President Barack Obama sent out the last family Christmas card from the White House. The family stands tall together and smiling as they wish holiday greetings. The family is dressed up and both parents have their arms around their daughters. Malia and Sasha have grown up so much since they went to live in Washington eight years ago.

2016 Christmas card

The White House photographer Pete Souza took the family photo during a state dinner in honor of the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last March. At the time, the picture wasn't taken to be used for the Christmas card. Since everyone loved the photo, it ended up being the Obama's final holiday card.

Souza posted the card on Instagram, along with the history behind the photo. He wrote that it has been an honor to have been the photographer for eight years.

The card doesn't feature anything representing Christmas because the photo was taken back in March. Malia is standing by her mother, and Sasha is standing by her father. Both young girls are wearing glamorous embroidered gowns by Naeem Khan. First Lady Michelle Obama is wearing a custom floral gown by Jason Wu. President Obama is looking sharp in a black tuxedo and black bowtie.

Complaints about the White House card

The president sent out a total of eight holiday cards since 2009.

The word "Christmas" has not been mentioned on any of the cards. The final card from the Obamas surely does wish everyone a joyous holiday season and a wonderful new year, but some people are complaining because it says nothing about Christmas.

The tradition of sending White House Christmas cards began in 1927, but President Obama is only the fourth president to have a picture of himself along with his family.

President Herbert Hoover was the first to have a photo of himself in 1932. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor were pictured on their card in the 1940s. President Bill Clinton and wife Hillary were on the White House card in 1993.

Do you find it strange that the Obamas never mentioned Christmas on their holiday cards from the White House?

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