The theme of this year's White House Christmas decorations, chosen by first lady Dr. Jill Biden, is "Gifts from the Heart."
President Joe Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden wrote that "Gifts from the Heart" such as faith, family, friendship, and unity "tie together the heart strings of our lives."
"As we celebrate our first holiday season in the White House, we are inspired by the Americans we have met across the country, time and again reminding us that our differences are precious and our similarities infinite," they wrote.
Over 6,000 feet of ribbon, 300 candles, 10,000 ornaments, and 78,750 holiday lights were used to decorate the White House.
There are a total of 41 Christmas trees throughout the White House.
The official White House Christmas tree sits in the Blue Room.
In the East Colonnade, clear blue circles line the windows and glowing stars hang from the ceiling.
Cutouts of doves hang amid the window decorations.
The East Landing's Gold Star Tree honors fallen members of the US military.
The Library is decorated with butterflies and birds made of recycled newspapers, as well as ribbons reading "Hope," "Kindness," and "Joy."
Paintbrush wreaths in the Vermeil Room "celebrate the Gift of Visual Arts," according to the White House Holiday Guide.
A wreath hangs from the back of each chair in the China Room.
Upon closer inspection, the wreaths feature stars comprised of interlocking hands.
The China Room table is set with the Obama state china.
The East Room decor centers around the theme of gratitude.
Letters and thank-you notes sent to Biden hang among the ornaments.
Notes and drawings from young writers have also been included.
Christmas trees in the State Dining Room feature photos of the Bidens, as well as past presidential families.
Former presidents John F. Kennedy and Franklin D. Roosevelt are pictured with their families.
Former President Donald Trump and former first lady Melania Trump are also included in the photo collection.
The main attraction in the State Dining Room is the official 2021 Gingerbread White House, created by White House pastry chef Susan Morrison.
The gingerbread buildings on either side of the White House honor frontline and essential workers.
On the other side of the State Dining Room, stockings hang from the mantle in between two large Christmas trees.
Finally, the Grand Foyer and the Cross Hall decorations center around the "Gift of Faith and Community."