During the 1953 holiday season, Dwight D. Eisenhower became the first US president to send official White House Christmas cards. The card was white and embossed with the seal of the POTUS; printed on the inside was a reproduction of a painting Eisenhower himself made of Lincoln. Apparently, Winston Churchill and George W. Bush are not the only world-leaders to have found joy in painting.
Ike and Mamie (it’s how they referred to themselves, so don’t get your panties in a ruffle about presidential respect) also had personal cards printed. They were pretty darned cute — particularly one that featured a nod to Mamie’s trademark bangs (known creatively as Mamie Bangs). Ah, those were far more wholesome times.