My first acquaintance with a wreath was rather morbid : I was in Class 7 and our class teacher assigned me with the task of taking a wreath to the home of a classmate who had lost her father, on behalf of the entire class. The job itself filled me with dread and I prayed that the delicate floral offering wouldn’t fall or get damaged as I wobbled on my bicycle. Luckily it didn’t but I always associated wreaths with sorrow till we got our own Xmas wreaths at home.
My little girls were fascinated by the Christmas decorations in the club and always wanted to decorate the home with green and red buntings, the Christmas tree and wreaths. We searched high and low for decent wreaths but couldn’t find any. So one trip when Hubby Dear got home XMas wreaths, they were thrilled beyond belief. Every year they were put up one on the front door and one on the door of their room.
Obviously, they were kept away every year back in their original packing , on top of the cupboard only to be taken down the following year. For the past two years my younger daughter has been ‘borrowing’ these wreaths for her own Christmas celebration.
Doesn’t this wreath planted in the centre of her Christmas breakfast look enchanting?
The word wreath comes from the word “writhen” that was an old English word meaning “to writhe” or “to twist.” The art of hanging Christmas wreaths originated from the Romans who hung wreaths on their doors as a sign of victory and of their status in society.
Christmas wreaths are made by twisting or bending evergreen branches into a large circle which are then decorated with pinecones and a red bow. The circle shape of the wreath is made to represent Christ’s eternal love, his strength, and the creation of new life.
– See more at: http://www.wilsonevergreens.com/christmas-wreath-history/#sthash.yIYHwcAx.dpuf
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