The history of Christmas Wreaths
A wreath is a ring made up of the Evergreen tree cuttings.
It is used by the Christians traditionally during the Christmas
season. There are four candles placed upon the Christmas wreaths.
Presently many churches light the candles during the services
held in preparation for advent in succession during the four
weeks before Christmas. Three of the candles are violet in
color traditionally and the fourth has the color of a rose.
In some churches blue candles are used on Christmas wreaths
while some use white candles. Some of the Christmas wreaths
also have a fifth candle in addition to the four candles.
This is lit on the Christmas Eve or on the Christmas Day symbolizing
the birth of Jesus Christ.
The Christmas wreath is a symbol of god’s eternal
love for us. The violet candle symbolizes faith and
the rose colored candle the joy of the advent season.
The first candle placed on the Christmas wreath is
known as the Prophets candle signifying the hope of
the arrival of Jesus’ arrival. The second candle
is the Bethlehem candle, reminding people that God was
born in a humble manner in a manger.
The third candle to be lit on the Xmas wreath is the Shepherds
candle and the last is the angels candle. This is the symbol
of the peace and joy that the advent season offers us. The
Christmas wreaths are also used in the protestant churches
and in all the parts of the world.
Presently you can select from a wide variety of Christmas
wreaths that are easily available in the markets. You can
select Balsam Fir or the Scotch pine as a background for
the Christmas wreaths. Christmas wreaths are placed in homes
on the front doors or the balcony. This is a sign that you
welcome the advent season into your house.
You can select from a wide range of Christmas wreaths according
to the other home decorations. The Christmas wreathe can
also be decorated by the use of ribbons and bells. The wreaths
can be given a personal touch by adding some natural cones
and berries to the wreathe. The Christmas wreathe can easily
be detached as you take down the decorations of your house
and keep it for the next advent season.
Christmas wreathes can also be made by your own hands.
With a little imagination and creativity it is possible
to prepare a wreathe that will delight you and add to the
beauty of the Christmas decorations as well.