Last Tuesday we kicked off the holiday season by reviving an old tradition: Our annual Wreath, Menorah, Stocking Auction. We called upon the A&D community to submit handmade wreaths, menorahs, and stockings and they did not disappoint! From traditional wreaths embellished with wintery greenery and bows to more unique entries fashioned from succulent terrariums and wood flooring, the auction boasted an amazing variety of craftmanship!

This year, we decided to donate the proceeds from the auction to the local Boston charity, Youth Enrichment Services (YES). YES helps provide Boston’s youth with year-round outdoor enrichment and leadership programs.

When the bidding drew to a close at the end of the night, the auction was anything but “silent” as friends and coworkers engaged in competitive bidding wars over their favorite pieces. Overall, we were able to raise $2,456!

We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped make the event happen. We can’t wait until next year: We’re already drawing up our design concepts! Check out more pictures of the award-winning auction items below.

wreath menorah stocking auction

(From left to right)

Most Creative Use of Materials
Joshua, Amee, Kara and Allison of Packard Design teamed up to create this beautiful “Christmas Story Wreath” made of paper roses.

Most Festive
Red Thread’s very own Jenna Richard put together this fun “Disco Wreath” from gold tinsel and classic Christmas lights.

Best Wreath
The “Silver Lights Wreath,” donated by Suphoj Chancheaw of Bloom Couture, was our most popular item and sold for $225!

wreath menorah stocking auction

Best Stocking
Created from a variety of fabric samples, this handcrafted stocking was donated by Stefura.

Best Menorah
Anita DiLiberto from Steelcase created this clever menorah by using Steelcase’s SOTO product as it’s base.