This year, a Presidential work of art will hang from Christmas trees around the world, in the form of a George W. Bush Presidential Center commemorative Christmas ornament. The ornament, available exclusively at the Bush Center’s Museum store, features an image of a cardinal originally painted for Ambassador Warren Tichenor by President George W. Bush.
“I painted a cardinal for a friend of ours, and Laura liked the bright red on the cardinal and the greens of the foliage,” said President George W. Bush. “She chose my painting - for which I'm grateful - to become the Christmas card and ornament.”
The three dimensional metal ornament, reminiscent of the White House Historical Association ornaments, is the first commemorative Bush Center Christmas ornament to be released and is a limited edition. It is available in green or red packaging, and retails in the Museum Store at the Bush Center or online for $29.98.
Other exclusive gifts available for this holiday season include:
The George W. Bush Presidential Center: A Celebration of Freedom Coffee Table Book
Limited-edition Dedication photo coffee table book with behind the scenes images of the events surrounding the Dedication, the work of the George W. Bush Institute and the design of the Bush Center building and the Native Texas Park.
The Dedication Celebration of the George W. Bush Presidential Center DVD
Commemorative DVD of the April 25th Dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center Ceremony, including behind the scenes moments with current and former world leaders.
In Blu Ray and DVD formats.
Leather Journal and Cross Ball-point Pen with Seal Emblem
A Presidential journal, custom made of brown leather with wrap tie, paired with Cross Townsend Fountain pen in quartz blue lacquer, featuring President Bush’s 43rd Presidential Seal.
George W. Bush Presidential Center Timex Watch
Exclusively modeled after the Timex watch that President Bush wears daily, this watch features an American flag on the face with “George W. Bush Presidential Center” printed below it. President Bush’s signature is engraved on the back of the watch. Featuring a black leather band and INDIGLO® night-light.
Gold-plated, two-sided coin commemorating the opening of 13th Presidential Library with President Bush’s 43rd Presidential seal on the front and April 25, 2013 inscribed on the back.
Limited Edition “Western White House” Silk Scarf
Beautiful silk scarf custom-designed by Carleton Varney for President and Mrs. George W. Bush during the Bush Administration featuring images from Texas and the White House. This was a limited-edition item given to guests of the Bushes when visiting the “Western” White House at their ranch in Crawford, Texas.
Bush Center Rose Garden Paperweight
Artist’s rendering of the Texas Rose Garden inside a custom-designed paperweight with a copper backing, adapted from a gift given to celebrate the George W. Bush Presidential Center Dedication day.
George W. Bush Signature Mugs
Coffee mug with either President Bush’s imprinted signature on the 43rd Presidential seal or the George W. Bush Presidential Center mark.
Camp David Botanicals Notecards
Boxed set of Camp David Botanicals notecards, reproduced from Camp David Botanical prints also available in the Museum Store.
Official 2014 George W. Bush Presidential Center Calendar
Inaugural edition of the Bush Center calendar featuring photographs from the Bush Administration, family and the work of the George W. Bush Institute.
Sterling Silver Framed Photo of American Presidents at the George W. Bush Presidential Center Dedication
Silver 8X10 frame featuring the current and former Presidents of the United States who attended the George W. Bush Presidential Center’s Dedication.