White House Christmas Ornament on Sale


This year’s White House Christmas Ornament honors the 23rd President of the United States Benjamin Harrison.

Great Falls Woman’s Club is selling this year’s White House Christmas Ornament as a fund-raiser for the Fairfax Women’s and Children’s Shelter.

This year's ornament honors the administration of President Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901), the 23rd president of the U.S. Serving one term from 1889 to 1893, Harrison was a centennial president inaugurated 100 years after George Washington. Inspired by the Harrison family’s Victorian Christmas tree, this 24- karat gold finished ornament interprets the first recorded tree to decorate the White House. The tree, laden with baubles and garland, is a canvas for all sorts of treats and toys. Beneath the tree are the presents the Harrison grandchildren received: a toy train and a wooden sled await Benjamin, Mary’s rosy-cheeked doll sits on a tricycle, and nearby is Marthena’s much wished for dollhouse. A three-foot-high Santa Claus completes the season’s spectacle.

Great Falls Woman’s Club is taking orders for the ornament right now. They cost $18 each and all of the proceeds benefit the Fairfax County Women’s and Children’s Shelter.

To place an order, call Jane at 571-239-0011. Ornaments can also be purchased at Sandy Allison Jewelry, Great Falls Center.