• The first family sends staff and supporters a holiday card every year.
  • The White House’s annual tradition dates back to 1927.
  • President Donald Trump’s two cards are very similar, both wishing people a “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”

While it may be less common these days to send a holiday greeting via snail mail these days, the White House hasn’t let go of its 91-year tradition.

Starting with Calvin Coolidge in 1927, each sitting US president has wished their staff and supporters a happy holiday. Each card is unique, and recipients change from year to year.

With the help of the White House Historical Association, we’ve pulled together 66 White House holiday cards from the past eight decades. Happy holidays!


Donald Trump, 2018

Foto: The First Family’s holiday card is seen behind glass at the White House on Nov. 26, 2018. This year’s decor theme is “American Treasures.”sourceAP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Donald Trump, 2017

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Barack Obama, 2013

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Barack Obama, 2012

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Barack Obama, 2011

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Barack Obama, 2009

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George W. Bush, 2008

Foto: sourceWhite House Historical Association

George W. Bush, 2003

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George W. Bush, 2001

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Bill Clinton, 2000

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Bill Clinton, 1999

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Bill Clinton, 1998

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Bill Clinton, 1997

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Bill Clinton, 1996

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Bill Clinton, 1995

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Bill Clinton, 1994

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Bill Clinton, 1993

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George H. W. Bush, 1992

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George H. W. Bush, 1991

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Ronald Reagan, 1988

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Ronald Reagan, 1987

Foto: sourceWhite House Historical Association

Ronald Reagan, 1986

Foto: sourceWhite House Historical Association

Ronald Reagan, 1985

Foto: sourceWhite House Historical Association

Ronald Reagan, 1984

Foto: sourceWhite House Historical Association (White House Collection)

Ronald Reagan, 1983

Foto: sourceWhite House Historical Association

Ronald Reagan, 1982

Foto: sourceWhite House Historical Association

Ronald Reagan, 1981

Foto: sourceWhite House Historical Association

Jimmy Carter, 1979

Foto: sourceWhite House Historical Association

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Gerald Ford, 1976

Foto: sourceWhite House Historical Association

Gerald Ford, 1975

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Gerald Ford, 1974

Foto: sourceWhite House Historical Association

Richard Nixon, 1973

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Richard Nixon, 1972

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Richard Nixon, 1971

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Richard Nixon, 1970

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Richard Nixon, 1969

Foto: sourceNational Archives and Records Administration

Lyndon B. Johnson, 1968

Foto: sourceNational Archives and Records Administration

Lyndon B. Johnson, 1967

Foto: sourceWhite House Historical Association (White House Collection)

Lyndon B. Johnson, 1966

Foto: sourceNational Archives and Records Administration

Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965

Foto: sourceNational Archives and Records Administration

Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964

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John F. Kennedy, 1963

Foto: sourceCollection of Nelson Pierce

John F. Kennedy, 1962

Foto: sourceWhite House Collection

John F. Kennedy, 1961

Foto: sourceWhite House Historical Association (White House Collection)

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1959

Foto: sourceHallmark Cards

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1957

Foto: sourceHallmark Cards

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1956

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Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1954

Foto: sourceHallmark Cards

Harry S. Truman, 1952

Foto: sourceHarry S. Truman Library

Harry S. Truman, 1951

Foto: sourceHarry S. Truman Library

Harry S. Truman, 1950

Foto: sourceHarry S. Truman Library WHCards

Harry S. Truman, 1946

Foto: sourceHarry S. Truman Library

Harry S. Truman, 1945

Foto: sourceHarry S. Truman Library

Franklin Roosevelt, 1944

Foto: sourceFranklin D. Roosevelt Library

Franklin Roosevelt, 1943

Foto: sourceFranklin D. Roosevelt Library

Franklin Roosevelt, 1942

Foto: sourceWhite House Historical Association (White House Collection)

Franklin Roosevelt, 1941

Foto: sourceFranklin D. Roosevelt Library

Franklin Roosevelt, 1937

Foto: sourceFranklin D. Roosevelt Library

Franklin Roosevelt, 1936

Foto: sourceFranklin D. Roosevelt Library

Franklin Roosevelt, 1935

Foto: sourceFranklin D. Roosevelt Library

Franklin Roosevelt, 1934

Foto: sourceFranklin D. Roosevelt Library

Franklin Roosevelt, 1933

Foto: sourceFranklin D. Roosevelt Library

Herbert Hoover, 1932

Foto: sourceHerbert Hoover Library

Herbert Hoover, 1929

Foto: sourceNational Archives and Records Administration

Calvin Coolidge, 1927

Foto: sourceThe White House