2015 White House Official Egg

THE 2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP, EST 1946 ANNUAL GOLD EASTER EGG COLLECTION, #1 IN SERIES

Annual Gold Heirloom Collection - 1st Collection Piece in a new Annual Series that began in 2014 and complements the Annual Art Glass Easter Egg and the Wooden Easter Egg Roll egg -- also Available in Limited Numbers & Meticulously Handmade in the USA by official White House ornament maker.

Designed by Giannini, the 2014 gold Easter egg with eight facets is meticulously "handmade in the USA" and features a sparkling complete 24KT gold finish on premium brass from our official ornament makers, Easter flowers as perennial symbols of Life, beautiful lattice and filigree with hundreds of open facets to allow light to flow 360-degrees, the White House photograph with protective finish and Easter 2014 on-center in white and blue, eight symmetrical facets, articulated pedestal for standalone display, floral crown with gold cord for Holidays or Easter Tree display, museum art quality, and much more.

THE 2015 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP, Est. 1946 ANNUAL GOLD FINISHED EASTER EGG COLLECTION, #2 IN SERIES

The 2015 Gold Easter Egg the 2nd heirloom ornament in the White House Gold Easter Egg Collection, Giannini design, adorned at crown, 24KT gold flowing with elegant purples, touch of the Old World intricate details, the White House North Portico in subtle white enamel (partial view, on-center) with "White House Easter, 2015" encircling, 3" tall, and stands alone on its articulated pedestal or elegantly displays from your Holiday or Easter tree with a gold cord. Beautifully and meticulously handmade in the USA by official White House ornament maker, the 2015 White House gold Easter egg is set in an elegant two-piece, gold moire, gift box with the White House Gift Shop seal.

Made of premium brass with complete 24KT finishing and baked enamels, your heirloom is specially treated for timeless quality. This is the best yet in our now globally collected White House Egg Collection and will grace, year-round, your tree, display cabinet, or home with shimmering elegance regardless of lighting! Each year, we add a new Easter egg to this radiant collection with new design concepts by Giannini.



A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL

The original site of the Easter Monday Egg Roll was the grounds of the United States Capitol. By the mid-1870s, the egg rolling activities on the West Terraces had gained notoriety as the children turned the Capitol grounds into their Easter Monday playground. The first egg rolls, largely family affairs, seem to have been held during the administration of President Andrew Johnson. Youngsters of the President's family dyed eggs on Sunday for the Monday rolling, which the First Lady would watch from the South Portico. The workers and tourists watched in fascination as the children rolled both their hard boiled eggs and themselves down the lush green hills.

The egg roll activity of 1876 took its toll on the grounds, a fact that did not go unnoticed by members of Congress. With an already inadequate budget to complete the landscaping and maintenance of the grounds, Congress passed a law forbidding the Capitol grounds to be used as a children's playground. The law was to be enforced in 1877. But that Easter Monday rain poured down, canceling any outdoor activities sending the egg rollers indoors to play.

On Easter Saturday of 1878, a small announcement in the local press informed the egg rollers the new law would be enforced. President Rutherford B. Hayes, taking his daily walk, was approached by a number of young egg rollers who inquired about the possibilities of egg rolling on the South Lawn of the White House. President Hayes, upon his return to the White House, issued an official order that should any children arrive to egg roll on Easter Monday, they were to be allowed to do so. That Monday, as children were being turned away from the Capitol grounds, word quickly spread to go to the White House!

President Hayes and his wife, Lucy, officially opened the White House grounds to the children of the area for egg rolling that Easter Monday. Successive Presidents continued the tradition, and the event has been held on the South Lawn ever since.




The White House Crystal and Gold Easter Egg
This beautiful and intricately designed Clear Florentine Etruscan Style Easter Egg is meticulously hand-set with 30 Swarovski® Clear crystals and made one piece at a time based on design concepts and specifications by Giannini, and is available exclusively from the the only original White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent order of President H. S. Truman. Features: 24KT Gold plated filigree, banding, and display stand, thirty Crystal Clear Swarovski Austrian crystals with twenty additional encircling mini clear crystals. The White House Gift Shop's Florentine Etruscan Easter Egg is elegant, intricate, and unique.

Egg ornaments and displays make beautiful gifts for Easter or any spring occasion, such as weddings and birthdays. The custom of giving eggs at Easter time celebrates new life. Florentine Style pertains or designates the style of art developed in Florence during the late 13th to 15th centuries. Pieces from Florentine traditionally are magnificent and ornately detailed. The custom of giving eggs at Easter time celebrates new life, Resurrection and Rebirth.

