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George W. Bush Selling Christmas Ornament Featuring His Painting

George W. Bush Selling Christmas Ornament with Cardinal Painting
President George W. Bush's Christmas ornament

11/25/2013 07:30AM

Add this to your holiday wish list.

You can own a piece of President-turned-painter George W. Bush's artwork in your own home.

A Christmas ornament featuring Bush's painting of a cardinal is a must-buy this holiday season at the Bush Center's Museum Store, a shop assistant tells ABC News.

"We ordered about 10,000 in total; 5,000 in red boxes and in 5,000 in green boxes," adds the assistant. "They're all just about gone."



The budding artist, whose specialties include depictions of pets and Texas landscapes, originally painted the cardinal for his friend, former ambassador Warren Tichenor. Based on its holiday-worthy aesthetic, his wife, Laura Bush, selected the painting to be featured on the ornament as well as the center's Christmas card.

"Laura liked the bright red on the cardinal and the greens of the foliage," the proud grandfather, who recently revealed a portrait of Jay Leno on a November trip to the Tonight Show, says in a video promoting the ornament (watch above). "I'm flattered and I hope my painting meets expectations."

The ornament retails for $29.98.



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