On Monday, the Trump family debuted their holiday card, which wishes Americans a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, instead of the generic, more politically correct, ‘Happy Holidays.’
That’s different from last year’s card sent out by President Obama, which included a family photo and wished Americans a ‘joyous holiday season.’
The Trump card is signed by President Trump, first lady Melania Trump and even 11-year-old Barron and was displayed in the White House’s ‘Bookseller’s’ area, as the Christmas decorations were unveiled today.
The White House debuted the 2017 holiday card signed by the Trumps, which wishes Americans a ‘Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,’ not ‘Happy Holidays’
During the Christmas decorations reveal, the Trumps debuted the Christmas card they’re sending out, which doesn’t use the more politically correct ‘Happy Holidays’
Democratic President Barack Obama and his family signed a ‘Happy Holidays’ card, wishing Americans a ‘joyous holiday season’
The Obamas’ 2016 card also included a family photo, taken when daughters Sasha (left) and Malia (right) attended their first state dinner
While Barron did not play host alongside mom Melania today, he did guide Americans through this year’s Christmas tour.
That’s because an illustrated version of the first son is featured in this year’s White House Christmas booklet, given to the throngs of tourists and guests who visit the executive mansion during the holidays.
The booklet, titled ‘Time-Honored Traditions,’ for this year’s decorative theme, starts out with cartoon Barron on the cover guiding the horse-drawn carriage carrying the White House’s Christmas tree.
The real Barron wasn’t behind the wheel, though did a walk-around of the carriage last week alongside his mother, surveying the 18-foot, 6-inch Wisconsin-grown beauty, headed to the White House’s blue room.
More importantly, Barron’s attendance marked one of the 11-year-old’s first official appearances at a White House event.
Barron Trump is the star of the White House’s Christmas at the White House booklet, which describes the decorations found throughout the executive mansion
The real Barron Trump (left) appeared alongside mom Melania Trump (right) at the debut of the White House Christmas tree last week – one of the first official White House events the youngest Trump has participated in
Barron Trump, showing off his height at the event, takes in the crowd surrounding the White House Christmas tree last week
The cartoon version of Barron Trump is shown trying to grab a book off the tree completely made of tomes used as decoration in the downstairs White House library
The book tree was on display for reporters today, who got a first glance at holiday decorations Monday morning
Cartoon Barron Trump is captured walking through the East Colonnade, decorated by white branches, which looked like a forest after an ice storm
The real first lady Melania Trump walked along the East Colonnade as she greeted groups of school children doing crafts throughout the White House Monday
Barron’s hand is seen putting a bulb representing New York state – where he grew up – on the tree in the Blue Room.
The Blue Room tree has ornaments for all the states and territories and is also adorned with large gold and blue bows
And it was evidence that Barron, the youngest Trump, had grown taller than his ex-model mom.
The holiday booklet begins by showing off Barron’s penmanship, as he signs the welcome letter along with his mom and dad.
His cartoon doppelganger than takes visitors through the White House.
‘Barron,’ wearing grey slacks, a blue jacket, a white button down shirt, completing the outfit with a festive red scarf, is illustrated walking through the East Colonnade that is filled with white branches, giving the hallway the look of a forest directly after an ice storm.
The young Trump is then drawn in the Library, looking to pull a book from the Christmas tree, on hand, made entirely of titles.
He’s then shown cutting out a silhouette, the decorations used to spruce up the Green Room this year.
In the Blue Room, Barron’s hand is captured putting an ornament on the tree.
The Trumps decided to decorate the Blue Room tree with bulbs from all the states and territories.
Barron Trump is illustrated making silhouettes, which were used to decorate the Green Room at the White House this holiday season
The Trump also adorned a Green Room fireplace mantel with the tiding ‘Merry Christmas’ instead of happy holidays
Barron’s final appearance comes as he walks through the Grand Foyer and Cross Hall, which is decorated
Melania Trump began her tour of the White House decor in the same spot, walking through the Grand Foyer as ballerinas danced to the Nutcracker
It’s no surprise that the ornament Barron is hanging is the one from New York, where he grew up before moving to Washington, D.C., this spring.
Cartoon Barron is last seen walking through the Grand Foyer – featuring icicle-drenched trees, as an homage to the Nutcracker – as the young Trump takes the Grand Staircase, up to the residence.
The illustrations were done by Jim Starr of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, the White House said.