Our wreaths are shipped in brown recyclable cardboard boxes to protect them in transit. Each wreath is secured to the bottom of the box with two plastic zip-ties to prevent jostling and damage prior to delivery. When you receive your dried wreath, we recommend cutting the plastic ties from the external base of the cardboard box with sturdy scissors or clippers. Once you’ve cut the plastic ties, gently remove the wreath from the box. Your dried wreath is made with all-natural plant materials and should be handled with care. Some of the natural materials may shed in transit. This is normal, and we have already added additional stems and flowers to each wreath to compensate for any loss that may occur prior to delivery.