March 8th, 2010
02:15 PM ET
12 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. if I was crazy, I'd be a conservative too

    I am sure that the right wingnuts will be upset that petroleum products were not used.

    March 8, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  2. CF

    Can't wait to read what kind of hate and stupidity the rightwingers spew about this.

    March 8, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  3. aware

    Easter isn't about eggs and bunnies. Its about resurrection, transformation and recreation.

    But, since knowledge is useless unless it produces wisdom, one couldn't expect politicians to respect grace or truth; righteousness or peace! 🙁

    March 8, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  4. Mark

    Finally!!! Action from the White House. Good job!

    March 8, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  5. jp,michigan

    Wooden designer eggs ! Give me a break!

    March 8, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  6. Obama the Arrogant Liar

    What !!!! no 'Che or Mao' souvenirs ??

    March 8, 2010 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  7. chris tx

    Will Republicans criticize him for being green and not using plastic since they believe global warming is a "hoax?"

    Funny how so many Republicans criticized the data until Obama started to listen to nuclear proponents and accepting some of their proposals – funny how that works...

    March 8, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  8. Andi

    quick! Someone call Glen and Rush! This socialism/indoctrination/marxism/nazi/brainwashing of our children has got to stop

    March 8, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  9. Tony

    Wow, talk about anal-retentive. It's a friggin' Easter Egg hunt, who cares what the eggs are made out of.

    March 8, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  10. I am the Great and Omnipotent Wizard of Rush and I Say . . .

    Glenn Beckistan and his minions from far right wing-nutia will claim that the "yellow" egg is for Mao, the "green" egg is for socialist enviornmental policies, the "pink" egg is communist and the "blue" egg is partisan Demcrat(ic).

    March 8, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  11. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Our children are most important and Easter is a time to celebrate them because they are truly God's gift.

    March 8, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  12. jeff jackson, alabama

    I'll be surprised if some athiest nut case
    doesn't try to get the A.C.L.U. to sue over the
    Easter eggs. One in every 100,000 people
    may be upset about it and it seems it's
    those people who get their way today.

    March 8, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  13. get real

    Great! There's too much candy at typical Easter egg hunts. I like the focus.

    Please don't spread your hate on this post about a wonderful annual event. It's a lovely child-friendly event that each president and first lady host. No reason to be angry about this.

    March 8, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  14. Rickster

    Obama is a historic president alright.....a historical failure. His only hope is the same thing that saved Clinton and that is that a slew of republicans are elected this fall to pull his boney backside out of the fire.

    March 8, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  15. Angry White Male

    I hope the young children find the eggs and hurl them at the White House. It's occupant is making them slaves to the state and is trying to bankrupt their futures all in the name of Liberal progressiveness. So that when we are all poor and stupid, elistist Liberals will be able to feel good about themselves.

    March 8, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  16. Jeff in Virginia

    That's a socialist Easter Egg!

    March 8, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  17. Monkey wrench

    Great, now all those little kids whose Mom's and Dad's are out of work without any money left to have an Easter egg hunt of their own can go to the Whitehouse to hang with the first Family and find some little healthy environmentally sound souvenir eggs to eat, wait you mean you can't eat them? Just curious, I wonder what each egg cost with all that neato environmentally sound Bull$h!7 compared to an Easter egg made in the good old US of CHINA?

    What a FREAKIN' joke!

    March 8, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  18. Suzie

    The Republicans will no doubt slam Mrs. Obama, saying that obesity is good for the economy, i.e., consume more, grow the economy.

    March 8, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  19. Diane Portland OR

    I want one!!!

    March 8, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  20. LacrosseMom

    Very nice.

    March 8, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  21. dave

    Hey Republicans: what did Rush tell you to say about this?

    March 8, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  22. Donald

    I am please to see how first lady Michelle Obama is leading the charge on health and wellness. She gets the community involve and is making a difference in the lives of the young children who need to break rank with the adults who have practiced bad habits for years and are now paying a price for it. That is adding substantially to the healthcare burden. It will be nice if many of the adults who are fighting health care reform will see the benefit of what the President is trying to do in helping Americans as his wife is doing in shaping the minds of the adults of tomorrow to be health and envirionmentally conscious. Our consumerism mentality at any cost to our health and environment is damaging to the economy. Health Care reform is required or the adults of tomorrow will not be able to afford health care while those politicians who are blocking it, their children will not have a problem affording it because their parents will be highly rewarded financially for blocking the 30 million plus who do not have coverage from getting it. Keep up the good work first lady Obama as you help your husband President Obama in ushering in a new way of thinking. Our children do need this change of path for their future prosperity.

    March 8, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  23. Lillie

    This is great! Thank you Pres. & Mrs. Obama for caring about the environment and health and wellness for all AMERICANS!!

    March 8, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  24. Kevin in Ohio

    The "green" thing has gone way too far.

    Of course, I am sure neither the president or the liberals will make any mention of the true meaning of Easter during this event.

    March 8, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  25. Dale in Michigan

    i suppose O will say these Easter eggs were part of the stimulas plan and saved 10,000 jobs.

    March 8, 2010 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
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