What is a swag? Christmas greenery explained

Christmas has it’s own language of terms and it is often confusing trying to work out what you want to hang around your office or home as people try and describe what they have seen before.  There is common misconception that Christmas wreaths are not just round but also long pieces of greenery too.  So what is a wreath?  the short answer it is a circle of greenery to hang or place in a decor setting.  The long answer is, here are some terms commonly heard in Christmas decorating

3 types of Christmas greenery

Christmas garland

Is a long piece of Christmas greenery, even width the whole way long. The garlands are often used to hang on the front of reception desks, along the centre length of the Christmas table, hung along a balustrade or even above a door.  Can include fairy lights and decorations or be a plain piece of greenery

Christmas wreath

A full circle of greenery in any size which is commonly hung on the front door of a home.  But now a days it is also used as a centrepiece for a dining table, hung on a wall of a business or even hung from the ceiling of a building with both sides on show.  Often decorated and can include fairy lights.

Christmas swag

A long piece of Christmas greenery, which is wider in the centre and tapers to a thinner width at each end. It is intentioned to be hung by each end with a dip in the middle, creating a smile or crescent shape.  A more commercial shape, the swag is commonly used in shopping centres and commercial areas.

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