Frequently Asked Questions
How long do your Christmas wreaths last?
If you hang your wreath outside it should last well past the holiday season even in warm climates. I took my wreath off my door here in Maine at the end of March and it still looked good but not much balsam fragrance left. Your wreath will not last as long if you place it between your door and your storm door. If you hang it inside just mist it with water to prolong its freshness.
How thick are your wreaths?
We sell double-faced wreaths and they are approximately 6 inches thick.
What do you mean by double-faced wreaths?
Balsam fir tips are put together in bunches and wired to a wreath ring to make a wreath. A single-faced wreath means that the bunches of balsam are attached to only one side of the wreath ring. A double-faced wreath has the bunches of balsam built around both sides of the wreath ring. This makes the wreaths much fuller and much more desirable. Single-faced wreaths are the type typically sold at big box stores.
How do your wreaths come packaged?
Our wreaths are shipped fully decorated. We place the wreath in a plastic bag to keep it as fresh as possible in transit. We then place it in a wreath box. We place the free gift card and packing slip in the plastic pouch on the outside of the box.
What is the difference between a 24 inch wreath and a 30 inch wreath?
The 24 inch or 30 inch refers to the approximate outside diameter of the wreaths. A 24' wreath is a perfect size for todays standard 32" doors. The 30" is much larger and looks great on larger doors. I owned a Victorian home with double doors and the 30" wreaths were perfect there.
When should I get my wreath?
You can get your wreath anytime after we begin shipping. If you are in a hot climate we suggest you don't have your wreath arrive before Dec.7 to assure its freshness through the holiday season and into the new year.
How long will the centerpiece last?
Your centerpiece should last for three or more weeks. If you want it to look really fresh for Christmas dinner we recommend that you have it arrive after Dec. 10th. You can receive it earlier and leave it exactly how it came in the package, and place it in a cold, dark spot like the garage or take the candles off and put it in the fridge. Our centerpieces are made in absorbent floral foam and when watered regularly will stay fresh throughout the holiday season.
Can I get a centerpiece for Thanksgiving?
You sure can but please be aware that it probably won't last through the entire holiday season. Also we have to start shipping Thanksgiving centerpieces and advent wreaths on Monday. Nov. 17th to assure that they arrive before Thanksgiving. UPS does not deliver on Thanksgiving day or the day after.
Advent Wreath Questions
Where can I find the traditional prayers said when lighting the
We include a wonderful prayer book which explains the history and traditions of the Advent Wreath, the prayers, blessings and suggested bible readings for each week in Advent.
Can the advent wreath be used as a tabletop centerpiece?
Our advent wreaths are about 18" to 20" in diameter so they are kind of large for most dining tables if they are set for dinner. Some of our customers use them on their dining tables prior to setting the table or after the table is cleared.
Will the advent wreath last throughout the advent season?
Yes. We recommend that you mist your advent wreath regularly to keep it fresh. We have to ship early to arrive the week after Thanksgiving. To be extra sure of its freshness throughout the season you should leave it in the package exactly how it was when you opened it and store it in a dark, cool location like your garage until you are ready to celebrate the 1st Sunday of Advent .
How big are your Christmas kissing balls?
Our kissing ball is a full 12" in diameter.
How long do the Christmas kissing balls last?
A long time. I hang mine from the chandelier in my dining area. I took it down at the end of April. Of course most people would take it down earlier but I just love it and keep it up as long as possible.
I was thinking of sending the kissing ball as a gift? Is it well received?
People love this gift. It's really unique in most of the country. It seems like it's only common here in New England. I have one customer who orders six of them every year. She hangs them out on her porch, everywhere she hangs her plants in the summer. They work kind of like a chain letter, one person sends it to someone, they love it, order it for their friends, and on and on..............fine with me.
When do you recommend shipping to hot climates?
We recommend that your balsam products be shipped to arrive no earlier than Dec. 8th in hot climates.
How do I care for my balsam product?
We include care instructions in the box with all of our balsam products.
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