- National Archives Store Exclusive
- 6 1/2 inches
Our bundle of eight handmade fabric ornaments makes a wonderful ready-made collection for decorating your space. Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and JFK are represented, while Benjamin Franklin gets an honorable mention. Our Suffragist ornament, Eleanor Roosevelt and Harriet Tubman make sure that we remember the ladies. A fun gift, or addition to your own festive decor, we are pleased to offer them on our online store.
Decorating the White House for the holidays falls within the purview of the First Lady, and many of them have embraced the task with gusto. Christmas trees did not become a common decoration in the public rooms of the White House until about the middle of the twentieth century. Prior to that time, many of the families who lived there celebrated with no trees at all, or with modest trees in their private spaces.