Which Holiday Decoration Would You Go For? Michelle's Symbolic Green Or Melania's Sparkling Red?
December 5, 2018 11:04 By Mambee
The holiday season is here, and everyone is making calls to family, bringing up the lights and getting ready to sing traditional carols. These and many others activities make the season special.
Luckily, these traditions also include members of the USA First Family. And right from when President Benjamin Harrison put up the first Christmas tree until this very moment, the White House has been looked rp to when the season approaches.
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Michelle Obama's Final Christmas As First Lady
It was a few weeks to the final holiday season the Obama's would spend as the First Family at the White House, so the former First Lady, Michelle Obama, decided to use the moment to highlight her core achievements and initiatives.
Her choice made use of symbolic designs and gave the White House one of its best looks ever for the season. The theme of the holiday season was 'The Gift Of The Holidays.'
As usual, there was a giant Christmas tree in the blue room in honor of past US military men and women, and their families. The First Family then added a few new touches.
These include the large clones of the family dogs which were placed at the entrance of the White House, the ornaments which had 'girls' written on them to highlight Michelle's works on getting an education for girls, and the fruit-designed rooms in the Statehouse to emphasize healthy eating.
Let us not forget the lights, which had over 90 volunteers working for days to achieve the desired result.
First Lady Melania Trump Goes Red
The current First Lady, Melania Trump, decided to try something new for the highly prized holiday season.
It marks the second season the Trumps spend as the First Family and the theme for the year is 'American Treasures.'
Yesterday, First Lady Melania Trump unveiled Christmas at the White House 2018: “American Treasures,” a vibrant celebration of our Nation's heritage.— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 28, 2018
The White House will open its doors to thousands of visitors this holiday season! More in 1600 Daily: https://t.co/A68ueVC88u pic.twitter.com/d0TccuW1de
From the sneak peeks shared by FLOTUS on her social media page, the White House looked quite stunning with bright lights and incredible designs, but what caught people's attention was the Christmas trees.
They were not green as usual but red, and they occupied the east entrance to the White House.
Several people had different opinions about it, but she came out to defend it and claimed they looked sparkling and better in real life.
Red trees??? Did they come from the "red"wood forest? The rest is beautifully traditional but the red shaggy trees need to go!— Catherine Forester (@Cfgardengirl22) November 28, 2018
Barbara's Bush Christmas
Late First Lady Babara Bush also did some wonders during her tenure. Her first Christmas in the White House was marked with the Christmas tree being decorated with different dolls from a popular children's book.
In 1991, the blue room was decorated with 1,200 needlepoint ornaments, and Barbara led by example sewing three of them by hand herself.
So, which would you rather have? Michelle's symbolic designs or Melania's sparkling red? How about Barbara's love for needlepoint ornaments?