White House Releases Official Christmas Portraits
With ten days until Christmas, the White House released the first official Christmas portraits of President Trump and First Lady Melania, along with Vice President Pence and his wife Karen Pence.
In tradition of keeping the information straight-forward for the public, Melania Trump tweeted the photo of the pair standing at the Cross Hall of the White House.
"Merry Christmas from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump" the tweet read.
Two hours later, second lady Karen Pence followed suit, tweeting the Pences' portrait photographed at the Vice President's Residence at the Naval Observatory.
"Our official Christmas portrait has been released!" Mrs Pence tweeted.
Melania has been busy spreading the holiday cheer lately. The first lady who is very passionate about helping our military and children, has visited holiday toy drives sponsored by the military, and has helped raise funds for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.
"As my fist year as first lady comes to an end, I have had the privilege to witness the spirit and resilience of so many people in our country. After this year's devastating hurricane season, I hope everyone watching at home will consider giving back through programs like Toys for Tots. It is my hope that during this holiday season, people will remember it's not about the gifts. It's about family, service and gratitude. We must continue to look out and help each other," she said at the drive.
Melania has hosted multiple card creating days with kids, where they will give those in need a card to be distributed throughout the nation's capital.
She has also visited with patients and staff at the Children's National hospital in D.C., continuing a tradition first started by first lady Bess Truman.
With all of the tradition the Trump's have been following, they'll also be starting a new tradition.
Donald Trump's family have confirmed they will attend Christmas Eve Mass on Thursday in Palm Beach, Florida. The family will will attend the 10:30 p.m. service at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea where Trump and Melania were married in 2005.
According to a program on Bethesda-by-the-Sea's website, the 10:30 p.m. service will include, "Festival Eucharist and homily with music for choir, congregation, and a brass ensemble."