Three years ago I decided to start a new holiday tradition of decorating our Christmas front door at our home in Coastal Maine with three wreaths, as my mother had done on her first Christmas in the home 30 years ago.

Check out our Coastal Maine Heritage | Embracing My Roots here. And follow the blog series “In My Mother’s Home” to learn more about this family Raeside-Dame home.

Today I’m excited to be sharing this family Christmas front door tradition with you as part of The Bloggers Best Holiday Home Tours 2021 hosted by Kelly over at The Tattered Pew. And if you are joining me from Amber at Follow The Yellow Brick Home, welcome! Isn’t her mini Christmas-styled mudroom fabulous?

Christmas Front Door

Check out this first year when we started this Christmas front door tradition just after inheriting the home on the post, “3 Christmas Wreaths at the Front Door” here.

This is before we set out to restore the cedar shake siding and repaint the house trim Essex Green the following summer.

At this time the cedar shakes and paint trim were almost 30 years weathered.

Christmas Wreaths Front Door.

And the second year, A Front Door Christmas Wreath Tradition here with the refinished cedar shakes and Essex Green trim.

Christmas Wreaths on Cape Cod Home

You may also enjoy seeing our Christmas Home Tour 2022.

Navy Blue Christmas Bows

The last two years I went with red bows on the Christmas front door wreaths, which I loved and they felt so festive and New England!

However, this year I decided to go with navy blue bows that I made myself out of ribbon from the JOANN Fabric and Craft store.

A very coastal cottage New England look.

Christmas Front Door Tradition 2021 with navy blue bows

I’ve really been crushing on blues and greens together this year.

So it was just the perfect fit to pair navy blue Christmas bows with our Essex Green front door and Christmas wreaths in Coastal Maine.

I love the contrast between the stripes and the solid blue with little white anchors.

Christmas Front Door Tradition 2021

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Starfish and Sand dollars

I found a handful of white starfish and sand dollars that my mother had stashed away in the attic and I thought they may look cute tucked inside the wreaths on this year’s Christmas front door.

Sand dollars and starfish.

You may also enjoy this Christmas Old Colonial Fireplace, Hearth, and Mantel from our home in Maine too.

What do you think?

Our home here in Coastal Maine is a second home, therefore keeping things simple and low maintenance is a top priority…

Christmas Front Door Wreath  with Starfish

I wish so much that we had some beautiful snow to enhance this year’s Christmas front door wreath photos for you. I will be sure to update things here once we do!

Meanwhile Back in Vermont…

We had our first big snowfall. About 6″ I understand.

And the ski areas are officially open!

I thought you may enjoy this photo a neighbor sent to me while I was here in Maine. That’s our little red house in the distance.

Snowy Vermont Porch

Christmas Front Door Tradition

These Christmas front door wreaths are a symbol of strength and renewal for our family, as we renovate and make this home our own.

I can’ wait to see how it all looks after our first snowfall here in Maine.

Christmas Front Door Tradition 2021

Ok, so I really love the blue and white bows this year with the added starfish, however, I am missing the pop of color with the red on our Christmas front door.

How about you?

Christmas Front Door Tradition 2021

It was such a cold day when we took these photos and Ella, our Bernese Mountain dog wouldn’t leave my side for a minute:)

Dog with wreath and boots

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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, where we spend winters in the mountains.

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Next up on today’s holiday home tour is Lynne from My Family Thyme. Lynne has the most beautiful merry and bright holiday decor, you are just going to adore it! You won’t want to miss the others below on today’s tour too! Happy Holidays!

Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours

This week my friends and I are sharing our homes all dressed up for the holidays. We hope you will have fun visiting each of the tours below!

Monday’s Tours

Monday's Tours

The Tattered Pew

My Thrift Store Addiction

Bricks n’ Blooms

Midwest Life and Style

A Life Unfolding

Tuesday’s Tours

Tuesday's Tours


She Gave It A Go

Willow Bloom Home Blog

Shiplap and Shells

Sand Dollar Lane

Wednesday’s Tours

Wednesday's Tours

Cottage On Bunker Hill

Open Doors Open Hearts

Thistle Key Lane

Cloches and Lavender

Pasha Is Home

Thursday’s Tours

Thursday's Tours

Noting Grace

County Road 407

Sweet Pea


Robyn’s French Nest

The Ponds Farmhouse

Friday’s Tours

Friday Tours

Lora Bloomquist Create and Ponder

Follow The Yellow Brick Home

Dabbling and Decorating

My Family Thyme

Cottage In The Mitten

The Aspiring Home

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  1. This is so great Ann. I just loved the nautical bow. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. How wonderful that you are keeping your mom’s tradition of decorating with three wreaths! I love the ribbon you chose, along with the addition of the starfish and sand dollars. It all looks so beautiful! It was fun to be on this tour with you, Anne. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    1. Thank you so much, Lynne, and happy holidays to you and your family!

