Christmas Wreaths – a History

Christmas Wreath Decorating

by Kristina Keller-Wilczek on August 11, 2010

in Make Christmas Wreaths

Christmas wreath decorating is one of the easiest and most popular holiday decorating ideas in use today.  The tradition of decorating with wreaths began in ancient Greece and Rome.  Not only were decorative wreaths used in homes during the pagan new year for health, but wreaths were also made with different plants to represent status and skill when worn as a crown.   Adaptations of original wreaths have become tradition during Christmas time, but their origins could make Christmas wreaths even more attractive.

During the winter months in ancient Rome, evergreen branches were presented to neighbors as a token for good health.  The lush color of evergreens when most plants are dormant provided a visual reminder of strength during the winter months.   Eventually these branches were shaped into rings as a sign of eternity or the cycle of life.

The base of the Christmas wreath holds the tradition of goodwill and fortitude.  Since we love to embellish our traditions, Christmas wreaths have evolved into gorgeous creations of color, texture and style which are what make Christmas Wreaths a modern must have decoration for the holidays.

Color, texture and size all make Christmas wreaths unique to your style.   If you don’t find the perfect one ready made, consider learning how to make Christmas wreaths yourself to get the exact result you are looking for.

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