These two traditional decorations have a long history. Over the years, wreaths and garland have been associated with many cultures. People saw beautiful evergreen plants and trees as symbols of continuous growth and life through the cold winter months. Wreaths are shaped round to represent the ongoing seasons that would eventually lead back to the warm summer.
Using greenery to celebrate Christmas began in the 16th century in Germany. Today people hang Christmas wreaths and garland to celebrate the spirit of the season. Whether natural or artificial, this greenery can add vibrant touches of color and light to any home throughout the holidays.
It can be fun to think about doing DIY Christmas wreaths. But it's a busy time of year and Sam's Club has many beautiful ready-to-hang wreaths and garland. Choosing greenery from our selection will give you time for other important holiday tasks.
What to Consider When Buying Wreaths and Garland?
When you're thinking of Christmas wreath ideas, consider how and where you want to use a wreath.
Order natural wreaths as close to Christmas as possible to keep them fresh throughout the holiday season. At Sam's Club, you can order Fresh Greens 24-inch Eucalyptus & Berry Wreaths for your home until December 18.
Beautiful and simple garland strands, made of natural materials such as Israeli Ruscus, bay leaves, tree fern and magnolia leaves, are available year-round and should be ordered at least two days before an event.
In most cases, natural wreaths and garland will last about a month. Misting daily with water can extend their hanging time.
An artificial Christmas wreath can be just as beautiful as the natural variety.
Choose artificial wreaths and garland that look natural, unadorned and fresh. Or select greenery that comes pre-lit or decorated. Seasonal embellishments such as plaid ribbon, red berries, pinecones and ornaments bring a festive touch.
Consider whether these traditional decorations will fit in with your current home decor or stand out and bring a sparkle through the holidays.
We have a wide variety of artificial wreaths and garland at Sam's Club to decorate your home and spread holiday cheer.
How Do You Choose the Right Size Wreath or Garland for Your Home?
Where to display your wreath and garland is a matter of personal taste. You can choose the front door, staircases or inside the living room above the mantel.
For a dramatic impact on a typical 36-inch front door, select a 28- to 30-inch wreath. If you're looking for a more classic look, choose a door wreath with a width measuring between 20- and 24-inches.
Choose holiday decorations accordingly for larger spaces, such as the exterior of your home or garage. The right size wreath shouldn't overwhelm the surface it's hanging on. However, selecting a wreath that's too small for the area can take away from its beauty. We have wreaths as wide as 60-inches for your large walls.
Pre-lit Christmas wreaths are a popular option for holiday decor. Look for wreath features that include battery-powered lighting so you aren't limited by electrical outlet accessibility.
We have gorgeous Member's Mark Pre-Lit Decorated Wreaths in 48- and 60-inch and widths. Our 60-inch wreath has 400 warm white lights and shatterproof ornaments. It's available in three colors (traditional red, gold and green) and comes into two easy-to-assemble pieces that also make it ideal for storage. The 48-inch model has 140 LED lights and is decorated with shatterproof ornaments and natural pine cones.
Christmas garland is a great decoration to use in a variety of places -- as the centerpiece of a fireplace mantle or a table, wrapped around a banister or draped from a chandelier.
To determine how much garland you need, find the length of the area and add 50 percent to the measurement. For example, a 6-foot mantel would require 9-feet of garland to display attractively.
For a staircase banister or porch railing, use a ball of string to help decide how much garland to buy. Wrap the string around the staircase as if you were hanging garland. When you have the look you desire, cut the string and measure its length.
One of the benefits of having artificial wreaths and garland is being able to use them for holiday seasons in years to come. Faux wreaths should be stored covered in plastic and placed in boxes to protect from dust and damage. Keep wreath hangers in the storage container so they aren't misplaced in the off-season.
Loosely coil long lengths of garland for storage. Place the bundle in a plastic bag and keep in a box to prevent sprigs from being crushed.
What Types of Wreaths and Garlands Does Sam's Club Sell?
We have a wide variety of wreaths and garlands for the holidays available at Sam's Club.
You can buy natural or artificial wreaths in common widths from 24-inches to 60-inches. We also have pine wreaths and berry wreaths. Choose from our pre-decorated wreath collection adorned with red berries, pinecones or shatterproof ornaments.
Garland at Sam's Club is available in lengths as short as 6-feet and up to 75-feet. Select plain garland or choose pre-lit greenery. Either choice is good for tables, mantels, stair banisters and porch railings.
Let us help you find the perfect wreath or garland for your home.