|Wreath Day is the ideal event for neighborhood associations, church groups,
block parties, and parties in general. Created in Cherry Hill, New Jersey
in 1989, -- Wreath Day has grown into an annual celebration. Neighbors gather
the day after each Thanksgiving for the festive building of incredible Christmas
Wreaths. Everyone loves to participate husbands, wives, children, and the
Pictures from Year 2000
Wreath Day starts early in the morning with the traditional breakfast of
biscuits and gravy, 8:00 AM to be precise.
One of the neighbors driveway and garage is the typical location for the
festivities and the building of really big and memorable Christmas Wreaths.
The driveway is lined with tables that act as the construction site. Each
neighbor brings their own tools and supplies. The tools include pliers, hammers,
screw drivers, and an occasional electrical super tool. The supplies include
live holly clippings, evergreen clippings, and / or unwanted artificial Christmas
trees from the previous year as well as assorted decorations.
|After the traditional breakfast of Biscuits and Gravy, about 9:00 AM,
the Christmas carols start to play. Everyone has their own plans for
their particular wreaths but there are "standard" products that have been
developed and refined through the years. Creative ideas, suggestions, and
plans can be found in the Wreath Day Guide. The plans allow the kids to get
into the festivities with their own unique creations, or help mom and dad
with the big Wreaths. Wreaths and ornaments are everywhere, and the kids
||As the festivities and construction proceed, cookies appear, cakes appear,
and yes, the grape and yeast based products appear. The fermented grape and
yeast based products, wine and beer, are for the adults in the group.
This part of Wreath Day is optional and alternatives include coffee, tea,
hot chocolate or soda pop. If you have read this far, then you are considering
Wreath Day for your neighborhood or organization. Wreath Day can become yours.
Just keep reading and get your tradition in the making.
|As evening approaches, many of the Christmas Wreaths are nearing completion.
The final touches are being added to each neighbors Holiday Wreath, like
just the right sized pine cone in the right spot, or the right bow in that
perfect spot. As dusk approaches, the newly born Christmas Wreaths are hung
by each neighbor, hopefully with kind assistance from the other neighbors.
Once complete, it is usually evening and the Wreaths are all lit up
along with the other Christmas decorations in the neighborhood, marking the
conclusion of a great celebration with neighbors, friends, and family.
The Original Wreath,
8 years old
and still going strong
|Wreath Day is going on 8 years. It has been perfected to a level where
we can help you get started today and have your perfect neighborhood association,
church, or block party celebration. Remember, it took us years to get to
this level of perfection and now we want to make it available to you and
your neighbors. We developed an event planning package, a guide with plans
for building Christmas Wreaths, and great recipes including instructions
for strange combinations of fermented grapes, yeast, and corn.
|The Whole Wreath Day Event is available for
$9.95 and includes:
A collection of activities that we have successfully applied through the
years that make Wreath day a joy and time to remember.
Plans for the simplest wreaths to the most elaborate things you could image.
Note that our wreaths are usually 2-4 feet in size. These are not just any
Wreaths, these are monstrous Wreaths that will blow your socks off when you
Recipes, this includes our biscuits and gravy special, along with a few other
concoctions to feed the kids and keep the adults going through the day.
Wreath Day Event membership.
||If you decide that you would like to make a donation of Christmas ornaments
or artificial Christmas trees, drop us an
We hope to make these items available to others wishing to establish the
tradition of Wreath Day.
We are also planning to establishing a Wreath Day Membership list where we
all can visit each others sites on the Web. If you have an interest drop
us an E-mail so we can assess its viability. If we go through with it, we
will include all Wreath Day members on this page. Let us know what you