Michelle Obama unveiled the Christmas decorations today at the White House with military families. The theme this year is Shine, Give, Share. The military has been put front and center on many of the decorations. There are medals and symbols from every branch of the military.
There is also a Gold Star tree. A Gold Star mom looks on.
Bo the first dog has a prominent presence, he appears in some form or another in almost every room. Here he is in licorice, recycled plastic bags, and felt.
Michelle Obama also hosted military children in a crafts and cookie decorating session.
This is the official tree in the Blue Room that features handmade cards from military children.
The trees are lovely. I am glad to see that the main theme is designed around military families, to say thanks for the sacrifices that not just our soldiers make, but what their entire families make.
I guess they put the Mao and Lenin ornaments in the residence this year. So, I got snarky. Sue me.