Monday, January 26, 2009

Michelle Obama Raises the Bar on Hostess Gifts

Oh, snap. Not only did Michelle Obama make the genius move of bringing a hostess gift for Laura Bush on the day of the inauguration, she made it personal.

Mrs. O reports: "But unlike many hostess gifts-candy, wine, flowers-this one was a highly personalized selection. It was a leather-bound journal inscribed with a quote from Louis L’Amour, the American writer known for his iconic Western novels: 'There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning.' Accompanying the journal was a pen engraved with the date January 20, 2009."

Wow....just, wow. Hostess gifts may never be the same. Michelle has officially set the gold standard.

11 comments:

A said...

She is so darn classy!

Ten Thousand Only said...

thanks for sharing. my crush is even stronger.

Maggie said...

Seriously... how can one compete or possibly crush any stronger?

Leslie said...

i was totally gonna blog this. what a great idea! love hostess gifts, never show up without one! ;) isn't Mrs. O a great blog?

Jill said...

i read this last week and thought 'so classy!' and what a great quote.

Penny said...

What flair and what a very thoughtful gift!

michelle said...

Ten Thousand and Maggie, you took the words right out of my mouth. Plus, she makes me so proud to be a Chicagoan!

Arielle Lee Bair said...

That is an extremely thoughtful gift. :)

Vanessa said...

Michelle is the definition of grace and class. Love her!

Amanda said...

Hot. Hot, hot, hot.

this one said...

i know those two marines. they may be my favorite part of that picture. :)