From Woods to Wreaths

It’s beginning to look a bit like Christmas.

When you don’t want to go shopping, but you want to turn your home into a winter wonderland for when your children will all, hopefully, be home for Christmas, the best thing to do is to venture out into the forest with a pair of sharp clippers.

From petunias to Christmas greenery.

Experimenting with the art of wreath making first happened many years ago on a crispy, late fall day when a friend of mine and I thought that snipping evergreen branches, wiring these onto frames, then decorating them with various Christmas ornaments would be a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. And it was.

Christmas Wreaths are constructed of evergreen boughs to represent everlasting life brought through Jesus. The circular shape of the wreath represents God, with no beginning and no end.

Since those earliest wreath making days, I’ve built wreaths with friends at commercial garden centers, and for the past couple of years with others at a friend’s tree farm. As much as I enjoyed these outings, there is nothing quite like venturing out into your own forest, with a sharp pair of clippers.

I am being hopeful that we will all be together to celebrate Christmas this year.

If not, may my little winter wonderland bring joy to those passing by during these very strange times.

Sometimes it’s better to bring the decor to the forest.

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