Antique and Vintage Christmas Wreaths
The word “wreath” is a descendant of the Old English "writhan," meaning "to twist." Circular wreaths made from plants have been used for many millennia to denote joy, victory, and good luck. The tradition of hanging such wreaths to celebrate Christmas has roots in several different cultures. Romans gave each other green branches around New Year's Day to bestow good health, and viewed the circular form of the wreath as a symbol of victory...