In the 18th century, holiday decorations were more reserved than they are today.  Period illustrations depict simple embellishments of evergreens, holly, mistletoe, and berries made into swags and wreaths to mark the holiday season.

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One such example can be found in an engraving published about 1775 by London print sellers Bowles & Carver entitled Settling the Affairs of the Nation, in which evergreen cuttings are set in the windowpanes, small wreaths decorate the door, and greens hang from the ceiling in a tavern scene.

So we thought it would be fitting to decorate our chocolate historic homes in a similar fashion by offering our customers the option of adding holiday cheer in the form of a wreath to their orders!  In the spirit of the holidays, we are offering this free of charge, simply request the wreaths when placing your order.

Also be sure to visit our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter, where we will fill the holiday season with historical facts and trivia about the traditions of the past and celebrations at historic sites around the country.

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