Few things say the holidays like bright red cranberries, the kind that Artful Cranberry in Freeport uses to create their elegant holiday wreaths.

Artful Cranberry, founded by Deena Prestegard, uses only Maine cranberries, sourced from Ricker Hill Farms, to create handmade cranberry wreaths ranging from 10 inches to the new 40-inch “Wonder” wreath that uses more than 2,500 cranberries and works best in large spaces – say, the side of a house or barn. The company produces just 100 wreaths per season; it takes seven to 10 days to make a small or medium-sized wreath, and 14 days for larger sizes. Prices vary, and prepare to open your wallet wide: A 10-inch Unity wreath goes for $95, while the gigantic Wonder wreath will set you back $675. For a standard door wreath, Prestegard recommends either Joy (22 inches for $225) or Goodwill (18 inches for $175).

Over the course of the year, the cranberries naturally darken and dry out, so Prestegard offers a “re-wreathing program.” You can turn your wreath in, and Prestegard will reuse the armature and give you a credit toward your next wreath.

The company sells the wreaths directly; they are not available at stores. To view the designs or to order a wreath, go to artfulcranberry.com. — MEREDITH GOAD