Having decorated for Christmas at the White House for several years, my fondest memories of the time spent there is the official unveiling of the intricately detailed candy-adorned gingerbread house. Gingerbread Construction & Placement The annual tradition occurs around the last day that we are feverishly decorating, when the enormous and very heavy piece of …
Decorating the White House 2018
Volunteering to decorate at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave for Christmas is a bucket list item for many people, and I have posted on this blog in the past about my experiences working there in 2011 , 2015, and 2017. Though I didn't participate this year, I have lots of pictures. Anyone can apply, and to my …
2015 In Review
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Decorating the White House, 2015-Part 2
Decorating the White House for Christmas is a massive undertaking for lots of volunteers around the country. Find out what it takes to make the magic happen.
Decorating the White House for Christmas-Part 1
Everyone loves to decorate for Christmas and after finishing decorating my house, I itch to do more! So I have always had a desire to decorate the White House but thought it was an impossible dream. But after watching the HGTV special last year and seeing the army of volunteers that are busily hanging garlands …
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