Looking for simple outdoor Christmas decorating ideas? Here are some creative tips and ideas for your outdoor Christmas spaces.
This past weekend we decorated the outside of the house to get it ready for our Thanksgiving guests.
I knew what I wanted it to look like.
I had it totally planned out in my head.
I knew I wanted tiny white lights and greenery and berries and pinecones and red bows and urns filled with Christmas cheer and greenery.
I wanted it to look like the house did when I was growing up.
Way down deep inside my heart in the place where doubt lives, I was worried it wouldn’t look like I planned it. I was worried it wouldn’t look like the way my mother used to decorate it. I was worried it wouldn’t look like the house I spent decades of Christmases in.
After we finished, I walked out to the front sidewalk.
And turned around.
And opened my eyes.
And almost broke down in tears.
There it was.
The house of my dreams.
The house of long ago.
The house of all the Christmases that had ever gone before.
Here are some of my favorite outdoor Christmas decorating ideas ever.
I started with the outdoor Christmas decorating ideas for the front porch.
I filled the white outdoor planters that my husband built with lighted greenery.
I tied these swags of greenery onto the lights and added a red bow.
I added two more swags of greenery on the front columns with more red bows.
And two more over the windows.
And a lighted wreath on the front door.
Here’s the entire view of the front porch decorating.
You’ve seen what the house looks like decorated during the day.
But are you curious about what it looks like at night?
I was, too.
It looks just like I remember it.
If I close my eyes, the years melt away and I’m about to go downstairs and wait on the steps for Santa Claus.
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year.
Especially when you can go home. 🙂