First lady Melania Trump unveiled the 2019 Christmas decorations at the White House on Sunday night, revealing the theme as the “The Spirit of America.”
The decorations include nods to the troops, the 50 states of America, past presidents, and other aspects of American history.
“It is with great joy that our family welcomes you to the White House this holiday season as we celebrate the Spirit of America. During your visit, we hope you enjoy our tribute to the traditions, customs, and history that make our country great,” the Trump family said in a guidebook for the decorations. “Since our founding, courageous individuals have shaped our country and kept the American spirit alive.”
White House Christmas 2019 By The Numbers:
106 Christmas wreaths
58 Christmas trees
More than 800 feet of garland
More than 2,500 strands of lights
More than 15,000 bows
More than 400 gold stars
More than 4,000 floral stem varieties
200 pounds of gingerbread
We viewed the decorations on Monday morning as part of a guided tour for the media. The United States Marine Band played Christmas carols throughout the tour and guests received a commemorative box of Hershey’s Kisses as they departed.
Guests are greeted in the East Wing with the Gold Star Tree, a tribute to military families.
The East Colonnade creates an ethereal call to American architecture with translucent etchings of classic buildings and white stars hanging from the ceiling.
The first lady tweeted her own video of the decorations on Sunday night that showed her walking through the different sections and making last-minute adjustments to some of the objects on display.
“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
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