Each Florentine Etruscan Style Easter Egg comes wrapped in fine tissue paper and is set in an elegant two-piece blue gift box with gold cord trim around the lid with an Official White House Gift Shop Official Seal.




2014 White House Easter Egg

THE 2014 WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP ANNUAL GOLD EASTER EGG

Designed by Giannini, the 2014 gold Easter egg with eight facets is meticulously "handmade in the USA" and features a sparkling complete 24KT gold finish on premium brass from our official ornament makers, Easter flowers as perennial symbols of Life, beautiful lattice and filigree with hundreds of open facets to allow light to flow 360-degrees, the White House photograph with protective finish and Easter 2014 on-center in white and blue, eight symmetrical facets redolent of the Octave Day, articulated pedestal for standalone display, floral crown with gold cord for Holidays or Easter Tree display, museum art quality, and much more.


Special Note: The 2015 Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 6 with the event opening on the White House South Lawn.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL

The original site of the Easter Monday Egg Roll was the grounds of the United States Capitol. By the mid-1870s, the egg rolling activities on the West Terraces had gained notoriety as the children turned the Capitol grounds into their Easter Monday playground. The first egg rolls, largely family affairs, seem to have been held during the administration of President Andrew Johnson. Youngsters of the President's family dyed eggs on Sunday for the Monday rolling, which the First Lady would watch from the South Portico. The workers and tourists watched in fascination as the children rolled both their hard boiled eggs and themselves down the lush green hills.

The egg roll activity of 1876 took its toll on the grounds, a fact that did not go unnoticed by members of Congress. With an already inadequate budget to complete the landscaping and maintenance of the grounds, Congress passed a law forbidding the Capitol grounds to be used as a children's playground. The law was to be enforced in 1877. But that Easter Monday rain poured down, canceling any outdoor activities sending the egg rollers indoors to play.

On Easter Saturday of 1878, a small announcement in the local press informed the egg rollers the new law would be enforced. President Rutherford B. Hayes, taking his daily walk, was approached by a number of young egg rollers who inquired about the possibilities of egg rolling on the South Lawn of the White House. President Hayes, upon his return to the White House, issued an official order that should any children arrive to egg roll on Easter Monday, they were to be allowed to do so. That Monday, as children were being turned away from the Capitol grounds, word quickly spread to go to the White House!

President Hayes and his wife, Lucy, officially opened the White House grounds to the children of the area for egg rolling that Easter Monday. Successive Presidents continued the tradition, and the event has been held on the South Lawn ever since.



The 2015 Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 6 with the event opening on the White House South Lawn.



2015 White House Glass Easter Egg
The 2015 Air Force One Easter Egg is meticulously hand-blown in the USA by American glass artisans using centuries-old methods, hand-crafting each glass egg one at a time, simultaneous with creating the now iconic White House Gift Shop annual classic Easter egg within egg design to symbolize Resurrection and Rebirth. The 2015 Easter Egg is deeply and masterfully etched in 24KT gold with the Air Force One Seal.

Thus, no two eggs are ever alike in size or pattern or hues which makes each and every egg unique for your special collection, display, and Christmas or Easter 2015 gift giving. This year, our director, Giannini, chose a special hue of blue for the Air Force One Egg. The symbolism of the egg is as ancient as the earliest human societies with the archetype of the primordial egg as the center of the origin of the universe emerging from the original and divinely created Egg. This 2015 Easter egg is s beautiful heirloom created to last for generations.

A new glass egg is created each year with unique design features only from the White House Gift Shop's official Easter Egg collection. See also the 2015 and 2014 exquisite companions -- the 24Kt Gold on Brass White House Easter Egg with brilliant golds and traditional purples available in the gift shop at http://www.whitehousegiftshop.com/product-p/easter...

For questions about the 2015 Air Force One Easter eggs, call Rachel Allen at 877.896.3609 or e-mail rachel@whitehousegiftshop.com











White House 2015 Easter Egg

THE 2015 WHITE HOUSE ANNUAL GOLD FINISHED EASTER EGG is jewel-like at its crown, 24KT gold finish flowing with elegant purples based on Christian motifs, a touch of the Old World with intricate details, the White House North Portico in subtle white enamel (partial view, on-center) with "White House Easter, 2015" encircling, 3" tall, and stands alone on its articulated pedestal or elegantly displays from your Christmas, Holiday, or Easter tree with a gold cord.

Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ and Easter is the oldest holy day (holiday) of the Christian Faith, and in the Western Church Easter is held between March 21 and April 25, on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the northern spring equinox.

Beautifully and meticulously handmade in Rhode Island, USA, the 2015 White House gold Easter egg is set in an elegant two-piece gift box, gold , with the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 official seal. Made of premium brass with complete 24KT finishing and baked enamels, your heirloom is specially treated for timeless quality.

Each year, we add a new Easter egg to 24KT gold White House heirloom collection.



A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE EASTER EGG ROLL

The original site of the Easter Monday Egg Roll was the grounds of the United States Capitol. By the mid-1870s, the egg rolling activities on the West Terraces had gained notoriety as the children turned the Capitol grounds into their Easter Monday playground. The first egg rolls, largely family affairs, seem to have been held during the administration of President Andrew Johnson. Youngsters of the President's family dyed eggs on Sunday for the Monday rolling, which the First Lady would watch from the South Portico. The workers and tourists watched in fascination as the children rolled both their hard boiled eggs and themselves down the lush green hills.

The egg roll activity of 1876 took its toll on the grounds, a fact that did not go unnoticed by members of Congress. With an already inadequate budget to complete the landscaping and maintenance of the grounds, Congress passed a law forbidding the Capitol grounds to be used as a children's playground. The law was to be enforced in 1877. But that Easter Monday rain poured down, canceling any outdoor activities sending the egg rollers indoors to play.

On Easter Saturday of 1878, a small announcement in the local press informed the egg rollers the new law would be enforced. President Rutherford B. Hayes, taking his daily walk, was approached by a number of young egg rollers who inquired about the possibilities of egg rolling on the South Lawn of the White House. President Hayes, upon his return to the White House, issued an official order that should any children arrive to egg roll on Easter Monday, they were to be allowed to do so. That Monday, as children were being turned away from the Capitol grounds, word quickly spread to go to the White House!

President Hayes and his wife, Lucy, officially opened the White House grounds to the children of the area for egg rolling that Easter Monday. Successive Presidents continued the tradition, and the event has been held on the South Lawn ever since.



Special Note: The 2015 Easter Egg Roll will be held on Monday, April 6 with the event opening on the White House South Lawn.

2015 White House Glass Easter Egg
The 2015 White House Easter Egg designed by Giannini is meticulously hand-blown in the USA by American glass artisans using centuries-old methods, hand-crafting each glass egg one at a time, simultaneous with creating the now iconic White House Gift Shop annual classic Easter egg within egg design to symbolize Resurrection and Rebirth. The 2015 Easter Egg is deeply and masterfully etched in 24KT gold with the White House in architectural view and commemorates the annual White House Easter Egg Roll and Hunt with this timeless heirloom annual glass Easter Egg Collection.

Thus, no two eggs are ever alike in size or pattern or hues which makes each and every egg unique for your special collection, display, and Christmas or Easter 2015 gift giving. This year's Easter egg is a special hue of aquamarine: the confluence of clears and blues with subtle nuances of green. The word aquamarine means Waters of the Sea, redolent of the Waters described in Genesis.

The symbolism of the egg is as ancient as the earliest human societies with the archetype of the primordial egg as the center of the origin of the universe emerging from the original and divinely created Egg. This 2015 Easter egg is s beautiful heirloom created to last for generations.

A new glass egg is created each year with unique design features only from the White House Gift Shop's official Easter Egg collection. See also the 2015 and 2014 exquisite companions -- the 24Kt Gold on Brass White House Easter Egg with brilliant golds and traditional purples available in the gift shop at http://www.whitehousegiftshop.com/product-p/easter...

For questions about the 2015 White House Easter eggs, call Rachel Allen at 877.896.3609 or e-mail rachel@whitehousegiftshop.com












President & Whitre House Cufflinks
Air Force One Seal Cufflinks, 24KT Gold Finish, Raised Presidential Eagle with Blue Border, USA

American Flag Cufflinks, Union Crest with Thirteen Stars, 24KT Gold Plated, USA
President & Whitre House Cufflinks
The White House Presidential Eagle Seal Cufflinks, 24KT Gold Finished, Sculpted, Multidimensional, Thirteen Stars, USA

