Forget a grip-and-grin photo with the president or even an autographed “Make America Great Again” hat — there’s a new status symbol indicating that someone has a close-and-personal relationship with President Trump: Check for a glittery gold-colored ornament bearing the presidential coat of arms hanging from the Christmas tree.

All but overlooked when the White House unveiled its holiday decorations earlier this week was that the Trumps appear to have started a new tradition by publicly debuting the “First Family’s official Christmas ornament,” a number of which were hanging from the boughs of an evergreen in the East Garden Room.

While many first families have picked out personalized ornaments, several people familiar with the history of White House holiday decor say the Trumps’ publicly displayed version — which looks quite official and is inscribed with the phrase “2017 Christmas at The White House” below the eagle and shield, all surrounded by a holly wreath — is a first.

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Stephanie Grisham, the spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump, said the ornaments will be given away as gifts, and there’s no plan to sell them. That’s doubtless a relief to the White House Historical Association, which for years has produced and sold an annual “Official White House Christmas Ornament” whose proceeds fund the group’s preservation and acquisition mission.

It’s unclear how many lucky pals will score the Trumps’ gift — the Rhode Island company that makes it (as well as the historical association’s) referred questions about quantities ordered to the first lady’s office, which didn’t say how many are going out.

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