Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Shine, Give, Share: Download The 2011 White House Holiday Tour Book

First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday afternoon unveiled the 2011 White House holiday theme, "Shine, Give, Share," designed to honor America's Armed Forces. Click here to download the 2011 White House Holiday Tour Book for information on the decorations in each room. It also contains a recipe for a holiday cake, and instructions for how to build the kind of paper Christmas tree that sits in the East Garden Room.

There are 37 Christmas trees at the White House this year, including the Official White House Christmas Tree in the Blue Room. First Dog Bo is featured in each room, in a "Where's Bo?" theme that stars the Portuguese Water Dog in everything from a 4 1/2 foot-tall felt statue to tiny ornaments sitting on tables and hidden in the Christmas tree branches.