The 2012 White House holiday card stars Bo!

Dec. 6, 2012 at 11:38 AM ET

Courtesy Larassa Kabel /
The 2012 White House holiday card, starring Bo, was designed by Iowa artist Larassa Kabel.

An artist from Iowa designed the official 2012 greeting, which features the Obamas' Portuguese water dog traipsing through the snowy lawn of the White House.

Larassa Kabel, the artist whose image was chosen, submitted her picture in September after the White House invited artists to offer their work for consideration.

"My mom was so happy," Kabel told the Des Moines Register. "She's always told me, 'Oh, Larassa, you should do pet portraits.'"

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