Presidential Eagle Cufflinks, Sculpted, 24KT Gold Plated, Black Enamel Border and Setting
Obama Cufflinks
American Flag Cufflinks, Union Crest with Thirteen Stars, 24KT Gold Plated, USA

Presidential Eagle Cufflinks, 24KT Gold Plated, Seal Blue, Scalloped Edge, Protective Finish, USA
The Presidents Pen
From the Presidents Pen Collection: The President of the United States Silver Roller Ball Pen with its full-color White House Seal inset into the dome of this exquisite pen is the perfect gift to represent American pen making quality and elegance. Features President of the United States beautifully hand engraved on the flawless silver chrome barrel accented with 12KT gold trim, gold pen clip, and cap piece. The Presidents Pen is classic, timeless, and an elegant roller ball pen meticulously crafted with elegance that can be seen, held, and felt in use. Includes a black and gold Great Seal two piece collection or gift presentation box. Made in the USA!
2015 White House Easter Egg
From the White House Gift Shop: The Complete Set of Five Official 2015 White House Easter Eggs. This annual wooden egg traditional set includes a commemorative egg of each color and a "Bo and Sunny" special edition egg with a finish of natural American birchwood, the first time since the President Clinton Administration that a White House Easter Egg has featured a natural wood finish!

See also the annual 2015 White House Glass with Gold Engraving and the 2015 White House 24kt Gold on Brass Heirloom, Museum Grade Easter Eggs Available only from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 with Certificates of Authenticity of Origin for Collection Value or Added Gift Giving Presence and Provenance!








Great Eagle & Obama Pen
Exclusively from the White House Gift Shop American Eagle with World Globe Pen & Deskset with Swarovski® Austrian Crystals. The globe spins too. The American Eagle Globe desk set is hand-assembled in the USA and features perfect 24KT gold and silver plating. Includes the White House seal pen in midnight blue lacquer. The President Desk Set is custom made and is an exceptional diplomatic gift that represents the American Spirit in a beautiful executive office accessory gift that is not likely to be set aside. Beautifully packaged with the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 official gold seal for distinguished gift-giving presence.

Presidential and Great Eagle of the United States with Globe Deskset from the White House Gift Shop

The eagle is a powerful symbol and a perfect inspirational motif or gift reflective of the qualities of courage, foresight, truth, creativity, and victory over myriad challenges. We combined the presidential Eagle and Globe with Gold, Crystals, and a Silver Mirror at base to represent reflection, focus, resolve, and national security.

The White House Gif Shop, Est. 1946 Embroidered Polyester U.S. Flags are Made in the USA from 2-ply polyester fabric, the most durable flag material available. While heavier than nylon flags, our Embroidered Polyester U.S. Flags have an open weave which reduces wind resistance, lessens abrasion and provides for longer wear and improved flyability. Designed for daily year round use, our 2-ply polyester flags are intended for consumers whose number one priority is a flag that outlasts all others.

  • Made from 2-ply polyester - the toughest flag material available
  • Densely embroidered stars - ensures a beautiful star field
  • Sewn stripes - back stitched for reinforcement
  • Fly hems - reinforced with 4 rows of lock stitching
  • Poly-duck header - snowy white and impervious to harsh weather
  • 2 solid brass grommets - rust resistant
  • States with high wind - our polyester flags feature an open weave that reduces wind resistance and prolongs flag life
  • Daily flying - polyester is designed to withstand year round, constant use
  • Densely embroidered stars are standard on all US flag sizes up to and including 12' x 18' flags. US Flags larger than 12' x 18' have appliqued nylon stars. The largest US flags have additional stitching for added reinforcement and durability
  • White House Crystal Easter Egg
    This beautiful and intricately designed Florentine Etruscan Style Easter Egg is meticulously hand-set with 30 Swarovski® crystals and made one piece at a time based on design concepts and specifications by Giannini, and is available exclusively from the the only original White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent order of President H. S. Truman. Features: 24KT Gold plated filigree, banding, and display stand, thirty Swarovski Austrian crystals of green, mint green, clear, aquamarine, pink, lilac, magenta, amber, yellow, and blue with twenty additional encircling clear crystals. The White House Gift Shop's Florentine Etruscan Easter Egg is elegant, intricate, and unique.

    Egg ornaments and displays make beautiful gifts for Easter or any spring occasion, such as weddings and birthdays. The custom of giving eggs at Easter time celebrates new life. Florentine Style pertains or designates the style of art developed in Florence during the late 13th to 15th centuries. Pieces from Florentine traditionally are magnificent and ornately detailed. The custom of giving eggs at Easter time celebrates new life, Resurrection and Rebirth.

