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The Official White House Christmas Ornament

  • 2019 Ornament
    White House Historical Association
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    The White House Historical Association’s 2019 Official White House Christmas Ornament honors Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States. The design of the 2019 ornament follows President Eisenhower’s example of fairness: as the first president to regularly use a helicopter, he had two Executive Flight Detachments for his transport provided by flight crews of the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps. To demonstrate his impartiality, Eisenhower alternated between these helicopters and their respective military personnel. Likewise the 2019 ornament does not represent a single branch of the military. One side features the Presidential Seal, representing Eisenhower’s two terms as commander in chief of the Armed Forces. On the other is his five-star rank, honoring his military service as a general in the United States Army. The 39th Official White House Christmas Ornament is American-made by a veteran-owned company and continues the tradition of honoring U.S. presidents in sequential order. The sale of every ornament supports the Association’s mission to preserve, protect, and provide public access to the White House and educate the public on its history.
  • 2019 Ornament
    White House Historical Association
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    The White House Historical Association’s 2019 Official White House Christmas Ornament honors Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States. The design of the 2019 ornament follows President Eisenhower’s example of fairness: as the first president to regularly use a helicopter, he had two Executive Flight Detachments for his transport provided by flight crews of the United States Army and the United States Marine Corps. To demonstrate his impartiality, Eisenhower alternated between these helicopters and their respective military personnel. Likewise the 2019 ornament does not represent a single branch of the military. One side features the Presidential Seal, representing Eisenhower’s two terms as commander in chief of the Armed Forces. On the other is his five-star rank, honoring his military service as a general in the United States Army. The 39th Official White House Christmas Ornament is American-made by a veteran-owned company and continues the tradition of honoring U.S. presidents in sequential order. The sale of every ornament supports the Association’s mission to preserve, protect, and provide public access to the White House and educate the public on its history.
  • 2018 Ornament, Front
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    The White House Historical Association’s 2018 White House Christmas Ornament honors the 33rd president, Harry S. Truman. The ornament illustrates significant changes made to the White House during Truman’s administration, including his celebrated Truman Balcony, added in 1947–48 to the South Portico. The reverse side features his renovated Blue Room, which, like all the rooms of the house, was dismantled and rebuilt during the renovation of 1948–52. The Presidential Seal featured at the top of the ornament reflects the design as changed by Truman. Originally the American eagle looked toward its left talons, which hold a cluster of spears, weapons of war. Truman had the seal redesigned, turning the eagle’s head away from the spears to its right talons, which hold the olive branches of peace.
  • 2018 Ornament, Back
    White House Historical Association
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    The White House Historical Association’s 2018 White House Christmas Ornament honors the 33rd president, Harry S. Truman. The ornament illustrates significant changes made to the White House during Truman’s administration, including his celebrated Truman Balcony, added in 1947–48 to the South Portico. The reverse side features his renovated Blue Room, which, like all the rooms of the house, was dismantled and rebuilt during the renovation of 1948–52. The Presidential Seal featured at the top of the ornament reflects the design as changed by Truman. Originally the American eagle looked toward its left talons, which hold a cluster of spears, weapons of war. Truman had the seal redesigned, turning the eagle’s head away from the spears to its right talons, which hold the olive branches of peace.
  • 2017 Ornament
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    This image is of the 2017 White House Christmas Ornament honoring Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States. The ornament was inspired by the eagle cartouche adorning the speaker's stand at President Roosevelt's first inauguration in 1933. The 2017 ornament was the 37th annual ornament presented by the White House Historical Association.
  • 2017 Ornament
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    This image is of the 2017 White House Christmas Ornament honoring Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States. The ornament was inspired by the eagle cartouche adorning the speaker's stand at President Roosevelt's first inauguration in 1933. The 2017 ornament was the 37th annual ornament presented by the White House Historical Association.
  • 2016 Ornament
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    This image is the Left view (with string) of the 2016 White House Christmas Ornament that honors President Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the United States who was in office from 1929 to 1933. Inspired by the fire engines that responded to a 1929 Christmas Eve fire at the White House, the ornament also honors the toy trucks that were presented to children by the Hoovers' the following Christmas.
  • 2004 Ornament
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    This image of the 2004 White House Christmas Ornament honors President Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th President of the United States from 1877 to 1881. Hayes loved the winter season, and enjoyed taking his family and guests on sleigh rides through the White House grounds and hills around Washington.
  • 2003 Ornament
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    This image of the 2003 White House Christmas Ornament honors President Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President from 1869 to 1877, and his family. Inspired by an authentic Victorian illustration of a child's joy at Christmas, the hand-painted porcelain figure is surrounded by toys available at Washington's fancy goods stores during the time.
  • 2002 Ornament
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    This image of the 2002 White House Christmas Ornament commemorates the Centennial of the 1902 Restoration of the White House. It is a crystal-like ornament that recalls the sparkling Bohemian glass of the elegant East Room chandeliers. The brass metal decorative frame includes a holiday ribbon, acanthus leaves from the East Room's Louis XVI style wall panels, and a sturdy eagle inspired by the carved mahogany pedestals of the console tables.
  • 2015 Ornament
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    This image of the 2015 White House Christmas Ornament that honors the administration of Calvin Coolidge, who served as the 30th President of the United States from 1923 to 1929. A depiction of the first National Christmas tree, it features ornaments representing the events of Coolidge's life and presidency. On Christmas Eve in 1923 President Coolidge lit strings of more than 2,500 electric bulbs on the first National Christmas Tree, an annual tradition that continues to this day. In honor of this, the ornament illuminates from a light inside the tree.
