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Posted by Chanda Mines on November 25, 2016 | Last Updated: November 5, 2020 Christmas

History of the Christmas Wreath

We love this time of year – it’s hard not to get captivated by the sights, the sounds, the goodwill, and the festivity! All year long, Bagoy’s Florist & Home provides beautiful decor for every celebration – and this holiday is no different. In fact, the Christmas wreath is one of the most iconic symbols of the season and our design team has created some lovely options for your front door or fireplace.

Wreaths are customarily hung on front doors to welcome friends and family, as well as in a variety of other different ways – they are especially good for large spaces that need a little sprucing up! But Christmas wreaths aren’t just an American tradition – they actually have a long history spanning many different cultures.

Alpine Plaid Wreath

Alpine Plaid Wreath

24" of scented alpine greenery are hand decorated with the jolliest bold colors of Christmas

Holly Jolly Holiday Wreath

christmas wreath

Cabin Bells Wreath

For instance, before the advent of Christianity, many cultures celebrated the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. The observance represented a time of death and rebirth, a celebration of the coming promise of spring. Evergreen wreaths were gathered in anticipation of the approaching spring light.

Through the years, a circle – which has no beginning and no end – has stood for eternity, and similarly, the evergreen has symbolized eternal life as it withstands the cold and darkness of winter. These meanings have made the Christmas wreath an adored symbol in Christian traditions and celebrations. But to many, the Christmas wreath is simply a welcoming and cheerful symbol which emphasizes generosity, giving, and the gathering of loved ones.

This is the perfect time of year to stop by and see us at Bagoy’s Florist & Home. Our Anchorage shop has the shimmering holiday decor, creative gifts, and gorgeous Christmas wreaths that you need to deck your halls with tradition and beauty. We wish all of you a most joyful season!