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Caring for Fresh Holiday Greens

Caring for Fresh Holiday Greens

It’s happening. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is making its way back up the charts. I (Zoe) am not a fan of cold weather, but I do love the holidays. It’s an excuse to bake endless treats, full of quality time with loved ones, and the decor is so. darn. fun. Every year, my parents say, “Maybe we should consider getting an artificial tree.” And every year, I feverishly dispute this suggestion. I’m a sucker for the realness and fluffy joy of fresh greens, not to mention they smell *amazing*- forget the evergreen candle. 

Our greenery wreaths and swags (which are handmade by the team) ship nationwide and will be available at our Holiday Market! Because we want y’all to enjoy their beauty for as long as possible, here are some tips for them to thrive: 

Keep them out of direct light

Harsh sunlight will fade and dry out your wreath before you can say “falalalala”. Keep it away from windows if you hang it indoors, and preferably facing North when outdoors. 

Keep them away from heat sources

You know how every winter your hands get super dry and you have to apply lotion every 10 minutes? It’s probably thanks to indoor heating. Just like sunlight, hot air is drying, and our goal is to keep greenery as hydrated as possible. So, if your wreath is indoors, keep it away from vents, radiators, and fireplaces. 

Spritz the back every 3-5 days

Jess is always reminding us to change our vase water, during this time of year, her tune changes to remind us to spray our wreaths. Your greens’ are thirsty and you can quench them by spritzing their back with water every few days.

How long will they last?

Ah, the question everyone wants to know. There’s no way to say for sure, but if you follow the above tips, wreaths will survive about three weeks indoors and four to six weeks outside.

I hope y'all have a wonderful holiday season! Do you go all out with decorations? What type is your favorite?

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