  • 2010 Ornament
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    This image of the 2010 White House Christmas Ornament honors President William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States from 1897-1901, and celebrates the role of music in the White House in a tradition that continues to this day. The McKinleys' began the era of "musicals" in the East Room.
  • 2014 Ornament
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    This image is the Side view of both train cars of the 2014 White House Christmas Ornament that honors the administration of Warren G. Harding, who served as the 29th President of the United States from 1921 to 1923. As a young boy, Harding dreamed of being a locomotive engineer, a wish that came true for 51 minutes when he was president. President Harding took over the controls of the Alaskan railroad train he rode during the "Voyage of Understanding," his famous transcontinental speaking and sightseeing tour. This ornament has two train cars that can be connected in the middle, or left separate.
  • 2013 Ornament
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    This image of the 2013 White House Christmas Ornament honors Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. Wilson's quest for lasting world peace amid the unprecedented devastation of World War I earned him the Nobel Peace Prize in 1919. Inscribed on the reverse side of the ornament are words delivered by President Wilson in his War Message to Congress of April 2, 1917.
  • 2005 Ornament
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    This image of the 2005 White House Christmas Ornament honors the 20th President of the United States, James A. Garfield. His term in office, which began in March 1881, ended tragically in September of the same year when he died more than two months after being shot twice by an assassin. His personal style and the decor of Lawnfield, his home in Mentor, Ohio, inspired this ornament's design.
  • 2012 Ornament
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    This image of the 2012 White House Christmas Ornament honors President William Howard Taft, the 27th President of the United States from 1909 to 1913. President Taft introduced the automobile to White House transportation in 1909, breaking a long tradition of reliance on horse-drawn vehicles. The ornament celebrates Taft's adoption of the automobile, including the White Motor Company's Model M seven passenger steam-powered touring car, his love of manufacture and invention, and his ready acceptance of modernity.
  • 2001 Ornament
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    This image of the 2001 White House Christmas Ornament is in honor of President Andrew Johnson, the 17th President of the United States from 1865 to 1869. This three dimensional ornament is a replica of a carriage used by President Johnson. Andrew Johnson often took carriage rides out into the surrounding countryside to relax with his family after a stressful day of politics in the White House.
  • 1995 Ornament
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    This image of the 1995 White House Christmas Ornament honors Zachary Taylor, the 12th President of the United States from 1849 to 1850. The patriotic theme of this ornament is inspired by the ceremonies that President Taylor attended on the grounds of the Washington Monument on July 4, 1850.
  • 1996 Ornament
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    This image of the 1996 White House Christmas Ornament honors Millard Fillmore, the 13th President of the United States from 1850 to 1853. The earliest documented Presidential Seal was sketched by Fillmore and sent to Edward Stabler, a nationally renowned seal engraver.
  • 2006 Ornament
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    This image of the 2006 White House Christmas Ornament honors President Chester A. Arthur. Having served just six months as Vice President to James A. Garfield, Arthur assumed the presidency in September 1881, becoming the 21st president of the United States. Arthur brought to the White House a luxurious style that signaled the nation's return to prosperity after the economic troubles of the late 1870s. This design is inspired by the early work of famed American artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany.
  • 1998 Ornament
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    This image of the 1998 White House Christmas Ornament commemorates James Buchanan, the 15th President of the United States from 1857 to 1861. The ornament depicts an eagle and shield insignia that first appeared on the glassware President Andrew Jackson purchased for the White House in 1829 and includes the Latin phrase, "E Pluribus Unum" found on the Seal of United States. President Buchanan was the last president to use the Jackson pattern.
  • 1999 Ornament
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    This image of the 1999 White House Christmas Ornament honors President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, who served from 1861 to 1865. It depicts Lincoln's famous, official White House portrait by G. P. A. Healy, also known as George Peter Alexander Healy. The portrait was commissioned by Congress in 1869 and today hangs over the fireplace in the State Dining Room. The hinged frame, surrounding the portrait here, was adapted from a Civil War era frame in the White House collection.
  • 2007 Ornament
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    This image of the 2007 White House Christmas Ornament honors the first administration of President Grover Cleveland, who served as the 22nd President from 1885 to 1889. The only president to serve two non-consecutive terms, Cleveland was also the only president to marry in the White House. In 1886, the 49-year old bachelor married 21-year old Frances Folsom in a small ceremony in the Blue Room. The central illustration is a tinted reproduction of an engraving that originally appeared in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Magazine, depicting the bride and groom taking their vows.
  • 1982 Ornament
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    This image of the White House Christmas Ornament honors George Washington, the 1st President of the United States from 1789 to 1797. Known as the "Father of the Country," Washington was the Commander in Chief and hero of the Revolutionary War. This ornament is a faithful miniature replica of the dove of peace weathervane that Washington commissioned for his home at Mount Vernon.
  • 2009 Ornament
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    This image of the 2009 White House Christmas Ornament commemorates Grover Cleveland, the 24th President of the United States from 1893 to 1897. He is the only president of the United States elected to two non-consecutive terms, serving as the 22nd president from 1885 to 1889. This is the second of two ornaments produced in Cleveland's honor by the White House Historical Association. President Cleveland's young family enjoyed the first Christmas tree illuminated with electric lights at the White House. This softly colored view is based on a modern watercolor rendition by Margaret Huddy, a Washington, D.C.- based painter.