Since the house is on the market, we decided to go with the ‘less is more’ mantra this holiday season. That applied to decorating as well. But we still wanted to spark that holiday feeling…I mean, this could be the last time we celebrate Christmas in this home so we didn’t want to abandon our favorite time of the year all together. Plus we hear that Santa only leaves cheetah print Snuggies if you don’t honor him with your exterior. And Jeremy doesn’t need another one of those 🙂
Each of our windows got a little wreath decorated with a simple red bow.
Sweet. Simple. To the point. AND EASY. That is a key to exterior decor…ease of installation. And these were up in five minutes flat. All we did was get 9 large 3M hooks (they were buy one get one free at Walgreens a few weeks ago so it cost less than $12 total) and then we slipped on the wreath so that the bow was at the bottom.
Sometimes, I like the bow at the top…but for some reason, I was digging the bottom bow this year. I think it is because it is a little traditional feeling to me. Like in a desperate please-buy-our-house way 🙂
Oh and by the way, our wreaths we got at Garden Ridge about two years ago and we LOVE them. They are small enough to fit in a standard storage tub but still floofy. And the best part is that they only cost $2 a piece.
As for our front door, we went with the traditional red & green adorned wreath. I love it. And it took me like a total of five minutes to do. All I did was slip the ornaments through one of the little wirey wreath branches and then bent the branch in a different direction to lock that ornament into place. Super easy…totally random and the sparkly red bow (made from leftover ribbon from Christmas a couple years back) is just the amount of jazz that the door needs.
As for lights – I am a firm believer that every house needs a little sparkle. We added a swag of faux garland that was wrapped with a couple strings just above the door. It’s nothing fancy but that little twinkle makes me smile. It’s like when I go midnight bowling…dang it if I don’t love those blacklights and what they do to people’s teeth.
Anyhoo…so that is our exterior christmas decor. So is less really more? Or is it just less? And is there anyone else that went simple this year and opted for only a few wreaths and maybe a swag or two? Maybe you went the complete opposite way and have onepointseven million lights? You know…like what they call the ‘star’ of the neighborhood?