With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I cannot help to think about Christmas. It seems like Christmas lights are going up sooner and sooner each year. In fact, not only have a few of my neighbors already hung their exterior lights, they are also turning them on every evening. To be honest, hanging Christmas lights before Thanksgiving seems a bit too early to me (but I seem to be in the minority on this).
When it comes to holiday decor, I am a firm believer in the old adage, “less is more.” We have one Christmas tree in our home and a few mantel decorations. As I am looking around at the Christmas lights that have already sprung up, I have started thinking more about our exterior decor. Since we do not plan to hire professionals, we can’t pick anything too extravagant or gravity-defying. I have always loved the idea of hanging simple wreaths on the windows and front door, perhaps with lit topiaries on the porch. So, I decided to hunt around a bit and see if anyone else has used the look I am imagining.
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The image above is close to what I am picturing, minus the swooping and side-hanging garland and lanterns. While this is a bit more extravagant than my ideal look, I do think it is very festive.
While I likely would not choose a pink ribbon, I think the wreath above is very beautiful. I’d love to have six of these to place over our front door and windows.
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I love the wreaths on the front door and windows of the home above. But, again, I could do without the swooping garland.
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I found it! The perfect Christmas exterior. The wreaths are the right size and perfectly placed on the windows. And, with just a couple of topiaries to accent the front door, nothing is too overdone. Now, I just need to figure out how to get the wreaths attached to the windows without putting holes in the frames. Details, details. . . .