to survive throughout the harshest winters, Balsam "green"
represents not only beautiful and tactile memories, but
a triumph of nature and soul. Throughout the world wreaths
bring meaning to a special occasion - the circle by its
very shape symbolizing eternity, ever-lasting life, and
perfection. Wreaths have been in use for hundreds of years
dating back to ancient cultures. In the Persian, Greek,
and Roman Empires they were symbols of importance and victory.
The Greeks used them as crowns and to award athletes in
the first Olympics. Europeans hung wreaths on their doorways
as crests to represent their family. Advent wreaths originated
as folk traditions in northern Europe after the birth of
Christ. In the deep of winter candles were lit on circular
shaped bundles of evergreens.
Since its beginnings in the old cow shed on the hill, Evergreen
Farms and Bill Karas have harvested balsam to sustain a
timeless tradition and create handcrafted quality products
for customers to lovingly display, or by which to remember
Through three decades the wreaths of Evergreen Farms have
continued to proudly serve as messengers of strength, love,