Melania Trump Unveils 'American Treasures'-Themed WH Holiday Decor

Saul Bowman
November 27, 2018

The Blue Room is home to the White House's Christmas tree which towers at 18 feet tall.

This decision first came about after Trump, 72, made it clear previous year that there would be no "happy holidays", which is more generic and politically correct statement, on any of his family's festive cards.

This is the second Christmas the first family is celebrating at the White House, and this year's "American Treasures" theme celebrates and honors America's heritage. "Our theme honours the heart and spirit of the American people".

In the China Room there are three tables recreated from previous state dinners during the Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy and Trump administrations using, china and glassware from the White House permanent collection.

The Trump family has debuted its annual holiday card and Christmas Booklet ahead of the festive season, which includes directions for how people can mimic White House cranberry trees for their own decorations. The room's chandelier is removed every year to make room for the tree. More than 500 feet of blue velvet ribbon weaves through the tree, embroidered with each State and territory in gold. Seventy-two handmade paper ornaments representing six regions across the nation adorn four 14-foot fir trees.

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A gingerbread replica of the National Mall on display at the White House | Nicholas Kamm AFP Getty Images

The White House Christmas tree selection is a competitive process overseen by the National Christmas Tree Association, which has provided the official tree to the White House since 1966. They are decorated with 14,000 red ornaments that are meant to symbolize valor and bravery.

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Four custom-made mantelpieces feature the skylines of New York, St. Louis, Chicago and San Francisco. This year's decorations prominently feature the slogan for Ms. Trump's ironic anti-bullying campaign on ornaments and in a wreath made out of pencils, among the glittering display. These include a massive gingerbread replica of the National Mall on display in the State Dining Room.

Melania also tweeted a few pictures of her walking through the White House and admiring the décor.


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