First Lady Melania Trump pays tribute to “The Spirit of America” as she kicks off the 2019 Christmas season by unveiling the White House Christmas decorations.
According to a White House press release, the theme for this years Christmas is “The Spirit of America,” a tribute to “traditions, customs, and history that make our Nation great.”
“Designed by First Lady Melania Trump, the White House decorations celebrate the courageous individuals who have shaped our country and kept the American spirit alive,” reads the press release.
“The Spirit of America is shining in the WhiteHouse!” the First Lady wrote alongside a video posted to Twitter on Sunday night. “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!”
“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
The East Colonnade of the White House highlights a timeline of American design, innovation, and architecture ranging from colonial era houses to New York Citys skyscrapers.
Guests entering the East Room are greeted by four star-spangled Christmas trees, adorned with golden eagle toppers. Inspired by the American flag, the rooms decorations also feature mirrored gold stars and blue and red ribbons.
The Blue Room is again dominated by the official White House Christmas tree, a traditional highlight of the season. Towering more than 18 feet tall, this Douglas fir is decorated with handmade paper flowers representing each state and territory.