Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tuesday Trivia - Christmas Wreath

In ancient Rome, people used decorative wreaths 
as a sign of victory. 
Some believe that this is where the hanging of wreaths
 on doors came from.

The origins of the Advent wreath are found
in the folk practices of the pre-Christian Germanic peoples who, 
during the cold December darkness of Eastern Europe, 
gathered wreaths of evergreen 
and lighted fires 
as signs of hope in a coming spring
 and renewed light. 
Christians kept these popular traditions alive.

copied from A History of Christmas 

Here's my wreath.  I have boxwood this year.

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