The wreath is a long held tradition cherished by many to ring in the holiday season. On December 1st famed designer Matthew Robbins will show us how easy it is to make a spectacular wreath that will certainly wow your friends and family. If you haven’t found the right holiday decorations and want to create your own decor along side this master designer, this is just the class that will help you do it.
Sign up for Matthew’s class HERE.
Below is a little helpful information about the history of the wreath that we swiped from Wikipedia. This information is in addition to the story above on wreath making done by Best Flower Arrangement Japan. However, translate at your own risk!
In the Greco-Roman world, wreaths were used as an adornment that could represent a person’s occupation, rank, their achievements and status. The wreath that was commonly used was the laurel wreath. The use of this wreath arose from the Greek myth involving Apollo, Zeus’ son and the god of life and light, who fell in love with the nymph Daphne. When he pursued her she fled and asked the river god Peneus to help her, in which Peneus turned her into a laurel tree. From that day forth, Apollo wore a wreath of laurel on his head. This became associated with what Apollo embodied; victory, achievement and status and would later become one of the most commonly used symbols to address achievement throughout Greece and Rome.