HOW DID THE IDEA OF WREATHS at Christmas happen? Who can say, is the admitedly inadequate answer of Loving Dalston.
Various explanations are on the net: the likeliest best source seems to be Time magazine. Unfortunately, the style of the article is unusually unpersuasive, as if the writer is not sure (quite untypical of this famous American publication).
A blog offers an impressive array of research, as if the writer has actually gone further — looked in a few books (yes, words on paper!) — and another blog suggests simply that the wreath symbolises the strength of life overcoming the forces of winter. And that sounds reasonable.
Loving Dalston’s going to take it.
David Altheer 121119
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