It’s been a whole week of Christmas Countdown Posts! Even for this prolifically pontificating gal, that’s a lot! I hope you’re receiving some great ideas, or if nothing else, I’ve been putting you into the spirit of Christmas.
In speaking of the spirit, it wouldn’t really be Christmas, (if you subscribe to the non-commercial version), without honoring a little bit of history about the symbolism behind the Christmas wreath. The first known reference has been thought to date back to the 16th century and to the Lutherans in Germany. The wreath represents eternity, coming full circle, a beginning without an end. During the period of Advent, the four weeks prior to Christmas, folks may place a candle at four corners, to be lighted each Sunday, as a reminder of the holy event to come.
Modern day wreaths may be comprised of many different materials: however, using evergreens is highly symbolic of everlasting life - as a sign of strength - since they survive the harsh winters.
I found some lovely examples of natural wreaths, on Martha Stewart. It never hurts to have a gorgeous backdrop, too!
“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” ~Norman Vincent Peale
19 Days and Counting! ~ All my best! ~ Wanda