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The Lyndon B. Johnson Administration began during a time of great uncertainty. In November 1963, the assassination of President Kennedy had stunned America. New First Lady Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson certainly felt a desire to help the nation heal. She chose comforting and nostalgic holiday decor during her White House years. Her 1965 and 1966 Blue Room Christmas trees were decorated in an early American theme. They featured thousands of small traditional ornaments, including nuts, fruit, popcorn, dried seedpods, gingerbread cookies and wood roses from Hawaii. Paper mache angels graced the tops of the trees. For the 1967 holiday season, Mrs. Johnson added silver balls, silver stars and round mirrors to the previous years' ornaments.

The Johnsons' 1964 Christmas card.

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The Johnsons' 1965 Christmas card.

Lyndon B. Johnson Library, Kevin Smith

The Johnsons, 1966.

Lyndon B. Johnson Library, Kevin Smith

The Johnsons' 1966 Christmas card.

Lyndon B. Johnson Library, Kevin Smith

The Johnsons' 1967 Christmas card.

Lyndon B. Johnson Library, Kevin Smith

The Johnsons' 1968 Christmas card.

Lyndon B. Johnson Library, Kevin Smith

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