I absolutely love decorating our home for holidays but Christmas is by far my favorite. There’s just something about putting up lights, stockings and the tree that makes our home feel that much more cozy and inviting.

This year I’ve partnered with Gordmans to transform our front step for the holiday season. If you’ve been following along with our home updates, you know that we spent a significant part of our summer transforming the exterior of our home. Now that we have put our personal touch on the outside of this house, it has made decorating the exterior so much more fun!

I set out to Gordmans with a $100 budget and had no problem finding plenty of  items to take home with me! I didn’t have to spend time hunting for bargains on holiday decor. There were countless deals that helped me find just what I needed to take our exterior entrance from standard to stunning.

I had these two prelit trees and lanterns from previous years but I wanted to play up our new color palette with some ornaments and a few other accent pieces to really complete the space.

The white bells are truly timeless and the shiplap-like star ornaments brought a farmhouse vibe to the trees that I adore.

The cute little wooden box is perfect for any doorstep and was great to hold one of my lanterns. I also found the sprigs of cotton to add a softer touch to the evergreen trees on either side.

Another selling point for me with all of these great finds is that they are all able to withstand the winter elements so they will still be in great shape for years to come.

Something I learned in working with Gordmans was that with their “Lowest Price Guarantee” feature, you’re literally guaranteed to get the lowest price available. To make sure that they can give shoppers the lowest possible price, if you find a lower price somewhere else on any item you found at Gordmans, they will match the competitors’ price and they will give you a $5 gift card to use in their store.

All you have to do is show the competitor’s current ad, website or a receipt featuring an identical item, and Gordmans will match the price, plus they’ll give you that $5 gift card! It makes shopping for deals that much easier as you know you’re always going to get the best pricing for the things you love.

As for our holiday decor, I just love how it all turned out! I know I will use all of these pieces year after year to dress up our front step. I couldn’t ask for a better first impression as we welcome our guests this holiday season.

Maren is a paid blogger. You can find Maren’s original blog post at Midwest in Style!