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  • The White House Historical Association commissions the official White House Christmas ornament each year.
  • This is the 35th ornament in the series begun in 1981.
  • The ornament honors 30th U.S. President Calvin Coolidge and the first National Christmas Tree lighting in 1923.
  • This is the first ornament to contain technology. A small LED light bulb integrated into the design illuminates the Coolidge White House and ornament details from within.
  • The ornament is American made by ChemArt manufacturing in Lincoln, Rhode Island and has been every year since the program's inception.
  • American designer David Howell created this year's design.
  • The ornament design features 14 illustrations that highlight stories from Coolidge's life and presidency. The star atop the tree is in the same style as the 1923 first National Christmas tree.
  • The ornament is for sale by the White House Historical Association for $18.95.
  • It may be pre-ordered online at
  • Ornaments will be available for purchase online or in Association stores on March 15, 2015.
  • All proceeds from the sale of the ornaments supports the Association's nonprofit, nonpartisan mission to fund the acquisition of furnishings and artwork for the White House permanent collection, assist in the preservation of the historic rooms, and educate the public on the history of the White House.

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