Nov 292011
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I’m a bit of a stickler about my Christmas tree. I insist on having a “real” tree every year. It’s certainly not the most frugal choice, but I just love the smell of the tree. I also love how every year the tree looks a little bit different.

It’s kind of funny that even though I must have a real tree, I had never even considered a real Christmas wreath.

Until now.

Last week I received an absolutely gorgeous Balsam fir wreath from Wreaths of Maine.

I live far from Maine in North Carolina, but my wreath arrived safely because it was well-packed in a cute shipping box.

When I opened the box I was greeted with the aromatic smell of freshly cut fir brush. Even though it was before Thanksgiving, that made it feel like Christmas to me. (I’m a stickler for no Christmas decorations until AFTER Thanksgiving!)

I hung my wreath on one of the front windows using the included wreath hanger. (The wreath hanger is a v-shaped ¬†metal piece: NOT the mismatched red ribbon. As soon as I can get some ribbon that matches, I’ll replace it.)

Doesn’t it look pretty?

You may be wondering why a homeschooling mom would be asked to review Christmas wreaths. That’s maybe the neatest part of this whole review. (Well, maybe not. The wreath is awesome.) Wreaths of Maine is a mail-order wreath company that was started by a homeschooling family. Today the majority of their wreaths are sold by homeschool families or groups.

Wreaths of Maine sent me a sales kit along with the wreath. Included in the kit are 2 full-color brochures, order forms, instructions for both taking and sending orders, and helpful tips for how to sell the wreaths. And if you are not interested in selling wreaths door to door, you can share your seller id number and have friends place orders on-line. Either way, earning commissions is easy.

If you’re looking for a Homeschool Fundraiser, you should definitely take a look at Wreaths of Maine. Or if you’re looking for a Christmas wreath, be sure to look at Wreaths of Maine first. They have a variety of wreaths available. I received the Classic Christmas Wreath which is available for $37. (If you order, you can use my seller id. It’s 5064 – A Day in the Life.)


Disclosure: I received a free Classic Christmas Wreath from Wreaths of Maine to review. I was not compensated for this post. I will receive a commission check for any wreaths that I sell.



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