Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas 2008 At the White House-- Theme and Cards

Again this year the White House website has a section devoted to Christmas activities of the first family. This year's theme is "A Red, White and Blue Christmas." According to the website, the theme "celebrates the patriotic spirit that unites us as Americans." This year's White House holiday card (photo of card [from Free Republic]) depicts a view of the Washington Monument from the White House's Truman Balcony. (Hallmark news release about the design.) Inside, the card has a verse from Matthew (5:16) and the wish: "May your heart and home be filled with the joys of the holiday season." For those who watch this sort of thing, again this year the card nowhere contains the word "Christmas". (See prior posting.) Hallmark's news release also depicts this year's vice presidential card.