Join the campaign to let First Lady Michelle Obama know how excited we would be to paint ornaments to decorate the White House this Christmas!
Each year, the First Lady selects groups of artists to create ornaments that will adorn the many trees, the residence, and the public areas of the White House. SDP was selected to paint ornaments for the White House in 2004 and we would love to share our members’ work again this year.
How you can help:
Please consider writing a letter to First Lady Michelle Obama. In your letter, explain how much decorative painting means to you. Let her know that if the Society of Decorative Painters is selected, you would be honored to create ornaments for the White House based on this year’s selected theme. Your words, like your art, are powerful. Please use your own words to respectfully encourage our First Lady to select the Society of Decorative Painters to paint ornaments for the White House, and together we can give the art of decorative painting some great visibility.
- Please consider typing your letter on an 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet of paper. If you handwrite your letter, please consider using pen and writing as neatly as possible.
- Please include your return address in your letter and on your envelope. If you have an email address, please consider including that as well.
- Finally, be sure to include the full address of the White House. This will ensure that your message gets to her as quickly and directly as possible:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
While mailing a personal letter is the most powerful way to reach out to the First Lady, you can also email your comments to the White House with this web form http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments.
Thank you for helping SDP reach out to First Lady Michelle Obama, letting her know how thrilled we will be to paint ornaments for the White House!