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About Christmas Wreaths

Wreaths are used during the Christmas period and are usually an assortment of flowers, leaves, twigs, pine-cones, fruits, holly, and ribbons, curved around and entwining together in order to form a ring. Wreaths used to celebrate Christmas date back to the Lutherans in Germany in the 16th century. The ?Advent wreath? is a common use for them and used to prepare for celebrating the birth of Christ as various candles are lit around the wreath. Wreaths have since been used as a decorative piece, not only for Christmas but for other occasions such as funerals and other religious ceremonies. Modern day wreaths often contain lights which add an additional decorative touch to the traditional wreath. Small ornaments such as snow men and Christmas trees are also sometimes found amongst the assortment of leaves and twigs, further enhancing the Christmas spirit. Artificial wreaths are more common as they tend to be more durable and can last for years without need of replacement. Red berries, parcels and pine cones are the most common inclusions in wreaths and because everything included is usually artificial, it means that the wreath is waterproof which enables it to be used both outdoors and indoors. Fake snow is also a common sight on Christmas wreaths as well as golden bells and candy canes.