The Trump family has debuted its annual holiday card and Christmas Booklet ahead of the festive season, which includes directions for how people can mimic White House cranberry trees for their own decorations.
As it was then, now it is again. But as much as Melania and her only occasionally sinister decorations haven’t changed too much in the last year, the perception around her certainly has—and after a year of “I Don’t Really Care, Do U?” and pith helmets and orchestrating the removal of a White House aide, it’s impossible to watch this and think Melania is just the silent, dutiful dinner-party wife spinning up some holiday decor. The public has gotten flashes of a more complicated side there beneath the austere sheen and “Be Best” pencil wreaths.
For this years holiday greeting card, President Donald Trump and his family decided to stick with the same greeting they did last year by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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This decision first came about after Trump, 72, made it clear last year that there would be no happy holidays, which is more generic and politically correct statement, on any of his familys festive cards.
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Festive: The White House has unveiled this years holiday card featuring a statement wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Different: This years holiday card features a gold White House on the front where as last years had the Presidential Seal
Ready for the holiday: The official White House holiday card features the signatures of the president, first lady and Barron Trump
Previous: The cards both this year and last year had the same message but a different color card stock and design on the front
Family affair: The first couple and their 12-year-old son Barron all signed the card. Their signatures were engraved in gold on the green paper
This years holiday card comes on forest green card stock with a gold image of the White House on the front.
Inside is the same message from last year with the President, Melania Trump and Barron Trumps gold signatures underneath.
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The card this year differs from that of last year because it had a the presidential seal on the front in gold and was on a cream-colored card stock instead of forest green.
As per tradition, the White House also released a Christmas Booklet that visitors will receive upon touring the home during the holiday season.
The Gold Star tree is on display in the East Wing. This tree honors veterans and the military and was decorated by Gold Star families – relatives of those who have lost a loved one while they were serving in the military. Its adorned with gold stars and patriotic ribbons. Visitors are encouraged to use digital tablets to write messages to those who are currently serving.
DailyMail.com can reveal inside this years Christmas Booklet includes directions for how people can mimic the cranberry trees featured in the East Colonnade of the White House when people visit.
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First Lady Melania, 48, along with staff created 40 red Christmas trees made entirely out of cranberries to adorn the East Colonnade. This type of tree, according to the Christmas Booklet, was first introduced in 1975 by Nancy Reagan who loved the color red.
Bright: The White House also unveiled its holiday decorations, assisted by First Lady Melania Trump, which featured large cranberry trees
Replica: Included in the Christmas Booklet is instructions to make a small cranberry tree decoration at home with berries and gumdrops
From pointing out the paradox between the cheerful, bright holiday festivities within the White House and the simultaneous devastation of migrant families to shaming the Trumps for spending taxpayer dollars on the decor instead of helping those in need, people appeared to hold a lot of criticism for the First Lady of the USs posts.
But now people can follow the provided recipe to create a table-side cranberry tree that includes gumdrop candies and fresh berries.
Mexico should move the flag waving Migrants, many of whom are stone cold criminals, back to their countries. Do it by plane, do it by bus, do it anyway you want, but they are NOT coming into the U.S.A. We will close the Border permanently if need be. Congress, fund the WALL!
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To create on ones own, the White House advises purchasing a Styrofoam floral cone that will serve as the base for the small tree.
Then people can use cut-in-half toothpicks to place cranberries and gumdrop candies throughout the cone in whatever pattern they please.
Ready for the holiday! In a video released by the White House, Melania shows off the holiday decorations scattered throughout the home
Once the exterior is finished, the booklet advises for people to place the tree on a decorative plate and garnish the bottom edge with a bow.
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The White House shared the pictures and videos of the new decorations on Monday ahead of the official tree lighting in Washington D.C. on Nov. 28.
It was also revealed that the theme for the decorations is American Treasures and focuses on the patriotic colors of red, white and blue.
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