Dedicated to their last Christmas at the White House, the First Family served a spectacular sight of Christmas decorations this season and set the bar high for the future First Families and residents of the mansion. From the ever-present gift motifs around the 1600 Pennsylvania Ave to the large ribbon sculpture on the external side of the East Wing, the family succeeded in clearly conveying their theme for the season which is “The Gift of the Holidays.”
When we say spectacular, we were referring to the gigantic stuffed replicas of the Obama’s dogs Sunny and Bo that were constructed using 25,000 yarn of pom poms. Along with that are notable pieces of decor such as the Lego “Gingerbread” houses that are limited for only 56 of them are available in the United States and territories and some other pieces that are not less special.
As for the highlight, the tittle is given to the White House Christmas Tree, the beautifully embellished Douglas fir that stands at 19-foot tall in the middle of the Blue Room. While leading towards the Blue Room itself, the grand foyer had been neatly decorated with silver ornaments draped from the ceiling and matching silver metallic presents stacked up between the pillars.
According to The Washington Post, a gingerbread replica of the White House consisting 150 pounds of gingerbread, 100 pounds of bread dough, 20 pounds of gum paste, 20 pounds of icing and 20 pounds of miniature sugar sculpture pieces are proudly displayed in the State Dining Room.
Not merely focusing on the main quarters in the mansion, the hallway decor itself are a work of art. While the East hallway features 8,000 trimmed red gift ribbons, 6,000 twinkling ornaments, garlands, and Snowman sculptures adorned the arches in the Centre Hall.
Gradient of Red, pink, and purple streamers decorated the ceiling of the window-lined part of the East Wing leading to another Christmas tree, while a geometric American Flag decorated the other portion of the wing.
Luxurious display of trees with metallic ornaments and embellished garlands can be spotted on the outside of the Cross Hall.
Ornaments and decorations with complementary colours adorned the Red Room and the library in the White House, turning it into a more playful and cozy quarters. A centrepiece of two miniature Christmas trees that are crafted from pencils, are showcased in the library dedicated to the First Lady’s Let Girls Learn.
The outside section of the mansion are not less extravagant. The front door of the White House are nestled between two trees dressed with bell ornaments while a large ribbon sculpture stands outside of the East Wing.