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Deck the Halls! And Other Things!

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or something else, ’tis the season to festively decorate your home to express your holiday cheer. If you’re looking for some new ideas to make your home truly stand out this season, here are some suggestions:

1. Make the most of a porch, fence, or pillars.
These unique features offer unlimited opportunities for festive holiday displays. You can easily wrap porch railings, fences or pillars with lights or garlands, or even use them to hang large wreaths or bows. Porches also create the perfect space for small trees or festive hanging lanterns, and a large window is ideal for a festive menorah.

2. Lighting on your home.
Who doesn’t love seeing lights lining a rooftop, windows, and doors to bring brightness to our dark and cool winter nights? Lights are not only cheery, but they can also accentuate the architecture of your home, as well as special features.

3. Decorate plants and trees.
There are plenty of options available these days when it comes to outdoor lighting for your plants and trees, including handy, net-like lights that make application quick and easy. And who says ornaments belong inside only? Outdoor tree ornaments come in all shapes, sizes and colors, so don’t let them feel left out this holiday season!

4. A festive wreath.
Nothing says “Celebration inside!” like a wreath hanging on your front door. Whether you make your own (see http://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/g1988/fall-craft-projects/) or purchase one, make sure your door tells everyone there’s a celebration inside!

5. Go big with the unexpected!
If you have ample room in your yard, or even on your roof, think outside the box and do something creative. What about recreating a scene from a favorite holiday movie, such as “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas,” “Frosty the Snowman” or “It’s a Wonderful Life”? If you don’t have time to be that creative, you can usually find the more traditional outdoor decorations that can make a statement, such as almost life-size replicas of Santa and his reindeer or nativity scenes.

Whatever you decide to do to spread holiday cheer, we at Judah Realty wish you and yours a joyous holiday season!

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