Ok, I am a sucker for a wreath, especially a holiday wreath, which is why I asked the folks over at ChristmasForest.com if I could feature one of their lovely wreaths on my 2012 Holiday Gift Guide. They were kind enough to not only say yes, but they also offered to let me host a giveaway for one, too!
They sent me the Santa’s Favorite Christmas Wreath, which I found to be very nature-esque and quite beautiful. I’m just sad it didn’t come the day before, because my friend stopped by and was teasing me because I still had a summer flowers wreath on my door. I know, shame on me! Even worse, I still have it hanging on my door, as I planned to donate it to charity. I’m having a hard time giving it up, lol!
The wreath came with a nice gift card, which I always appreciate receiving as a blogger, or just as a recipient of a great gift. The bow was detached, and of course, I had to put it on differently than shown on their website, since I didn’t want to cover up my peek hole. Since the wreath had been sitting outside my door for hours, as I didn’t get home until late at night, so I was worried that it might have been damaged by the cold, or by lack of air. Thankfully, this wreath was packaged well, and I was hit with a pleasant wave of fir and pine, which was the strongest fir and/or pine scent I’ve ever smelled from any wreath or Christmas tree I’ve ever purchased in my life. To me, this means they are selling quality products, at affordable rates, and I give them an enthusiastic thumbs up!
About the Santa’s Favorite Christmas Wreath:
Santa appreciates class, and his favorite Christmas wreath looks fabulous with the organdy gold bow and the gorgeous Ponderosa pine cones. Our elves start with noble fir and add princess pine, juniper and incense berries.
It is 25″ in diameter, and is eligible for Free Shipping to Continental US via UPS Ground.
Christmas Forest began in 1976 when they sold their first Christmas wreath at Pike Place Market in Seattle. Now, the business thrives and has loyal customers worldwide.
All of their wreaths should last approximately three weeks outside.
You have the option of calling them to ask if you would like a different bow on a particular wreath.
Besides a wide variety of wreaths, they also sell garland, baskets, and even wreath door hangers for $3.00. Make sure to check out their site, or purchase your own Santa’s Favorite Christmas Wreath for $52.00 here.
Plus, they offer a 10% discount for orders of 10 or more products.
I really like that they post pictures of their entire staff on Facebook, as well as post things like the history behind Christmas wreaths.
History of the Christmas Wreath:
The history of the Christmas wreath dates back to the ancient cultures of the Persian Empire. During that era, Christmas wreaths were considered to be the symbol of importance and success.
It was around 77 BC when Greeks started using laurel wreaths as crowns awarded to athletes who came first in Olympica.
The Christmas wreath stands for a circle that has no beginning and end. Hence it is treated as a symbol of eternity, especially when made from evergreens.
Christmas wreaths made of evergreens symbolize everlasting life. The green color symbolizes hope and new life.
Santa’s Favorite Christmas Wreath Giveaway:
Win a 25″ Santa’s Favorite Christmas Wreath from ChristmasForest.com, valued at $52.
**Open to U.S. residents only.
**No P.O. boxes, please.
**Do the mandatory entry. If you win this giveaway, you must respond to my email within 24 hours in order to claim your prize.
**All comments must be separate to count as separate entries. For example, if you follow me on Facebook and Twitter, leave 2 separate comments, one with your Facebook name, and one with your Twitter name. Or, if you posted about the giveaway on your blog, leave 5 numbered comments, all with a link to your giveaway.
**Please read the additional rules here.
HOW TO ENTER:
**Mandatory Entry: Visit ChristmasForest.com and tell me your favorite wreath and why.
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Contest ends Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 10 p.m.
See the Santa’s Favorite Christmas Wreath featured on my For Her and For Him pages of my 2012 Holiday Gift Guide.
Have more shopping to do? Why not check out the rest of the pages of my 2012 Holiday Gift Guide?
Disclosure: This product sent to me in exchange to be featured in my 2012 Holiday Gift Guide. If I can find a local Michigan charity in need of this wreath, I will donate it to them.