Christmas Garlands Discover the Xmas custom, story, myth and legend associated with the Christmas Garlands. This festive tradition and Xmas custom, with its familiar symbol and meaning, has evolved over time. But what is the history, meaning and origin of the Christmas Garlands? This article provides facts and information about the history of the Christmas Garlands as a familiar symbol, tradition and Christmas custom.
Christmas Garlands - The Christmas Custom, Origin and History A Christmas garland was traditionally a flower arrangement consisting of a circular band of foliage or flowers for ornamental purposes. Christian religious beliefs are symbolised in the Xmas garland. The circular form of a garland with no beginning or no end symbolises that Christís love is never ending and he gives us eternal life. The evergreen foliage represent enduring life. Holly is often used in Christmas garlands which represents the crown of thorns that Jesus wore when he was crucified. The hollyís red berries symbolize the blood Jesus shed for us.
Modern Christmas Garlands Modern Christmas Garlands are now often designed in a non-circular shape to decorate the mantel over fireplaces. They consist of a long band of evergreen-type foliage or flowers, decorated with pinecones and ornaments for ornamental purposes. The modern Xmas garlands are usually artificial, so they can be re-used every year. A recent addition to these types of garlands are fairy lights. Longer garlands are also produced to decorate the banister rails on stairways.
Christmas Garlands Xmas is celebrated worldwide, throughout the Christian population of approximately 2275 million people, but is also celebrated by many non-Christians as a secular, cultural festival. A Christmas custom or tradition is symbolized by a familiar symbol or icon, such as the Christmas Garlands, have come to represent the spirit and meaning of this special time of the year.
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