The Christmas decoration of the White House gives a nod to the first respondents

WASHINGTON (AP) – First aid and front-line workers questioned by the deadly coronavirus epidemic are highlighted by White House Christmas decorations that also show a special nod in Melania Trump’s redesigned Rose Garden.

This is the last Christmas in the White House for the Trump family, although the president continues to insist – despite evidence to the contrary – that he won the November 3 election. President-elect Joe Biden will take the oath of office on January 20.

The first lady said “Beautiful America” is her theme for decoration, and that he was “inspired by the common recognition of our traditions, values, and history by Americans”.

Workers on the front lines of an epidemic that has killed more than 266,000 people and infected more than 13 million people in the United States are recognized in the Red Hall with a Christmas tree dotted with handmade ornaments and other decorations around the salon.

The Gingerbread White House – a sweet patisserie made from over 400 pounds (181 kilograms) of pasta, chewing gum, chocolate and royal icing – can be seen in the State Dining Room and features for the first time the Rose Garden, recently renovated by the first lady.and The Garden of the First Ladies.

The decorations for the Blue Room’s official White House Christmas tree – the Fraser pine from Shepherdstown, West Virginia, which is more than 5.49 feet tall – were designed by students asked by the National Park Service to portray what makes their condition beautiful.

A buck and a crane are characterized by three-dimensional art that hangs in the windows of the Green Room, where American wildlife is paramount. The classic urns lining the east wing promenade group foliage from different regions of the country.

Trees and other decorations in the East Room with planes, trains and cars – including Air Force One models – showcase the victory of innovation and technology. The gifts wrapped under the decorated trees that line the Cross Hall contain labels that say “peace,” “love,” “faith,” and “joy.”

Monday’s presentation of the Christmas decorations took place weeks after Mrs. Trump was heard with the obscene words, while complaining about the pressure to decorate the holiday earlier. The July 2018 conversation was recorded by Stephanie Winston Wolkoff and shared with CNN, who was fired from the White House earlier this year.

Wolkoff has published an all-encompassing book about Mrs. Trump’s friendship and breakup, whom Wolkoff blames for not defending after a question arose about the cost of Trump’s 2017 inauguration, which Wolkoff contributed to the production of.

This year, about 125 volunteers from across the country used 62 trees, 106 wreaths, garlands over 366 meters, more than 3,200 strands of light and 17,000 bows to decorate the 132-room White House over the Thanksgiving weekend. .

The library will be decorated to mark the 100th anniversary of Amendment 19, giving women the right to vote. The stockings of the president, the first lady, and their 14-year-old son, Barron, are hanging in the fireplace in the room where the presidential porcelain patterns can be seen.

After previewing the decorations made for the media, the White House on Monday planned the first of many festive receptions, which are expected to be smaller in light of concerns about the coronavirus.

A few miles north of the White House, the packaging also detached from Christmas decorations at Vice President Mike Pence’s official residence, the Naval Observatory.

According to Karen Pence, “Old-Fashioned Christmas” is their theme. The home is decorated with natural and rustic elements, including pine cones, seasonal berries, burlap, galvanized aluminum and checkered ribbon, as well as seven Christmas trees and 35 wreaths.