Holidays at the White House // Favorite Things

White House Christmas TreeMy husband and I were able to attend Holidays at the White House  this week. We laughed–when we got there, we weren’t on the list.  After some awkward waiting around in the rain with the Secret Service (and a super-fast background check, I suppose), they let us in (no gatecrashing for us!).   I have to say it was a bit magical. I haven’t seen any pictures that do the decorations justice. I have been before, and for whatever reason, this year it was just perfect. The live music was a nice touch, too. This year’s theme was “Give, Shine, Share” and focused on servicemen and women and their families. You can read more about it here–there is even a Christmas tree make and take (which is kind of funny because when I saw one of the trees, I thought, “Someone has been spending some time on pinterest…) My final thought: once you have seen these decorations, putting up your own tree/decorations seems almost pointless. Almost :)

WH Red Room
White House- Bo
WH KJ
White House Flowers 4
There are more pictures in my flickr photostream if you are interested!
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5 Comments

  1. Posted December 8, 2011 at 3:02 am | Permalink

    Wow, what an amazing thing that must have been! And, yes the decorations are gorgeous!!! Lucky you! :)

  2. webmailaddress2
    Posted December 8, 2011 at 4:49 am | Permalink

    How lucky are you to get to see all the White House holiday decorations! I like the pdf.

  3. Posted December 8, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    Wow, that looks awesome!! Glad you finally got in! 😉

  4. Posted December 8, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    Wow, what a cool event to get to attend. And what a cute couple you two are :)

  5. miamihoney
    Posted December 10, 2011 at 1:16 am | Permalink

    How cool~ glad you made it inside :)

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