmas Tree, The Harvest 

The Chippewa National Forrest shares a land base with the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe. Harvesting this tree was a shared effort with these indigenous people, to whom the tree represents all of humanity coming together in peace.

Lifetouch and the Capitol Christmas Tree, The Premier Sponsor

Lifetouch was a largely recognized and valued sponsor of the 2014 Capital Christmas Tree. The tree made a visit to the Lifetouch Home Office during its 3-week journey from Minnesota to Washington DC.

Lifetouch and the Capitol Christmas Tree, The Lighting

The lights went on at Capital Hill in the final chapter of the 2014 Capital Christmas Tree Journey on Dec 2. Lifetouch received special thanks from Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken for its primary sponsorship and contributions.

Additional information about the Capitol Christmas Tree is available at

About Lifetouch

Celebrating nearly 80 years of smiles, Lifetouch is an employee-owned photography company. Best known for the tradition of school pictures, Lifetouch also photographs graduating seniors, sports, and events and produces school yearbooks and memory books. Lifetouch operates retail studios across the country and provides portraiture and pictorial directory services for houses of worship. Learn more about Lifetouch at

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