One of the ongoing duties of the First Lady of the United States (albeit it an unofficial duty!) is to preside over the holiday decorations placed around the White House every December and then share those decorations with the public. Yes, the theme is generally "Christmas," but it's fun to see how every administration reimagines their festive approach, from color palette to dramatic vignettes or finishing touches, year after year.
On Monday, First Lady Melania Trump unveiled her own 2019 holiday decorations. The theme: "The spirit of America," per her Twitter account.
What does that spirit look like? Given the photos released so far, the decor is comprised of white paper stars, 22 soaring evergreens sprinkled with faux snow, and branches dangling with American flag ornaments and star-spangled bows. Magnolias are displayed with visible roots, and of course, hundreds and hundreds of twinkling lights create a magical aura.
Some stand-out moments around the house include an oversized Advent calendar-style model of the White House, the mantel adorned with seemingly hundreds of red garden roses, and then a tabletop display of iconic American landmarks in miniature. Aside from another small White House, there is the Golden Gate Bridge, the Gateway Arch, Mt. Rushmore, the Alamo, and, of course, the Statue of Liberty.
"I am delighted to share this beautiful exhibit of patriotism for all to see, and excited for everyone to experience the beauty of the #Christmas season!" First Lady Trump said on Twitter. She also posted a photo of herself surrounded by the trees, providing a useful grasp of their incredible stature. For info on how you can tour the White House decorations yourself this month, click here.
Volunteers are hard at work at the @WhiteHouse. Thank you to all who came all across our great nation to decorate the People’s House. Looking forward to view it tomorrow evening! #ChristmasWhiteHouse🎄 pic.twitter.com/SUhhXr4DD7— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 30, 2019
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