First Lady Jill Biden unveiled the theme for the holiday season at the White House.
“Inspired by the small acts of kindness and experiences that lifted our spirits this year and throughout the pandemic, rooms throughout the White House are decorated to reflect the Gifts from the Heart that unite us all,” the White House website states.
The theme highlights faith, community, family, friendship, learning, nature, gratitude, service, peace, unity and The Arts.
The first lady said in the White House holiday guide, “As we celebrate our first holiday season in the White House, we are inspired by Americans across the country, who, time and again remind us that our differences are precious and our similarities infinite.”
She added, “We wish you a happy, healthy, and joyous holiday season. As we look to a new year full of possibility, may gifts from the heart light our path forward. Happy holidays from the Biden family.”
Jill Biden explained the meaning behind the official White House Christmas tree, saying it celebrates the “Gift of Peace and Unity.”
Excited to share that the Official White House Christmas tree is up in the Blue Room! pic.twitter.com/od943V0k5Q
— Jill Biden (@FLOTUS) November 29, 2021
She said the State Dining Room celebrates the “cherished ‘Gift of Family’ – those we are born into, those we choose, and those we create.”
Acknowledging the pandemic “kept many of us apart,” Jill Biden said “it also reminded us that our time together is so precious.”
The Christmas trees in the State Dining Room are huge and covered with framed photos of the Biden’s and former first families at the White House during holidays. @FLOTUS pulled many from her personal albums, never before seen publicly pic.twitter.com/4InOpsuSFn
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) November 29, 2021
Trees in state dining room decorated with old photos of first families. Stockings on fireplace have names of Biden grandkids pic.twitter.com/pkFjrAPyhy
— Emily Goodin (@Emilylgoodin) November 29, 2021
The president and his wife expressed their appreciation for the “Executive Residence staff and the team of over 100 volunteers who dedicated their time, energy, and talents to transform the White House for the holiday season.”
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