Do you know how the tradition of a Christmas tree wreath originated?
Christmas wreaths originally served as Christmas tree ornaments. These ornaments however were different than the decorations that we use today. The wreaths were formed into a wheel-like shape that was partially for convenience sake, as it was easy to hang a circle on branches of trees. The shape was also significant as it was a representation of divine perfection and eternity, as the shape has no end.
The material that was used for the wreaths was equally important. The boughs of an evergreen were significant and were looked upon with awe and admiration as evergreen trees are one of the few living things that can survive the harshness of winter. The boughs of an evergreen tree were a symbol of power, resilience and hope.
Together, the circular shape and the evergreen material make the wreath a representation of eternal life. The wreath is also a representation of faith to Christians who years ago would place a candle on their wreath during advent to symbolize the light that Jesus brought into the world.
In modern times, wreaths are used in windows or on a door as a sign of welcome during the holidays. It is truly a beautiful sight this Christmas season to observe the Delmanor Prince Edward Residents enthusiastically adorning their suite doors with gorgeous and festive welcoming wreaths to celebrate this special time of year.
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