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Forget Your Plastic Christmas Wreaths – Get The Real Thing

Christmas wreaths have many uses. Often used to adorn the front doors of many homes, they also make great Christmas gifts for fellow workers when you’re stuck for suggestions. I have even seen them hanging from the front or rear of cars as they drive around town. While plastic wreaths are often cheap, they can also look that way. There’s really nothing that comes close to the beauty and style of a handmade Christmas wreath that made using items produced by nature.

Traditional Christmas WreathAt Scottish Christmas Trees, we hand make our Christmas wreaths to order using fresh foliage and a combination of berries, pine cones, dried fruit and seed heads. We even produce a plain wreath that you can decorate to suit your tastes. If you’re looking for that really special Christmas wreath, then I suggest you consider our Traditional Wreath. This is made using attractive seed heads, dried oranges, cinnamon sticks, pine cones, and pretty little pumpkinos, and is finished with a stunning organza ribbon.

Last season’s most popular wreath was the Chic Wreath. This wreath is hand decorated with silver and purple decorations and finished with a lavish purple ribbon. It was so popular we ran out of stock well before Christmas.  Which wreath will be this festive season’s most popular? We’ll have to wait and see, we may even release a new one for this year so keep your eyes open for any news on that.

Because we use real produce and not plastic or imitation, Christmas wreaths can only be delivered after the 21st of November. We make our wreaths to order so you will need to have your order in to us as early as possible, otherwise you may be disappointed. We ran out of all wreath stock early last year, with the Chic Christmas Wreath running out very early.

If you wish to give your wreath as a present, let us know and we’ll be happy to deliver to them including a card with a personal message from you. Christmas wreaths make an entry welcoming at Christmas, especially if they are hand made using natural products – they sure beat those plastics wreaths every time.

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Tips For Attaching Gifts To Christmas Trees

Some families like the idea of attaching small gifts to their Christmas trees. It can certainly add to the overall look of your tree and adds a touch of excitement for children of all ages. However, there is a right way and a wrong way to attach gifts to your Christmas tree.

The single most important issue is not the size of the gift but the weight. If the gifts are too heavy they will cause the branches to sag too far. This may place too much stress on the branch causing it to break or drop too many needles.

When attaching your gifts, ribbon is kinder to tree branches than string. String can rub and create a ring barking effect, again placing stress on the branch. Ribbon is flat and helps to spread the load thus causing far less damage.

Place larger heavier gifts on the lower branches since they are thicker and stronger. It adds to the overall look of the tree if the gifts get progressively smaller as they go up the tree.

Children can be impatient when it comes time to open gifts. Help them remove the gift by untying the ribbon rather than pulling the gift along the branch. Pulling the gift will cause an increased drop of needles and leave a lot of bare patches.

Finally, don’t forget to give your Christmas tree a gift. Plenty of water together with as many oo’s and ah’s as possible. I don’t know if the tree can hear you – it certainly adds to the occasion.