We’re all familiar with the wreath. Wreaths are widely popular during the winter holiday season. As I began to write this piece, I found myself asking, where did this trend really begin? And, where could I now, in the current year of 2020, adapt the use of the wreath from its traditional roots? All traditions change over time. This is how we stay current to the needs or realities of the times that we live in, and I was inspired by all the different ways I’ve discovered that a wreath could be styled besides adorning a front door. 

 

The symbol of the wreath has ancient beginnings. In the Greek and Roman times, a wreath was given to the victor of a battle, someone of societal importance, like a government official, or a bride on her wedding day. Later, the Christians folded it into their symbolism along with the use of the pine tree for Christmas. When the pine tree was trimmed, the extra branches would be formed into the wreath! An interesting note from the author of this…

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