You may be wondering when the best time is to purchase Christmas garland. This will depend on a few factors. You will have to decide on whether you would prefer to use real or artificial garland. If you would prefer to use real garland, it is best to purchase this item close to Christmas Day, so it will not die before the holiday. However, if you do choose to purchase real garland, you will have to purchase a new one next year. Though this may not be the most cost effective way to purchase Christmas decorations, it will make your home smell nice, and this is why some people prefer to use real garland as opposed to artificial.