First lady Melania Trump walks along the East Colonnade decorated in white branches that are part of 2017 holiday decorations with the theme 'Time-Honored Traditions' at the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
The video, posted to the first lady’s Facebook page, shows Trump surveying the White House’s glittering decorations, writing Christmas cards, talking with the pastry chefs about holiday cookies and the gingerbread house, and even trying her hand at making a Christmas bow.
“Like many families across the country, holiday traditions are very important to us,” Trump said in a statement to CNN. “I hope when visiting the People’s House this year, visitors will get a sense of being home for the holidays.”
During Michelle Obama’s first holiday season in the White House, she had her trees decorated with “recycled” decorations. The Obama administration sent out over 800 ornaments left over by previous administrations to 60 local community groups and asked the groups to decorate them to reflect their local community. The Obamas’ theme during that season was “Reflect Rejoice Renew.”