Fresh Ways to Use Christmas Wreaths
Smells have a way of evoking feelings and memories from long ago. For me, the smell of cut pine will forever make me think of carefully crafting Christmas wreaths with my father in our back yard. While I no longer make my own holiday wreaths thanks to time constraints and lack of easy access to materials, I enjoy the flood of memories that comes whenever I get a strong whiff of evergreen.
Fresh Christmas wreaths have been used for centuries to celebrate the season. Traditionally hung on the front door to welcome guests from next door or across the county, creative homeowners have been coming up with some interesting Christmas decorating ideas using this age old symbol of the season.
Where to hang your Christmas Wreaths
While a wreath hung on the front door will never go out of style, there is no reason to stop there. With a little imagination, a wreath can be turned into a multi-purpose Christmas decoration.
In a window
Many holiday wreaths are hand crafted works of art, to beautiful to keep to yourself. If you are looking to share your Christmas spirit with the whole neighborhood but don’t want to subject your wreaths to the elements, try hanging wreaths inside your home in street facing windows. If you like the idea of a wreath hanging in your window but want to enjoy it yourself, just hang your wreath inside the curtains.
Over your table
A big part of Christmas celebrations is the family meal. The memories made when gathered around the table with close friends and family really is the reason for the season. Help bring the spirit of the season to the dining room by hanging a wreath horizontally above the dinner table like a holiday chandelier. Any meal eaten under a wreath is bound to be filled with joy and holiday spirit.
Above your bed
Around the holiday season, sleep can become pretty rare. Between visits with rarely seen relatives, late night and early morning shopping trips, and the always-enjoyable gift wrapping sessions, sleep deprivation can set in early around Christmas. When you do get the chance lay your head down, wouldn’t it be nice to drift off with memories of Christmases past floating through mind? Hanging a wreath above your headboard is a great way to remind yourself why you love the season each night before bed.
This year when you decorate for Christmas, remember that wreathes are not just for the front door, spread the joy around your home with these Christmas decorating ideas. For the highest quality fresh Christmas wreaths visit HooksandLattice.com. Handcrafted fresh Christmas wreaths shipped express to doorsteps around the country and guarateed.