Jill Biden has taken photos of the White House Christmas Decorations

President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden were the first to write that “Gifts from the Heart”These include faith, family, friendship and unity “tie together the heart strings of our lives.”

A red ribbon with a tag reading "Gifts from Home" as part of the 2021 White House Christmas decorations.

A large ribbon adorns the White House East Wing entrance.

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“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. These are the Gifts from the Heart,”Jill Biden, first lady and President Joe Biden sent a welcoming letter to mark the beginning of the commemorative 2021 White House Holiday Guide.

“As we celebrate our first holiday season in the White House, we are inspired by the Americans we have met across the country, time and again reminding us that our differences are precious and our similarities infinite,”They wrote.

A White House hallway decorated for Christmas in 2021.

An American Marine White House military social aid stands in the White House’s hallway.

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The letter continued: “We wish you a happy, healthy, and joyous holiday season. As we look to a new year full of possibility, may gifts from the heart light our path forward.”

White House decorations were decorated using over 6,000 feet of ribbon, 300 candles as well as 10,000 ornaments and 78,750 holiday lights.

The Marine Band plays holiday music in the White House, decorated for Christmas with trees and stars projected on the ceiling.

Members of the US Marine Band perform holiday music.

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The unveiling Monday featured holiday music by the US Marine Band as stars were projected onto the ceiling.

The White House has 41 Christmas trees.

The Red Room of the White House decorated for Christmas in 2021.

The Red Room has a Christmas tree.

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One of these trees is found in the Red Room.

The Blue Room houses the official White House Christmas tree.

The Blue Room in the White House decorated for Christmas in 2021.

The official White House Christmas tree is located in the Blue Room.

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The tree is decorated using doves and a banner featuring the words “The Banner of the Virgin” Names for every US state or territory

The East Colonnade is characterized by glowing stars hanging from the ceiling and clear blue circles lining the windows.

Christmas decorations in the White House East Colonnade in 2021.

Decorations at the White House East Colonnade

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The windows open onto the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden.

The window decorations include cutouts from doves.

Dove cutouts by a window, part of Christmas decorations in the East Colonnade of the White House in 2021.

Doves and shooting star decorations decorate the East Colonnade at the White House.

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Shooting stars and doves are representative “peace and light brought to us all by the service of frontline workers and first responders during the pandemic,”According to the White House Holiday Guide.

The East Landing’s Gold Star Tree pays tribute to fallen US military personnel.

A Gold Star Christmas tree in the White House honoring fallen soldiers.

The Gold Star Tree, which honors fallen US military personnel at the East Landing of White House.

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The ornaments with the gold stars feature the names, ranks, and dates of death of fallen soldiers.

The Library is decorated using butterflies and birds made from recycled newspapers as well as ribbons that read “Hope,” “Kindness,”And “Joy.”

The White House Library decorated for Christmas in 2021 with ribbons that say "Hope," "Kindness," and "Joy."

Decorations in White House Library

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The Library decorations are for educators. “found ways to connect with students in new and innovative ways, pushing through the challenges of the pandemic,”According to the White House Holiday Guide.

Vermeil Room: Paintbrush wreaths “celebrate the Gift of Visual Arts,”According to the White House Holiday Guide.

Christmas wreaths with paint brushes in the Vermail Room of the White House.

The Vermeil Room is decorated by paint brushes and swatches.

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The Vermeil Room features portraits of Jacqueline Kennedy (first lady) and Lou Henry Hoover (first lady). 

Each chair in the China Room is adorned with a wreath.

The China Room in the White House decorated for Christmas in 2021.

In the China Room, wreaths are placed on the backs of chairs.

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The China Room features china and tableware used by former presidents.

Closer inspection reveals interlocking stars in the wreaths.

White House Christmas wreaths featuring interlocking hands in the shape of stars.

Chairs in the China Room are decorated with wreaths of interlocking fingers.

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“This holiday, as you gather hand-in-hand and heart-to-heart around the dinner table, we hope the China Room inspires you to share healing laughs, comforting meals, and warm memories with loved ones, extending the Gift of Friendship and Sharing,”The White House Holiday Guide.

The Obama state china is placed at the China Room table.

The Obama China in the White House China Room as part of 2021 Christmas decorations.

A table with the Obama china from the China Room.

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Michelle Obama, the former first lady, chose an alternative in 2015. ocean-inspired “Kailua Blue”ColorTheir state china is a nod towards former President Barack Obama’s native state of Hawaii.

The East Room décor is focused on the theme of gratitude.

Christmas trees in the East Room of the White House in 2021.

Christmas trees in East Room

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The White House’s East Room is the largest, and hosts many public receptions or ceremonies.

The ornaments include letters and thank you notes from Biden.

Thank you notes on Christmas trees in the White House.

A Christmas tree decorated in the East Room by letters from President Joe Biden is decorated with letters.

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“Dear President Biden,”One letter says, “I just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers continually.”

Also included are notes and drawings by young writers.

Letters to Joe Biden on a White House Christmas tree.

Notes to President Joe Biden about a Christmas tree in East Room

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One card features a drawing by Biden (“age 78″An American flag is also included.

The State Dining Room Christmas Trees feature photos of the Bidens as well past presidents.

Photos of the Bidens and Obamas on a Christmas tree at the White House in 2021.

Christmas trees in State Dining Room

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An image of the Bidens is displayed next to one of Obamas.

Pictured with their families are former presidents John F. Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Photos of the Kennedys and Franklin Roosevelt on a White House Christmas tree in the State Dining Room.

Christmas trees decorated in the State Dining Room with photographs of US presidents, their families

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FDR is seen holding his grandchildren in 1930s.

Photo collection includes Melania Trump and Donald Trump, former presidents.

A photo of the Trumps on a White House Christmas tree in 2021.

Former President Donald Trump and Melania Trump are pictured seated at a Christmas tree inside the State Dining Room.

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The Trumps are seen welcoming the White House Christmas tree.

The State Dining Room’s most prominent attraction is the 2021 Gingerbread White House. It was created by White House pastry Chef Susan Morrison.

White House Pastry Chef Susan Morrison with the gingerbread White House.

White House Pastry Chef Susan Morrison is pictured with the official 2021 Gingerbread White House.

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Morrison is the first White House female pastry chef Built the gingerbread White HouseWith 55 sheets of gingerbread, 120 lb pastillage, 35 lb chocolate and 25 lbs of royal icing.

Gingerbread buildings flanking the White House are dedicated to essential and frontline workers.

A gingerbread White House honoring frontline workers.

Gingerbread houses displayed.

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The display features a gingerbread police station and fire station, as well as a school, post office and grocery store.

The decorations of the Grand Foyer as well as the Cross Hall are centered around the “Gift of Faith and Community.”

Christmas decorations in the Cross Hall of the White House in 2021.

The White House Cross Hall.

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“The hallway alcoves and tree displays depict wintry scenes of life within our towns and cities, reflecting the solace of faith, the lasting bonds of community, and the perseverance of the American spirit,”The White House Holiday Guide.

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