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Posted by Joni O'Neill on November 26, 2016 | Last Updated: November 9, 2020 Christmas Christmas Flowers & Decorations

History of Holiday Wreaths

We love the Christmas holidays. They surround us with customs  and nostalgia, while we anticipate the opportunity to make new memories with family and friends. The glittering lights, the sound of familiar songs, the aromatic smell of evergreen – it’s all a part of the magic of the Christmas season. One of the more iconic symbols of this special time is the holiday wreath, and at Mission Viejo Florist you’ll find custom handcrafted designs you’ll be proud to hang over your mantle or on your front door.

Evergreen wreaths have been utilized in celebrations for thousands of years.

mv2Winter Solstice: Because of the evergreen’s resilience throughout the winter, it was considered to be endowed with a protective spirit by ancient cultures. Evergreen wreaths were created in order to absorb the light of the sun during short winter days in order to guarantee the onset of spring.

Roman Victory: To the Roman people, a wreath symbolized victory and conquest. At the advent of Christianity, the wreath became emblematic of the victory of Christ over death. Holly wreaths, with their spiky leaves and red berries, were also seen to represent the crown of thorns. Because of its association with the faith, the wreath was eventually linked to the celebration of the birth of Christ.

The Spirit of Christmas: Over the last few centuries, a wreath hung on the front door or in the window was thought to invite good luck into the family home. During the holiday season, the spirit of Christmas was said to be attracted by a decorative wreath. However, these days wreaths are often simply beautiful decorations that help to celebrate our favorite time of year.

Mission Viejo Florist creates beautiful custom holiday wreaths for your home and office decor. Whether you prefer faux elements such as Christmas ornaments, or fresh greenery and berries, we are happy to design the perfect holiday wreaths to fit your style. Come visit us today to order all of your Christmas floral arrangements and holiday gifts.