    Each Florentine Etruscan Style Easter Egg comes wrapped in fine tissue paper and is set in an elegant two-piece blue gift box with gold cord trim around the lid with an Official White House Gift Shop Official Seal.

    SOLD OUT, NO LONGER AVAILABLE


    Presidential Obama Pen Set
    The White House Presidential two piece roller ball pen with sleek black lacquer finish and 24K gold-plated trim has a sleek profile with a substantial presence and smooth black ink flow of a $120.00 writing instrument with the added distinction of a Great Seal black and gold seal two piece presentation box. Refill cartridges are available in the pens section of the White House Gift Shop or by selecting refills as an accessory.
    This carved mahogany wood Air Force One professional and museum grade model adds elegance and distinction to your office, study, home, or collection. This Air Force One model is a substantial gift or collection piece and perfect as a diplomatic gift. Includes Certificate of White House Gift Shop authenticity and personalized certificate of Special Appreciation. Measures 19"L 16"W. United States Air Force - Boeing VC-25A is most famous for its role as Air Force One, the call sign of any U.S. Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States. The two aircraft currently in U.S. service are highly modified versions of Boeing's 747-200B, with tail numbers 28000 and 29000 -- tail number on this model is 28000. Ships an in oversize and protective "double" box with insurance included. Includes a Personalized Certificate of Authenticity & Appreciation from the only original authorized White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 -- a perfect combination for display or gift giving!

    The first official Air Force One was a Douglas VC-54C and called the “Sacred Cow.” Photo shown. This aircraft is located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
    Crystal American Flag Photo Frame
    Gold Egg with Crystals chime Ornament. Propeller spins! A stunning and intriguingly designed wind chime ornament that will be a beautiful addition to your collection, handcrafted, 24KT Gold plated, Hand Assembled in USA! Available at the White House Gift Shop!

    Wind chimes make wonderful home and garden accents, but also, their soothing sounds bring harmony and balance to life. Listening to wind chimes is believed to reduce stress and promote relaxation and calmness. Their sounds are considered to have a healing effect on body and mind.

    For larger quantity orders please call Rachel at 877-896-3609

    White House Patriotic Apron

    From the White House Gift Shop this 4 pocket durable Patriotic Apron is made from 100% 2 ply cotton fabric. Fully embroidered stars, sewn stripes and adjustable waist tie backs. Machine was in cold water and line dry. Made in the USA, 4 sewn pockets, Embroidered stars, Adult size is 24" x 28". Perfect for barbeques, cook outs, family picnics, and more! Includes White House Gift Shop Certificate of Authenticity for distinguished gift-giving presence.

    American Flag Apron

    From the White House Gift Shop this 4 pocket durable Patriotic Apron is made from 100% 2 ply cotton fabric. Fully embroidered stars, sewn stripes and adjustable waist tie backs. Machine was in cold water and line dry. Made in the USA, 4 sewn pockets, Embroidered stars, Youth size is 20" x 20". Perfect for barbeques, cook outs, family picnics, and more! Includes White House Gift Shop Certificate of Authenticity for distinguished gift-giving presence.

    Official White House Ornament Collection
    The entire White House Gift Shop Annual Ornament Collection, 1991-2015 is shown in the ornament and model collage and includes 27 ornaments -- several years had two ornaments.

    Each piece in your collection is handmade in the USA for our annual collection. We add one new ornament to this series each year.

    All ornaments are 24KT gold finished on premium brass, museum grade, heirloom quality for generations to come, baked enamels, and are meticulously handmade in the USA by the official ornament makers.

    Your ornaments are individually boxed in 27 separate ornament boxes and include a personalized and signed Certificate of Recognition & Appreciation from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent order of President Harry S. Truman.





