As a lifelong native of New England, I have to say that the start of the Holiday Season between Thanksgiving and New Years is my favorite time of the year. Winter conjures up visions of horse-drawn sleigh rides, hot toddy’s by the fireside, ice skating on glistening frozen winter ponds, and building snowmen.
My husband I started a long-standing tradition when we first married and always cut down our own Christmas trees at local Christmas tree farms. The tradition continued until our children went off to college. The wreath that usually adorns our front door is always a live wreath, which we get from either the tree farm or a quality nursery. A spotlight that’s placed by the white birch tree in the center of our yard shines upon the door and house. Our home is a two-story colonial, and all of the windows are adorned with live green roping and red ribbons. Single candles shine through every window. Our style is very traditional and simple to celebrate the season, a scene right of Normal Rockwell.
Recently I was contacted by Grandma D’s Tree and Wreath Farm/Wreaths Direct and offered the opportunity to review a holiday wreath from Oregon! I have friends who’ve been to Oregon and rave about how spectacular the northwest corner of our country is!
Grandma D’s Tree and Wreath Farm has been raising Christmas trees and making wreaths for five generations. This family-owned business sells beautiful noble fir wreaths, centerpieces, and trees.
Grandma D’s Tree and Wreath Farm is located in the Silverton Hills southeast of Salem, Oregon, adjacent to Silver Falls State Park near Silverton, Oregon. In the early 1920’s, the De Santis family began purchasing farm land. This land was first used to plant and harvest strawberries. By the 1960’s, the strawberry crops were phased out, while Noble and Douglas Christmas Trees were gradually planted. By 1990, the Rutherford family, descendants of the De Santis family, managed the tree farm.
I was at my office when the wreath arrived via UPS, and my husband immediately called me to let me know it had arrived!
The holiday fragrance of this beautiful eco-friendly fresh wreath was still evident throughout the house when I arrived home! The wreath was packaged in a very sturdy corrugated box, and arrived from Oregon unscathed!
Adorned with a red-velvet ribbon, berries and pine cones, the quality and care taken to make this beauty was evident by the hard-wired backing that one normally only sees on high-quality wreaths.
Grandma D’s Tree and Wreath Farm/Wreaths Direct also offers stunning Holiday Table and Centerpieces as well as wreaths. Their fresh greenery ships throughout the USA and is a versatile gift that is pleasing to men, women, employees and all family types! Items include fresh holidays wreaths (also available with gold or silver accents), candy cane wreaths and centerpieces with a free taper candle.
Visit Grandma D’s Tree and Wreath Farm at http://www.wreathsdirect.info/ for more info. Mention Code W0834 when ordering and you will receive FREE UPS Ground Shipping in the USA.
Please leave a comment about what you like best about Grandma D’s Wreaths! The poster (this blog) with the most comments within 7 days is eligible to win a Prize from Grandma D’s.
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Timestamp: 2008-12-07 05:31:42 UTC