Although the very first Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn took place in 1878, it wasn’t until 1981, when President Reagan and the First Lady hosted a hunt for wooden eggs emblazoned with signatures of famous actors, athletes, and politicians, that the White House began creating the famous souvenirs. Each year a designer is tapped to craft the eggs used for the rolling party open to the public on Easter Monday, and on March 28 the event will feature commemorative eggs by Los Angeles blogger and graphic designer Joy Cho of Oh Joy! fame.
There are five souvenir styles being offered: Robin’s egg blue, neon orange, lilac, and mint versions stamped with the President and First Lady’s signature on the back, and one in a metallic gold hue bearing the paw prints of White House pups Bo and Sunny. Every child 13 and under who attends the event will take home one of the commemorative eggs, but you can also snag your own set here.
Easter may be a month away, but you better bet a hop (pun intended) on the eggs before they fritter away!