One of the Bo Topiaries located in the "Booksellers" area of the East Wing of the White House.  There are two Presidential portraits displayed there.  Former United States President Millard Fillmore's official portrait hangs at left and former U.S. President Calvin Coolidge's official portrait hangs at right.  The theme for the White House Christmas 2011 is Shine, Give, Share - celebrating the countless ways we can lift up those around us, put our best self forward in the spirit of the season, spend time with friends and family, celebrate the joy of giving to others, and share our blessings with all.  The theme translates to the holiday décor on several levels. There is the literal translation through the use of shiny elements – star motifs, quartz and metallics like copper, aluminum and mirrored paper. There is also a conceptual connection – we’re inviting visitors to give their thanks to members of our military, and have once again invited guest artists to share their talents working with the White House. This year’s décor also includes handmade decorations crafted from simple materials – paper, felt, and even recycled cans. These are projects that anyone can do at home using readily available materials that are inexpensive or free..Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP
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One of the Bo Topiaries located in the "Booksellers" area of the East Wing of the White House. There are two Presidential portraits displayed there. Former United States President Millard Fillmore's official portrait hangs at left and former U.S. President Calvin Coolidge's official portrait hangs at right. The theme for the White House Christmas 2011 is Shine, Give, Share - celebrating the countless ways we can lift up those around us, put our best self forward in the spirit of the season, spend time with friends and family, celebrate the joy of giving to others, and share our blessings with all. The theme translates to the holiday décor on several levels. There is the literal translation through the use of shiny elements – star motifs, quartz and metallics like copper, aluminum and mirrored paper. There is also a conceptual connection – we’re inviting visitors to give their thanks to members of our military, and have once again invited guest artists to share their talents working with the White House. This year’s décor also includes handmade decorations crafted from simple materials – paper, felt, and even recycled cans. These are projects that anyone can do at home using readily available materials that are inexpensive or free..Credit: Ron Sachs / CNP

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Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 30 Nov 2011
Location: Washington District of Columbia United States of America
Credit: Ron Sachs - CNP
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