“When our country is united, we are stronger. What we share is much greater than the things that separate us. The soul of our nation is, and always has been, ‘We the people.
The First Lady explained that she drew inspiration from the founding documents of American democracy for this year’s decorations. ‘We the people’ is the theme chosen to adorn both the Christmas tree and the public spaces of the White House.
On display, among other things, are a copy of the Declaration of Independence, exhibited in the library, while among the decorations stands out the giant gingerbread replica of the White House, weighing 136 kilograms, which also includes a sugar model of the Independence Hall in Philadelphia, where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were signed.
Among the decorations set up in the White House, even a wooden menorah, which will be lit at night during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. “We may celebrate different holidays, we may sing different songs or say different prayers, but our shared American values endure season after season,” concluded Jill Biden.