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White House unveils the Christmas theme “Gifts from The Heart”



'Gifts from the Heart:' White House unveils Christmas theme

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Gifts from the Heart” is the theme for the Biden administration’s first White House Christmas.

Jill Biden, the First Lady of the United States will reveal the decoration that matches the theme Monday. They were inspired by the people they met while traveling the country in this year’s journey.

“The things we hold sacred unite us and transcend distance, time, and even the constraints of a pandemic: faith, family, and friendship; a love of the arts, learning, and nature; gratitude, service, and community; unity and peace,”In a special 2021 White House Holiday Guidebook, the Bidens wrote. “These are the gifts that tie together the heart strings of our lives. These are the gifts from the heart.”+

This Christmas decoration features an enormous gingerbread White House, which recognizes the front-line workers. The White House stated that the 18-foot Fraser Fir tree serves as the official Christmas tree and celebrates unity and peace.

According to AP, more than 100 people decorated the White House including Oval Office with 41 Christmas trees and some 6,000 feet ribbon.

The north and south facades of the building are decorated with 25 wreaths. Around 79,000 lights provide illumination for the holiday decorations, including garlands and wreaths, as well as the Christmas tree, garlands and wreaths.

A second grade class of Malcolm Elementary from Waldorf in Maryland was invited by the First Lady to unveil the decorations.

Before a PBS puppet show for the schoolkids, the first lady will read her 2012 children’s book, “Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops,”Send a note of appreciation to the group of volunteer decorators.

A local National Guard family was also invited to speak out about the Guard’s contribution to the U.S. response against COVID-19.

The White House will be open to reporters for a tour before the official unveiling.