Gifts From The Heart

By: Ayden Greene

Edited by: Aiesha Patel

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“Gifts from the Heart” is the theme of President Joe Biden's first White House Christmas. First Lady Jill Biden was scheduled on Monday to unveil decorations matching the theme, which were said to be inspired by the people the couple met as they traveled the country this year. The decor features a gigantic gingerbread White House and an 18-foot-tall Fraser Fir Christmas tree, which both are meant to celebrate the gifts of peace and unity. Throughout the White House you can find more than 10,000 ornaments on the tree and 2 miles of ribbon. Twenty-five wreaths adorn the north and south sides of the building, and nearly 79,000 lights illuminate the Christmas trees, garlands, wreaths, and other holiday displays. Jill Biden has invited a second grade class from Malcolm Elementary School in Waldorf, Maryland, to help her reveal the decorations.


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