The winter, and December in particular, is filled with seasonal decorating in almost every neighborhood. This season I was out and about taking note of how each neighborhood decorated and embraced the season. I realized that although your religious beliefs or geographic location may influence your design style, traditions will have the most dramatic influence on your Christmas and seasonal decorating in general. Did your parents decorate with all white lights or the large multi-colored bulbs. Do wreaths on the window bring back happy memories or do you need to have Santa on the roof for it to be Christmas? Nutcracker Soldiers or Poinsettia at the entranceway? All these warm-fuzzy traditions along with the current climate you live in will come together to develop your seasonal style.
Case in point, the above images of doorways decorated for the season that I snapped on my walks this December. From NYC to PA to FL traditions are strong and bring us the most joy during the holidays. Which one speaks to you?
Goodbye Holiday 2011. I look forward to bringing the best of you into 2012!