Christmas Forest – Stunning handmade wreaths & more (giveaway ends 11/30/13)


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We have decorations inside our home (along with a few Thanksgiving ones). The day after Thanksgiving we’ll pack away our Thanksgiving décor and put up our Christmas tree. I know it’s early, but we enjoy our tree and ornaments and want to have some time to enjoy them. 🙂

We have an artificial tree (16 years old and counting…). One day we want to get a real tree. The only reason why we don’t do it now is because the only place to put the tree in our condo is in front of the sliding glass doors. We get direct sunlight pretty much all day long and we know it will dry out the tree quickly. I am terrified of fire starting from dried needles and Christmas lights. So I rather wait until we can put the tree elsewhere in our condo.

Our tree is OK, but I do miss the smell, look and feel of a REAL tree. I used to have one when I lived at home with my parents. It was a lot of fun picking out the tree and setting it up at home. I miss that.

I found one way to give me the look, smell and feel of a real tree – sort of.

Christmas Forest was kind enough to send me a B-E-A-U-T-F-U-L handmade wreath.

Christmas Forest’s hand-crafted Christmas wreaths flood your senses with the aroma of fresh Noble Fir and Princess Pines, and conjuring images of warm Christmas memories on cold winter nights. Ideal for your own home, as a gift for that special someone, or as a corporate gift, Christmas Forest’s exquisite wreaths and holiday swags are handmade with only the freshest evergreens, Juniper Berries and Yellow Incense Buds—all harvested in accordance with their commitment to protecting the rainforest ecosystem for future generations. Lovingly created, sealed and shipped the same day, your wreath is guaranteed to arrive as forest fresh as the Cascades themselves. This year, capture the very essence of the season with an amazing Christmas wreath from Christmas Forest.

I was so excited when Christmas Forest said they would send me a wreath to review. 🙂


I received the North Pole Wreath. It arrived in a big box and wrapped lovingly in plastic (I assume to preserve it’s freshness). The only thing I needed to do was attach the ribbon which was wrapped separately.


My husband thought I was crazy because I kept touching it and smelling it. It was so excited about this wreath. I have never had a real wreath before. I think this is a great substitution for a real tree. It gives me the look, feel and smell of a tree, without having to buy a real tree.

The wreath looks much better in person. The colors are more rich than they are in the photo.

I am very impressed with how well made the wreath is. You can move it around and nothing falls off or comes lose. I find it impressive because it’s made by hand and shipped out in the same day. It’s not like someone made this weeks ago and it’s been sitting on a shelf waiting to ship. This wreath was made for me the day is ship. It’s clear to me that this wreath was lovingly made too. The wreath maker didn’t skimp or use short cuts to get it done.

I love the real pinecones. When the wreath is no longer usable I am going to keep the pinecones and re-purpose them in other holiday décor.


We put the wreath up on our balcony so that our neighbors can see it. I was going to put it on our door but the hallway in our condo building tends to be hot and I didn’t want it to dry out quickly. So I had my hubby put it in the center of our balcony so that everyone can see it. A few of our neighbors have already told us how pretty it is. Most of them can’t believe it’s real.

I even adore the bow that the wreath came with. I plan on re-purposing this as well.


I really like the idea of giving a wreath as a gift. It’s not a typical gift, so I think it would really stand out and the recipient will remember your lovely gift for years to come. In addition, every time they look and smell the wreath they will probably be thinking about you as well.

The wreaths range in price from around $37 to $52, depending on the design and materials used. Christmas Forest has wreaths to suit anyone on your holiday shopping list. Here are just a few examples, including a plain wreath that you can decorate yourself and add your own personal touch to.

Wreaths are shipped FREE within the continental US via UPS ground.

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In addition to their lovely wreaths, Christmas Forest sells other handmade treasure such as garland and other holiday décor. I especially love the Farmer’s Basket. That would look beautiful on a mantel or dining room table as a centerpiece.




Christmas Forest also carries a nice assortment of ornaments.

