The White House is finishing preparations for the Christmas season

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President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participated in the arrival of the White House Christmas tree. First Lady Melania Trump designed decorations herself around a the theme of “American Treasures”. She worked on this year’s festive game plan since August. The White House Christmas tree, which serves as a centerpiece for Christmas decorations, must stand 18-19 feet tall and reach the ceiling of the Blue Room, where the chandelier is removed each holiday season to accommodate the tree.

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“This is a joyous time of year when we decorate the White House for the Christmas season,” Melania said in a statement. This year’s extraordinary display at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue features more than 14,000 red ornaments hanging from 29 towering red trees in the Grand Foyer and Cross Hall, which represent patriotism. “It’s a symbol of valour and bravery,” White House explained. Other decorations include the Gold Star Family tree, which honours troops and their families. Visitors are invited to write messages to loved ones in the military on digital tablets provided. The US President’s main residence will host more than 30,000 visitors as part of 100 open house public tours over the Christmas period.

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