“Deck the Halls with boughs of holly,
Fa la la la la la la la la.
‘Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la la la la la.”
-From "Deck the Halls" Old Welsh Air
Did you know that Christmas wreaths most likely have their origin in ancient cultures? The Greeks famously made laurel wreaths for Olympic victors to wear. The Romans used wreaths to signify victory. Pre-Christian Germanic tribes maintained fires of burning evergreen wreaths to attract Spring light. This particular practice seems to have morphed into the use of wreaths in the Advent period when Christians await the birth of Christ.
Today, many people use Advent wreaths in their homes and places of worship during Advent, and hang them on exterior front doors for decoration.
Looking for a refreshing holiday appetizer or healthy snack for family or friends?
If you find the myriad of holiday sweets calling to you and yours too frequently, let this pretty “wreath” adorn your table when guests call or kids come tumbling in the door after school or play.
It’s easy to make, and even easier to eat. And anything easy works perfectly for me. Take a moment to peruse our 2012 12 Days of Christmas photo series as we roll out a new holiday food picture each day. And check out our smart cookbooks for people on the go. Priced below $8.00 they make wonderful virtual stocking stuffers and gifts for people who love delicious food that’s quick and easy to make. Remember, ebooks can be sent to anyone with an email address!
Stop in tomorrow to see what we’re doing on the 6th Day of Christmas.