Mount Vernon, December 25, 1787
- Excerpt from President George Washington Christmas Day Letter
Mrs. Washington joins me in the Compliments of the season, and in wishing you many happy returns of it.
I am your most obedient servant.
George Augustine Washington
The White House Ornament Collection presents the 2010 George Washington Monument Holiday Ornament.
George Washington is most popularly known as the "Father of our Country" due to the fact he was the first elected Commander in Chief of the newly founded United States of America. George Washington was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia: not as an US citizen, but rather as a British colonist. Son of Augustine and Mary Ball Washington, he was raised with no formal education but had a keen interest in expanding Western civilization and the military arts. During what would become the American Revolution, Washington attended the Second Continental Congress donning his military uniform as a sign that, as a peaceful man he would prefer not to go to war, but as a soldier he was indeed ready for war.
On June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress created the Continental Army and appointed Washington a Major General. Elected by the same Congress (at the same time) as the country's first Commander in Chief, it was at that moment a legend was born.
This Christmas Gift Idea can serve as either a handsome Christmas display or a White House Christmas Tree Ornament. Whether you are looking for a holiday ornament, a tree ornament, or Christmas collectable, this gift will make any Christmas a White Christmas. Own a moment of American history.
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The official 2013 White House ornament celebrates and honors the twenty-eighth President of the United States Woodrow Wilson and his administration (1913-1921). The main centerpiece to the 2013 White House ornament is an American Elm tree which President Wilson planted December 18, 1913. The tree was planted in the North Lawn of the White House as a symbol of hope the country desperately needed during the Wilson administration and World War I.Click for More Details
Forget last year's White House ornament or starting your own collection this year? Save money by purchasing the 2013 White House Christmas Ornament gift set that includes the 2013 White House Woodrow Wilson Ornament and the 2012 White House William Taft Ornament.Click for More Details
The centerpiece of the 2013 Mount Vernon ornament was taken from a lithograph titled: "The Home Of Washington, Mount Vernon, Virginia" and shows the East Front of the mansion from around 1858. The lithograph is set off with a stunning eight pointed star colored red, white and blue and finished in 24 k gold with a small red banner on the bottom of star that reads "MOUNT VERNON 2013.Click for More Details