Last year, I came dangerously close to turning into the Griswolds! I decided to purchase 21 net lights to add to the shrubs outside my home. That is a lot of lights.
It was beautiful and my neighbors' children loved it. I did almost the same look for this year, but I didn't put out all of the net lights this year.
For the past 10 years, I think I have been using the same two porch size Christmas trees at my front door. I would have a wreath in the middle and some years, garland. This was my front porch at the house I lived in from April 2000 to July 2005.
For 2011, I decided to change things up. I purchased a set of three whimsical trees from Sam's Club for the front porch and I also changed the wreath on the front porch. I found the wreaths at Target. I purchased three and joined them together with zip ties. The Christmas boxes came from Gordman's.
With a little bit of money and imagination, you can add Christmas sparkle to your front door and/or porch!