Thursday, January 8, 2009

A Christmas Card


Hi Ladies,

Are we all done packing up Christmas decorations? It's a job, that's for sure.

While organizing things, I ran across an interesting card that I have kept for a few years and thought I'd share it with you today. In fact, you gals can give me some ideas as to how to keep or display it. You all are so creative.

It's the White House Christmas card that we were privileged enough to receive.

This is the envelope. The card has a picture of the White House, the Jackson Magnolia with Barney, Miss Beazley and India Bush. (their dogs and cat) Done by American artist Jamie Wyeth.




There is a Bible verse (Psalm 28:7) with the Bush's best wishes for the holiday season.



As President Bush's term in office is drawing to an end soon, I want to thank President and Mrs. Bush for their sacrificial service and courageous leadership. I am grateful for their hard work and commitment to America and wish them the best in the years ahead.


Let's not forget to pray for our new President and his family as they begin to serve our great country.


Thanks for visiting today and I wish you the best in 2009!

30 comments:

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I personally love this post. Thanks for sharing it!!
Hugs, Terrie

Heather said...

wow, what a great card to receive! i too agree with you about thanking President Bush. Unfortunately not too many agree with you and I. Thank you so much for posting this.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

How wonderful to receive such a card in the mail. I can't say I've any ideas how to display as I'm short on creativity these days.
Have a great day!

Sharon said...

Very nice card! I can see why you want to keep it.

I would consider cutting the card in half and having it matted & framed so that you can see the front of the card one the left of the picture & the inside of the card on the right side.

Kathi said...

What a wonderful treasure. I say Amen. I too, am thankful for the Bush's hard work and sacrifice, and I will pray for and support our new White House family. Have a lovely day. Kathi

Angie said...

That's cool... no wonder why you kept it.

ceekay said...

You know I love this....I want one. Frame it!!

FeeBeeKay said...

What an unusual and special card to have - something truly historic to keep and pass on! It is lovely to see it - thank you so much for showing!

FeeBeeKay

Smilingsal said...

I have Christmas cards from the White House too, and I cherish them. I pray for our current President and for our new one. Thanks for sharing.

Carla said...

What a lovely card! The front is truly beautiful!

Lisa Ann said...

That card is beautiful and a treasure. I agree with you about the need to pray for our new president.

Janet, said...

that is wonderful, wish I had a card from the White House. I think I might frame it also.

playsdolls said...

That is a wonderful keepsake for you to have.You could have it framed with acid free mats an put it on display in your home.

The Barkers said...

I agree with Sharon in cutting the card in 1/2 as much as you'd hate to. But it would display nicely in a frame that way.

Melissa Wertz said...

Amen. They have both worked very hard and given very little credit. Beautiful post and lovely card. And yes, we need to remember and keep the new administration in our prayers as well.

Dawn said...

That is such a lovely card. I really have high regard for both Laura and President bush, and feel like Laura and I could be friends if we had the opportunity. I feel so bad about the way they've been treated in the press!

Jean said...

whar a priviledge to recieve such a beautiful card. Jean

BECKY said...

Wow! This is really a piece of history! I would definitely frame it, so it is preserved for years to come.

And I so agree with you about appreciating President Bush's leadership through some very difficult times.

I'm praying for our President-elect as well!
Thank you for stopping by my blog today!
Blessings,
Becky

Walking on Sunshine... said...

My parents have received a few cards from the President as well. A very nice memory to keep and to display! Enjoy your weekend!

Linda C said...

This is a lovely post. Thanks for the tribute to the President and Laura Bush. I agree that they deserve honor and our gratitude for their service and sacrifice.

Also my prayers go to the new president and his family. For the sake of the nation he's got to get it right and soon.

I saw your card on tv when Mrs. Bush was showing c-span what would be on the Christmas card this year. Cool!

Have a good weekend.

Linda C

Raggedy Girl said...

I would take it to my Frame Shop and get the clever girl to help me and then I would hang it during the holidays and store it after.
Roberta Anne

Alice said...

i love your card. thank you so much for sharing it. i have no idea at all how to display it - sorry - i will be sad to see the bushes out of the white house. praying for our new president will be a priority for me. thank you for pointing out that we should all be praying - how true!

You are always welcome at The Shadow of the Cross. Feel free to visit anytime.

char72 said...

What a special card. I would have no idea how to display it but if it was mine I would be working on a way to do it. I agree with your sentiments about the Bushes and the new president as well.
Hugs,
Charlotte

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

What an honor to receive. I hope you find a way to display it, I like Sharon's ideal. Thanks for sharing it.

Julieann said...

Ohh, I am so jealous--I would have loved to have recieved that--I adore President Bush and am so sad to him go:( What an awesome show and tell!!

Julieann

Miss Janice said...

Thank you for thanking President and Mrs. Bush! Please stop by my blog. I have a friend in Evans, Georgia who needs our prayers!

Kristens Creations said...

Thanks for your visit and nice compliments! What a great card to receive from the president. I would definitly frame it! Kristen

Shannon said...

How cool. My parent's get their Cmas cards and I always love looking at them.

Elaine said...

I am so glad you posted this. I believe the President and Mrs. Bush deserve to be recognized as the incredible people that they are. They will be missed! Your card is lovely and I know you will cherish it for years to come.
Blessings,
Elaine

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