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Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas

Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas

Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas

Easy Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas

Oh, what fun it is to spread holiday cheer with outdoor Christmas decorations and sparkling outdoor lights. Whether the weather outside is frightful or delightful, your outdoor Christmas decorations can give a forecast that is merry and bright! Don’t limit decorating to just the mantel and tree; spread the good cheer to your front porch and yard too! Family and friends will get a warm welcome with these easy Christmas outdoor decoration ideas.

Stone house with a wood front door hung with skis, and wood Christmas cutouts by lit trees.

Front Porch Christmas Greetings

Traditional holiday decor would have you hang a wreath on your front door. Think outside the wreath and consider other holiday front door décor like wooden skis & poles or lighted holiday mittens. Place a pre-lit Christmas tree near your front door and add wrapped faux Christmas presents for a decorative display. Wrap pre-lit garland and red ribbon around pillars, posts, and handrails and top them with festive bows. Add a row of lighted white birch trees along a patio or deck to set a festive mood.  Enliven the space with a colorful rug and some decorative cardinal pillows.

Front door decorating makes a powerful first impression. Put your guests in the holiday spirit before they even knock on the door!

Lit Up Reindeer

Outdoor Lighted Christmas Decorations

Take a natural approach to your outdoor holiday decorating by placing lit reindeer among your landscaping. Their warm glow and gentle nature is a lovely way to celebrate the season with minimal effort.

Two indoor/outdoor mats, one with a cut tree on top of a car, one with three black dogs wearing Santa hats.

 Welcome Friends and Family

Roll out the red carpet to holiday guests with a festive front doormat. Add flickering LED lanterns, garland, and a wooden Santa, whimsical snowman, or some other guest greeter. Create a personal touch with a written message like “Welcome” or “Believe” on a sign. Everyone has their favorite sayings or phrases about this jolly time of year, so whether you want to encourage everyone to “Believe in the miracle of the season” or to be “Merry”, or welcome friends with a Christmas sign, choose your words wisely and celebrate!

retro sleds

Get Nostalgic with Old World Winter Decor

Decorations that are a blast from the past, like retro sleds sitting by the front door, old-fashioned ice skates-turned-planter, or a decked-out 1950s convertible ornament, all help remind us of happy holidays gone by and get everyone in the mood for mirth and merriment.

Christmas Sled Decor

A sled and skates can be used in many ways. Prop them by your front door to create a cozy country Christmas display. Add a lit porch tree or oversized candy cane, a holiday sleigh, lanterns, and lush Christmas garland for a cheery front stoop. All quick & easy decorating ideas that make a big impact.

Christmas Tree

Light Up the Night

Christmas decor has gone beyond the usual string or two of lights. Illuminate every corner of your yard. Try a set of lit Christmas trees placed on each side of your porch entrance or glowing festive solar lanterns to line your walkways and dress up your lawn. Start at the curb then work your way to the front porch with lighted decorations to lead carolers and visitors alike to your door. Or, consider a trio of lit gifts that sparkle, a row of glowing snowflake candlesticks, or a welcoming solar snowman with a lantern.

Large pine cones, pine boughs & a stack of small, birch firewood bring winter authenticity to your décor. If you are looking for a DIY project idea, paint the pine cone scale tips white, then sprinkle with silver glitter.

Two dog statues in Christmas hats and scarves, with lit outdoor string lights wrapped around them.

Twinkle All the Way

You can always start with the standard strings of lights around your roof-line and ledges, but don’t forget that there are plenty of outdoor lighting accents to add some sparkle. A pair of sentimental lanterns or weatherproof Christmas ornaments on the porch. Or, a light-bearing snowman or adorable dogs tangled in Christmas lights for the front porch will do the trick.

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Comments (7)

Where can I buy the lighted letters????

Where can we get the retro sled

Hi Meg,
Is this the sled you’re looking for? Let us know if not!

Where can I get the Santa that’s on the door?

Hi Linda,
Unfortunately our Santa Door Hanger is currently out of stock – We should have our full holiday assortment on our website by the end of September to mid-October if you’d like to check back!

Where can I find the big black dog statue?

Hi Cheryl,
Here’s a link to the dog statue –
-The Country Door Team

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