Tuesday, November 10, 2009
2009 White House Ornament
Once again, we are carrying the White House ornament on behalf of the Tysons Civitan Club. The funds raised support their charitable work in the community, particularly with the developmentally disabled. Our price is $19, including complimentary wrapping so they are all ready to give as gifts.
The 2009 ornament commemorates the second presidency (1893-1897) of Grover Cleveland, the only U.S. president to serve two non-consecutive terms. It illustrates the special place of the Christmas tree in the holiday celebrations of President Cleveland’s young family, and depicts the first White House Christmas tree (seen through the South portico windows) to be illuminated by electric lights. The reverse side of the ornament recreates a scene from the tree-trimming parties of President and Mrs. Cleveland, which were held annually for their children and those of cabinet members.