HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE: See the US presidents' Christmas cards, from Coolidge to Obama

ObamasPete Souza/The White HouseA family portrait of the Obama’s grace the cover of their 2017 holiday card.

While it may be less common these days to send a holiday greeting via snail mail, the White House has yet to let go of its nearly 90-year tradition.

Starting with Calvin Coolidge in 1927, the long-standing practice requires each sitting US president to let their staff and supporters know they wish them a happy holiday.

Who gets to receive the cards changes from year to year, and each card is unique.

With the help of the White House Historical Association, we’ve pulled together 67 White House holiday cards from the past eight decades. Happy holidays!

Christian Storm contributed reporting to a previous version of this article.

Calvin Coolidge, 1927

The White House

Herbert Hoover, 1929

National Archives and Records Administration

Herbert Hoover, 1932

Herbert Hoover Library

Franklin Roosevelt, 1933

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

Franklin Roosevelt, 1934

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

Franklin Roosevelt, 1935

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

Franklin Roosevelt, 1936

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

Franklin Roosevelt, 1937

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

Franklin Roosevelt, 1941

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

Franklin Roosevelt, 1942

White House Historical Association (White House Collection)

Franklin Roosevelt, 1943

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

Franklin Roosevelt, 1944

Franklin D. Roosevelt Library

Harry S. Truman, 1945

Harry S. Truman Library

Harry S. Truman, 1946

Harry S. Truman Library

Harry S. Truman, 1950

Harry S. Truman Library WHCards

Harry S. Truman, 1951

Harry S. Truman Library

Harry S. Truman, 1952

Harry S. Truman Library

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1954

Hallmark Cards

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1956

Hallmark Cards

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1957

Hallmark Cards

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1959

Hallmark Cards

John F. Kennedy, 1961

White House Historical Association (White House Collection)

John F. Kennedy, 1962

White House Collection

John F. Kennedy, 1963

Collection of Nelson Pierce

Lyndon B. Johnson, 1964

National Archives and Records Administration

Lyndon B. Johnson, 1965

National Archives and Records Administration

Lyndon B. Johnson, 1966

National Archives and Records Administration

Lyndon B. Johnson, 1967

White House Historical Association (White House Collection)

Lyndon B. Johnson, 1968

National Archives and Records Administration

Richard Nixon, 1969

National Archives and Records Administration

Richard Nixon, 1970

White House Historical Association

Richard Nixon, 1971

White House Historical Association

Richard Nixon, 1972

White House Historical Association

Richard Nixon, 1973

White House Historical Association

Gerald Ford, 1974

White House Historical Association

Gerald Ford, 1975

White House Historical Association

Gerald Ford, 1976

White House Historical Association

Jimmy Carter, 1978

White House Historical Association

Jimmy Carter, 1979

White House Historical Association

Ronald Reagan, 1981

White House Historical Association

Ronald Reagan, 1982

White House Historical Association

Ronald Reagan, 1983

White House Historical Association

Ronald Reagan, 1984

White House Historical Association (White House Collection)

Ronald Reagan, 1985

White House Historical Association

Ronald Reagan, 1986

White House Historical Association

Ronald Reagan, 1987

White House Historical Association

Ronald Reagan, 1988

White House Historical Association

George H. W. Bush, 1991

White House Historical Association

George H. W. Bush, 1992

White House Historical Association

Bill Clinton, 1993

White House Historical Association

Bill Clinton, 1994

White House Historical Association

Bill Clinton, 1995

White House Historical Association

Bill Clinton, 1996

White House Historical Association

Bill Clinton, 1997

White House Historical Association

Bill Clinton, 1998

White House Historical Association

Bill Clinton, 1999

White House Historical Association

Bill Clinton, 2000

White House Historical Association

George W. Bush, 2001

White House Historical Association

George W. Bush, 2003

White House Historical Association

George W. Bush, 2008

White House Historical Association

Barack Obama, 2009

The White House

Barack Obama, 2011

The White House

Barack Obama, 2012

The White House

Barack Obama, 2013

The White House

Barack Obama, 2014

Barack Obama, 2015

Barack Obama, 2016

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