    White House Blue Room

    The White House Gift Shop Annual Ornament Collection Features Six Individually Gift Boxed Rooms of the White House in 3-D


    * Oval Office

    * Blue Room

    * State Dining Room

    * Red Room

    * Green Room

    * East Room

    The White House Rooms available include the Oval Office, the State Dining Room, the Blue Room, the Green Room, the Red Room, and the East Room with more rooms coming soon! Accurate and 3-D Interior View of White House Rooms. The Oval Office: Architect Nathan C. Wyeth at the order of President William Howard Taft designed the office in 1909. Named for its distinctive oval shape, the Oval Office is part of the complex of offices that make up the West Wing of the White House. The Blue Room: Is located in the center of the State Floor of the White House. The President uses the Blue Room to receive many of his guests, from foreign heads of state to members of Congress. State Dining Room: The State Dining Room, which now seats as many as 140 guests, was originally much smaller and served at various times as a drawing room, office, and Cabinet Room. Not until the Andrew Jackson administration was it called the "State Dining Room," although previous Presidents had used it for formal dinners. The Red Room: The Red Room traditionally has served as a parlor or sitting room; recent Presidents have had small dinner parties here. During the Madison administration, the room became Dolley Madison's famous salon. Yellow dominated the color scheme until 1845, when President and Mrs. Polk furnished the room with a dark crimson French Antique style suite and a ruby carpet. Soon the "Washington Parlor" became the "Red Room." The Green Room: James Hoban, the original architect of the President's House, intended that the space now called the "Green Room" be used as a "Common Dining Room." Charles McKim renovated the White House for President Theodore Roosevelt in 1902. In the Green Room, the architect covered the walls in green velvet and relocated a white marble mantle from the State Dining Room. Remarkable works of art grace the Green Room walls. The East Room: Ascending from the Ground Floor Corridor, a marble stairway leads the White House visitor to the state floor level. Off the landing to the right is the East Room. The largest of the state rooms, it was designed by James Hoban and George Washington to be a "Public Audience Room."

    These exceptional collectibles and gifts are handcrafted in the USA and exclusively available only from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946. The fascinating pieces in the Rooms of the White House Collection are completely finished in 24KT gold on premium brass with exquisitely baked enamels, and include an informational history card for each piece in this exceptional new White House Collection. Look for many more White House Rooms to come in this uniquely new collection from the White House Gift Shop -- there are 132 rooms in the White House!




    2015 White House Ornament

    The 2015 White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 Annual Ornament, #27 in Series

    Honoring President Franklin D. Roosevelt
    32nd President of the United States (March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945)


    The 2015 White House Gift Shop's annual ornament, 27th in the collection honors President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The Roosevelt ornament is a dual-sided heirloom piece, the first dual-sided ornament in the nearly 30 year history of the collection that presents in multidimensionality the North Portico with the White House Christmas 2015 banner on front and the South Balcony with 1933 Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1945 on reverse with a festive Season's Greetings banner. This elegant piece, Giannini design, is a dual-sided ornament symbolizing the unified hope and relief that President Roosevelt brought to millions of Americans during the Great Depression. Handcrafted of premium brass, nickel treated for timeless preservation then decorated in 24KT gold and perfectly baked enamels with a protective finish -- the 2015 ornament honoring President Roosevelt is made in the USA by the official ornament makers. An information card accompanies this year's White House ornament and details the life and presidency of FDR. Includes a White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 and a designer signed Certificate of Appreciation and Authenticity of Origin!

    While Roosevelt's presidential accomplishments were vast by any historical standard, we especially honor his his struggle with polio over which FDR, the man as much as the president, transcended the personal and sought to help others through his creation of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, known and beloved across America as The March of Dimes (photo below shows FDR counting dimes on the Oval Office desk). Through the enormous outpouring of American spirit, generosity, and support for FDR's visionary foundation, the vaccines developed by Jonas Salk, M.D. and Albert Sabin, M.D. eventually and effectively ended epidemic polio in the United States.





    The March of Dimes (photo shows FDR counting dimes on the Oval Office desk)


    THE ROOSEVELT PRESIDENCY

    The New Deal

    1933 FDR takes the oath of office on March 4, and during his first 100 Days, he gets a significant number of Legislative programs through Congress. His programs became known as "alphabet agencies" such as the Agricultural Adjustment Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps both of which focused on economic relief recovery and reform.

    1935 FDR succeeds in creating the Works Progress Administration and Social Security as well as other programs.

    1936 He is re-elected president to a second term

    World War II

    1939 Germany invades Poland, an act that escalates to World War II. While keeping a neutral position for the U.S., Roosevelt seeks ways to provide American aid to the Allied powers

    1940 Roosevelt wins election for an "unprecedented" third term

    1941 FDR signs the Lend-Lease bill, thus aiding nations at war with Germany and Italy. On December 7, Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, and the United States enters into World War II. The next day, December 8, Roosevelt delivers his famous "day of infamy" speech before Congress and seeks from Congress a formal declaration of war against Germany.

