Trees and wreaths are old hat. Why not add some further greenery in or around your home by decking the halls with garlands? Christmas garlands are a tradition brought from Europe by early American settlers and were usually hung after the Fall harvest. Selling garlands made of spruce, pine, and cedar boughs also were a source of income for many rural families. While there are plenty of artificial garlands on the market today, my favorites are still the garlands made from natural materials.