Wreaths can now be purchased and displayed
for any holiday. They can be constructed
from both natural and synthetic materials.
Fresh greens are traditional in December,
but these will only last as long as the weather
stays cold. Wreaths made from dried materials
look natural and can last several years but
eventually will deteriorate. Synthetic wreaths
are the longest lived but care should be
taken that they don't look too artificial.
The following should be considered
- Measure the space where you wish to hang
the wreath. Make sure the wreath will look
neither insignificant (too small) nor overwhelming
- If the wreath will be hung outside, make
sure it can stand up to the weather. Consider
whether birds or squirrels will be tempted
to eat decorations such as berries or nuts.
- Make sure the colors and materials selected
are appropriate for the holiday
of the year.
- Make sure the wreath can be securely hung.
Fasteners should be sturdy enough to support
its weight. If you are hanging the wreath
outdoors, hang the wreath so that it will
not blow off in the wind.
Remember that wreaths exposed to direct sunlight
or overheated conditions will deteriorate
much faster, so you will want to find a hanging
location that won't lead to an early end
to your wreath.