Jill Biden revealed the White House decorations this week and people on social media are torn over their opinions. Some are bashing the decorations and calling them ugly, while others think the minimalist white lights are beautiful.
According to the White House administration, the First Lady’s vision for this year’s decorations was “Gifts From the Heart.” She wanted to focus on things that bring our country together and heal us during troubling times.
Some of the “gifts” featured include “the gift of learning,” which was showcased in the Library Room and featured two Christmas trees with butterfly decorations made out of book pages. The “gift of visual arts,” was shown in the Vermeil Room and had centerpieces made out of paintbrushes and a tree made out of Pantone color chips.
Another room featured a Christmas tree decorated with Biden family photos and pictures of past White House families, including the Clintons, the Reagans and even Donald and Melania Trump.
The President and First Lady released a statement about their Christmas theme and said they wanted to focus on “the things we hold sacred unite us and transcend distance, time, and even the constraints of a pandemic: faith, family, and friendship; a love of the arts, learning, and nature; gratitude, service, and community; unity and peace. These are the gifts that tie together the heart strings of our lives.”
According to the White House, this year’s Christmas decorations include 41 trees, over 10,000 ornaments, 6,000 feet of ribbon and over 300 candles.
All the decorations, including a 350-lbs gingerbread house of the White House, was set up by a team of over 100 volunteers. The volunteers started during Thanksgiving weekend to get everything set up in time.
After the White House announced Jill Biden’s decorations, some took to social media and slammed the First Lady for her decorating choices. They called the Christmas decorations “simple” and complained there was little color.
One person took to Twitter and said, “Where’s the color? Looks like a giant tree with night lights all over it.”
Others were more critical and said, “Ugly pagan Christmas tree btw.”
Other people who bashed the White House decorations pointed out the differences between Christmas decorations during the Biden and Trump presidencies. One person wrote that they liked Melania Trump’s decorations better.
They said, “Melania always oversaw beautiful Christmas decorations at the White House. It may not have been her favorite task but they were tasteful & lovely. Critics went out of their way to slam her. This us [sic] tasteless crap the $1 store wouldn’t put up. Fake presents/commercial ugly.”
Melania Trump’s Christmas decorations were highly criticized during her husband’s presidency and many made fun of her for her “blood-red” Christmas trees. Some Americans said they looked “creepy.”
Some supporters are President Biden and the First Lady took to social media to thank the First Lady for decorating the White House in a “normal” way. They said they liked the message behind them.
One person took to Twitter and said, “You are so appreciated. The years past have been bleak at the WH. Your dignity and loving kindness is bringing life back into the Peoples House! Thank you, Dr. Biden.”
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