Hang Holiday Cheer ~ The Christmas Wreath

My sweet friend Carolyn sent me this precious poem – Just in time to share it with you. As we enter into the fun-filled, Christ-filled holiday season, I pray that the Lord will use the every day, little special things, like Christmas wreaths hung on neighbors’ doors, to remind you of how deep and wide His love is for you. || Rachel

Every Christmas wreath is more than just a decoration… It’s a special reminder of Jesus, the reason for our celebration.

The circle of a Christmas wreath is a never-ending ring,

a reminder of eternal love from our Lord and King

The Christmas Wreath is a sign of welcome, inviting all to enter in

a reminder of Christ’s invitation for all to come to Him.

The middle of a Christmas Wreath is a bare and empty space,

a reminder of what life would be without Christ’s love and grace

So each time you see a Christmas wreath hanging from a door,

may your heart rejoice in the One that Christmas is truly for.

– Holley Gerth

~ To Add a Christmas Wreath to Your Door ~

There are many wonderful ways to create a wreath for your front door. Here are a few simple, stylish wreath ideas.

1. Everyday Holiday :: The wreath on my front door is a simple boxwood square green wreath that I add accessories for each season to dress it up for the appropriate holiday.

2. Living Magnolia Wreath :: Buy a wreath form from your local craft store, like Micheal’s or  A. C. Moore (Remember your coupon!!). Gather magnolia tree leaves and layer the leaves throughout the tree form, one overlapping layer at a time. Fill the form with leaves and hang the wreath on a the door with your favorite ribbon.

3. Christmas Ornaments + Green :: Purchase an inexpensive green Christmas wreath from your local craft or hardware store and whatever ornaments or decorations you would like to attach to the wreath. Use ribbon to loop and tie through the ornaments hook. Then, tie the ribbon to the wreath’s branches. Fill the wreath to achieve the look that you want. Once filled, hang your unique wreath on your front door.

~ How to Hang Your Christmas Wreath ~

1. Purchase a wreath hanger. I got mine from Smith and Hawken. This Christmas season, there are fun sparkly ones at Target.

2. Use a ribbon to hang the wreath. Loop ribbon around the top half of the wreath and carry ribbon to the top of the door. Fasten the two ends of the ribbon to the door with a nail.

{ photograph credits :: mygoodgreetings.com | william-sonoma.com | potterybarn.com | marthastewart.com}

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