This holiday season if you are at a loss as to what to gift that special someone in your life, why not give the them the gift of a holiday wreath from Christmas Forest.

To check out all of their wonderful wreaths and other holiday goodies visit www.ChristmasForest.com. While you are there read the reviews from other happy customers – some who have been customers for many years because they are so impressed by the quality of the wreaths they purchase from Christmas Forest.

You can also check out Christmas Forest on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. They have some really nice holiday Pinterest boards that are worth checking out.

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Christmas Forest has generously offered to give a lucky reader the same holiday wreath that I received. Thank you Christmas Forest!

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on November 30, 2013 at 11:59 PM (EST). The winner will be chosen using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me who the wreath would be for if you were the lucky winner? Would you keep it for yourself or give it as a gift?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

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*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. Christmas Forest will provide the prize.


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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.


  1. jessica todd says:

    I will probably give this to my mom for her front door!

  2. I’d totally keep it! 🙂

  3. I would keep this for myself! 🙂

  4. Kim Scott Barton says:

    The wreath would be for our home. We just moved to a new state 6 months ago and hugely downsized and my old wreath I have had for 12 years was put to rest.lol so I am in need of a wreath this year

  5. I have ALWAYS wanted a Christmas wreath for my door and so I would definitely keep it!

  6. I’m not going home for Christmas this year so I would like to send it to my parents.

  7. Kathryn Mackey says:

    this is a nice wreath

  8. I would love to be the recipient of this wreath for my parents to have it at their condo.

  9. Sue Ellison says:

    I would keep it!

  10. Beautiful. I would keep it for myself.

  11. This is our second Christmas in our new house so we could use a lot of decorations. (We moved from a small house with one tiny bathroom to a big house, after way too many years) I could still use a wreath for the front door.
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  12. I would keep it all for myself!

  13. I think I would keep this for myself – I have always wanted a Christmas wreath for the front door!

  14. I’d give it to my parents-in-law , we are going to spend Christmas together

  15. I would keep this for myself.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  17. courtney hennagir says:

    I would absolutely love to give it to my hubby. He loves fresh wreaths at the holidays but it’s just not in the budget. What an awesome surprise it would be for him!

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  19. Jackie McNutt says:

    I would keep it as mine are old artificial ones. Thank you

  20. theodore esteghamat says:

    I’d keep it for myself.

  21. kortney nelson says:

    I would like to gift this to my mommy<3

  22. The wreath would be for me, I’ve never gotten around to getting one for myself but they are so pretty and smell lovely so it would be a welcome sign on my door!
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  23. Margaret Smith says:

    This would be for me and my family to enjoy. Thanks so much.

  24. Stephanie F. says:

    I’m tired of the same old artificial wreath year after year. This would be for my family.

  25. I would use this on my front door!

  26. Christmas celebration is at my house this year, so I will keep it.

  27. Shannon Baas says:

    I’d give this to my mom.

  28. Deneen Jobe says:

    I would keep it and proudly display it on my front door!

  29. Cheryl Abdelnour says:


  30. I think I would love this wreath for my front door!
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  31. I would keep it for myself, and put it on our front door.

  32. Cindy Merrill says:

    I’d put this beautiful wreath on our front door!

  33. Patty Hancock says:

    I will hang it in my office. Theyre so beautiful!

  34. Amy Honious says:

    If I win, I will be selfish and keep it for myself. This has been a terrible year for us-Hubby has work troubles, my Dad died of cancer, my Mom was diagnosed with cancer, I had major surgery months ago and caught a nasty infection in the hospital that I am still dealing with. We could just really use a bit of cheer-thanks and Happy Holidays to you 🙂

  35. Lisa Cooper says:

    I would give this wreath to my mom and dad. They recently moved to an independent living retirement home and are not planning to decorate for the holidays. I am sure this wreath would be a lovely addition!

