There is a definite magic surrounding the holidays. Perhaps it is just about going home, where’er that may be. I whole heartedly believe that Burton Hillis has it right that “The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.” With that said, I have enjoyed planning my front porch Christmas décor to greet our dear family and friends as they come to our home for the holidays.
A live wreath for the front door from my favorite, Parry’s Christmas Tree Farm, is the one decoration that has consistently made it on my front porch these past few years. This year I added a few deer antlers to the evergreen to give it an extra kick.
A basic ‘x’ shaped stand with “wood feet” placed on the bottom upper board helps to offer stability. Easy to make from old barn wood; you simply hold it together with a few screws, and then put a 3” screw up from the bottom-center of the stand into the center of the trunk of the (small) tree.
This red-and-green tartan throw was the single item that inspired my whole approach to the Christmas front porch décor. Do these lanterns look familiar? Being the proud owner of thirteen of these, which I used in my girls Forest Wedding, I need to find as many ways to re-use them as possible. Christmas time is just the thing for a gaggle of lanterns :)
There is just the one “French horn” (not three), and not even a real one at that, yet it is set off nicely with red-and-green plaid ribbon. What is it about evergreen, candles, and red-with-green ribbons that can instill such warm and cozy emotions? It must be the feelings they invoke of Christmas in the air.
Wherever “Home” may be, may your Holiday be beautiful and bright, and may the warmth of this magical season bring joy into your heart.