For our front porch Christmas decorations this year, we’re paying tribute to Santa’s elves and all the North Pole support staff who make sure the sleigh runs on time filled with toys for good boys and girls!
We’re big fans of Santa, but we know the big guy doesn’t make Christmas magic all by himself. For this year’s front porch Christmas decorations, we were inspired to create a version of the hustling and bustling North Pole.
Hooray for the elves, the toy fixers, the cookie bakers, hot chocolate makers, the gift wrappers, the reindeer trainers and the sleigh mechanics. They’re the real heroes of Christmas!
I’m so excited to be hosting my annual Christmas porches tour again. This year features 13 fabulous Christmas porches, patios, sunrooms and screened-in porches. After you’ve finished touring our porch, make sure you scroll to the end of this post to visit all the other participants.
More Front Porch Christmas Decorations
Our family goes all out every year decorating our front porch for Christmas. You can visit the links below to see how we’ve decorated it in the past.
- 2018 Santa-Inspired Christmas Porch Tour
- 2017 Buffalo Check Christmas Porch Tour
- 2016 Lodge-Inspired Christmas Porch Tour
- 2015 Schoolhouse Inspired Christmas Porch Tour
- 2014 Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Tour (featured in Cottages & Bungalows magazine)
I often use a lot of the same items for my front porch Christmas decorations, but every year I try to keep things fresh with a new theme.
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After inviting Santa to the porch last year, it was time to show his elves some love.
We also wanted to make the porch fun and inviting for our toddler neighbors.
So we stocked it with lots of vintage toys and games.
I also made a fabulous new sign for Santa’s Little Helpers Toy Repair using a design I purchased from Etsy. If you have a Cricut or Silhouette machine, you can cut out the letters in vinyl or make a stencil. (Since I wanted a large sign, I took the design to our local Nailed It DIY Studio franchise and had them cut the stencil for me.)
While we were there, my husband and son also made stenciled signs for the front porch. Jackson’s North Pole Sled Company sign looks great propped atop two vintage wooden sleds. (I rescued one of the sleds from a roadside trash pile this summer! I’m never not thrifting or shopping for Christmas decor.)
My husband made this Santa Claus game. (We won’t tell the kids it’s beer pong!)
Santa’s Little Helpers have a lot of toys to fix before Dec. 24.
Their workshop is cluttered with lots of projects in progress. Typical DIYers.
But what they lack in tidyness, they make up for in heart!
As visitors climb the steps to our front porch — I mean, the North Pole — they’re greeted by sacks ready to loaded into Santa’s sleigh.
And on the other side, a big bowl of plush snowballs!
Because you’re never too old for a snowball fight, and Santa’s helpers need a way to unwind during their breaks from the hustle and bustle.
I hear St. Nick is a pretty jolly boss, but the Christmas rush can’t be all hot chocolate and candy canes!
I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit to our Chirstmas front porch. Or should I say the North Pole?
If you’d like to try to create a similar look with your front porch Christmas decorations, I have included shopping links at the very end of this post. Most of the items I found at thrift stores, yard sales and antique markets. If you don’t have time to treasure hunt, you can find similar items on Etsy and other online marketplaces.
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More Christmas Porch Inspiration
Be sure to visit all the participating bloggers for festive decorating inspiration for your front porch, patio, sunroom and screened-in porch.
Atta Girl Says // The Frugal Homemaker // House of Hawthornes // Southern State of Mind
2 Bees In a Pod // The Chelsea Project // Virginia Sweet Pea // T. Moore Home
Top Row: Our Crafty Mom // Postcards from the Ridge
Bottom Row: Cottage at the Crossroads // Worthing Court // Major Hoff Takes a Wife
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You always have the BEST Christmas porches, Amy, and this year is no exception! Love it!
Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge
Amy, once again your Christmas porch is amazing! I love the way you mix old and new decor together seamlessly. Every little detail is holiday perfection. Thank you so much for coordinating the tour.
Always love to see everyones ideas. Keep up the good work. Is the watercolor picture of the front door available anywhere? Thank you so much.
Super cute! Love the hot chocolate pillow and all your wonderful vintage finds!
I look forward to your Christmas porches tour every year and was thrilled to participate this year. Your Santa’s helpers theme may be my most favorite yet. I love that gorgeous sign and the classic Christmas colors. You outdid yourself Amy!
Atta Girl Amy
Thank you Michelle! I am so glad you joined tour this year. Your porch was fabulous, too. Those little red trucks… I’m obsessed!
Amy, another wonderful porch display! I love that you have included some things that younger visitors can amuse themselves with and how you got your whole gang involved in decorating the porch! It is a pleasure to be included on the tour once again.
Amy – you are Santa’s best elf! Your porches always amaze me and I love all the vintage finds! Merry Christmas!
I have been looking forward to seeing your Christmas porch and you didn’t disappoint! I love seeing all of the vintage toys that you’ve collected. Great save to rescue that sled from a trash pile. I’ll bet that you couldn’t slam on the brakes fast enough to get that! The signs that you made look so nice and it’s wonderful that you made them as a family. I laughed when I read that your husband made a beer pong game. 🙂 The kids and adults in your neighborhood are going to love this porch.
Fabulous as always! Every year I look forward to your decorations and commentary! Love the elves workshop theme- so perfect. Still laughing at the beer pong Santa game, LOL.
Susie | Chelsea Project
What a wonderful collection of vintage toys! I had to stop and linger at every single photo so I didn’t miss a thing! Love your space every year, but this one is extra special. These vintage toys steal the show.
Atta Girl Amy
Thanks Susie. I hope the kids in the neighborhood find the porch inviting and feel like they can come play with all the vintage toys.