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.

Christmas Wreath Tradition

I hope you enjoy this new family Christmas wreath tradition from 2019, 2020, and 2021. Join me here next week on the blog for this year’s family Christmas wreath tradition of 2021. The bows won’t be red this year…

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.

A Front Door Christmas Tradition

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.

But you can see it all with the beautiful snow here now!

A Front Door Christmas Tradition

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.

I hope you enjoy this Christmas wreath tradition

Christmas wreaths with red bows

You may also like to read Coastal Maine Heritage | Embracing My Roots here.

A Front Door Christmas Tradition

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.

A Front Door Christmas Tradition
A Front Door Christmas Tradition
A Front Door Christmas Tradition
A Front Door Christmas wreath Tradition
A Front Door Christmas wreath Tradition

You may also enjoy this 3 Wreath Christmas Tradition On A 1930s Front Door post.

A Front Door Christmas wreath Tradition
A Front Door Christmas Wreath Tradition

I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our Home in Coastal Maine.

Be sure to also check out our Home in Vermont too, where we spend winters enjoying the coziness of home in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

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A Front Door Christmas Tradition

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  1. Kathy Munday says:

    Oh my! I didn’t think it would be possible to find any more Christmas decorating ideas after 54 years of decorating for this holiday!! I love, love, love your three wreath door decor and the sled!! I paint an old Father Christmas on old sleds which I sell at craft fairs. They are a labor of love and always sell out. But finding old sleds is becoming next to impossible!
    Andrea’s bathroom decor is beautiful and refreshing and Kaycee’s restored mirrors are wonderful!! It’s always such a joy following all of your blogs with such lovely ideas!! Thank you for bringing such joy!!!

  2. I just thought I’d stop by and say that after “pinteresting” different house siding ideas for years, this house stopped me in my tracks and pushed my decision towards cedar shake siding on our 100 year old farmhouse. It is almost done being sided, and it’s looking beautiful, I’m so inspired by your style and taste. The three wreaths are gorgeous!

    1. Addie oh my goodness. I’d love to see it. Can you send me a photo?

      1. Yes, as soon as it is finished I will! ☺️