Friday, 20 December 2013

Making a Wreath for the Front Door

I have never considered having a wreath on the front door, but prompted by my grandson, I collected some evergreen leaves, including some fine Laurel and  heavily berried Cotoneaster, ivy and fir and wove them around a chicken wired frame.
Here is the result, I'm really pleased:

I thought I'd look up their significance, and here's the result from Wikipedia:

A wreath is an assortment of flowers, leaves, fruits, twigs or various materials that is constructed to resemble a ring.[1]
In English-speaking countries, wreaths are used typically as household ornaments, mainly as Christmas decorations to celebrate the birth of Christ. They are also used in ceremonial events in many cultures around the globe. Wreaths have much history and symbolism associated with them. They are usually made from evergreens and symbolize strength, as evergreens last even throughout the harshest winters. Bay laurel may also be used, and these wreaths are known as laurel wreath.

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