42nd Card for Christmas 2010

Christmas Wreaths

Americans recognize the evergreen wreath as a Christmas symbol.  Many people hang them on their front doors at Christmas time or display them in other parts of the house. No one seems to know the exact history of this custom. Some speculate that the front door wreath evolved out of the older, German Advent wreath. Others
suppose it to be an old Irish custom.

The Bible also makes frequent mention of wreaths, usually associating them with joy, triumph, and honor. As Christianity developed its own symbolic code, it turned the laurel wreath into a sign of the attainment of salvation. In more general terms, the wreath represents the same thing as the circle, often interpreted as a symbol of

Materials Used:

CEB . Floral Fantasy
Crystal Beads
Sentiment by Slojd-Detaljer
Bow from Thailand
Cartridge : Joys of the Season


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