  3. Ann, this is such a lovely tradition and I love how you updated the look this year! Merry Christmas!

  4. I love that you have kept your mom’s tradition of decorating your Maine house front door with triple wreaths alive Ann. The blue is absolutely beautiful and the nautical touches are a favorite of mine. It’s always so good to see sweet Ella.

  5. I get the keeping things low maintenance. Having two places to keep up with is quite the job! Especially when you want to decorate them both for your enjoyment. But I cannot imagine doing it all with snow outside! I’d like to find out but really have no clue what that’s like. Love your wreath tradition and the photo of your mom and Boozer. LOL. What a name. So fun. Glad to have hopped with you. Merry Christmas pinned

    1. Thank you so kindly Cindy. Snow is just magical. I have always loved it. Have a wonderful holiday🙏

  6. I love the nautical touches with your pretty wreath! And Ella is always a joy. Everything looks beautiful!

  7. The three wreaths is such a unique way to dress a front door, but I love it! Adding the starfish is a great idea, too.

    1. Thanks so much Lora. Merry Christmas🌲

  8. Ann, I guess I’m just a sentimental old soul because I love traditions like this one. The navy ribbon is so pretty mixed with the lush green wreaths. Love it my friend!

    1. Thank you so much Michelle. Happy Holidays😃

  9. Kathy Munday says:

    LOVE. LOVE. LOVE the blue and white ribbon!!!!!

  10. I love how you are continuing the tradition your mom began with the three wreaths on your door! The additions of the navy bows and the starfish and sand dollars just make it even more beautiful. I can’t imagine already having snow, though! It’s wonderful seeing your home dressed for the holidays, Ann!

    1. Thank you so much, Anne! Happiest of Holidays!

  11. Libbie Burling says:

    Hello Ann,

    I adore the three wreaths and of course NAVY is my favorite. Just beautiful. Tell Ella hello for me, 🙂

    1. Wouldn’t peace signs be so cute on wreaths too? I am always admiring yours. Happy Holidays Libbie!

  12. What a wonderful tradition, Ann! I love that you are able to celebrate such wonderful memories! And the ribbon on the wreathes is just so beautiful! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you so much, Jennifer! Happy holidays, my friend!

  13. Oh I just love this tradition so much! It’s so beautiful in every way!

  14. I love this wreath tradition! So much creativity each year! And, I love the blue ribbons!

    1. Thank you kindly Missy Happy Holidays🌲

  15. Ann I just love the 3 wreaths!!! Such a great idea your Mom had, and how nice for you to continue. I think the starfish is a great addition;)

    1. Thank you so much, Maria!! Happy Holidays!

  16. Oh my goodness these photos are so pretty! Of course I am crazy about the green painted door! The wreaths look perfect with your coastal bows. I always love visiting your blog and finding out more about your family traditions.

    I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you so kindly Amber. Happy Holidays🌲🌲

  17. Ann,
    The wreaths look amazing and so does the house. I love how you’ve renovated but kept the character of the original home.

  18. I love the pretty blue and green theme, Ann, and of course the gorgeous trio of wreaths on your front door. Happy to be touring with you this week, friend. Pinned!

    1. Thank you so much Jen. I always enjoy seeing you here. Happy Holidays☮️

  19. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I love this tradition and your new ribbon is beautiful.

    1. Thank you so much Marlene. Happy Holidays🤗

  20. Oh, I love how the wreaths look on your Maine house! So pretty!! I love the nautical ribbon and the starfish…perfection!!!

  21. It’s beautiful, Ann! What a welcoming view. Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you so much, Robyn! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  22. I’ve never seen three wreaths on a door before, but I LOVE it! It’s so eyecatching and unique. Your property is just stunning with the fresh coat of snow. Happy Holidays!

    1. Thank you so much Shawna Thank you so much for dropping by today!

  23. Anne, I just love the tradition of your three wreaths! I’m sure it brings back wonderful memories for you! The blue bows you made are the perfect addition! Happy to tour with you, today!

    1. Thank you so much, Kim! Happy Holidays!

  24. Love this tradition you keep going. It’s so heart warming.

    I love the look. Ella is a doll.

  25. I love that you are keeping your mom’s tradition of decorating your Maine house front door with triple wreaths. Your Vermont home looks gorgeous surrounded by snow. We will be spending Christmas in Vermont this year and I am so excited.

    1. Are you staying in Woodstock again Paula? What a beautiful place to spend Christmas. I know it’s your happy place! Happy Holidays!

  26. Linda Scott says:

    I love them with the blue ribbon too and the starfish are a nice touch!! Maybe find a red plaid ribbon and tuck it next to the blue for your pop of red! That would be pretty too. How did you hang them on the door? Love the idea of 3 wreaths!

    1. That’s a great idea, Linda! Happy Holidays!

  27. Ann! You have no idea how much I love your three wreath tradition! I felt it in my inside… LOVE! So glad to do this hop with you again friend!!

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed it Aliya, happy holidays!