A beautiful Christmas wreath is a must
For years, before my parents retired, I always looked forward to helping the rest of my family make fresh evergreen wreaths to sell at our farmstand.
Helping make Christmas wreaths was a lot of fun, even though it was a lot of work, and we'd usually end up sticky from the pitch that dripped from some of the boughs.
My mother would painstakingly make hundreds of bows by hand, and the rest of us took turns either making the wreaths using our wreath-making machine, or decorating the stacks of wreaths as they came off the machine.
We'd all have friendly competition among ourselves, seeing whose decorated wreaths would sell first.
Our family business is closed now, but I still love Christmas wreaths, and always want to have a beautiful wreath or two to bring a festive holiday spirit to our home.
Photo courtesy of Gerald Brazell on Flickr
There are so many pretty wreaths available for decorating your holiday home these days. You can choose from lit or unlit; elegant gold and burgundy; cardinals nestled among pine cones and berries; even a simple wreath of holly leaves and red berries.
This elegant 24-inch pine wreath features burgundy hydrangea flowers and Christmas balls, along with gold and silver berries and picks, and a big gold ribbon. This would look nice on an outside door.
If you like a snowy look, this 24-inch artificial pine wreath is flocked with white, and decorated with pine cones and berries.
For bird lovers, this 24-inch artificial wreath features bright red cardinals nestled among pine cones, berries, and apples. This wreath isn't lit, but I think it's pretty enough not to need lights.
This small, 14-inch wreath features traditional colors of red, green, and gold with a contemporary flair. Wreath is made of Christmas balls, is lit, and requires only 2 AA-batteries to run.
Even though it's artificial, this wreath of holly leaves and red berries will add a simple, festive touch to your holiday decor. This wreath is unlit.
It's easy to decorate an artificial wreath from the hobby store, and then give it as a gift that can be enjoyed for many years. Make one for your own home while you're at it. If you get tired of the decorations on it, simply put on some different ones next year.