Washington: First Lady Melania Trump on Monday unveiled this year’s White House Christmas decorations and theme: “America the Beautiful.” She announced the decorations on Twitter with a 1-minute video showcasing the festive halls and rooms of the White House.
“During this special time of the year, I am delighted to share ‘America the Beautiful’ and pay tribute to the majesty of our great Nation,” the First Lady tweeted. “Together, we celebrate this land we are all proud to call home.”
This year’s official White House Christmas tree stands in the Blue Room and is more than 18 feet tall, the White House press release outlines. The Fraser fir, which arrived last week, features artwork from students across America who were asked to depict the “people, places, and things that capture the spirit of the state in which they call home,” the press release said. It is also decked out in a yellow and gold theme.
Much of the decor spotlights people or groups who have made lasting contributions or sacrifices for the country.
First responders and frontline workers are highlighted in the Red Room — as they continue to work tirelessly amid the coronavirus pandemic. Handmade ornaments spotlight both professionals and volunteers, the release said.
The design highlights America’s natural beauty, as well. Urns with foliage representing the official tree of every state and territory stand in the East Colonnade, as vignettes in the windows of the Green Room showcase a variety of wildlife, according to the release.