    1942 FDR envisions and moves to create a grand alliance of Allied powers through the Declaration of the United Nations.

    1944 Roosevelt is re-elected president for a fourth term, making FDR the longest serving president in U.S. history

    1945 On April 12, President Roosevelt passes away at Warm Springs, Georgia and is buried in the Rose Garden of his Hyde Park estate in New York.

    United States Supreme Court Model and Ornament
    The 2016 National Architecture ornament is THE SUPREME COURT from the White House Gift Shop for 2016. The 2016 United States Supreme Court Building is designed by Giannini to complement the look, size, and feel of the 2015 United States Capitol Building ornament. This exceptional heirloom is completely finished in 24KT gold on specially treated brass to museum level quality, art deco proportioned, and is meticulously handmade by the official White House ornament makers, and is the 3rd piece in the National Architecture Collection of the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946. The 2016 Supreme Court Building is designed to sparkle with jewel-like brilliance and gem-like proportions for display on your Holiday or Christmas tree from its gold cord as well as for permanent, year-round, presentation on your desk, credenza, or display case. Includes a personalized and signed Certificate of Appreciation & Authenticity of Origin for display, collection, or gift giving value.

    Each year, the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 designs and makes a new National Architecture ornament to commemorate great American architects and architectural symbols of America. This exceptional piece, the third in this new collection, is a great chance to begin or continue your United States National Architecture heirloom collection. Special Note: The 2016 Washington D.C. White House Gift Shop Annual Architecture Ornament is the Supreme Court, thus completing the three branches of government sequence in the Washington D.C. Architecture Collection (available in June 2015). For 2017, the White House Gift Shop will continue to create new and unique architecturally inspired ornaments based on significant and historic Washington D.C. Architecture!

    A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

    Designed by architect Cass Gilbert (Gilbert's last major project; he died before the completion). The Supreme Court is four stories (92 ft.) above ground. The cornerstone was laid on October 13, 1932, and construction completed in 1935. It is located in Washington, D.C. at 1 First Street, NE, on the block immediately east of the United States Capitol. The Supreme Court Building has a neoclassical style and design.

    The west facade of the building (the side which faces the Capitol) bears the motto "Equal Justice Under Law," while the east facade bears the motto "Justice, the Guardian of Liberty." It wasn’t until May 4, 1987, that the Supreme Court Building was designated a National Historic Landmark.

    In 1937 President Franklin D. Roosevelt attempted to expand the Court. His proposal envisioned appointment of one additional justice for each incumbent justice who reached the age of 70 years 6 months and refused retirement, up to a maximum bench of 15 justices. The plan, usually called the "Court-packing Plan", failed first in Congress. By the end of 1941, Roosevelt had appointed seven justices and elevated a man by the name of Harlan Fiske Stone to Chief Justice.

    Dimensions: 3" x 2.5" x 1.75" (Highest Point)


    Mayflower with White House Pen
    In September 1620, a merchant ship called the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, a port on the southern coast of England carrying 102 passengers -- all hoping to start a new life in a new world. Today, we refer to these pioneer colonists as “Pilgrims." From 1620 to 1792 (the cornerstone setting of the White House) to our present day -- we honor America's Pilgrims and all American pioneers with this exceptional Mayflower & White House desktop pen set. The Mayflower set is hand-assembled in the USA and features perfect 24KT gold and silver plating. Includes the White House midnight blue lacquer executive pen. Beautifully packaged with the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 official gold seal for distinguished gift-giving presence.


    From the White House Gift Shop United States Army Gift Collection: This handsome cherry-stained hardwood keepsake box with antique key is a distinguished case for your or your Soldier's medals, dog tags, photos, and special treasures. The Army keepsake case is 8" square and 4" high and features a deep four-bevel brass-hinged lid, a three-dimensional cast USA medallion, felt-lined interior, padded base to prevent scratches, and lockable base. Special accents in addition to the substantial cast medallion that adorns this special case includes solid antiqued brass hardware with a solid matching key. Boxed with White House Gift Shop, Est.. 1946 with Official Gold Seal on Lid for a Perfect Gift Presentation. This is a perfect gift or collectible for you or the Soldier in your life and an heirloom that can be given with honor and distinction from generation to generation.
    President Lapel Pin
    The Presidential Lapel Pin: 24KT Gold Accents, Elegantly Scalloped, Full Color Seal, Protective Finish.

    The White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent order of President H. S. Truman is the originator of virtually all classic White House and Presidential jewelry designs for 70 years.


    Bust, Eleanor Roosevelt


    SPECIAL RESERVATION PRICE, ORNAMENT SHIPS IN APRIL 2015

    The 2015 White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 Annual Holidays & Christmas Ornament

    The "Presidential Executive Collection" Includes President Roosevelt 9" Bust & Eleanor Roosevelt 13" Bust plus

    The United States Mint Official President Roosevelt Coin

    Honoring President Franklin D. Roosevelt
    32nd President of the United States (March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945)


    THE UNIQUE AND VERY LIMITED ISSUE "PRESIDENTIAL COLLECTION" WITH WHITE HOUSE ANNUAL ORNAMENT, PRESIDENT & FIRST LADY BUSTS, and an OFFICIAL COIN OR MEDALLION WILL BE OFFERED EACH YEAR IN THIS EXCEPTIONAL NEW COLLECTION FROM THE WHITE HOUSE GIFT SHOP, EST. 1946 BY PERMANENT ORDER OF PRESIDENT H. S. TRUMAN


    Because collector demand exceeded supply during last year's holiday season for our 2014 President Truman's Balcony ornament, we are pleased to announce by request of our supporters, gift givers, collectors, and traders, worldwide, the early release of the 27th White House Gift Shop, Est, 1946 annual Holidays & Christmas ornament honoring the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR). For twenty-seven years, the annual ornament collection of the only original White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 by permanent presidential order is prized, globally, by discerning collectors. The first ornament in this distinguished collection to be placed on the White House Christmas tree occurred in 1992 when a member of the Uniformed Division of Secret Service placed the 1992 "Bush Oval Office" ornament honoring President George H. W. Bush on the the White House Christmas Tree. We are delighted to present our 27th White House Holiday and Christmas ornament of our modern presidents series honoring President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

    The 2015 White House Gift Shop's annual ornament, 27th in the collection, is designed by Giannini. The Roosevelt ornament is a dual-sided heirloom piece that presents in multidimensionality the North Portico with the White House Christmas 2015 banner on front and the South Balcony with 1933 Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1945 on reverse with a festive Season's Greetings banner. This elegant piece is designed as two united ornaments to symbolize the hope and relief that President Roosevelt brought to millions of anguished Americans during the Great Depression -- hope that united America in spirit and vision for an end to economic devastation of American families. Handcrafted of premium brass, nickel treated for timeless preservation then decorated in 24KT gold and perfectly baked enamels with a protective finish -- the 2015 ornament honoring President Roosevelt is made in the USA by the official ornament makers. An information card accompanies this year's White House ornament (often called the Secret Service Uniformed Division series for decades by collectors, globally) and details the life and presidency of FDR.

    See the 2015 White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 Annual Modern Presidents Ornament Official Collection for more Franklin D. Roosevelt History and facts: http://www.whitehousegiftshop.com/2015-White-House-GS-Annual-Official-Ornament-p/2015-white-house-ornament-fdr.htmhttp://www.whitehousegiftshop.com/2015-White-House-GS-Annual-Official-Ornament-p/2015-white-house-ornament-fdr.htm

    Franklin D. Roosevelt 9" Bust

    President Roosevelt Bust from the White House Gift Shop: Jo Davidson was commissioned to create this bust of America's thirty-second president, the only American president to serve more than two terms. Franklin Delano Roosevelt entered the White House in 1933 and immediately tried to tackle the Great Depression. He introduced several new programs to help Americans when they needed it most. He was also president during World War II and, after a long, bloody, and costly war, he led the country to victory. He was, and still is, known for his memorable speeches and fireside chats. He told us "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself!" and luckily, we believed him. Includes Certificate of Authenticity and Appreciation from the White House Gift Shop, Est. 1946 under the Administration of President H. S. Truman.

    Eleanor Roosevelt 13" Bust
    Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, was a distinguished public figure in her own right. She served as first lady from 1933-1945, supporting the New Deal policies of her husband, as well as being a strong advocate for civil rights and human welfare. Much of her life was spent in service to others, from working as a social worker in the East Side slums of New York at age seventeen, to chairing the United Nations committee responsible for getting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights drafted and approved. At her memorial service, Adlai Stevenson said of her, “What other single human being has touched and transformed the existence of so many?”

    Comes with a White House Gift Shop Statue Certificate of Authenticity and Origin.

    Franklin D. Roosevelt Official United States Mint Coin