From the fireworks at Mount Vernon to the gentle hearths crackling in Georgetown parlors, the warmth of Christmas is here in the nation’s capital.
I had a chance to see the Christmas spirit in its purest form at Wreaths Across America on December 18th when thousands of volunteers flooded Washington’s military cemeteries to place a little holiday cheer and gratitude at the graves of our veterans.
It was especially heartening to see so many children taking part in this event with their families, grabbing as many wreaths as their little hands could carry.
First Lady Jill Biden is highlighting the spirit of giving back with her “Gifts from the Heart” White House Christmas theme.
The tree in the Blue Room is a nearly 19-foot Fraser Fir from North Carolina decorated with white dove ornaments.
At the other presidential home across the Potomac-Mount Vernon, which belonged to George and Martha Washington, the spirit of the season lit up the sky with a fantastic fireworks display.
Meanwhile, Mount Vernon Christmas trees celebrated the patriot’s story and colonial heritage.
In Georgetown, festive doors and porches are bedecked with red ribbons and fresh greenery while the final Advent candle was lit inside Christ Church on O Street on December 19th.