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 fourty-two ornaments issued from 1981to 2022. The fourty-second ornament, made for 2022, honors President Richard M. Nixon with the depiction of the White House in Gingerbread, inspired by a holiday tradition begun during the Nixon Presidency.
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