First Lady Melania Trump has decked the halls for the holiday season.
Trump unveiled the theme of this year’s White House Christmas decorations: ‘America the Beautiful,’ chosen to honor “the majesty of our great Nation.”
“Over the past four years I have had the honor to travel to some of our nation’s most beautiful landmarks and meet some of the most compassionate and patriotic American citizens. From coast to coast, the bond that all American’s share is an appreciation for our traditions, values, and history, which were the inspiration behind the decorations this year,” the first lady said in a statement Monday, going on to thank the staff and volunteers who made everything come together.
In a video released by the first lady’s office along with the theme announcement, Trump could be seen admiring the decorations in each room.
On this year’s official Christmas tree, placed in the Blue Room, were ornaments designed by students nationwide. The ornaments were commissioned by the National Park Service, which called on kids to highlight the people, places and things that made their states beautiful.
In total, 62 trees were installed for the holiday spectacle across the White House grounds, along with 106 Christmas wreaths, over 1,200 feet of garland, more than 3,200 strands of lights and 17,000 bows.
While the entire holiday season will look a bit different amid the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s White House Christmas decorations still included the famous annual gingerbread house.
The first lady’s office said Monday that it took over 400 pounds of dough, chocolate and icing to complete the project.
Last year, Trump went with “The Spirit of America” as the Christmas theme.
With Post wires