Christmas with the First Ladies: The White House Decorating Tradition from Jacqueline Kennedy to Michelle Obama

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No home in America celebrates Christmas quite like the White House. Whether adorned with hand-made ornaments or thoughtful crafts, the White House has warmly welcomed celebrities, dignitaries, and hardworking Americans and epitomized the Christmas spirit. And behind each holiday celebration is a First Lady who lends her own style and grace to the festivities.

Christmas With the First Ladies is a look at the holiday magic that happens at the White House, capturing the Christmas ...

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Overview

No home in America celebrates Christmas quite like the White House. Whether adorned with hand-made ornaments or thoughtful crafts, the White House has warmly welcomed celebrities, dignitaries, and hardworking Americans and epitomized the Christmas spirit. And behind each holiday celebration is a First Lady who lends her own style and grace to the festivities.

Christmas With the First Ladies is a look at the holiday magic that happens at the White House, capturing the Christmas decorating history and techniques from Jackie Kennedy through Michelle Obama. Each first lady’s design aesthetic is profiled, such as Lady Bird Johnson’s themes of home and family to help heal the nation after John F. Kennedy’s death; Nancy Reagan’s interest in renewing a child-like sense of wonder; and Laura Bush’s “Red, White, and Blue “ Christmas for a nation banding together.

With anecdotes and intimate photos of the presidential families during the holiday season, as well as personal craft and recipes used by the first ladies, Christmas With the First Ladies is the perfect centerpiece for holiday gatherings!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608870462
  • Publisher: Insight Editions LLC
  • Publication date: 10/25/2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 464,344
  • Product dimensions: 9.72 (w) x 8.84 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2011

    Delightful look at the House and the Ladies

    Some wonderful photographs. A nice addition to my collection of books on Presidential couples as well as a fun remembrance of all those historical times.

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    Posted December 29, 2011

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