Full tour of White House holiday decorations

The White House says first lady Jill Biden drew inspiration from the nation’s founding documents to decorate for the holidays. The first lady’s theme is “We the People.”

The White House says the holiday décor represents what unites Americans during the holidays and throughout the year. A copy of the Declaration of Independence is on display in the library. The gingerbread White House includes a sugar cookie replica of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, where the Declaration of Independence was signed. New this year is a wooden menorah built by White House carpenters and located on the State Floor.

Journalists were given a sneak peek the Monday after Thanksgiving, before the first lady was to unveil the transformational work of a small army of volunteer decorators during an event later in the day.

“The soul of our nation is, and always has been, ‘We the People,'” first lady Jill Biden said in prepared remarks released by the White House. “And that is what inspired this year’s White House holiday decoration.”