Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holidays 2012

You can check out this site to see this year's decorations. We don't have any snow here, so I'm hard pressed to have it "feel" like Christmas, hence all these posts!  Trying to get into the mood to wrap presents....

Anyway, the booklet on the holiday display starts out with a message from the Obamas:
Thank you for visiting the White House. Our family is so pleased you could join us as we take time to share in the many joys of the holiday season. This year at the White House, we celebrate the traditional holiday festivities that fill our hearts with warmth and cheer.

Each year, the holidays remind us of the many blessings we experience over the course of our lives, from the simple pleasures of laughing and sharing our meals with friends and family to the fulfillment that comes from giving back and serving others. May we all carry forth the spirit of the season and take time to lift up others in our homes and communities—not only during this special time, but also throughout the year.
We hope the decorations and time-honored traditions you see in the White House bring you the same joy they bring our family. We send our warmest wishes to you and your loved ones for peace and happiness in the New Year.

I also thought I'd pick a room to share. This is about the Blue Room:
The history of our Nation has been shaped by the brave men and women who have devoted themselves to protecting our country. The troops, veterans, and military families who serve our country with pride represent what is best about America, and this holiday season, the Blue Room pays tribute to their courageous service.

By contributing ornaments they decorated themselves, military children living on U.S. Military Bases all over the world helped trim the official White House Christmas tree-an enchanting 18-foot-6- inch Fraser Fir from Jefferson, North Carolina. These one-of-a-kind ornaments honor their parents’ commitment to service.

As a Nation, we must serve these brave members of our American family, as well as they have served this country. To join in the spirit of service and connect with members of our armed forces, veterans, and their families in your community, please visit: www.JoiningForces.gov.

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