Types of Christmas Wreaths and Garland

How to Choose the Best Christmas Wreaths and Garland for Your Home

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Planning the Project

Before you begin decorating for the holidays, think about the big picture, then narrow your focus to the details. Consider the type of look you want and where to place the decor. How big will the displays be? Is there a color scheme? What types of wreaths do you need? How many different types of garland will you use? Do you want fresh-cut or artificial wreaths and garland? Taking the time to answer these questions now will help make sure you have the holiday wreath and garland displays that are best suited for your home.


Artificial Wreaths & Garland

                  

Artificial Christmas Wreaths & Garlands

The best artificial decorations resemble real foliage and require very little maintenance. You can also reuse them year after year. Other benefits include:

• Hypoallergenic – Great for people with allergies
• Flexible wiring allows for easier shaping of branches
• Available in lengths up to 100 feet 
• Garland with end-to-end lighting allows multiple strands to be connected
• The best Christmas garland and wreaths are pre-lit and battery-operated

    

Fresh-Cut

                  

Fresh-Cut Christmas Wreaths & Garland

Just like trees, fresh-cut foliage fosters a festive holiday atmosphere. These are typically sourced from the branches of trees known for their pleasant aroma and excellent needle retention. Fir branches are a popular choice, as are spruce and pine. Here are some other things to consider:

• Fresh-cut varieties are designed for one-season use and should be thrown out after the holiday
• Prevent needle loss by avoiding use in drafty areas or near heat sources
• Low-heat lighting such as micro, micro mini or LED lights are recommended


Christmas Wreath Installation

Special ties, clips and hooks will help you firmly attach your decorations to a variety of surfaces.

Wreath hangers 
Choose from a variety of sizes and styles to complement your décor

Zip ties
Use these to discretely secure garland 

Fishing line
A virtually invisible way to suspend or drape decorations

The Basics
Standard hooks, nails and string can also be used

Safety
Use UL Listed lights for your protection


Christmas Garland & Wreath Care and Storage

Since artificial foliage can be used repeatedly, garland and wreath care should continue long after the initial purchase. It is important to store them properly.

• Wrap fragile decorations before storing
• Dust off garland and store it in a plastic container
• Larger items can be placed in specially designed wreath and garland storage bags
• Pre-lit decorations should be inspected annually for damage