Last Updated on January 25, 2023 by Ellen Christian
Have you thought about decorating your mailbox for Christmas? I love the Christmas season, so we generally do some sort of Christmas decorating in our yard and home.
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Decorating Your Mailbox for Christmas
Hanging lights can be a challenge since it means Marty or I need to find a ladder and then manage to string them all over the house. It’s much easier to decorate something easier like your bushes, front door, or your mailbox.
I think that outside Christmas decorations really brighten up your yard and welcome your guests. With Christmas around the corner, I’d love to brighten up my mailbox and make it more festive to share some of my Christmas cheer.
Several ways to decorate your mailbox for the holidays work well for standard and modern mailboxes.
Supplies for decorating your mailbox for Christmas
Red Bows – One of the easiest ways to dress up your mailbox is by placing a red bow on the side. You’ll want to have two – one for each side. Please make sure to get weatherproof red bows. Otherwise, they will start to droop and look dingy after the first snowfall or rain shower.
Mailbox Cover – You don’t need to be crafty to decorate your mailbox. You can purchase a Christmas mailbox cover with pine boughs, red ribbons, pinecones, and even lights. All you’ll need to do is to fasten it to your mailbox. If you are crafty, you can make your DIY mailbox decorations.
Pine boughs and pinecones – If you can, pick these up in the woods around your home. If not, you can get them right here. They make beautiful festive natural decor.
Mailbox decorations ideas I like
So, if you have a planter around your mailbox, you can replace the dead flowers with some festive pine branches, pine cones, and some outdoor safe red bows to give it some Christmas cheer.
You can wind the garland around the post, although you may have to change it a few times depending on the weather.
If you have electricity near your mailbox, you can wrap a string of outdoor Christmas lights around the post. And, if you’re talented with painting, you can paint some holly and berries or even a Santa Claus or Christmas stocking on your mailbox.
If you’re not a talented painter, you can use magnetic covers instead.
Now, if you’re looking for something fun and funky, I’ve seen people attach sleighs to the top of their mailboxes. And, you could use caulk to attach it and then remove it carefully after the season is over. This one is festive.
If you want something easy, a simple red paint job and a few pine boughs are perfect.
Make sure whatever you do to decorate your mailbox that you can still open and close the door and raise and lower the flag when you’re done. Your mailman won’t appreciate it if your mailbox is impossible to open.
So, any other thoughts on decorating your mailbox for Christmas?
Want more Christmas decorating ideas?
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- Simple Christmas table settings
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