Gracious Garlands sources the highest-quality, fresh greenery from farmers around the country and delivers them straight to your doorstep. Over 20 years ago, our founder, Vicki Worsham recognized that holiday greenery available to residents in Nashville dried up before Christmas and was not as beautiful as she was looking to find. She thought others might be experiencing the same dilemma so she set out to discover the most talented farmers with the highest quality of greens. Since then our mission has been twofold: to locate long-lasting gorgeous greenery and to make decorating easier for you.
In 2014, Vicki’s daughter, Elle took the lead at Gracious Garlands. To learn the backstory of this transition, read this blog post here. Elle initially intended for Gracious Garlands to supplement her nursing salary as a way to help pay off student loan debt. However, Elle realized Gracious Garlands was meant to play a much greater role in her life. Gracious Garlands awakened the innate characteristics of creativity, hospitality, salesmanship and philanthropy that have been passed down for generations in her family. As Elle’s passion for creative entrepreneurship grew, there has been a simultaneous expansion of Gracious Garlands.
Thanks to our loyal customers and newly found regulars, we’ve taken this mom-and-pop side hustle to a full fledged operation. We are excited to announce that for Holiday 2018 we will be rolling out a new business model of free delivery for our local customers in Nashville and Austin. A limited selection of products is still available to ship to customers outside of our local cities.
Once you order your items on our website, you will be presented with three options at checkout – free local delivery, warehouse pick-up or shipping.
Customers living in central Austin and Nashville will have their orders delivered to them for free.
Those living outside of the central delivery range but still close to town, may pick up their orders from our warehouses in each city. These locations will be announced closer to holiday season.
All other customers residing in different cities may have our perishable and non-perishable items shipped to their address.
You will pay for your items at checkout and will receive them immediately after Thanksgiving. Shipped orders will start shipping the week after Thanksgiving.
While we now deliver all trees to customers that qualify for our free delivery services, a customer must purchase tree installation to have their tree set up in their home or business.
Included in tree installation:
- fresh cut and trim of bottom branches
- tree blow out to remove dead needles
- install in stand where customer would like tree to reside
- secure tree and water tree prior to departure
Please note that the customer must provide a sturdy stand for installation. If you do not have a stand, you may purchase one here and we will bring it with us to your installation. We will also have stands available for the customer to purchase at time of installation if we feel the stand you have is not sturdy enough for your tree.
While most of our products are available to be shipped to cities outside of the Nashville and Austin areas, we have a few products we do not ship: we do not ship hardware, trees, bows, magnolia-only products, bay leaf-only products or wreaths greater than 30″. Please email us at [email protected] with any questions.
At the moment, we are only decorating mailboxes in Nashville, TN and Austin, TX with hopes to expand in future years.
The cities where we offer free delivery are Nashville and Austin.
Our return policy can be found here. Our return policy is strict because our products are handmade, perishable, and custom made with the freshest cut greens.
If you missed our pre-order deadline, do not worry! You can still order beautiful greenery with Gracious Garlands. After our pre-order deadline, inventory numbers are locked down, so be sure to order ASAP to ensure you get the exact greenery you want this holiday season.
We Give Back
We pledge 3% of sales to Thistle Farms in Nashville and Magdalene House Austin. By shopping with Gracious Garlands, you are aiding in rebuilding the lives of women survivors of sex trafficking, incarceration and addiction.
We are grateful to have the opportunity to financially support these organizations. In addition to our financial pledge, we also carry Thistle Farms fabulous natural products that make great gifts for someone special or yourself!
Furthermore, we are so inspired by our goals of deepening these partnerships through educating our customers on the trafficking crisis, particularly in the US and helping to build community reintegration solutions for the graduates of Magdalene House Austin.
Design Trade Program
Gracious Garlands curates the highest quality fresh greenery from farmers around the country and delivers them to your doorstep. For 20 years, our customers have loved our greenery – and so do designers who decorate their clients’ homes or businesses.
Each year we get more requests for design and installation services – and this year, we’re excited to announce we are inviting designers to partner with us and receive discounted access to our greenery for their clients through our Design Trade Program. We understand the desire to make your clients’ homes special and unique and would love to help create that experience together this holiday season.