Melania Trump is gearing up for Easter! With Easter just around the corner, the First Lady shared a picture of the official 2019 White House Easter Eggs on her Instagram account which are available to order.
The White House Historical Association (WHHA) is selling the limited-edition wooden eggs which are available for purchase while the stock lasts.
The colorful eggs will be given as gifts to children attending the White House Easter Egg Roll on April 22, 2019.
Inspired by the rich colors that grace the White House State Rooms and gardens, the eggs come in the shades of blue, green, red, and pink. The eggs resemble the color of the Blue Room, the Vermeil room, the Red Room, and the Vermeil Room, and the ROse Garden respectively.
While each vermeil egg retails for $14.95, the blue, red, and pink eggs each retail for $8.50. The full set of eggs retails for $34.95.
Additionally, WHHA has introduced a new Easter merchandise including the 4th annual Anna Weatherly Easter egg, classic Easter basket, and a tote bag featuring artwork from artist Katharine Barnwell.
Proceeds from the sales of White House Easter Eggs and WHHA products support the Association’s nonpartisan, nonprofit mission to protect and provide public access to the history of America’s executive mansion which will educate the public on the history of White House.
The Easter Egg Roll is an annual event held on the White House South Lawn every Easter for children under 13 years of age and their parents. The timeless tradition dates back to 1878 and the presidency of Rutherford B. Hayes.
However, first-hand accounts suggest that informal festivities began with egg-rolling parties during the presidency of Abraham Lincoln.
This year, the Easter Egg Roll will take place on Monday, April 22. The tickets for the event are not for sale and the public can win the tickets for free through a lottery.