|THE EAST ENTRANCE
When you enter the White House through the East Wing,
you are greeted by the first of threeretrospective holiday trees; it stands
in the East Garden Room, and isdecorated with angel ornaments that were crafted
by American artisans for the Clinton's firstholiday at the White House in 1993.
In the East Foyer is the 1994 holiday tree, trimmed with
ornamentsrepresenting the "Twelve Days of Christmas" as interpreted by American
art and design schoolstudents, as well as the National Society of Tole and Decorative
in the East Foyer , is the retrospective exhibit of White HouseChristmas cards
dating back to the Eisenhower Administration. Showcased here, "White HouseNocturne
1997, South Lawn," by local artist, Kay Jackson; it is the original painting
from whichthe official 1997 card was created.
The White House Library is the site of the tree which
honors holiday1995 and 1996. The tree is decorated with a mixture of ornaments
from architects andarchitecture students that reflect the theme " Twas the Night
Before Christmas," and ornamentscreated by woodworkers and ballet companies
in the theme of "The Nutcracker."