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Classic Christmas Front Porch | AnnMarie’s Home

My Classic Front Porch is decorated for Christmas with simple greenery and white lights featuring a vintage sled and ice skates.

I’m a bit late this year with my holiday decorating. 

We hosted a big Thanksgiving and enjoyed the long weekend with our family who was visiting. 

Although I’ve never decorated for Christmas before Thanksgiving, I may need to reconsider that rule now that we are blogging.  

I know I’m not alone here…but Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday. 

What about you? 

I love this time of year…the holiday parties, shopping for the perfect gifts, spending time with family & friends, and especially decorating our home.  

christmas front porch

Anne & I will be sharing our Christmas homes with you over the next week or so. 

We just love seeing all the holiday home tours from our fellow bloggers and wanted to share some of ourselves with you! 

First up on the Simply2Moms Christmas House Tour is my Classic Christmas Front Porch.

Classic Christmas Front Porch

classic christmas front porch close up of door area

Many of the things on our porch I’ve had for years. 

Actually, now as I’m looking at this picture…the only new item I bought was the fresh Fraser fir garland. 

Yay me! 

So it’s really a Frugal Classic Christmas Front Porch! Haha!

Front Door Wreath

close up of christmas wreath hanging on door with burlap bow

When we lived in New Jersey we always got a fresh wreath for our front door.

I tried doing that when we moved to North Carolina for the first few years but finally gave up on them. 

Our black door gets full sun most of the day so a real wreath doesn’t have a chance here. 

I’ve had this fake but pretty wreath for a while, so I don’t remember where I got it. 

But I have changed the ribbon on it several times over the years. 

I decided to make burlap bows a couple of years ago and you will find them in many places around our Christmas home.

greenery window swags with burlap bows

Here are some of those burlap bows on our window swags. 

I’m thinking I may need another ribbon change next year. 

Do you have any suggestions for me? 

Vintage Sled & Ice Skates

close up of vintage sled with ice skates hanging from sled

Ouch…that hurt to write “vintage sled & ice skates” since those were both mine as a child. 

Does that mean I’m officially vintage? 


Anyway…I love that my parents saved my skates and sled because now I get to display them on our front porch every Christmas. 

I think the tie-dyed plastic saucers that my kids use won’t be gracing anyone’s front porches in the future so I’m grateful to have these.  

DIY Porch Sign 

view of front porch sign reading believe

I made the porch sign a few years ago. 

It was actually very simple to make with a 1″x12″ pine board cut to 6 feet long. 

I stained the wood then painted it white so that it looked a bit distressed with a little sanding of the edges. 

I bought wood letters from Hobby Lobby and traced the word “Believe” and then painted them with red craft paint. 

Since the sign would be exposed to the weather I decided to put a coat of polyurethane on to protect it. 

Unfortunately, it yellowed my sign. 


Maybe I will fix it one of these days. 

Actually, this DIY sign is double-sided…you can see the other side in this post.  

Christmas Porch At Night

front porch view at night with christmas lights on

Ahhh…don’t you just love it all lit up at night?

The little Christmas trees are actually in ceramic black urns that I just place inside these galvanized buckets topped with burlap bows. 

A couple of lanterns and fresh Fraser fir garland strung with lights complete our classic Christmas front porch.  

Classic Christmas Home

view of entire house at night with all christmas lights on

We’ve lived in three homes in the past 23 years and always use white lights and candles in the windows.

Just love the classic simplicity of it! 

How do you decorate your home for the holidays? 

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