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Oct 17, 2023 Washington, D.C.

The White House Historical Association has just released its annual holiday catalog featuring a wide range of holiday gifts including the beloved Official 2023 White House Christmas Ornament. The new items and ornament are available for purchase online through the Association’s interactive digital catalog and in stores.

This year’s catalog features:

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The Official 2023 White House Christmas Ornament

The Official 2023 White House Christmas Ornament is a festive holiday wreath adorned with decorations inspired by the handcrafted ornaments displayed in the White House during President Gerald R. Ford's presidency. The wreath includes red ribbons and dozens of dolls, cherubs, doves, stars, flowers, gingerbread men, candles,

and pentagon balls, in cheery holiday colors. On the back of the ornament are emblems representing President Ford’s legacy of service, the 1976 Bicentennial, and the family dog, Liberty.

New Apparel and Accessories:

Navy Truman Seal Sweatshirt

A navy sweatshirt embroidered with the Truman Seal and The White House in gold thread.

Navy Truman Seal T-Shirt

A navy T-shirt embroidered with the Truman Seal and The White House in gold thread.

Navy Truman Seal Beanie and Red Truman Seal Beanie

This red or navy knit beanie features the historic Truman Seal in gold. Unisex. One size fits all.

Truman Seal Water Bottle

A 17 oz double layer vacuum water bottle with metallic blue plating, gold cap, and gold plated Truman Seal and The White House imprint.

Recent Publications:

The White House: Designed by James Hoban, Built by Many Hands!

With this first-ever children’s book about James Hoban, Stewart D. McLaurin tells the story of the Irish-born designer of the White House and the many hands who helped to build it. Illustrated by John Hutton.

Life in the White House

An illustrated history of life as lived in the White House, this title explores the president at work, state occasions, public celebrations, the first family at home, pets, children, weddings, workers, visitors, and daily routines at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Furnishing the White House: The Decorative Arts Collection

Four generations of White House curators share their knowledge of more than two centuries of presidential taste, hospitality, and lifestyle in this comprehensive and richly illustrated history of White House decorative arts. From the Adams urn, to the Lincoln Bed, the Resolute desk, and the Obama china, included are the furniture, silver, china, lighting, clocks, carpets, and textiles that have made the house a home to the presidents since 1800.

Kids Collection:

Liberty Plush

President Ford’s dog Liberty spent much of her time in the White House Oval Office. When she famously had eight puppies at the White House, her popularity with the American public soared.

Lego White House

Explore the intricate details of the White House through the construction of this Lego, recreate details from the neoclassical columns of the Executive Mansion and colonnades connecting the East and West Wings to the surrounding gardens and fountain. Part of the Architecture collection, this White House model can be divided into three sections for closer inspection and includes a Lego brick inscribed 'The White House' to complete an inspiring display piece. This project is not for the faint of heart, with 1,483 pieces be prepared for this creative challenge.

Holiday Collection:

Air Force One Felt Ornament

Although any Air Force aircraft carrying the president of the United States may technically be called Air Force One, the term most often refers to the icon blue and white Boeing 747-200B series aircraft customized for the president and embellished with the American flag, the Presidential Seal, and the words “United States of America.” Air Force One provides the president with secure communications, space to work and sleep, a medical suite, and room for staff, Secret Service officers, traveling press, and special guests.

“The Beast” Limousine Felt Ornament

Central to the presidential motorcade is the president’s limousine, provided and driven by the U.S. Secret Service. Nicknamed “the Beast” the sleek black armored Cadillacs are specially equipped to provide the president with state-of-the-art security.

Marine One Felt Ornament

Marine One is the call sign used for any of the U.S. Marine Corps fleet of helicopters when the president of the United States is on board. Regularly arriving and departing from the South Lawn of the White House, Marine One often carries the president the short distance to Andrews Air Force Base or Camp David but may also be loaded on a C-17 cargo plane for the president’s use during any trip around the world.

For more information about these and other gift items, or to make a purchase, please visit Shop.WhiteHouseHistory.org, or call 1-800-555-2451, 24/7 365 days a year.

Store locations:

  • The White House History Shop at 1610 H Street NW, Washington D.C. 20006
  • The White House Visitor Center at 1450 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006
    • The Mayflower Hotel at 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036

To request a complimentary copy of the catalog, please contact customerservice@whha.org.

For more information, please contact press@whha.org.

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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.

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