First Lady Melania Trump posted a tweet on Saturday showing Christmas decorations
Decorations are being prepared by White House volunteers
President Donald Trump and his family are spending Thanksgiving weekend at Mar-a-Lago in Florida
Christmas is just around the corner, and First Lady Melania Trump is making sure that the White House is prepared.
Trump on Saturday posted a tweet with photos of the decorations being hung at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
One image shows a volunteer attaching Christmas lights to trimming that is placed over a doorway.
Another photo shows a woman placing ornaments on a Christmas tree.
The First Lady on Saturday tweeted: ‘Thank you to all the volunteers from across our great nation who are working hard to decorate the White House.
First Lady Melania Trump tweeted photos of White House volunteers preparing Christmas decorations. One image shows a volunteer attaching Christmas lights to trimming that is placed over a doorway
Another photo shows a woman placing ornaments on a Christmas tree
The First Lady on Saturday tweeted: ‘Thank you to all the volunteers from across our great nation who are working hard to decorate the White House’
‘Can’t wait to view it all tomorrow night!’
She added the hashtag #ChristmasAtTheWhiteHouse.
Last Monday, as strains of ‘O Christmas Tree’ wafted through the cool air, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump accepted the official White House Christmas tree that will go on display in the Blue Room and anchor the holiday season at the executive mansion.
A sign on the wagon said ‘White House Christmas Tree 2018.’
Holding each other’s hand, the Trumps spent about a minute walking around the wagon and inspecting the tree, with the president nodding in apparent approval at one point and patting the rear end of one of the horses at another point.
The fir went up in the Blue Room, where every year it becomes the centerpiece of Christmas at the White House.
Christmas planning at the White House is a monthslong process. In July, Mrs. Trump tweeted a photo of herself and a designer in the White House Map Room as they looked over holiday concepts. The First Lady is seen above at the White House on Tuesday
A massive chandelier that hangs in the oval-shaped room is removed to accommodate the tree, which is trimmed slightly and anchored to the ceiling for stability.
The tree’s arrival ushers in a month of holiday festivities at the White House and its environs.
On Tuesday, Trump participated in another seasonal rite: pardoning the National Thanksgiving Turkey.
A pair of birds named Peas and Carrots were the candidates for this year’s act of presidential mercy.
Trump is also expected to help light the National Christmas Tree on the Ellipse later this month.
After the pardons, the first family headed to Florida to keep their tradition of spending Thanksgiving at Trump’s estate in Palm Beach.
While the family is away, the White House army of volunteer decorators, florists and others from across the country has been working throughout the holiday weekend to transform the 132-room mansion for Christmas.
White House kitchens will go into overdrive preparing the food and desserts that will be gobbled up at dozens of parties and receptions the Trumps will host in December before they head back to Florida to celebrate Christmas and ring in the New Year.
Christmas planning at the White House is a monthslong process.
In July, Mrs. Trump tweeted a photo of herself and a designer in the White House Map Room as they looked over holiday concepts.
‘Planning is underway for this year’s #Christmas at the @WhiteHouse!’ she wrote.
‘There is still a lot of work to be done, but I hope everyone will enjoy our final holiday vision for the People’s House.’