Blue Room 1961

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy introduced the tradition of Christmas Tree themes in 1961 with a “Nutcracker Suite” theme featuring trimmings derived from the ballet by Tchaikovsky. Ornaments included gingerbread cookies, tiny toys, wrapped packages, candy canes and straw ornaments made by disabled or senior citizen craftsmen throughout the United States. (Pictured: 1961 Blue Room Christmas Tree, President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy).
Blue Room 1961

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