Every year, Christmas comes around, but it’s not the most wonderful time of the year without the decorations. The ones inside your home are important, but the most important decorations of all are the ones people can see as they drive around. Everyone knows the best thing about Christmas parties is driving there and seeing all the lights and illuminated decorations. If you’re feeling stagnant in your holiday spirit this year, check out these simple outdoor Christmas decor ideas.

Decorate Trees in the Yard

Ornaments aren’t just for the indoors. Instead of leaving dormant trees bare, add ornaments and lights to give them a Christmas-y glow. If you also have Evergreen trees in your yard, you have extra Christmas trees to add lights and decorations to. 

Add Wreaths Wherever You Can

There is no reason to keep your front door wreath-less for the holidays– it’s the most simple outdoor Christmas decor. But you don’t have to stop just at your door. You can add wreaths to your windows, bannisters, and garage doors (only if you don’t regularly open and close them).

Lights, Lights, and Lights

It isn’t Christmas without lots of lights. Seasoned pros can put lights all over the house, but if you’re not there yet, you can start out small by lining your window and door frames with a string of lights. And don’t forget about the illuminated inflatables– especially if you have kids coming for the holidays.

Christmas is really about the time spent with your loved ones, but adding a dash of Christmas spirit to your whole yard can help make the holiday even more cheerful. You don’t have to go all out on your outdoor Christmas decor if you don’t have the time or simply don’t want to yet. The most important things to remember this holiday season is to leave milk and cookies for Santa and keep your loved ones close to your heart.