  36. If I won I would keep this for myself.

  37. I would definitely hang it on my front door!

  38. I would give it to my mother-in-law.

  39. would love to give it to my daughter and son in law, this is their first Christmas in their house and we are going to be spending it with them

  40. I would definitely keep it myself!!

  41. Stephanie Phelps says:

    If I won I would keep it for myself! 🙂

  42. If I were lucky enough to win this would be for my home.

  43. i would keep it for my home

  44. I’d give it my mom for Christmas

  45. I’d keep it for myself. We can’t travel for Christmas this year (i’ll be almost 39 weeks pregnant) and family is all far away so I’ll be surrounding myself with as much Christmas cheer as possible!

  46. I would keep the wreath for myself

  47. i would keep this for myself

  48. Sharon Rooney says:

    I would keep it for myself.

  49. I will keep it for me

  50. angelia medlin says:

    I think I would keep it for my door to my office at work. It would allow me to bring a little holiday cheer to my office. Plus I love the smell of wreaths!

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  52. I would love this for my front door, and would keep it.

  53. i would keep it for myself

  54. The wreath is beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I would put it up at our house.

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  56. I would keep the wreath and hang it on my front door.

  57. I would give the wreath to my partner’s mother. She has a beautiful modern country home and I know she would love the festive homemade touch!

  58. Kimberly Schotz says:

    This is beautiful. If I were to win I would keep this for our home.

  59. I would give this as a gift to my mother.
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  60. This one will be for my back door

  61. I would keep it for me, I’ve never had a live wreath before.

  62. Tim Anderson says:

    I would surprise my wife with it. It would be a nice replacaement for the horrible plastic one we use now.

  63. I would have to keep it for myself – I already gave my parents a Christmas wreath this year – I need a new one.
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  64. I would keep this beautiful wreath for myself and hang it proudly on my front door for the holidays. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!


  65. Michele Behlen says:

    I would give it to my daughter.

  66. I would keep it for myself. Would be a great replacement for the old, artificial wreath I have on my front door.

  67. Danielle Jones says:

    I’d keep it

  68. melikegarfield says:

    I would give it to my mom since she holds the family festivities.

  69. I would keep it for myself and use on the front door.

  70. Cindy Merrill says:

    Absolutely for our Front door!

  71. I’d keep it for myself for our door.

  72. This wreath will be for our family. 🙂
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  73. Jennifer T. says:

    Oh, if I win, I am keeping it for lil ole me. It’s beautiful.

  74. Jennifer T. says:

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  75. I would keep it for myself and show it off to all my friends

  76. It’s for my friend who need a new wreath.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  78. would be for my parents

  79. I would keep it for myself and hang it on the front door.

  80. It’ll be for me.

  81. Stephanie Larison says:

    Love this! I would be keeping it for myself.

  82. I’d keep it for myself! Tis the season of sharing everything else! LOL

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  83. It’s for my door.

  84. I would give it to my mom as a gift

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  86. Wanda McHenry says:

    I would keep it for myself, I haven’t had a fresh wreath in years.

  87. I would keep

  88. Virginia Rowell says:

    I will gift it to my daughter. She is going all out decorating and doesn’t have a wreath yet.

  89. michelle elizondo says:

    I want one this is pretty

  90. michelle elizondo says:

    Id keep for me and i want one for my door.

  91. Julie Cutshaw says:

    I would thrill in the enjoyment of the pretty wreath myself, if won. To enjoy on my door for others to see and enjoy too. Merry Christmas Kimberly 🙂

  92. Alicia Arrington says:

    I would probably give this to a very good friend of mine. She could use something beautiful to look at this season and to make her smile each day.

  93. I would like to give it to my mother in law. Thank you

  94. Cassie sudduth says:

    I would keep this for myself since I don’t have a wreath

  95. tina reynolds says:

    So cute I would keep

  96. I would keep this myself – I love wreaths!
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  97. I would give it to my mom…she would absolutely love it!

  98. I will keep it for me

  99. I’d keep it. 🙂

  100. I’d love to give this to my mom

  101. I would give the wreath to my grandmother!