Real Christmas Wreaths: A Guide to Incorporating Handcrafted Elegance Into Your Holiday Decor

August 09, 2023  •  3 min read

Real Christmas Wreaths: A Guide to Incorporating Handcrafted Elegance Into Your Holiday Decor

The holiday season is a time for joy, celebration, and, of course, decorating. One of the most traditional forms of holiday decor is the use of wreaths. Wreaths are a versatile and timeless symbol of the season and can be used to adorn your front door, and living room, and even as centerpieces for your table. With so many options available, it's important to choose the right type of wreath to suit your holiday decor.

In this guide, we'll be exploring the advantages of using real wreaths as part of your holiday decor and provide you with tips on how to choose the right wreath for your needs.

The Advantages of Live Wreaths

When it comes to decorating your home for the holiday season, one of the best choices you can make is to use real wreaths. Real wreaths, made from fresh greenery like noble fir, magnolia, and eucalyptus, offer a natural and warm atmosphere that simply can't be matched by artificial wreaths. Real wreaths are also more long-lasting than artificial wreaths and can be used for various occasions, such as Christmas and Valentine's Day. Our gorgeous Touch of Holly wreath combines fresh evergreens along with locally sourced real holly to create a beautiful design. 

Different Types of Beautiful Wreaths

There are several types of real wreaths available, each with its own unique look and feel. Fresh Christmas wreaths, made from freshly cut greens, pepper berries, and pine cones are the most traditional type of wreath and are a great choice if you're looking for a classic feel.

If you prefer a more natural and rustic feel, consider a eucalyptus wreath made with fresh greens and foliage. For a more low-maintenance option, dried wreaths can be a great choice as they offer the same natural look as fresh wreaths but with farmhouse flair that will last a good deal longer through the holiday season.

How to Choose the Right Natural Wreath

From spring wreaths to winter wreaths there are so many options available, choosing the right real wreath for your holiday decor can seem overwhelming. To help make the process easier, consider the occasion and holiday season, as well as the style of your home decor.

If you're looking for a green wreath for your front door, consider the size of the evergreen wreath and choose one that complements the style of your home. If you're looking for a wreath for your living room, consider the materials used, such as balsam fir and boxwood, and choose a wreath that fits in with your existing decor. But really, any of our fresh evergreen wreaths will work indoors with proper care. For example, our Premium Red wreath and our Cranberry Frost wreath can be enjoyed on your front door outside as well as inside and will last for weeks.

 How to Care for Your Real Wreath

Real wreaths require a bit more maintenance than artificial wreaths, but with proper care, they can last for several weeks. To maintain the freshness of your wreath, display it in a cool location away from heat or direct sunlight, and spritz it with water regularly. If your wreath starts to look a bit tired, give it a spritz to revive it. To prevent your wreath from fading, avoid exposing it to direct sunlight. Finally, be sure to hang your wreath using a hanger to protect it and keep it looking its best.

Decorating with Real Wreaths

One of the best ways to use real holiday wreaths is by hanging them on your front door. A classic door wreath is a timeless way to add holiday cheer to your home. Another option is to hang a wreath in your living room, either on the wall or as a pairing with a centerpiece. Checkout our fine selection of real outdoor wreaths, fresh garlands, and table top Christmas trees that also work wonderfully indoors and are always shipped directly from us to you!