No matter how you celebrate the wintertime holidays, there’s always a sense of excitement that abounds. It’s a magical time of the year when the air almost dances around you. Lights twinkle, carols rings out, delicious smells waft past. It’s a time to share memories and laughter, a time to dress your home in its finest, a time to enjoy a quiet moment with a cup of hot cocoa and watch snowflakes fall down from the sky. Everyone celebrates the holidays in their own way, and this issue of Christmas Decorating will help you make your own magic. Start on page 12 and be inspired to give your outdoor spaces their own holiday spruce-up. This year, try a joyful banner on your front door rather than your normal wreath. Use lights, bows, greenery and tuna cans (yes, tuna cans!) to give your entryway sparkle. Then, keep browsing to find easy ways to add that Christmas joy to your inside rooms, whether it’s with glittery tag banners, golden holiday table settings or wintry snow-kissed candleholders. With our DIY Projects section, you can create fun new ornaments, sweet gingerbread decorations, unusual tabletop and wall trees, and unique decor using everyday objects. And don’t forget to see how our homeowners have decorated their houses for the holidays in the Festive Homes section. With all these marvelous ideas for the winter season, you’ll be making your own holiday magic in no time!