Sunday, December 25, 2011

White House Christmas

Good afternoon, loves!
Merry Christmas to you all!
Today is that special holiday we all have been waiting for. And I'm honored to celebrate it with you, my dearest readers and wish you a wonderful time with your loved ones.
Since I always considered DC my first home, I'll share my fascination with the White House Christmas, and particularly, their commemorative ornaments dedicated to Presidents, events and people in the America's most important home. The tradition of festive celebration started over 50 years ago by the John F.Kennedy administration and has become a locally praised event of the year. The White House edition Christmas ornaments have been produced for 31 years and quickly became household collectible items.
All 31 White House Christmas Ornaments

 The 2011 White House Christmas ornament honors the administration of Theodore Roosevelt, the twenty-sixth president of the United States. This year's ornament reflects the excitement that President Roosevelt, his wife Edith, and their lively young family brought to life at the White House. The front face of the ornament is a color illustration derived from a political cartoon drawn by William A. Rogers in 1901. Capturing the anticipation associated with the family's first White House Christmas, a jolly Santa Claus crosses the snow covered North Lawn carrying a large bag of toys over his shoulder and announces, "I hear that there are some kids in the White House this year."
2011White House Christmas Ornament

 I've been particularly attracted (and started collecting!) ornaments from the 2000s decade, as they impressed me with intricate details of golden metal, unusual shapes and colorful presentation. This year my Christmas tree already boasts some of these treasures...

All of these ornaments are available for purchase here


Anonymous said...

Красивые,традиционно академические символы Рождества. Вместе очень эффектно!

Skinny Moonstick said...

Oh, look at that! I didn't know they have a White House Christmas ornament collection! This is a very festive and fantastic feature! I like when there's a certain theme in every decoration design- it just adds a thought, meaning, and beauty to it.
Good luck!

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