The festive season is here, with festive drinks sold and the weather getting even colder. And what better way to decorate and get ready for it than with beautiful Christmas floral displays? So, what are Wreaths, and why do we hang them during this time of year?
When were Christmas Wreaths First Used?
Wreaths are an arrangement of flowers, leaves, or fruits that you construct together in a ring shape. In the West, people use these florals as Christmas flower decorations. Being of a circular shape, they are hung on doors to announce the arrival of the holiday season. They were used as designs in South-Eastern Europe.
The first-ever artwork was a golden Etruscan civilisation Jewellery. Many Wreath designs were embroidered with Greek Myths, usually engraved in precious metal. These plants were also featured in Ancient Roman times, referred to as Etruscan corona utilise.
The plants used to make wreaths in Etruscan Jewellery encompass ivy, oak, olive leaves, and more. People saw Wreaths as signs of privilege, occupation, and social rank in the Greco-Roman world. Many also used the wreaths to crown athletes in the original Olympics games.
So, which wreaths to choose for this season, you may ask? Keep reading to find out more!
The Most Commonly Used Flowers for Christmas Circlet Decorations
Two of the most used Christmas flowers are Ferns and Evergreens. The fusion of the two results in a Christmas Wreath that will bring warmth, happiness, and tradition to your home this season. Ferns are some of the world’s oldest plants, dating back to Middle Devonian times. Many use them around the globe, with uses ranging from sculptures to Jewellery.
There are 10,500 species of Ferns worldwide. These plants became popular during the Victorian Era. At the time, European and Northern American farmers would venture into local forests to collect Ferns every year. People referred to that day as Fern gathering day. Picnics also followed the event. Sooner than later, every home in Victorian Britain had at least one potted Fern plant. It is a symbol of eternal youth, humility, and sincerity.
Nigella: a flower that portrays love and harmony
Another excellent and popular choice of flowers for an elegant Christmas Decoration is Nigella. The flower describes harmony, love, and bringing people together, making it a symbolic choice for this time. It is a genius of eighteen plants belonging to the Ranunculaceae family.
They are mainly found in Southern Europe and North Africa. However, you can also find them in South Asia, Southwest Asia and the Middle East. The colours of Nigella vary from white and yellow to pink and pale blue, growing 20-90 cm tall.
People have various uses for Nigella, from culinary to decorative. People from the Mideast use Nigella seeds in Cuisines and other cultures as black onion seeds, black cumin, and more in the food spectrum. Since the Elizabethan times, people used Nigella in their gardens in their cottages, often referring to them as ‘love-in-a-mist’.
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