US first lady debuted the 2012 White House holiday decorations, including the official Christmas tree and Gingerbread House Nov. 28, 2012, to a selection of some very lucky military children…
FLOTUS (First Lady of the United States) welcomed military families, including Gold Star and Blue Star parents, spouses and children, to the White House for this first viewing of the 2012 holiday decorations.
The first lady wore a short-sleeve shimmery gold silk lurex Michael Korse skirt suit for the occasion, embellished with gold-framed pearlised buttons.
The children were treated to holiday goodies and a viewing of the nearly 300-pound White House Gingerbread House, which is currently on display in the State Dining Room.
They also enjoyed the splendor of the official White House Christmas tree for 2012, which had arrived in Victorian style Nov. 23, an 18-foot-6-inch (previously believed to be 19 feet) Fraser Fir from Jefferson, North Carolina, standing on display in the Blue Room.
Michelle Obama also participated in making crafts with the children in the State Dining Room after previewing the 2012 White House holiday decorations.
Mrs. Obama turned on the charm for the kids and ate a holiday dessert treat in comical style right off the spoon for a little holiday humor…
On the grounds is a wooden cut-out tree, created by Chicago-based artist David Lee Csicsko, now on display at the East Garden – quite festive and folk artsy for Christmas.
Csicsko has also made other festive ornaments, including stained glass window hangings and ceramic tile topiary boxes.
By the way, the theme for the 2012 White House Christmas 2012 is “Joy to All.” Enjoy the slideshow of the highlights!