Christmas on the Porch

Front Porch Appeal Newsletter - Issue # 88

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Christmas is just around the corner! We just barely finished the turkey from Thanksgiving. Where does time go?

Along with some special holiday lighting and porch decorating ideas we thought you'd like, Mary and I wanted to share some gift ideas and you don't have to leave the porch (or home) to get them. That works for me!

We know lots of folks like the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, but as for me, I'd much rather do it from the comfort of our porch or favorite chair. (Shopping for seven grandchildren can be rather befuddling.)

Sit Back and Enjoy These Christmas Scenes

Christmas snow lights on trees
Imagine yourself in this magical place
Can you just hear the jingle bells and the swish of the sleigh in the background? It's fun to think about. Do you agree?

Beautiful winter scene with bench in snow
It's nice to stroll along shops that display twinkly lights and greenery
The charm of fresh greenery with little white lights is undeniable this time of the year.

Christmas wreath on fence
Who doesn't love a beautiful wreath on a fresh white picket fence
And to have it snowing, too. Nothing says "welcome" quite like this beautiful holiday scene.

Now for Some Wonderful Christmas Decorations

Take a look at these lovely Christmas light displays. Some come from our travels and others have been shared with us. Each has its own Christmas beauty.

santa in living room and front porch courtesy of Painted Bench Photography, Herndon VA
Icicle lights and Santa - photo courtesy of Painted Bench Photography, Herndon VA

creche christmas decorations courtesy of Painted Bench Photography, Herndon VA
Capturing the meaning of Christmas

reindeer lights and porch christmas lights courtesy of Painted Bench Photography, Herndon VA
Santa's reindeer in lights
One of my favorite Christmas porch decoration photos; love the simplicity.

red and white christmas decorations on beautiful historic home
Simple but elegant Christmas porch decorations - courtesy of Karascorner

Love this simple and easy to do front door ornament; see more in our Christmas Door Decoration section.

Christmas framed door decoration
photo courtesy of It's Overflowing

Christmas framed door with garland, lights, trees, lanterns
Get elegant Christmas decorating ideas - photo courtesy of The Rusty Heart
Enjoy plentiful Christmas decorating ideas along with tips for outdoor lighting and more.

Holiday Memories

holiday scene in the town

When our sons were young, we used to go out for a special dinner at Christmas time. Usually on Christmas eve or the evening before.

Prior to heading to the restaurant, we'd draw names and then go shopping for the gift for the name we drew. The limit was $5. During our dinner we'd exchange our gifts; sometimes they would be silly and sometimes they would be surprising at what we could find for $5. But always there would be moments of glee to find out who shopped for who and what they found.

Today we still have some of those $5 gifts and they bring back warm memories. It's a tradition we carry on with our grandchildren.

Does your family have little traditions like ours?

Christmas Porch Projects

Our Christmas Mailbox - a True Favorite

Christmas mailbox decoration on front porch
Use our tutorial to make your own!

Make These Christmas Pillow Toppers

red and white Christmas pillows that spell JOY
Here they are. Our quick Christmas pillow toppers.

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Mary and Dave Happy porch sitting from your friends,

Mary and Dave

Life is short. Enjoy your porch.

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