Are you one of the “lucky” ones graced by the recent blizzard that stormed its way through the central part of our country? We got a healthy dose of fluffy white Christmas cheer to enhance my Christmas porch decorations!
Today I join a group of fabulously talented bloggers to feature our Christmas porch decorations. You’ll find links to ? festive porches below. A special thanks goes out to to Taryn Whiteaker for organizing this fun blog tour.
A recent trip to Lee’s Trees in the country was all I needed to spread Christmas cheer to our cozy, humble porch. Wandering through the tree farm reminded me of my grandparents’ Christmas tree farm in PawPaw, Illinois. People would travel from as far as Chicago to choose a fresh tree and cut it down themselves, or have my grandpa do it for them.
I played throughout the many rows of Christmas trees on my grandparents’ property during summer trips. A world of imagination was just waiting to be discovered. I loved December visits to watch families wander through the rows of trees looking for the perfect tree. It was always a magical moment when my dad would choose the tallest tree on the farm for our vaulted living room.
And so, my Christmas porch decorations reflect the nostalgia of those childhood days at PawPaw’s Christmas tree farm. A fluffy over-sized wreath adorns the front door. Branches cut from the bottom of the two trees we brought home fill a basket. I’ll snip from this collection to adorn packages when wrapping Christmas gifts.
Hot chocolate is a must when hanging Christmas porch decorations during a pretty snowfall. The only problem was – that snowfall turned into a blizzard that knocked our power out for several hours.
The house got a bit nippy inside with no heat for several hours, but hot chocolate and cozy blankets do wonders to warm the soul and body.
The little red car Christmas pillow has become a traditional staple for the front porch during the holidays. Although our family car was a station wagon with faux wood panels on the side (and not a cute little red bug), we did haul our Christmas tree home on the top of the car from grandpa’s tree farm. This holiday pillow designed and created by my friend Lucy at Craftberry Bush, always reminds me of those family trips to choose our tree.
Mother Nature provided the best of Christmas porch decorations this year – a healthy dusting of snow!
On Friday I’m sharing the first of my holiday home tours, so be sure to stop back. In fact, you can enjoy a full week of the annual Holiday Housewalk organized by Jennifer Rizzo. You can start the tour here.
For more inspiring Christmas porch decorations, visit my blogging friends below!