Dated: December 4 2016

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An article on ukBy Leanne Walstow

Michelle Obama decorates The White House in spectacular fashion for a final time with the theme 'The Gift of the Holidays', featuring 63 trees and 65,000 ornaments assembled by a team of over 100 volunteers

For eight years in a row Michelle Obama has created Christmas displays in both the public and private quarters of The White House. The Obamas' final Christmas in residence will be no exception - beautiful decorations following the theme of 'The Gift of The Holidays' have been revealed. Not only are the trimmings super stylish, but they also encompass deeply personal elements of the First Family's lives, from the causes they have supported to their pets.

Details in the decorations pay homage to both of Michelle's major campaigns 'Let's Move' and 'Let Girls Learn' - classroom objects, the word 'girl' spelled in 12 different languages alongside vegetables and gardening tools referencing The White House Kitchen Garden. Elsewhere there are fun, larger than life pom-pom displays of the First Dogs, Bo and Sunny, iconic images of the Obama family life. The festive fun takes a more delicious turn in the State Dining Room with a gingerbread replica of the White House weighing a staggering 250 pounds.

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Deesha Dyer, the White House Social Secretary, revealed how the annual military tribute had been relocated to the larger East Garden Room, allowing more space for thought and reflection. As is tradition the Blue Room houses the official White House Christmas tree, the delivery of which Michelle personally received over the weekend. The tree is decorated with ribbons featuring 'key excerpts from the Constitution and images that represent the diversity of America'.

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The theme 'The Gift of The Holidays' was reportedly chosen by the First Family to represent their feelings of gratitude and joy at having lived in the White House for the past eight years. The festive, personal tribute is sure to be a fond memory of the Obamas' time in the White House come January.

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