The holiday season is officially underway, and with it comes the annual debut of the White House holiday decorations. Today, Melania Trump unveiled this year's look for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue along with the theme that inspired it: "The Spirit of America."
“The Spirit of America” is shining in the @WhiteHouse! 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! pic.twitter.com/qGxxl9qBrd— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 2, 2019
In addition to patriotic accents, the First Lady has opted for a classic color palette of evergreen, white, silver, and red. Notably, the east colonnade, which last year became the source of internet memes when Melania's crimson topiary tree decorations were revealed, is decked out in silver stars and lit glass panels decorated with snowy Christmas tree scenes.
In addition to the east colonnade, the White House decor includes red ornaments and blue bows decorating festive evergreen trees, a nativity scene, a Gold Star tree decorated by the families of servicemen, game-themed decorations in the Red Room, and a selection of gingerbread replicas of some of America's iconic landmarks including the White House, the Golden Gate Bridge, Mount Rushmore, the Liberty Bell, and the Statue of Liberty.
The centerpiece of the White House's seasonal decorations, the towering 18-foot Douglas fir that serves as this year’s traditional official White House Christmas tree, is decorated with handmade paper flowers depicting the official flowers of each state.
"This Christmas season I want to honor those who have shaped our country and made it the place we are proud to call home," Melania said in a press release.
"When I travel the country, I am inspired by the hard working people and families that I meet," she continued. "No matter which state they call home, many Americans share a strong set of values and deep appreciation for the traditions and history of our great nation."
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