Front Porch Appeal

Our Christmas and Holiday Season Edition

Issue #84 December 2016
December - the month of candy canes, festive lights, excited children of all ages, and of course, decorated porches.


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An elegant lighting array
There's something for everyone whether you celebrate Christmas, another religious holiday, or none at all. The lights of the season and time spent with family and friends are a joy to many.

And many of you will greet your family and friends on your porch. We have lots of ideas you can use to brighten the holidays.

Light Up the Night

Enjoy these Christmas lighted porches courtesy of Painted Bench Photography.


christmas lights and nativity scene
Fun Christmas display



christmas lights and nativity scene
The spirit of Christmas



Christmas light display on wrap around porch in Torrance CA by Painted Bench Photography
Classic Christmas light display
See more in our Christmas light ideas section.


Our Holiday Lighting Fanfare

See these wonderfully lit homes and front porches to get ideas this season.


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Porches from across the country
Above photos courtesy of: Bill T, Carole Julius, Dan Huntley, Cragin Spring and Dawna Moore.


Enjoy Our Christmas Podcasts

Christmas in the North Carolina Mountains

Porch Ideas Network Podcast We welcome Anita Diaz who shares her decorating ideas for a memorable country Christmas


Jennifer's Wonderful Christmas Decorating Ideas

Porch Ideas Network Podcast We welcome Jennifer Davenport, as she shares her favorite Christmas decor ideas.


Christmas Porch Decorating Ideas

Porch Ideas Network Podcast No need to spend a bunch to have a pretty Christmas porch.


Take Good Christmas Photos at Night

Porch Ideas Network Podcast Becca Dorstek, a self-taught photographer from New York, shares some wonderful tips on taking pictures of Christmas lights at night.


Insider Lighting Tips from an Expert

Porch Ideas Network Podcast Bob Lyons of Outdoor Lighting Perspectives tells us some of his best lighting tips for the holiday season. Don't get all tangled up in lights this season.




Front Porch Holiday Decorating Ideas

Ho, Ho, Ho! It's time to decorate your porch and home for the holidays - see the ideas we have here for you.


Fireplace and mantel on front porch for Christmas
Our Porch: fireplace and mantel decked out for Christmas
See Our DIY Christmas Project Ideas



The Perfect Porch Lover's Gift - For You or Someone You Know

red metal sleigh decoration on porch
What a wonderful Christmas porch decoration!
Available in our Porch Market



A Gift Idea We Love

stained glass panel with a variety of birds
Stained glass panel



stained glass panel with a variety of birds in window We love our stained glass panel (a really nice gift from our son and daughter-in-love) and know your recipient will too. It measures 13 inches by 24 inches and will definitely add a charming touch to any room.

We hung ours in our breakfast nook and get to enjoy it everyday.


Laser Lights to Dazzle

Laser lights are more popular than ever and if you are thinking of using them this year we recommend you purchase a projector that has different pattern options and also has display speed variations.

house with Christmas lights at dusk Get expert outdoor lighting advice from our Bob Lyons Sr. with Outdoor Lighting Perspectives Bob offers lots of suggestions and tips for creating a beautifully lit home during the holidays.

We invite you to listen to our interview with Bob.


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Mary and Dave Please enjoy browsing past issues of our newsletters right here. Take a few moments of chill time.

Happy porch sitting from your friends,

Mary and Dave


Life is short. Enjoy your porch.



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