Real Or Artificial Christmas Wreath?
A Typical Artificial Wreath
The Debate Real Or Artificial Wreath?
This is becoming a common sight in today's world the artificial Christmas Wreath. There is good reason for this it is easy to find and should last for several years, providing that you do not damage the wires and accidentally pull off the tinsel etc.
The primary reason that people buy these is because they do not want pine needles or the fuss of buying a new Wreath every year. However how would you feel if you could order a brand new fresh and unique hand made wreath which will be shipped to your front door (mail box?) just in time for the holiday season? Personally I know which I prefer!
I have seen these wreaths and to be fair they do look good from a distance. The real natural wreaths do however have a class of their own. There is no smell associated with the artificial wreath. The Cedar, Fir, Pine, Leland and Magnolia wreaths all have distinct properties of their own that make them stand out.
Since no two plants grow the same no two natural wreaths are ever identical, but every artificial wreath is the same as the next one. The real plants have distinct colors of their own and these will either enhance or gradually fade as the Natural Wreath dries out.
For example a Magnolia wreath can be made of alternating fronts and backs of the leaves, so that the Wreath appears to be colored brown and green. Magnolia can be dried slowly indoors and it will turn lighter green, or in shaded sun to give an even lighter green and in direct sun it will turn brown. All magnolia wreaths dried in this way can be kept for several years and used indoors or out. You can buy your artificial Wreath here and I am sure it will give you pleasure for a year or two, or you can read on and see some of the Natural alternatives.
Real Christmas Wreaths From CTC Evergreens PlusClick thumbnail to view full-size
Our Most Popular Real Wreath
The Christmas Wreath Tradition
Christmas Wreaths have been used to decorate our homes for years. The practice was probably stolen from the Romans who used to award victory wreaths at their games. It is also possible that the Germans originated the practice to some extent. When Christianity reached Germany there had been a tradition of making wreaths to surround candles that were lit to speed the onset of the Spring season at the end of Winter. This is why candle holder Wreaths are still popular to this day.
The Pagan tradition has been adapted by lighting a candle for each of the weeks (of Advent) leading up to Christmas and the central candle on Christmas Day to signify the birth of Christ.
Many of our early Christian Holidays originated in this way by the early Christians adapting the existing Pagan traditions to help in making missionary work easier.
The Wreaths shown are 24" diameter for the round wreaths and 18" to 20" square for the square wreaths the quality is to the highest standards and the wreaths each weigh between 5 and 7 lbs.
If you are looking for an original Christmas Gift these hand made wreaths would be the ideal gift for a loved family member, employee, colleague, neighbor or friend. They can be shipped direct to their door.
All of the wreaths shown here and in the Photo Gallery above are made in America using the highest quality Natural materials to order. They are available from our company website at ctcevergreensplus.com all of the pictures used are either copyright of the wreath maker or Evergreens Plus and are used here with their permission so please do not copy them.