The White House Historical Association® has been manufacturing an annual ornament with Beacon Design, since 1981. Each year, a new design is created honoring the next President in succession. The 2009 White House Ornament highlights the second term of President Grover Cleveland(1893-1897). The ornament illustrates the importance of the Christmas tree in the holiday celebrations of President Cleveland’s young family. The centerpiece depicts a holographic image of the south facade of the White House after a snowfall. The view is based on a modern watercolor rendition by Margaret Huddy, a Washington, D.C.-based painter. 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.
Each piece is made in the USA from solid brass, finished in 24 karat gold, screen printed with exquisite color and is packaged in a gift box with a romance card detailing the ornament and it’s historical significance.
White House ornaments are NOT eligible for Oval Namedrop.