Christmas Mailbox Decorating Ideas


If you love Christmas, let the world know by your mailbox decor. When decorating your home for the holidays, don't forget to extend the festive flair to your yard. You can transform your mailbox from boring to eye-catching using a few simple craft items. Use the mailbox's decor to welcome guests into your home for a holiday party or keep it up all season long.

Magnetic Mailbox Covers

  • Colorful and convenient magnetic mailbox covers allow you to deck out your metal mailbox for the holiday without making a permanent commitment. The covers are available in standard, large and jumbo sizes to accommodate all types of mailboxes. Choose a durable cover made to withstand adverse weather conditions such as rain and snow. Customize the look of your mailbox by choosing decorative cover designs such as poinsettias, wreaths, gingerbread men, reindeer, shiny ornaments, vibrant red cardinals, Santa Claus, angels, or elegant blue and white snowflakes.

Mailbox Topper

  • Use a decorative topper as an easy and eye-catching Christmas mailbox decoration. If your mailbox features a large, flat surface, enhance it with a planter filled with festive greenery and flowers. Fill a shallow wood or terra cotta planter with a variety of holiday-inspired natural elements such as fir, lavender, rosemary, cedar, poinsettias, sprays of red berries and pinecones. Another option is to decorate the mailbox with a hand-painted wooden topper featuring a snowman or Santa Claus design. A wrought iron silhouette-style topper will give the mailbox a charming rustic look.

Crafty Decor

  • Infuse your mailbox with festive flair using a few craft items and a lot of creativity. Wrap an artificial or real pine garland around the box's post and across the top of the mailbox for a fresh, country-inspired look; secure the ends of the garland with greening pins. Insert plastic red berry and pinecone-shaped picks into the garland. Tie red ribbons into bows around the garland as a sweet touch. Light the way for Christmas party guests by wrapping red and green or elegant white string lights around the post instead of a garland; use an extension cord running to a porch or garage as a power source.

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