History lesson anyone?

CHRISTMAS WREATH 

Whilst looking at our wonderful Wreaths I wondered what the history of the Wreath was ………

 The word wreath comes from the word ‘writhen’ that was an old English word meaning ‘to writhe’ or ‘to twist’.  The hanging of a Christmas wreath originated from the Romans who hung wreaths on the doors as a sign of victory and of their status in society.  Women usually wore them as headdresses as a symbol of pride, and also donned them during special occasions such as weddings.  Additionally, the victors of sporting events in ancient Greece were given laurel wreaths; this tradition still stands as the medals for the Olympic games are engraved with sprigs of laurel.

The circle shape of the Christmas wreath is made to represent eternal love, strength and creation of life. 

Holly Wreath

 

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