Christmas With the First Ladies: A Look into White House Tradition #NGFirstLadies

There’s no question I love the holidays. Once the Thanksgiving leftovers are served on Black Friday I’m dragging out the Christmas tree and all the boxes of decorations and ornaments. I’ve always loved browsing through books, and recently on Pinterest for holiday inspiration. Now that I have my own home it’s that much more exciting.

I recently received a copy of Christmas With the First Ladies and it certainly gave me lots of inspiration. I’m pretty nostalgic about The White House. Even though despite the fact that I grew up on the East Coast, right outside of Washington DC, I’ve never been inside. My grandfather worked for John F. Kennedy, so there is always something that reminds me of him when I see something their family.

What makes Christmas With the First Ladies so special is that it’s a look into family moments in The White House. Whether it’s a shared family recipe, a craft or a personal family photo (and some of those are my favorites) it’s a truly magical trip down memory lane.

Aside from being inspired by all the foods and crafts (I don’t know where to start!) the Christmas Trees in The White House were just stunning. I love all of the personality in them depending on who decorated them, it’s really interesting to see all of the photos!

So now I not only have a beautiful book to look at over the holidays, I have a ridiculous mental list of all the things I want to try from the book. Ah, good thing it’s not even December yet, right?

Christmas With the First Ladies

Christmas With the First Ladies is a look at the holiday magic that happens at the White House, capturing the Christmas decorating history and techniques from Jackie Kennedy through Michelle Obama. Each first lady’s design aesthetic is profiled, such as Lady Bird Johnson’s themes of home and family to help heal the nation after John F. Kennedy’s death; Nancy Reagan’s interest in renewing a child-like sense of wonder; and Laura Bush’s “Red, White, and Blue “ Christmas for a nation banding together.

If you’d like to check out this book for yourself this holiday season, you can save with our special Noise Girls code!

With the code NGLADIES you will receive 50% off this amazing book.

Simply enter this code upon check out on the Insight Editions website and you’ll receive your discount. This code is good until December 10th, 2012. The Insight Editions website also has a few sneak previews of the book so you can see what’s inside!

Do you have a favorite First Lady?

Starting December 10th, the Noise Girls will be hosting a Christmas with the First Ladies Pinterest Contest in celebration of this awesome book!

Stay tuned for more information, inspiration and a chance to win one of 5 copies. And watch for more reviews and posts from fellow Noise Girls. You won’t be disappointed.





Disclosure: I received a copy of Christmas with the First Ladies for review purposes only. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

About Kerri Jablonski

Kerri Jablonski AKA The Maven lives in Seattle,WA with her 3 kids (2008, 2010, 2013), husband, cats and backyard chickens. Two of her children have special needs. Kerri enjoys cooking, travel, movies and spending time with her family.


  1. That’s so cool that your grandfather worked with JFK. I absolutely love the Kennedy family.


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