March 8th, 2010
02:15 PM ET
13 years ago

White House reveals Easter egg design

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption ="The White House on Monday announced the design for this year’s souvenir Easter eggs."]Washington (CNN) - This year's souvenir White House Easter eggs will have an environmentally-friendly design, the White House announced Monday.

The keepsake eggs, that feature the stamped signatures of the president and first lady, will come in four colors – purple, pink, green and yellow.

The eggs are given as a souvenir to all children 12 years and younger who attend the Easter Egg Roll.

In an effort to be eco-friendly, all of the eggs have been crafted from Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood in the United States, according to a release from the White House. The packaging is also designed to minimize waste and environmental impact. The packaging will not contain wood fibers from endangered forests and will feature vegetable oil-based inks and a water-based coating, the White House said.

The annual Easter Egg Roll that brings families to the White House for fun and games will take place on April 5 and will focus on promoting health and wellness under the theme, "Ready, Set, Go." The White House said this year's activities are intended to encourage children to lead healthy and active lives – the same themes of the first lady's recently announced campaign against childhood obesity.

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  1. Gary

    I heard each egg contains bailout money and this year he was going to let the Unions and the Banks hunt around the White House for the eggs. lol.

    March 8, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  2. Capt. Snarky

    I guess it must be too expensive to just use real eggs, like us "regular" folk. No, they have to be souvineer eggs, and made of wood?????? WTF?

    March 8, 2010 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  3. HypocriCNN Non-Supporter

    Where Is The Political News In This Story?

    March 8, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  4. Scott, Tucson

    Well what do you know! I thought he would have gone with a picture of himself or his "0" seal on the eggs.

    March 8, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  5. Dar

    IM all for helping the childern, This would be something that a child would never forget.

    March 8, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  6. D.D.

    Items to have for your children and grandchildren. I ordered one last year and I appreciate one.

    March 8, 2010 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  7. julibear

    Cute AND Presidential!

    March 8, 2010 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  8. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Oh, pleeease. How PC can this White House get?

    March 8, 2010 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  9. john in binghamton NY

    Can the GOP turn this to their advantage? Can they use this to win votes? Which is it Obama is trying to indoctrinate our children or Hitler had Easter eggs too? Tune into Rush or fox news to find out.

    March 8, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  10. southerncousin

    Which ones are the rich capitalist eggs representing the Health Care Industry and the Republicans. This crooked, corrupt administration will play it's lying class warfare game even on something so seemingly innocent. The are evil and malevolent. They are demonizing the health care insurance industry to tear it down and take it over. If the health care industry were run by unions we would be bailing them out and once Obama and the pinkos take over they probably will be and we will be bailing them out. This is all thanks to the dumbing down of America as sponsored by that other crooked corrupt organization, the NEA, proudly producing idiots to join the SEIU.

    March 8, 2010 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  11. Steve in Philly

    Environmentally friendly eggs? You mean, real ones?

    March 8, 2010 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
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