Front Porch Christmas Decorating Tips
Make Your Holiday Decorating Easy and FunNeed some Christmas decorating tips to help you decorate your front porch for the holidays? We sure have some for you! What better way to capture ideas for your own porch than seeing Christmas pictures of some fantastically decorated porches.
We've chosen some charming Christmas decorating ideas from creative bloggers who share their ideas for your front porch.
We are grateful for their generosity in allowing us to feature them for you.
Our Snowman Porch Will Keep All Winter
Our snowman front porchWant a fun Christmas decorating tip?
Our cute snowman family is made from a single fence slat that we cut into 3 pieces and painted white. Then I just added a face, some painted-on buttons and found cute hats and scarves at the dollar store. (Just one scarf cut into 3 narrow strips worked for us.)
Scroll down just a bit to see our short video where we explain this DIY project even more.
Close-up of our snowman porch
Instead of a wreath, we decided to have a snowman on the front door
Close-up of our snowman door decorationHe, too, is made from a fence slat. Less than $2 for one slat and you can make several snowmen from one slat. Just a little bit of paint and dollar store accessories. Truly an easy-on-the-budget kind of decoration.
To keep the snowman from blowing in the wind, we have a suction cup with a ring on our glass door and an eye hook that connects to the suction cup. Works very well and the snowman hardly moves at all in the wind.
Want to see more Christmas door decorations?
Snowman chair coversIf your porch is too windy for decorations like these chair covers (ours are cushion covers), you could make them for indoors like at your dining table. That would be adorable for Christmas day, don't you think? The inspiration for these covers came from an idea on CollectionsEtc.com.
Our video below this explains more.
Transition to a Winter Porch
When the holidays were over, we took down the tree, but the snowmen will stay out for at least January and maybe even part of February. Then we like to decorate for Valentine's Day.
Want to see more winter decorating ideas for your porch?
Watch Our Video!
A tour of our snowman porch and a quick overview of how we made it
25th Anniversary Rudolph PostmarkSpeaking of Christmas decorating tips, have you considered a Christmas postmark? We have a wonderful story to share with you here...
Mary designed this 25th Anniversary Rudolph postmark for the Rudolph Ohio post officeThe tiny town of Rudolph, in northwest Ohio, has made its mark on the world by having a "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" postmark since 1993. People from all over take or mail their Christmas cards to the Rudolph Post Office in December to have them manually postmarked with the Rudolph stamp.
Their post office receives so many cards (we hear as many as 80,000) that Postmaster Charlotte Lamb enlists volunteers to come and help hand stamp each one with the Rudolph postmark. It's all done with love!
The year 2018 is extra special because the Rudolph post office is celebrating the 25th anniversary of their Rudolph postmark. And because of that, Mary was asked by her dear childhood friend, Virginia Rudolph Swartz, to design a postmark that commemorates the 25th anniversary. Never did she think she would get to design a postmark, but it has become a reality!
The anniversary postmark - that you see above - will be used only on two days, Friday December 14, 2018 and Monday December 17, 2018. The rest of the month the post office will use its regular Rudolph postmark (which is also quite cute!).
Mary's friend Virginia has a true connection to this small town and she is the one who gave her this opportunity. Her Great Uncle Henry Rudolph was the founder of Rudolph many years ago and his legacy lives on.
Virginia's father, the nephew of Henry Rudolph, always dreamed of the Rudolph post office having a Rudolph postmark. While it didn't occur during his lifetime, it did take place shortly after he passed in 1993. Her father would be so proud to know that the small town of Rudolph has carried on this tradition for 25 years now. We are both so grateful for Virginia's ties to this small town and her persistence to spearhead the 25th anniversary postmark.
Childhood friends - Virginia (left) and Mary (right) have been lifetime friends
Holiday Porch Decorating Pictures
See this fun Grinch Christmas porch for ideas you can use.
Outdoor Christmas Decorations You Can Make
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