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The White House Christmas and Holiday ornaments from the only original authorized White House Gift Shop Est.1946 are prized heirlooms worldwide for their quality, beauty, and collection value. In this department of the White House Gift Shop, we offer very low cost ornaments that are ideal for extremely affordable gifts or large group gift giving.




Whether you’re showing your patriotism on your Christmas tree, remembering a family trip to Washington DC, or representing your current or past work in government service to America, or looking for a unique gift for the history buff in your life, these ornaments are a great addition to anyone’s Christmas and Holiday decorations. Browse our store to see our complete selection.



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On 16 December 1950, by permanent order of President Harry S. Truman, the White House Flower Fund became the White House Security Fund which soon, thereafter, became the White House Gift Shop. We cannot stress enough our gratitude for your support in helping the White House Gift Shop serve those who serve America with honor, bravery, distinction, and sacrifice.

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The 2 Most Collected White House Ornaments in One Set: 2014 White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by Permanent Presidential Order Christmas Ornament: Truman's Balcony PLUS 2014 White House Historical Harding Train,BACK-ORDER, DEC 16 GUARANTEED DELIVERY Ornament Collection, The White House, DC Monuments, U.S. Capitol Building, 24KT Gold Finished, The Complete Washington Collection, 100% Handmade in the USA! Individually Boxed, Windowpane, Red & Gold with White House Gift Shop Gold Seal on Reverse
Regular Price: $49.90
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THE TWO MOST COLLECTED WHITE HOUSE ORNAMENTS IN THE WORLD IN ONE SPECIALLY PRICED SET -- BOTH ORNAMENTS ARE INDIVIDUALLY PRESENTATION BOXED!

The 2014 White House ornament honors President Harry S. Truman. Design concept by Giannini, the 2014 Christmas ornament is titled TRUMAN'S BALCONY and is the 26th ornament in the globally prized, collected, gifted, and traded White House Gift Shop's Official Ornament Collection. The President Truman commemorative is handmade in the USA and features a complete 24KT gold finish with brilliant baked enamels, museum quality, heirloom design, inscribed quote of President Truman with Administration dates on reverse, historical information card, traditional Christmas and Holiday motifs, elegant two-piece Christmas green gift box with the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1945 official seal embossed in gold, and includes a hand-signed Certificate of White House Gift Shop Appreciation Authenticity of Origin in your name or the names of each of your gift recipients for gift or ornament collection vaue. Of significance for your collectible or gift it the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 was created by permanent Presidential order of President H. S. Truman which adds unique substance, meaning, and collection value to your 2014 White House Gift Shop's official presidential annual ornament.



Truman's Balcony Ornament dimensions: 3x 2.5 inches


It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here! -- President Harry S. Truman


2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP ANNUAL ORNAMENT: TRUMAN’S BALCONY

The 2014 White House Gift Shop’s official annual ornament honors President Harry S. Truman, thirty-third president of the United States from 1945-1953. Truman came from modest beginnings, grew up on the family farm in Independence, Missouri, and did not attend college. After high school, he worked as a time keeper, clerk, bookkeeper, farmer, then joined the National Guard. When World War I erupted, Truman volunteered for duty. Truman’s organization and leadership skills were soon recognized, and he was quickly promoted to captain in France. Despite his often shy and modest temperament, Truman captured the respect and admiration of his men, leading them successfully through heavy fighting during the Meuse-Argonne campaign. Among Truman’s accomplishments as President were ending World War II, containment of the conflict in Korea, initiating the Berlin Airlift, creation of his Fair Deal, banning racial discrimination in federal hiring practices, and desegregation of the military. Truman was not afraid of contentious or unpopular causes, one of the core traits of presidential leadership.

HISTORY OF PRESIDENT TRUMAN'S CREATION OF THE WHITE HOUSE SOUTH BALCONY

“It would be far more architecturally correct to have a balcony up here!”

President Truman spoke these words during the week of February 1946 and subsequently forged ahead to make the first change to the White House since 1872-- the replacement of the canvas canopies on the south face of the White House with the now iconic South Balcony of the White House. Truman's proposal for a balcony sparked outrage and debate in America about the mutilation of the White House. Critics abounded at Truman’s proposal to change the White House face, the first exterior change of the White House in 117 years. Members of the Commission of Fine Arts argued that the Classic Greek style of the White House would be mutilated simply to create a leisure space for the First Family. It got worse: Political cartoonists satirized the balcony project, claiming that Truman could lose the 1948 presidential election because of his proposed degradation of the White House. The Fine Arts Commission eventually agreed to the proposed balcony but only if the change was approved by the renowned architect William Adams Delano. The Commission believed that Delano would never approve Truman’s balcony. Truman argued that the addition of a balcony would provide shade for the first floor portico, avoid the need for new awnings, and would balance the south face of the White House. While Truman’s reasons were logical and aesthetically accurate, he had personal reasons for wanting a south side balcony: The view from the Oval Room was magnificent but more importantly, Truman hoped that his wife, Bess, would spend more time at the White House given a South Balcony with such a splendid view.

In small acts of vision and leadership amidst resistance, the vision and acumen is often revealed of a President or future president. Despite opposition from the Fine Arts Commission and funding from Congress uncertain, Truman forged ahead with the construction of the now quintessential South Balcony of the White House. Well known for his position that the Buck Stops with the President and given the resistance from Congress, Truman made no request to Congress for the $16,050.74 cost of constructing the South Balcony, for he paid for the balcony from his own household account. Once completed, many of those who vigorously opposed Truman’s Balcony quickly wrote to the President to say that the new balcony substantially improved the south face of the White House.


2014 White House Historical Association Christmas Ornament, Honors President Warren G. Harding

The 2014 White House Christmas ornament honors the administration of Warren G. Harding, who served as the twenty-ninth president of the United States from 1921 to 1923. As a young boy, Harding dreamed of being a locomotive engineer—a wish that was to come true for 51 minutes when as president, he took over the controls on the Alaskan railroad during the “Voyage of Understanding,” his famous transcontinental speaking and sightseeing tour. The Presidential Special, the train that carried President Harding west at the outset of his ambitious voyage and that would tragically carry his casket back east following his sudden death, just two months later...


Harding Train Ornament dimensions:
Engine: 3.25 inches x 0.75 inches
Pullman Car: 3.25 inches x 0.75 inches
The White House & U.S. Capitol Building Ornament Set, Design by Giannini for Affordability by "ALL" WHGS Supporters, Complete 24KT Gold Finish on Brass, Officially Handmade in USA, Individual Holiday Red Windowpane Boxes, White House Gift Shop Gold Seal Ornaments, The White House, Completely Finished in 24KT Gold on Brass, Perfect for Large Group Gifts, Quality Presentation and Affordability, 100% Handmade in the USA! Holiday Red Windowpane Gift Box with White House Gift Shop Gold Seal on Reverse
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