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Melania Trump unveils decorated White House for Christmas
Even with the ongoing pandemic, people are still determined to celebrate Christmas, including first lady Melania Trump. Melania recently unveiled the White House Christmas decorations in time for the holidays.
The first lady shared photos of the festive-looking executive residence on social media in what would be her final time to decorate the White House before leaving in January. The theme this year, “America the Beautiful,” invoked unity while also featuring one of the rooms in the White House dedicated to the frontline workers in the midst of the pandemic. Compared to the previous years, this year’s decorations were more subdued, with some ornaments on the Christmas trees made by children as well as Christmas stockings including one for her son Barron Trump.
The red room’s decor was dedicated to the workers on the front lines as well as first responders and employees of essential businesses. The gingerbread house this year was of the White House that even included the newly renovated Rose Garden made out of 275 pounds of gingerbread. The east colonnade this year was lined with urns of plants from all over the United States while the official White House Christmas tree is the focal point in the blue room with all-yellow ornaments. The china room was decorated to look like a kitchen, with the three stockings for herself, husband Donald Trump, and Barron hanging over the fireplace.
“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. Together, we celebrate this land we are all proud to call home. #WHChristmas,” tweeted Melania.
As Melania is set to leave the White House in January when Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden move into the residence, many now wonder what the outgoing first lady will be doing. Melania is reportedly in talks to write her own memoir about her experiences in the White House. According to people familiar with the matter, Melania received encouragement from her husband, who also plans to write his own book about his experiences in the presidency. This would also follow the tell-all book written by her former friend and aide Stephanie Winston Wolkoff.