One tip Wailes shared on making the ornaments work is to theme them annually. At her organization, for example, the theme is historic events. This year is the 200th anniversary of the Fulton Steam Engine. In honor of this milestone, this year’s ornaments — one in porcelain and one in gold — feature images of steam engines taken from murals in the Cox corridors of the Capitol building. Past ornaments have been made of the marble removed from the original marble that made up the Capitol building’s east front steps. The marble is pulverized and added to resin and used to create intricately detailed ornament pieces.