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Outdoor Christmas Decorating Tips.

Aug 21, 2008
The purpose for decorating at Christmas time is to provide an atmosphere that will make all your friends and family feel warm, cheerful and most of all welcome in your home. With this in mind the first place to start is the outside of your front door. One idea is to drape a lush 9 foot strand of real or Artificial Pine Garland around the top of the door and let the ends hang on either side. Either type of Garland can be lit with Mini Lights or C7, C9 Outdoor Lights or a combination. You can easily hang Shatterproof Ornament Balls by using some green floral wire. You might also want to add some small floral picks with holly berries or other types of red berries or even some snow frosted greenery picks. Adding a couple strands of Iridescent White Berry Spray will add the effect of glistening snow. Velvet Ribbon bows add a nice touch of color and are easy to make.

If you prefer the look of a Wreath hanging on your front door, they can be just as easily purchased online in either real Pine or Artificial Christmas Wreath styles. If you have a double door you can purchase one for each door or one that will separate when one door opens. If you choose one that separates just make sure if you light it or use ribbon that you don't run either all the way around the wreath. Add smaller Wreaths of identical style to each of your front windows. You only need to decorate these with a Velvet Ribbon Bow. Wreaths can be lit with Battery Operated Lights, small Mini Lights, C7 or C9 Lights or a combination. Wreaths can be decorated much the same way as Garlands. Just remember that a little green floral wire will make your job much easier and more enjoyable. If you have a theme for your Decorations inside your home, such as why not introduce it on your front door by adding Nutcracker Ornaments to your Garland and a small Nutcracker to the inside of your Artificial Christmas Wreath.

Decorating Your Front Yard.

Another fun way to add some Christmas Sparkle to the front of your home is to decorate the pathway or sidewalk leading to your front door. Use C9 lights which come in a variety of colors, attached to hard plastic Yard Stakes. This forms a fence like effect. As well as a range of colors to choose from, you can also choose whether the lights will twinkle or not. There are several styles of Luminaries you can choose from which cover the C9 lights and give a reflection of snowmen, angels or Christmas trees to name a few. There are even Snowmen or Large Nutcrackers or Toy Soldiers that you can use to line your pathway or stand beside your door to greet your guests. Your lawn can easily be decorated with Halographic Yard Art. These come in everything from Disney characters to Santa, Rudolph and all the other traditional Christmas characters. Don't forget the Manger Scene that reminds us all of the reason for our Christmas Celebration.
About the Author
Debby Brown has been a writer for Christmas Decorations and Gifts for several years. View our Outdoor Christmas Decorations.
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