Christmas/Winter Decor

Getting Christmas Started With Some Outdoor Decorating

Decorating my home for the holidays is an all day event.  My husband is more of a get-it-done kind of guy, so as soon as Thanksgiving is over, he’s on a ladder hanging Christmas lights.  My contribution is decorating the hanging flower box under the kitchen window and the built-in flower box near the front of the house, as well as, the front door.  I created this little video to show the transformation that takes place.  

Hard at work getting ready for Christmas at my Home On Elderwood!

The very first year in our home, we trimmed up some pine trees behind our house.  I used the leftover branches in the boxes and they lasted through the new year.  It was a really cheap and easy way to decorate.  The following year I purchased the garlands at a local craft store, and those are what you see here.   When choosing faux garlands, I look for realistic greenery that is life-like with added coloring and pinecones.  I believe in  quality over quantity in any faux flowers or plants, because you will be using them year after year. 

I hope you enjoyed the video and please leave your comments below.  I look forward to hearing from you!


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