Friday, April 15, 2011

The White House Easter Egg Roll

White House Souvenirs for the Easter Egg Roll
Photo Courtesy of The White House

The annual White House Easter Egg Roll, happening on Monday April 25th this year, is a tradition that dates back to the late nineteenth century. Though I've never attended, it is something I always look forward to. The music, the storytelling, and the egg rolling have always appealed to the kid in me. This year, the event theme is "Get up and Go", an extension of First lady Michelle Obama's health and wellness initiative Let's Move.

I love the creation of the souvenir wooden eggs (pictured above) that are also autographed by President Obama and the First Lady. According to the National Park Foundation, the eggs are "made from FSC-certified, U.S. hardwood and packaged in SFI-certified paperboard", making them eco-friendly. As an advocate of sustainability, I applaud this move.

The Obamas have certainly put their unique stamp on the occasion. In 2009, LGBT families were invited to participate for the first time in history. If the last two years are any indication, we will likely see more modifications and changes to this and other yearly events. The White House Easter Egg Roll is big fun, and I can't wait.

Check out the highlights from the 2010 Easter Egg Roll.

1 comment:

  1. This event seems so much fun especially for the children. It's nice to learn that the souvenir wooden eggs are made of eco-friendly materials. The up close photo of them is great!