First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha,10, and Malia,13, accompanied by dog Bo, welcomed the White House Christmas tree after it was delivered by horse drawn carriage to the White House on November 25, 2011.
A presidential tradition, the Christmas tree was hauled from Schroeder’s Forevergreens in Wisconsin after being picked out by White House staff. The first lady and her daughters inspected the tree and gave it a “thumbs up” for placement in the Blue Oval Room. Once in the room, the 18-and-a-half-foot fir will be decorated and used as the centerpiece. Decorations on the tree will honor families of past and present soldiers.
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Read more about the White House tradition here.