In 2013, the White House joined Tumblr, and we’re taking stock as the year comes to a close. Since launching, we’ve grown to more than 80,000 followers (thanks guys!) — and there have been some pretty amazing GIFs. That’s where this post comes in.
Without further ado, here are our 13 favorite GIFs (that’s a hard ‘G’) from 2013:
1. We’ve added more than 8 million jobs over 45 consecutive months. In May, we animated the jobs chart to show you what that looks like:
2. And the deficit is falling fast. How fast? Wait for it…
3. Marine One went into warp drive:
4. President Obama congratulated the US Naval Academy Class of 2013 on their graduation:
5. Sesame Street visited Pennsylvania Avenue.
7. You’ve probably heard of The Great Gatsby. But what about The Great Gatsby Curve? It helps illustrate rising inequality.
8. If you missed First Lady Michelle Obama’s amazing #ThrowbackThursday, we don’t know what to tell you.
9. There was that moment in August where the White House got a new puppy:
10. And ahead of the government shutdown, President Obama delivered a statement from the Briefing Room.
11. At the end of November, President Obama pardoned a turkey.
12. And of course, we can’t forget our very first GIF from the Correspondents’ Dinner:
13. Not bad! We think it’s been a pretty good year for GIFs on the White House Tumblr. Raise your hand if you agree: