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Melania Trump reveals this year’s White House Christmas decorations

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"Holiday traditions are very important to us."

Melania Trump shared photos yesterday of how she has decorated the White House for Christmas this year. The theme is “Time-Honored Traditions,” and it’s meant to evoke the history of 200 years of Christmas decorations at the residence of the President of the United States.

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The 2017 White House Christmas decorations, with the theme "Time-Honored Traditions," which were personally selected by first lady Melania Trump, are previewed for the press in Washington, DC on Monday, November 27, 2017. Pictured are the trees in the Grand Foyer that visitors would see as they enter from the North Portico looking towards the Blue Room.

Some 150 volunteers and more than 12,000 ornaments were needed to create this Christmas atmosphere, of which Melania Trump is very proud — she picked out every detail herself, according to a White House spokesman.

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US First Lady Melania Trump speaks with children as they make holiday decorations in the Green Room as she tours Christmas decorations at the White House in Washington, DC,

In a brief statement, in which she wishes all Americans “a Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season,” the First Lady says:

“The President, Barron, and I are very excited for our first Christmas in the White House. As with many families across the country, holiday traditions are very important to us. I hope when visiting the People’s House this year, visitors will get a sense of being home for the holidays.

Ron Sachs | CNP
The 2017 White House Christmas decorations, with the theme "Time-Honored Traditions," which were personally selected by first lady Melania Trump, are previewed for the press in Washington, DC on Monday, November 27, 2017. Decorations over a mantel in the Green Room with framed presidential silhouettes.

On behalf of my husband and Barron, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and joyous holiday season.”

Ron Sachs | CNP
The 2017 White House Christmas decorations, with the theme "Time-Honored Traditions," which were personally selected by first lady Melania Trump, are previewed for the press in Washington, DC on Monday, November 27, 2017. Pictured is the traditional Gingerbread House that boasts 200 pounds (90.7185 kilograms) of gingerbread; 20 pounds (9.07185 kilograms) of chocolate; and 20 pounds (9.07185 kilograms) of icing and is not meant to be eaten.

This article was originally published in the Spanish edition of Aleteia and has been translated here for Spanish-speaking readers.

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