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Oct 11, 2023 Washington, D.C. —
The White House Historical Association and Home Depot announced that the Association’s Official 2023 White House Christmas Ornament is now available for sale in 21 Home Depot Stores in the District, Maryland, and Virginia.
A special announcement event was held at The Home Depot at 7111 Westlake Terrace, Bethesda, MD 20817 on Tuesday, October 11. During the event, Stewart McLaurin, President of The White House Historical Association spoke about the Official 2023 White House Christmas Ornament and history of the Official White House Christmas Ornament program which began in 1981.
Heather Kennedy, Vice President, Government Relations and External Communications at The Home Depot and Sean Sites, District Manager from The Home Depot also spoke about The Home Depot’s 2023 Holiday line and the White House Christmas Ornament as an exciting new addition to in-store and online holiday offerings.
Sales of the Official White House Christmas Ornaments fund the Association’s mission to protect, preserve, and provide public access to the rich history of America’s Executive Mansion. Each year’s ornament honors a president’s time in the White House or a significant White House anniversary. The Official White House Christmas Ornament is typically displayed in the White House during the holiday season. Collecting and giving the Official White House Christmas Ornament has become a holiday tradition for families across the United States and abroad.
For more information on the White House Historical Association, please visit www.whitehousehistory.org.
About the Official 2023 White House Christmas Ornament
The Official 2023 White House Christmas Ornament is a festive holiday wreath, adorned on the front with decorations inspired by the handcrafted Christmas ornaments used in the White House during the Gerald R. Ford Jr., administration. Dozens of dolls, cherubs, doves, stars, flowers, gingerbread men, candles, and pentagon balls, in bright, cheery colors are featured with red ribbons at the bottom bearing the words “Christmas 2023” and “The White House.” On the back of the ornament are emblems related to the life and presidency of Gerald R. Ford.
About The Home Depot
The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer. At the end of the second quarter of fiscal year 2023, the Company operated a total of 2,326 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Island, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces, and Mexico. The Company employs over 470,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones Industrial average and Standard and Poor’s 500 index.
About the White House Historical Association
First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy envisioned a restored White House that conveyed a sense of history through its decorative and fine arts. She sought to inspire Americans, especially children, to explore and engage with American history and its presidents. In 1961, the nonprofit, nonpartisan White House Historical Association was established to support her vision to preserve and share the Executive Mansion’s legacy for generations to come. Supported entirely by private resources, the Association’s mission is to assist in the preservation of the state and public rooms, fund acquisitions for the White House permanent collection, and educate the public on the history of the White House. Since its founding, the Association has given more than $115 million to the White House in fulfillment of its mission.
To learn more about the White House Historical Association, please visit WhiteHouseHistory.org.