Hi there, I did not think I would get down to some writing before Christmas but mum and dad have come over and they went to the park with their grandson, leaving me with some free time…
I thought I would just do a brief overview of Christmas wreaths for your home at this time of year. Now flowers are available worldwide and most can be obtained (at a cost) from anywhere.
Did you know that:
- Christmas Wreaths and flowers used as hanging decorations were there from the mid-15th century.
- Christmas wreaths and flowers placed on doors symbolized a friendly welcome to those who entered during the mid-1800s.
- Wreaths and Christmas trees and flowers which are made from plastic were introduced in the early 1900s. ( from The Flower Expert)
Xmas decorations at this time of year traditionally use holly, holly berries, mistletoe, pine cones etc, reflections of the winter month but I am in summer, so finding xmas decorations that are traditional yet modern and reflect the country I am in is surprising straight forward. Australia is a land with many immigrant who want to remember their homelands festivities and a flower arrangement is part of that and Aussie florists have not been slow in recognising that fact -good business a much here as in our original countries. Take a look at this site’s display as an example. If you fancy making your own Mum’s Grapevine site has some lovely ideas ( not all flowers). I’ve even added a video below about making a Christmas wreath, from Pearson’s School of Floristry for you to learn to do it for yourself