How long do fresh Christmas wreaths and evergreen products last?
We guarantee that when properly cared for, your wreath will last through the holidays, but precisely how long depends on several factors, primarily climate. Wreaths can last well into March in the northern states and in colder areas - some customers have sent us photos of their wreath outdoors with birds nesting in it and the family in their Easter best! In the warmer southern states, it may only last until January. Even after the balsam dries out, it will still likely stay green and beautiful for a long time, sometimes for several months, but they won't be as soft, pliable and fresh feeling. To extend the freshness of your wreaths, swags, and garland, spray the cut ends on the back of the wreath with water every few days. Wreaths placed indoors are especially prone to drying, so be sure to spritz them often. For centerpieces, it’s important to add 1/2 to 1 cup of water to the tray every few days to keep the greens from drying out. We include care instructions with each product to help guide you or your recipient in getting the most out of your Harbor Farm wreath.
What is the most fragrant Christmas wreath?
Balsam is the most fragrant of all the evergreens. It's native to Maine and the northeastern part of the United States and parts of Canada. We make all of our wreaths with Balsam Fir. Our mixed evergreen items also include White Pine, and Cedar. Balsam is the most popular choice for real Christmas trees because of its strong fragrance and long lasting, deep green needles.
How are your items packaged?
All of our products are packaged in a festive red gift box. We put our fresh products in a bag to hold in the moisture and cover it in tissue paper and top with a gift card with your personal message. It's a very impressive presentation and the bag ensures optimal freshness.
How do I keep my Christmas wreath and evergreens smelling fresh?
The best thing you can do is keep your fresh wreath or evergreen item outside, but not in direct sunlight. If kept inside, keep away from heat sources and never put a live wreath behind a storm door. Like real Christmas trees, the fragrance will fade over time. When this happens, it’s helpful to “scrunch up” some of the foliage, crush a few of the needles, etc to release more of the oils that give Balsam Fir it’s wonderful scent. It’s helpful, but not necessary, to spritz the cut ends with water every few days for optimal freshness.
When will my order be delivered?
When you add items to your cart, you’ll be prompted to select one of four weeks when you would like your items to ARRIVE, beginning with the week of Thanksgiving. You can order at any time during the year, and your wreath will be made fresh to order and will arrive when you requested. It's never too early to get your Christmas shopping done! The actual ship date will vary based on where it’s being delivered. We typically aim to have them arrive in the early part of the week you select, but due to weather delays and delays on the part of UPS beyond our control, we can't guarantee it will arrive on a specific date. If you need your products to be delivered BY a certain date, for a wedding or other event for instance, and aren’t sure if they’ll make it, contact us and we’ll make sure you have your wreaths by the time you need them.
Can I include a gift message?
Yes! All of our products include a beautiful seasonal gift card with your gift message printed on it.
Can I send items to multiple addresses in one order?
Yes! You will be able to select a different address for each item in your cart once you are in the checkout page. When asked to enter a shipping address, select "ship to multiple addresses" and that will allow you to select a different shipping address for each item. Learn how here.
How does your 100% Satisfaction Guarantee work?
All of our products are hand-made fresh to order and we’re confident you or your gift recipient will love it. If, for any reason, you don't love your Harbor Farm evergreen product for any reason at all, or it’s damaged in shipping, we will immediately send a new one or give you a full refund. Just Contact Us and we'll make it right.
Do your products include FREE SHIPPING?
Yes! All of the products include Free UPS Ground shipping to the continental US. Shipping to Hawaii and Alaska will incur an extra $15 shipping surcharge. Expedited shipping is also available for an additional fee.
Do you offer international shipping?
We offer Shipping to Canada* via USPS for an additional charge, typically about $35 - $40. Contact Us for a shipping quote or to find out more. We do not offer shipping to Mexico or any other international destinations.
*NOTE: we cannot send products containing pine to Canada. If you order one of our products that contains pine to be sent to Canada, a pine-free version that’s just as beautiful will be sent.
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