Crafting Christmas Memories


The lush neighborhood serves as the source for her snippets and trimmings. “It’s understood here that we swap greenery from our yards when the holidays come. I take my clippers and find everything I need for the big outdoor wreath, the arrangements with red bows on the window sills, and the garlands and trimmings in the home.” The classic red-berried holly leaves, malleable boxwood branches, and feathery cedar boughs are some of the greenery she finds that work well.