Jill Biden to reveal theme for White House’s annual holiday decor Monday
The office of first lady Jill Biden said in a statement on Saturday that she would be revealing the White House’s holiday theme and decor on Monday, CNN reported.
A National Guard family, who earlier this week was at the White House with Biden when the national Christmas tree was delivered, will join the first lady again for the reveal, her office said, according to the network.
D.C. National Guard Capt. Maryanne V. Harrell, along with her husband Levi and their three children, accompanied Biden earlier this week when the White House received its tree, and they will return again to the White House on Monday. One of Harrell’s children, Elliana, also had her second-grade class invited to the White House.
Biden’s office noted that she wanted to recognize the National Guard for their role in the nation’s COVID-19 response by having a National Guard family at the White House decor reveal, according to CNN.
Traditionally, the first lady has been in charge of decorating the White House around the holidays. During the Trump administration, then-first lady Melania Trump decorated the White House differently each year.
In 2018, the theme was “American Treasures” and part of the theme included celebrating the “unique heritage of America.” Some of the items included garlands filled with American-grown fruit and vegetables, 40 red topiary trees and the classic White House Christmas tree standing at 18 feet tall.
In 2019, the theme was “The Spirit of America” and the White House was adorned with decorations such as a “game room”-themed Red Room, 58 Christmas trees, over 2,500 strands of festive lights and a gingerbread house made to look like certain iconic American places and pieces such as the Liberty Bell and the Alamo.
“America the Beautiful” was the theme for 2020, in a nod to both the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage and the role of first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Hill has reached out to Jill Biden’s office for more information.
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