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Marcia M. Anderson, Kristen Hunter Mason

The Official White House Christmas Ornament: Collected Stories of a Holiday Tradition

Issued annually by the White House Historical Association, Official White House Christmas Ornaments are hung on millions of Christmas trees each December. But the ornament program did not begin as a series. When the Angel Gabriel ornament was issued by the Association in 1981, it was an immediate success and the phenomenon began. Today the ornaments are a popular collector’s item and a long-standing and beloved tradition. This book includes the collected stories behind the design of each of the forty-two ornaments issued from 1981 to 2022. The forty-second ornament, made for 2022, honors President Richard M. Nixon with the a depiction of the White House in Gingerbread, inspired by a holiday tradition begun during the Nixon presidency.

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The White House Historical Association

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