Via ABC News:
For this year’s Christmas decorations, first lady Melania Trump has decked the White House halls in the spirit of the patriotic theme “American Treasures” recognizing America’s “unique heritage.”
“This is a joyous time of year when we decorate the White House for the Christmas Season,” the first lady said in a statement. “Our theme honors the heart and spirit of the American people. Thank you to the many volunteers and staff who worked hard to decorate the halls of the People’s House in Christmas cheer. On behalf of my family, we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”
Trump revealed her decorations with a video showing her on a walk-through of the White House, featuring a wreath made from ‘Be Best’ pencils. Be Best is the first lady’s anti-bullying initiative focused on “encouraging children to BE BEST in their individual paths,” according to the White House.
Throughout the White House, the color red plays a significant role as more than 14,000 red ornaments hang from 29 trees. Forty red topiary trees line the East Colonnade and have already been the subject of conversation on social media. The choice of red is an extension of the stripes found in the presidential seal — a symbol of valor and bravery, according to the White House.