Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Aleteia
Wednesday 22 September |
Saint of the Day: St. Maurice and the Theban Legion
home iconLifestyle
line break icon

Melania Trump reveals this year’s White House Christmas decorations

TRUMP

SAUL LOEB | AFP

Carmen Neira - published on 11/28/17

"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.

WHITE HOUSE,CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS
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 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.

WHITE HOUSE,CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS,MELANIA TRUMP,2017
Saul Loeb | AFP
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.

WHITE HOUSE;CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS;MELANIA TRUMP;2017
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.”

WHITE HOUSE;CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS;MELANIA TRUMP;2017
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.




Read more:
The perfect playlist to help prepare you for Christmas (VIDEO)

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

Tags:
ChristmasCulture
Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read Aleteia.org every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...




Top 10
1
ANMOL RODRIGUEZ
Domitille Farret d'Astiès
Attacked with acid as a baby, Anmol Rodriguez overcomes and inspi...
2
ARGENTINE CHILDREN
Esteban Pittaro
Argentine “Mother Teresa” was a former model and actress who embr...
3
RESURRECTION
Philip Kosloski
Your body is not a “shell” for your spirit
4
Our Lady of La Salette
Philip Kosloski
How Our Lady of La Salette can give us hope in darkness
5
PRAY
Philip Kosloski
Pray this Psalm when you successfully recover from an illness
6
OUR LADY
Philip Kosloski
An alternative Hail Mary to Our Lady of Sorrows
7
PIER GIORGIO FRASSATI
Cerith Gardiner
12 Habits of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati that every young adult...
See More
Newsletter
Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.