Sat. May 28th, 2022

First lady Jill BidenJill BidenJill Biden reveals the theme of the White House’s annual holiday decor Monday Biden attends a tree lighting ceremony after a day out in Nantucket. Biden meets the Coast Guard on Thanksgiving MORE Monday revealed her holiday decor in the White House and her theme for the season, “Gifts from the Heart.”

The First Lady chose symbols to represent gifts that unite Americans together for the annual decorations of the White House, including faith, family and friendship, love of art, learning and nature, gratitude, service and community, and unity and peace.

“As we celebrate our first holiday season in the White House, we are inspired by the Americans we have met across the country, reminding ourselves time and time again that our differences are precious and our similarities endless.” President BidenJoe BidenBiden gives update on Monday on the US response to the omicron variant Restless progressives eye 2024 Emhoff turns on first light in National Menorah lighting ceremony MORE and the first lady said in a joint statement.

Red gift boxes stood along the East Wing entrance to the White House, where a band played Christmas carols such as “Jingle All the Way”, “The First Noel” and “Joy to the World”.

An illuminated tree is the first decoration when visitors enter the east wing, decorated with star jewelry with the names of gold star members on. The wing is dedicated to service gifts in honor of the military, frontline workers, essential workers and first aiders.

In total, there are 41 Christmas trees throughout the White House. The first lady and her team started in the early summer thinking about theme and decor. Each room has an element of a sub-theme that reflects different gifts from the heart.

The White House library is dedicated to learning gifts, which included books with butterflies flying away from the pages. In the Vermeil room, the gift of visual art comes to life with brushes covered in paint and colorful ornaments on the trees.

The First Lady decorated the China Room, which showcases the entire former presidential China, with the gift of friendship and sharing. A tree has ornaments of intertwined hands, and there is a table covered with flowers from the White House garden, candles and the President’s porcelain from President ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden celebrates the start of Hanukkah. The massive messaging miscues of all the president’s men (and women) ‘Car guy’ Biden puts his spin on the presidency MORE.

The large foyer and hall are dedicated to gifts from faith and fellowship, where another band played Christmas carols, four trees were lit up and snowflake lights danced in the attic. Pop-up cards were displayed rather than representing homes from across the country with a copy of the stained glass at the Camp David Chapel on a tower.

For the gift of nature, orchids and purple trees stood in the Green Room, and for the gift of the performing arts, a tree was decorated with notes and violins hung in the windows of the Red Room.

Thank you cards that Bidens has received during the year were the ornaments on the trees in the East Room to represent the gift of gratitude. Some letters were from adults, while some were drawings from children. This room also housed the Neapolitan nursery, or birthplace, which the White House has used since 1967.

As a gift of peace and unity, the official Christmas tree with ornaments from all 50 states and territories stood alongside flying doves in the blue space. State ornaments were hung alphabetically, with Delaware and the District of Columbia in a prominent place in front of the tree.

The grand finale was in the state dining room, where the family gift was represented. Two trees surrounded the stocking-decorated fireplace where photographs of Bidens and former presidents and their families were hung.

Former President TrumpDonald Trump Former Secretary of Defense Esper sues Pentagon in controversy Biden celebrates the start of Hanukkah Fauci says lies, threats are ‘noise’ MORE and former first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpJill Biden Reveals Theme for White House Annual Holiday Decoration Monday RNC Pushes Back Against Call for Resignation Due to LGBT Outreach Trump Tower Bar Selling Presidential Cocktail Side by Diet Coke, Beef Shooters MORE appeared on the tree in two framed photographs from their previous Christmases in the White House.

The official 2021 Gingerbread White House was unveiled in the State Dining Room, which is 350 pounds of intricate details representing frontline jobs, from a gas station, police station, post office and a hospital.

The White House pastry team used 55 sheets of baked gingerbread, 120 pounds of lozenges, 35 pounds of chocolate and 25 pounds of royal icing. The gingerbread men were front workers, dressed as doctors, construction workers, teachers and firefighters.

About 6,000 feet of ribbon, over 300 candles and over 10,000 ornaments were used to decorate the White House, and over 78,750 holiday candles decorate Christmas trees, garlands, wreaths and exhibits. And 25 wreaths are hung on the north and south facades of the White House.

Some decorations are reused and reused, like the standard ornament balls that are part of the White House collection.

The White House is currently closed to public tours due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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