‘The Spirit Of America’: New White House Decorations Lived Up To All The Hype

It’s the time of the year again when First Lady Melania Trump unveils how she and her team decorated the White House—and she delivered big time with a sparkling spectacle designed to showcase the “Spirit of America.”

Smoothly transitioning from room to room, different parts of America—its spirit and the uniqueness of its various regions—are fairly represented.

One room featured a large, flawless gingerbread White House with accompanying depictions of California’s Golden Gate Bridge, Washington’s Space Needle, South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore, Texas’ Alamo Museum, Missouri’s Archway, and New York’s Statue of Liberty.

Another room included the White House Christmas tree, featuring each of the 50 state’s respective flowers.

The first lady shared photos of the decorations online.

She also shared a brief video tour:

Several members of the media were given a private tour of the decorations and shared their own photos online.

“Absolutely stunning,” said Amber Athey, the White House Correspondent for the Daily Caller.

“It is with great joy that our family welcomes you to the White House this holiday season as we celebrate the Spirit of America. During your visit, we hope you enjoy our tribute to the traditions, customs, and history that make our country great,” the Daily Caller reports a guidebook for the decorations read. “Since our founding, courageous individuals have shaped our country and kept the American spirit alive.”

The Daily Caller adds:

White House Christmas 2019 By The Numbers:

  • 106 Christmas wreaths
  • 58 Christmas trees
  • More than 800 feet of garland
  • More than 2,500 strands of lights
  • More than 15,000 bows
  • More than 400 gold stars
  • More than 4,000 floral stem varieties
  • 200 pounds of gingerbread

The Daily Caller viewed the decorations on Monday morning as part of a guided tour for the media. The United States Marine Band played Christmas carols throughout the tour and guests received a commemorative box of Hershey’s Kisses as they departed