Thatâ€™s why one of my favorite decorations this year is the Military Appreciation Tree where visitors can leave their holiday messages for our troops and their families, many of whom will spend this holiday season far away from their loved ones. You can send your own seasonâ€™s greetings to our men and women in uniform and our military families, as well as see all the holiday decorations and watch behind-the-scenes videos, on WhiteHouse.gov.Â
This yearâ€™s White House theme, Simple Gifts, is a celebration of the simple things that bring joy during the holidays, like spending time with family and friends and serving those in need in our communities.Â And itâ€™s a reminder to us all, particularly in these trying times, that some of the greatest gifts in our lives are those that donâ€™t cost a thing.
On behalf of Barack, Malia, Sasha, and Bo, I wish you and your family a very happy and healthy holiday season.
First Lady of the United States