Christmas wreaths are steeped in symbolism without even adding lights to it. However, a lighted Christmas wreath symbolises much more than a standard (non-lit) wreath. A lighted Christmas wreath symbolises a way home for travelling people. They also symbolise the fact that a celebration is in force and all are welcome. Essentially, it lights the way to the celebration or pious parties who are undertaking the celebration. Originally, a lighted Christmas wreath was made with candles. The candles were positioned around the border of the wreath or in the center to allow people the opportunity to spot other Christians or Christmas celebrators. Although it is not as common to see a wreath that contains candles in modern times (mainly because of fire hazards and the potential of children to knock them over), manufacturers are now embedding small fairly lights in the manufacture of Christmas wreaths. The lighted Christmas wreath might be seeing a revival.
There are many ways to power a lighted Christmas wreath. A lot of manufactured lighted Christmas wreath utilise a simple pair of batteries. There are some lighted Christmas wreaths on the market that allow you to recharge the wreath by plugging it into a wall socket. Depending on how much you wish to spend and how much sunlight your wreath gets during the daylight hours, you might even consider hooking up a small solar panel to the wreath (these are pretty cheap now and some feature a USB connector). You might want to have a look around for different wreaths that light up in a pattern our flicker much like a candle. Whatever you decide, it is worth checking out lighted Christmas wreaths before making a definite purchase on a Christmas wreath.
As previously stated, the symbolism of the Christmas wreath is wrought with tradition. Having a Christmas wreath that adds that extra touch to the decorative mode of the wreath is worth paying a little extra for. It will help to ensure that your decorations are of the most impressive that your family is likely to come across (not that it is a competition). You want your family to bask in the opulence of your decorations. In this regard it is worth going above and beyond the call of duty when you are selecting your decorations. You can even make your own lighted Christmas wreaths if you feel adventurous enough. Just leave the threading of the lights as the last possible step.