Greenery

Christmas Wreaths Dallas

  • October 15, 2010

By Maria Bargellini of DFW Christmas Lights.Com

Deck the halls with boughs of Holly fa la la la la la la la la. OK I’ll stop…. Nobody actually decks the halls with sharp-poke your eyes out China Holly leaves anymore but they do use natural and artificial greenery for stairways, entry ways, interior/ exterior doors, and windows. A wreath can be any assortment of flowers, leaves, fruits, twigs,ornaments and/or various materials that is constructed to resemble a ring. They are used typically as Christmas decorations but can be used as seasonal decor all year like egg wreaths at Easter and Heart wreaths on Valentines day.

Wreaths have much history and symbolism associated with them. They are usually made from evergreens and symbolize strength, as evergreens last even throughout the harshest winters. Bay laurel may also be used, and these wreaths are known as laurel wreaths. The circular shape of the wreath is seen as a common symbol of eternity. The use of wreaths varies by culture, tradition and religions. In Christianity, it is used to prepare for Jesus’ birth and in many cultures around the world, wreaths are used in weddings as a headdress. The history behind wreaths dates back thousands of years and much of the symbolism lies with Greek mythology, Roman tradition with the present day usage being focused on Advent and for festive décor.

Decorated entryways are the most commonly asked for service. This is typically done with 2-3 pieces of lit garland around a doorway and a wreath on the door itself. Our garlands come in 9 foot sections and are 14″ thick, the most common size door wreaths are 24″ round for doors that are about 30-36 inches. Wreath are available in 24″, 36′, 48 “,  60″ and 72”. The greenery comes in LED, incandescent and in battery pack form for areas where the is no available power. In most cases an electrical outlet is near the doorway and can be controlled by a wall timer, outdoor timer or a switch.

The Greenery looks great on it’s own but can be completely transformed with ornaments or other festive decorations. Most decorations available are not for outdoor use and you can expect to have to replace them if they are exposed to the elements. When adorning your greenery try not to cover the bulbs when placing your ornaments. you want your greenery to be as brilliant as possible. You can place an ornament right next to a light bulb to highlight the color or texture.

Wreaths can be installed anywhere on your home. The second most common location is on the 2nd story of a home, usually right under the peak of the roof. Greenery can be spliced on to your roof lights, wired into an eave outlet or wired to an outlet on the home. Another great place to decorate is your windows. I like to install them over windows so that you can see it from both the inside and outside of the home. The glass reflects the lights to give a brilliant display.

DFW Christmas Lights and The Outdoor Lighting Expert are owned and operated by Dallas Curb Appeal Inc.

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