As I was going through some old photos here at our home in Maine early last winter, I discovered a photo of the front door that my mother had decorated for Christmas the first year they were in the home, 30 years ago. My mother had decorated the door with three Christmas wreaths and the nails are still in the door to this day. Here’s a snapshot of the photo I found. And with that, I decided I wanted to continue this three Christmas wreath tradition on the front door as a symbol of renewal and strength.
Here is a photo of the first year I decorated this door along with Ella, which you may see more of here. At this time the cedar shakes were 30 years weathered and the trim was in much need of painting. Over the summer we restored the cedar shakes and painted the trim an Essex Green.
I wish the photos I’m sharing with you this year had all this beautiful snow, but unfortunately, they do not. I hope you enjoy them and this Christmas wreath tradition nonetheless.
I was going to change the color of the bows this year however, I just love the pop of red with the Essex Green trim and the cedar shakes. It just looks so classic New England to me.
The old sled was a recent gift from an old school friend that I have known all my life. I just love the meaning of it leaning up against the house next to the three wreaths.
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