updated 12/06/2012 AT 3:30 PM ET
•originally published 12/06/2012 AT 3:55 PM ET
It wouldn’t be Christmas at the White House without Bo Obama.
After inspecting this season’s holiday decorations – in which he is prominently featured through a life-size replica and Bo-flake ornaments – the first dog also graces the Obama family’s Christmas card.
Iowa artist Larassa Kabel’s painting depicts a snow-covered Bo running across the White House’s North Lawn, an homage to this 2010 snapshot, which caught the 4-year-old playing in the snow during a February blizzard.