Obama family Christmas gift ends up at wrong house

A book of personal White House family photos was mistakenly sent to a suburban Chicago woman, who says she's making sure the Christmas gift gets to the right recipient.

'Special, private' photos of U.S. president and his family end up with suburban Chicago woman

U.S. President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and their daughters Malia and Sasha sing Christmas carols in Washington television program last month. A book of personal White House family photos was mistakenly sent to a suburban Chicago woman as a Christmas gift, the White House confirmed. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

A book of personal White House family photos was mistakenly sent to a suburban Chicago woman, who says she's making sure the Christmas gift gets to the right recipient.

Alane Church tells NBC she was surprised to find the "beautiful, personal" book in the bottom of a damaged box of packages her family opened at their home on New Year's Day.

WLS-TV reports the book included a handwritten gift tag from "Barack, Michelle + the girls."

Church won't show anyone what's in the book. But she says the pictures of first daughters Sasha and Malia Obama offer a glimpse of "very special, private moments of their year of 2013 together."

The White House confirmed the errant delivery but offered no details.