Marriage is all about compromise. When your husband clearly has made a bad life decision by choosing the Chicago Bears as his favorite NFL team, you have to compromise. Even though I decided to still marry him, this was clearly not the deciding factor. My mom always told me that I’ll never find a perfect man, and boy was she right. If it wasn’t for this one (HUGE) factor, he would be perfect. For me. Just don’t tell him, I don’t want it to go to his head.
Born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin left little to be decided for me when it came to football. Although there are (a few) random deserters that choose to cheer for other less worthy teams, I have always loved my team (everyone from Green Bay calls it their team. It is. It’s the city’s team). Green Bay could possibly be one of the greatest hometowns to be from and I’m the first to acknowledge that. Did you know that the Packers come from the smallest NFL city, with the next smallest having almost one million more people? Green Bay’s population is little over 200,000 – and on Packer Sundays the whole town shows up to support their team. If you drive around in a different part of the city, it will appear deserted. Even when I brought my husband to Lambeau Field for the Packers/Bears game (decked out in his Bears jersey), he was welcomed and treated like part of the family from the fans. He loved it (it could have had something to do with the amount of alcohol consumed…that’s another factor at the GB games).
When I was blissfully single, I wanted to hang a wreath on my front door showcasing my loyalty. I created a simple wreath in green and gold, hung it on the front door, and didn’t think twice.Then I got married. And the big word “Compromise” came into play. Even if I had tried to hang the wreath on the front door, my husband would have tossed it into the trash. So instead, I went to work. We have a large flag that boasts “House Divided” with the logos of our teams, so why shouldn’t the wreath be divided too?
I took off half of the green and gold, added blue and orange, and called it even. Don’t tell my husband, but this wreath is actually more fun than the last one. Who am I kidding: don’t tell my mom, dad, friends, or anyone from Green Bay either.
To make your own wreath just buy a foam wreath in the size you’d like. Buy a bunch of different ribbons in the colors of your team; look for different textures and sizes to add depth. Take a piece of ribbon, tie a knot around the wreath with knot facing forward, and cut to length you’d like. You can continue to do this or you can untie the piece of ribbon and use it to measure out all the other pieces ahead of time. Remember, thicker ribbon will need to be longer than thinner ribbon. I had a perfect little Packers ornament to hang from mine, but it’s not necessary. If you have a piece to hang, simply tie it into the knot at the top of the wreath.