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The White House Historical Association today released its annual holiday catalog featuring a wide range of holiday gifts, along with the beloved Official 2022 White House Ornament. The new items and ornament are available for purchase online through an interactive digital catalog and in stores.

Items Include:

The Official 2022 White House Christmas Ornament

This year’s ornament represents the cherished White House tradition of displaying a gingerbread house each holiday in the State Dining Room.

A perfect addition to any holiday tree, this American-made holiday ornament illustrates this decades-long tradition, complete with delicate icing, red and white striped candies, gumdrops, and candy canes.

Included with this gift-boxed keepsake is a gingerbread-scented insert and recipe card ​featuring a gingerbread recipe from First Lady Pat Nixon's time at the White House.

First Lady Boxed Note Cards

Unique greeting cards featuring First Ladies Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, Grace Coolidge, Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford, Lady Bird Johnson, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Nancy Reagan.

Designed by graphic artist Meneese Wall, each box of note cards includes two 5” x 7” portraits of each first lady. Cards are blank on the inside and feature biographies on the other side.

First Lady Portrait Art

Frame-ready portraits of First Ladies Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, Grace Coolidge, Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford, Lady Bird Johnson, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Nancy Reagan, designed by graphic artist Meneese Wall, on 9” x 12” paper with a white border.

Gingerbread Candle

Fill your home with the nostalgic scent of freshly baked gingerbread with our new handcrafted candle. Made in partnership with the Harlem Candle Company, each candle is specially handcrafted using a soy wax blend and infused with one-of-a-kind fragrance oils developed by a team of expert perfumers. Burns for 80 hours.

Gingerbread White House Note Cards

Spread the Christmas cheer to friends and family with beautiful greeting cards depicting a watercolor scene of a gingerbread display at the White House by American artist Carole Moore Biggio.

Gingerbread White House Holiday Centerpiece

If you like the Official 2022 White House Christmas Ornament, you'll love this solid brass holiday centerpiece inspired by the ornament’s gingerbread design.

White House Gingerbread Kit

Exclusive to the White House Historical Association, this gingerbread kit includes five gingerbread cookie panels, cake board, edible decor, white icing for A truly enjoyable activity during the holiday season.

Built House is approximately 7”L x 2 1/2"W x 4”H. Packaging 10”W x 9"H x 3”L.

Recent Publications

The White House: An Historic Guide

  • Sixtieth anniversary edition opens with a letter from First Lady Jill Biden and offers a room-by-room illustrated tour of the interior spaces, as well as an exterior walking tour and a glimpse behind the scenes.
  • Paperback
  • 250 pages, 7" x 10"

The First Ladies: Fifty Years of Fashion and Style, 1960-2020 (#66)

  • Focusing on first ladies' fashion of the late-twentieth and early-twenty-first century, this issue features articles on the style of the Lady Bird Johnson, Nancy Reagan, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, and Jacqueline Kennedy within the context of their life’s work and official roles. Also featured is a look at the work of celebrity hairstylist Jean Louis Mazéas and a behind-the-scenes story of creating replica fashion for exhibit.
  • Quality paper
  • 120 pages, 8" 1/2 x11"

Kids Play at the White House!

  • Children’s book illustrated by John Hutton and text by Jonathan Pliska
  • Casebound
  • 8 1/4" x 8 1/4"

The White House in Gingerbread: Memories & Recipes by Roland Mesnier

  • Memoir and cookbook from the late Roland Mesnier featuring recipes for more than 30 White House holiday favorites, with step-by-step instructions and templates for constructing and decorating a White House gingerbread house.
  • Hardback
  • 208 pages, 11" x 11"

Other New 2022 Exclusive Holiday Gift Items Include:

USS Williamsburg Liquor or Wine Decanter & Sets of Glasses

  • Collection featuring an Eagle design originally seen in a set of stemware from 1945 for the presidential yacht, USS Williamsburg. The central eagle, holding arrows in its left talon and an olive branch in its right, is encircled by eight stars.

White House Historical Association Tartan Caroler & Tartan Piper

  • Caroler and piper dressed in a traditional Scottish kilt in the official tartan of the White House Historical Association. The tartan design is a tribute to the Scottish stonemasons who traveled to Washington in 1974 to embellish the sandstone selected by George Washington for the White House.

For more information about these and other gift items, or to make a purchase, please visit, visit us in store, or order by phone (800-555-2451).

Store locations:

  • The White House History Shop at 1610 H Street NW, Washington D.C. 20006
  • The White House Visitor Center at 1450 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20006

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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