Every holiday season, the Virginia Museum of History and Culture creates and sells a Christmas ornament that supposedly “gathers the various regions of the Commonwealth of Virginia (Southwest, Northern, Central, Tidewater, and the Shenandoah Valley) together under a beautiful forest of evergreens, lavishly decorated for the holidays”.
The 2021 version of the ornament, like many maps in the past, has left off the Eastern Shore:
To be fair, when it was pointed out on Facebook, the VMHC responded: “The ornament is not meant to be an exact, detailed map, but rather is intended to creatively celebrate the holidays through an artistic representation of Virginia. We recognize the importance of the Eastern Shore and are excited to feature this region in our upcoming signature exhibition, Our Commonwealth, opening Spring 2022, to ensure visitors can learn about and experience the special history and culture of this region.”
The ornament is still cute, and you can order it here.