Each Wreath is hand made on either a 10" or 12" base using only freshly harvested holly or frost seasoned noble fir. We are proud to say we only adorned our wreaths with top quality christmas bows and only natural material including cinnamon sticks, dried fruit and gold sprayed pine cones.
Every wreath arrives ready to hang on your recipients front door and is
accompanied by your hand written message so makes for a really beautiful and
meaningful christmas gift for the whole family. We can also send along with
your wreath fresh english mistletoe
if required as an added extra.
Handmade by Betty
We have sold christmas wreaths online since 2002 and each and every wreath we have
sold has been hand made by Betty and her team at our dedicated nursery.
A bit of historical background
Wreaths symbolize the strength of life overcoming the forces of winter. The giving
of wreaths at Christmas goes back to Roman times. The wreath was an early Roman and
Greek symbol of victory. Soon it began to figure in Christianity. When Christ was
crowned with thorny holly branches, the white berries changed to blood red. As
people began to use the symbolic wreath at Christmas time, a lighted candle
was placed in the center of the wreath to remind people of the new light of
the world: Jesus, born on Christmas Day.
Evergreens were used in wreaths as a symbol of immortality, because the boughs would
stay green when all else was brown and dead. Evergreens were thought to possess magical
properties and were a sign of enduring life.
Even our primitive forefathers brought in green branches during the winter solstice,
and used them in magical rites to ensure the return of spring and new vegetation.