Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wreath Fashion


December 1st my beauties!  Putting up your wreath is generally a wonderful welcome sign around the holidays for all your family friend and neighbors! Wreath's go way back in ancient history.
Much symbolism can be attributed to the Christmas wreath. The shape of a circle has no beginning and no ending. This may represent the eternal nature of a god's love, or the circle of life. Evergreens are used to represent immortality and the victory of life through darkness and challenge. The fact that evergreens live through winter signifies the strength of life.

The decorative value of wreaths is believed to have been derived by ancient tradition. In the way that we use house numbers today, wreaths featuring different floral arrangements were used to identify different families and houses.

Also attributing to the wreath lore is the Roman use of wreaths as signs of victory. It is believed that victors of battles would hang wreaths upon their doors to advertise their status. Here are a few photos for inspiration.  Happy Holidays!