This year's White House Christmas ornament features President Johnson.

 

One side of the ornament features a painting of the 1967 Blue Room Christmas Tree. Mrs. Johnson requested that Robert H. Laessig, a designer for American Greetings, paint the official Christmas tree in the Blue Room for their card that year. The 1967 White House Christmas card was sent out by President and Mrs. Johnson to White House staff members, family, and friends. On the other side of the ornament, there is a quote from President Johnson: " Our mission is at once the oldest and the most basic of this country: to right wrong, to do justice, to serve man." The flowers encircling the quote are inspired by Lady Bird Johnson's beautification programs on the White House Grounds and throughout Washington, D.C. There are Texas bluebonnets - a favorite of Mrs. Johnson and the official state flower of Texas.

 

President Johnson and Lady Bird Johnson both had connections with Reston. Lady Bird Johnson visited Reston in 1967 and President Johnson made a statement about Reston on its dedication: "In this age of ever-mounting urban growth... the birth of a new town such as Reston is a living influence which invigorates our concepts of urban planning... I extend greetings to all of you as you dedicate the City of Reston." 

2021 White House Christmas Ornament

SKU: 330
$24.95Price

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