2012 White House Christmas Ornament
This is an ATLAS fundraiser sponsored by the Dominion High School Instrumental Music Program.
The 2012 White House Christmas Ornament honors President William Howard Taft, our 27th President.
Taft was forward-thinking when it came to technology. Prior to Taft’s presidency, horse and buggy was the
standard mode of transportation of Presidents. Taft changed this by purchasing a fleet of “horseless carriages”
for the White House. The White Steamer, as shown on the 2012 Official White House Ornament, was a steam
driven, seven passenger car manufactured by White Motor Company in Cleveland. Taft was staying loyal to his
home state of Ohio. Taft loved being chauffeured around in the White Steamer.
He loved Christmas and would send hundreds of gifts out to family, friends, staff, and other acquaintances.
He’d spend day after day shopping, looking for books and other gifts that would make suitable gifts for
everyone on his list. The White Steamer was perfect for holding all of those presents Taft bought.
The 2012 White House Ornament celebrates President Taft’s adoption of the automobile and his love of
manufacture and invention. The ornament depicts President and Mrs. Taft, seated behind chauffeur George
H. Robinson, en route to deliver Christmas presents. The car carries the Great Seal of the United States on
Number of Ornaments Ordered: Total Due ($22 each):
DHS Student’s Name (if applicable):
Please make checks payable to ATLAS. Payment must be made at time of order. Drop off or mail order forms and
payment to the school office no later than November 9th: Dominion High School, C/O Band Dept., 21326 Augusta Dr.,
Sterling, VA 20164. (Band members – please drop off order forms and checks in the band room safe outside Mr.
Damron’s office.) Ornaments will be available for pick-up in early December. You will receive an e-mail specifying dates,
times, and location for pick up. Thank you for supporting Dominion High School!
What a great gift for friends, family, and business associates this holiday season!