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The dark long winter days have settled in here up North, and the snow isn’t there yet to brighten things up. Fortunately outdoor ornaments and lights are all around to add holiday cheer to our neighborhoods. I find so much magic and cosyness in the sparkling garlands, the homemade wreaths on the doors, and I absolutely love the ice lanterns glowing in the dark when temperatures get below freezing. While counting down to a hopefully white Christmas, here are gorgeous pictures of outdoor decorations I find inspiring.

Photos 1-6: BHG, 7: Martha Steward