A MELANIA CHRISTMAS
Marking her second Christmas in the White House, first lady Melania Trump has emphasized the “spirit of patriotism” in stunning decorations which showcase American treasures in traditional style.
“Our theme honors the heart and spirit of the American people,” said Mrs. Trump, who masterminded the design of the holiday setting.
The East Wing in particular features the Gold Star Family tree, decorated by military families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty.
“For the 51st year, the White House Creche will also be on display,” the White House noted. “In the Grand Foyer and Cross Hall — patriotism, the heart of America — takes center stage with more than 14,000 red ornaments hanging from 29 trees. The choice of red is an extension of the pales, or stripes, found in the presidential seal designed by our Founding Fathers. It’s a symbol of valor and bravery.”
The official White House Christmas tree soars 18 feet tall, carefully arrayed in over 500 feet of blue velvet ribbon embroidered in gold, designating each state and territory.
First Lady Melania Trump has emphasized patriotism as a theme for the White House Christmas decorations this year.