10 from 10: 2008 White House Christmas Card

I suppose it was because I was on the Central Committee, but for a couple years I was privileged enough to receive White House Christmas cards and decided to share. Turns out they were very popular posts.

So you may enjoy this look back at a time when we really celebrated Christmas at the White House and not out in Hawaii, as the current occupant of the White House tends to do.


With the recent election I may not get another one for awhile, so I’ll enjoy once again getting the card from George W. and Laura Bush this year. Wonder if the DNC picks up the tab next year?

The inside of this year's White House Christmas, once again with a Scripture verse.

I think the picture came out well enough for the greeting, but the Scripture verse may be too small. This time it’s Matthew 5:16:

Let your light shine before men,
that they may see your good works,
and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

I particularly like the picture on the outside, which is a slightly stylized view southward off the Truman Balcony toward the Washington Monument. Especially pretty is the depiction of a colorful setting sun sky in this Christmastime scene of a snowy Washington.

The 'photo' on the outside of the card is actually an oil-on-linen painting by artist T. Allen Lawson.

I guess the setting sun is appropriate as the final Bush term comes to a close. Regardless, I’m pleased to share this with others who may not be fortunate enough to be on the list.

So what if I get more complaints from someone about Google searches.