It all started as a fundraiser for Texas Tech. The first holiday ornament for Tech was designed by artist Nelda Laney; and proceeds for fifteen years have benefited various campus beautification efforts as well as funding grants. Some years have been better than others as sales of ornaments in 2005 awarded more than $18,000 in scholarships. If you'd like to see all 15 editions of the official Texas Tech ornament, go to this website.