facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Parks basis for White House holiday theme

Nov. 29, 2007 at 12:58 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- "Holidays in the Parks," honoring the U.S. park system, is the holiday decoration theme at the White House, first lady Laura Bush said Thursday.

"(This) year we thought it'd be really fun to celebrate our national parks," Bush said in an interview on CBS' "Early Show." "I hike every year in a national park, one or more national parks a year if I can, and they're very important to me."

The official White House Christmas tree, a 18-foot Fraser fir, is festooned with 347 ornaments decorated by artists whose subject matter represent America's national parks, historic sites, memorials and monuments, she said.

The ornaments were sent to every national park with the request that park officials "get an artist to decorate them," Bush said.

© 2007 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Teen admits rubbing scrotum on customer's pizza Teen admits rubbing scrotum on customer's pizza
2
Brain tumor removed from Australian goldfish Brain tumor removed from Australian goldfish
3
Homeless man gets women to take him home Homeless man gets women to take him home
4
Welsh mom complains of swearing Barbie doll Welsh mom complains of swearing Barbie doll
5
Beer festival features brew made with weasel poop Beer festival features brew made with weasel poop
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback