Decorating for the holidays is a tradition that many of us cherish. There’s a familial and communal element to it that brings a sense of continuity. Last year, TIME magazine published an article by Kat Moon about the origins of the wreath and how it became symbolic of the Christmas holiday.
In the article, Kat delves into the wreath’s 16th-century origins among northern and eastern Europeans. The wreath came from the recycled trimmings of the Christmas tree. In an age where waste was unheard of, people would weave the pruned boughs into wreaths. The wreaths were then used as ornaments for the tree itself, hence the circular shape, perfect for hanging. While the traditional shape and utility of the wreath has evolved, the tradition has survived numerous generations and remains a symbol of the holiday season.
Visit Time.com for the full article.
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