I'm not big on lots of Christmas decorations, I usually just get by on the basics but I do love a Christmas wreath. I think they make the front door look really festive and welcoming.
There are some really nice ones in all sorts of designs available. Some prefer a natural wreath containing fresh foliage and decorations and of course there are the artificial ones (pictured above) which can be used year after year.
Fresh natural wreaths can also be made at this time of year for tributes to those who have passed away, they can be placed somewhere in memory of a loved one. I think that is lovely way to remember someone special at this time of year. If you do buy from a local florist you can bet your tribute will have been made with a lot of love and attention. Florist's are like that.
The artificial wreaths are not only for hanging on the door. They can also be used to hang on an interior wall or used as a table decoration (pictured below) by adding one of those battery operated candles. Placing lights around a wreath also makes it a little bit different, you may have a part of your living room or a porch that needs a bit of extra light, so that Santa can find his way.......very important.
Wreaths are very popular at this time of year. You could even attend a wreath making workshop which a lot of crafters and florists tend to put on. There you can learn how to make a wreath yourself, get your creative juices flowing. I think it's always nice to create something yourself, it makes the end product a lot more personal.
If you have never bought one then go for it this year, they really are a nice addition to other decorations. I have the one in the main picture hanging on my door and it looks fabulous. I can just wrap it up and pop it away for next Christmas and it was a reasonable price to at £12.
If you are looking to seek out a wreath for this year, check out Suzy Blues Flowers. There is a facebook page here to follow:
and check out their blog here at:
I hope you are getting in the Christmas mood now as it isn't long until the holidays start. The Bailey's will be in the coffee and mulled wine warming on the stove. Boxes of Celebrations or Roses bought, I say boxes as we always buy one, eat them all before Christmas and have to get another. Not just me then eh?
You stay safe and enjoy the festivities leading up to Christmas. I will be back tomorrow with my Verse for Thursday but for now........
Go buy a wreath!!!
What to Buy Wednesday
From January 2018 I've decided to shake Wednesdays up and review products that I have purchased so we go from random thoughts to important retail therapy for the new year.