By Jueseppi B.
“This year’s theme is ‘Joy to All.’ It celebrates the many joys of the holiday seasons: the joy of giving and service to others; the joy of sharing our blessings with one another; and, of course, the joy of welcoming our friends and families as guests into our homes over these next several weeks.
TRIBUTES TO OUR HEROES
The very first tree visitors see as they enter the White House this holiday season honors our men and women in uniform for the extraordinary sacrifices they and their families have made. The tree in the East Landing is decorated with special Gold Star ornaments bearing the names of some of America’s greatest heroes – those who gave their lives for our country. And any Gold Star family who visits the White House is invited to decorate their own ornament to honor their loved one.
All visitors will have the opportunity to fill out Operation Honor Cards, pledging to serve their community in honor of ourmilitary families, service members, and veterans.
And in the Blue Room, a very special “Joining Forces” tree is covered with hand-decorated ornaments made by military children living on U.S. bases around the world as a way to honor their parents’ commitment to serve.
The 2012 Gingerbread White House
The 2012 holiday décor at the White House features a 300 pound representation of the President’s’ house made entirely from edible treats. Pastry Chef Bill Yosses and his talented team spent months planning, baking, building and decorating the structure. The time lapse video lets you see how Chef Yosses and his team put the whole project together.
White House Time-Lapse: The 2012 Gingerbread Dough White House
Published on Dec 23, 2012
Happy Holidays America!!http://www.whitehouse.gov/holidays