Choosing holiday decor, especially wreaths, poses a fundamental question: fresh or artificial? These days, artificial doesn’t have to mean tacky or obviously fake. Artificial wreaths are great alternatives to fresh wreaths if you can’t have the real thing, but it’s quite a toss up when comparing the two.
Fresh Christmas Wreaths
Fresh holiday greens are an important part of many families’ holiday tradition. Putting up the fresh garland and hanging fresh wreaths with ribbon on the doors is a special element of the holidays, especially when the family is involved with decorating the house. Fresh, green wreaths and garland will infuse the home with the scent of fir and pine that is so perfect for the holiday season. Each time you walk through the front door or welcome guests into the home, a burst of that rich fragrance will waft through the air over and over. Fresh greens are also very easy to decorate or add a personal touch by tying a ribbon or bow or adding some festive ornaments.
28-Inch Mixed Decoration Wreath
Traditional fresh green wreaths come in two styles: plain noble fir and mixed deco. The noble wreath is plain noble fir and ideal for decorative. The mixed deco wreath is decorated with small pine cones and simple juniper berries for an added touch and fragrance, and it is easy to decorate with ribbon and the like. Both wreaths come in multiple sizes, making them perfect for adorning front and back doors, windows and other areas where your family likes to put a wreath. After the holidays, simply throw these wreaths out.
Fresh wreaths from the Magnolia Wreath Company are also fresh holiday greens, but with a specialty twist. These made to order holiday wreaths come in styles such as magnolia leaves, boxwood and more. They are handmade and somewhat delicate; wreaths from the Magnolia Wreath Company deserve a special place in the home for sure. These wreaths can be saved for another year if they are kept in cool, dry places, but each wreath will be different and warrants individual judgement to determine if it should be kept.
Artificial holiday wreaths are perfect for places where fresh wreaths are not allowed or it is not feasible to have one. Homes with pets or small children may want to invest in artificial greenery in case of curious little ones. Some buildings where people live may not allow fresh greens for a number of reasons. Artificial wreaths are great investments for the budget conscious because they can be reused year after year and easily stored during the rest of the year. If you live in a warmer climate where fresh fir wreaths won’t last, a pretty artificial one is best for you as well. Artificial wreaths don’t have to be fake greenery though; there are many options with other materials that are beautiful and classic for Christmas decor each year.
An unexpected material that has recently been a hit with our customers is wood curl. This may sound strange, but it is shaved wood curled into a rose-like shape and covers an entire wreath. When put together, these wood curl wreaths are really beautiful and unique. They come in red, green, champagne and cream and are offered in not only wreaths but also kissing balls and tabletop decor. These artificial wreaths are also made in different sizes to fit a door, window or other area to hang a wreath. Try hanging a wood curl wreath in front of a mirror using a wide satin ribbon - it’s something your guests will not expect and love.
Another wonderful artificial wreath is the glitter branch wreath. It’s a sparkly, festive wreath that will make a statement and dazzle your front door or special place you hang it. This wreath may not be easy to add ribbons or special holiday decorations, but it speaks for itself. For outdoor use, it is wise to only use the glitter branch wreath in an area that does not get direct sunlight or will be hurt by rain or other weather. Spraying this wreath with a special coating (found at a craft store) will help keep the wreath in top shape if it’s going outside.