One last hurrah. The Obama family sent their final White House Christmas card to friends, family, supporters and members of the media the first week of December — and the First Family stuns in the images.
The card features President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and their daughters, Sasha and Malia, all dolled up from a March state dinner honoring Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (the first lady’s memorable deep blue Jason Wu gown is a dead giveaway).
In the photo, Malia, 18, and Sasha, 15, look grown up in floor-length gowns by Naeem Khan. Their cheery dad, 55, smiles as he stands tall in a classic white shirt, black suit and bow tie, sandwiched between Sasha and Michelle, 52.
“As our family reflects on our many happy years spent in the White House, we are grateful for the friends we’ve made, the joy we’ve shared, and the gifts of kindness we’ve received,” the card reads. “We wish you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season and a wonderful new year.”
The card is signed by all four family members and includes a signature and paw print from their dogs, Bo and Sunny.
After the First Family moves out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Malia will be taking a gap year before attending Harvard in fall 2017, while Sasha will finish off high school in Washington, D.C.
As for dating after leading such high-profile lives? During an interview with North Carolina’s WDCG radio station in November, President Obama admitted that the inevitable is already happening, with Sasha and Malia “ditching” family dinners to go on dates.
“The truth is, I’m pretty relaxed about it for two reasons,” Obama told the radio station. “One is Michelle — she’s such a great example of how she carries herself, her self-esteem, not depending on boys to validate how you look or not letting yourself be judged by anything other than your character and intelligence. Hopefully, I’ve been a good example in terms of how I show respect to my wife.”
The second reason, POTUS added, is that “they have Secret Service. There’s only so much these guys can do!”
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