US First Lady Michelle Obama flung open the doors of the White House to the media on Tuesday (Nov 29) to give people a glimpse of her family's final Christmas in their presidential home.
After eight years in residence, the Obamas will make way for President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania in the new year, with his inauguration set to take place on Jan 20.
It was a bitter-sweet moment for Mrs Obama over the weekend, according to Vogue magazine as she took delivery of her final official White House Christmas tree.
The First Lady once again enlisted the help of event designer Bryan Rafanelli, said Vogue, to create environments partially inspired by her Let’s Move! campaign and by her various education initiatives.
The gift of good health was represented inside the Red and Green Rooms with fruits and vegetables. Educational tools like rulers, crayons, and pencils were added to the decorations in the house library, while ornaments spelling out “girls” in 12 different languages paid tribute to Mrs Obama's Let Girls Learn initiative.
Vogue said that the decoration highlights include tens of thousands of lights, giant replicas of the Obamas’ two dogs, Bo and Sunny, and a large amount of Lego.
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